Delivery company Evri, formerly Hermes, is trialling a delivery solution with last mile provider Zedify, using pedal-powered electric vehicles such as cargo bikes, as part of its last mile delivery strategy to make logistics more ‘sustainable’.
The trial is taking place in Bristol to explore the impact on efficiency and carbon emissions, as well as the effect congestion and creating quieter, safer streets and more “liveable” cities.
Initial data from the trial has shown that there has been a 13% increase in efficiency, as well as a 98% reduction in carbon emissions form deliveries .
Carl Lyon, COO of Evri said: “One of our company targets for the year is to introduce alternative zero-emission transport methods in our final mile. We’re excited by what we’ve seen so far and look forward to the results of this and other trials.”
Adding, James Nellist, COO of Zedify said: “It’s fantastic to see a parcel carrier embracing an innovative approach to sustainable urban logistics. Zedify offers a genuine, scalable alternative to diesel vans and electric vehicles in cities; as demonstrated by this trial, it’s not only the dramatic cuts in emissions which stand to be gained, but with an increase in productivity, cargo bikes are proving they can keep last mile costs under control too.”