Evri (formerly Hermes UK) is continuing to explore alternative modes of transport that are kinder to the environment with a trial of a new electronically assisted cargo bike that is made from natural fibre composite materials and recycled plastics and metals. So far, the results show a reduction in final-mile carbon emissions by 89%.
The trial is being undertaken by an Evri courier in Driffield, East Yorkshire, which is using it to deliver on his usual rounds to ensure a like-for-like comparison. The savings have been calculated using the fuel saved by not running the courier’s vehicle and then adding back the carbon used to generate the electricity to charge the battery and the extra food eaten by the courier to power it.
“It is early days as this is one of the first trials into this kind of delivery option but the results look extremely positive,” said Adrian Berry, Innovation Delivery Manager at Evri. “Moving forward it may well play a role in our goal to create a network of sustainable delivery options to supplement our current courier model.”
- If you want to read about other developments in the e-cargo bike sector, why not check out the article in the February 2022 edition of Logistics Manager magazine, Click here