The partnership between Vok Bikes and Stuart Delivery will see the roll-out of next-generation electric cargo bike sharing across London.
Stuart Delivery, which conducts deliveries across more than 30 UK cities, and Vok have agreed to offer couriers on the Stuart platform, use of the Estonian company’s electric cargo bikes through a short-term rental deal.
The bike design gives couriers built-in cargo compartments that allow them to carry multiple deliveries at once, and are also weather resistant, allowing for deliveries in various conditions. By offering on-demand bike rental in major urban hubs, Vok bikes significantly improve the accessibility and efficiency of courier delivery.
The bikes are now available to couriers in Croydon and the surrounding areas of South London and across other areas in London until the end of 2022.
Julien Weyl, Head Of Sustainability – Stuart, UK said: “Accelerating the transition to low emission vehicles is crucial to reducing our emissions, however couriers on our platform own their own vehicles and are often constrained in their ability to switch to using electric vehicles.
“Through partnerships with companies equally committed to sustainable mobility, like Vok, we are able to combat this barrier and make it easier for couriers to do so. This will not only contribute to lowering Stuart company emissions but also enable couriers to reduce their own personal carbon footprints too.“