Electric scooter companies go for battery exchange
VOI Technology is apparently operating its electric kick scooter rental service completely emission-free in a trial city through the use of electric transporters and cargo pedelecs. Tier Mobility and Circ are also using new electric kick scooters with replaceable batteries.
Scottish e-bike grants show effects
The Scottish eBike Grant Fund has first results and says it enabled the purchase over 100 e-bikes to 19 organisations across Scotland for 2019/20. Over £273,000 has been granted by the Government so far, with additional grants expected to come through before the end of the year.
EAV presents EAVan delivery Pedelec
The English startup EAV (Electric Assisted Vehicles) has presented the EAVan, a covered, four-wheeled and modular delivery vehicle with pedelec drive. There is already a first customer.
Scotland funds e-bikes with half a million pounds
The Scottish government is serving the second round of its eBike Grant Fund designed to help organisations, universities and communities to purchase e-bikes. A total of £462,000 (526,925 euros) will go into buying new e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes.
Hamburg: DPD to deliver with electric vehicles exclusively
Delivery company DPD will electrify their entire fleet in Hamburg by summer next year, meaning they will operate with zero local emissions in the city centre. DPD will incorporate a mix of electric vans and trucks and smaller light electric vehicles such as scooters and bikes.
UK: Funding boost for last-mile cargo e-bikes
The British government announces two million pounds to support the uptake of electric cargo bikes. Westminster hopes the zero emission wheelers will replace vans, particularly when making last-mile deliveries. Details are yet to follow.
DLR develops fuel cell pack for cargo e-bikes
The Fuel Cell Power Pack (FCPP) developed by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is a novel system specifically design for electric cargo bikes. It has twice the range and durability of comparable battery-electric pedelec systems, the researchers say.
Postal services in Poland and Netherlands go electric
Not only Deutsche Post looks into electrifying their delivery operations. A new initiative by the Dutch PostNL now replaces diesel vehicles with electric cargo bikes in Utrecht. Also the mail service in Poland, Poczta Polska, wants to electrify by developing their own vehicle.
UPS launches custom-made cargo e-bikes
34 new cargo pedelecs have joined the European fleet of logistics giant UPS. The bikes were specifically developed for the carrier together with Rytle. After initial testing in Germany, the cargo e-bikes are now coming to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Citlar launches electric cargo bike Loadster
Berlin-based startup Citkar is mixing things up as its presents its Loadster, an electric cargo bike that carries on the amenities of a tiny car. The four-wheeled pedelec got a roof and a load capacity of 300 kilos, making it a serious and clean contender for last mile logistics.
Spanish mail service testing electric cargo trikes
The Spanish mail service Correos is currently testing three-wheeled cargo bikes from Bikelecing (BKL), which are equipped with 48 V systems by Continental. The cargo pedelecs will be used for an initial three month period in Madrid, Sevilla, Málaga, Cordoba and Granada.
E-Cargo bikes to replace diesel vans in London
As the congestion zone in the British capital tightens fast, new counter measures are being set up. Among them a delivery service for businesses that uses electric cargo bikes and trikes to replace delivery vans in Central London.
UPS is trialing electric bikes
UPS is trialing deliveries with electric bikes and trikes in the streets of London and Pittsburgh. The British capital sees a bike trailer pushed along electrically, while in Pennsylvania it is an e-trike that hauls the parcels.
SpaceX internet satellites, UK cargo bike deliveries.
Reading tip I: Beam it down, Elon! The internet that is, as Musk’s SpaceX company has just asked the US federal government to start testing its mini-satellites designed to deliver internet from space. The plans call for 4,000 cheap satellites that would send high-speed Internet signals to every region.
Reading tip II: Peter Walker looks at a new trend emerging in Great Britain: deliveries with cargo bikes, which are often enough electric as they carry loads of up to 200 kilos on the last miles.