DHL trials eCargo bike for home deliveries

DHL is trialling the EAV eCargo bike in Edinburgh for its small-item home delivery service.

Operating in the Scottish capital, the eCargo bike will deliver items that do not require two-person services but still require special handling.

During the trial the vehicle will make seven to eight drops a day, carrying around four items at a time.

The city was selected as its mix of terrain and size of the city provides the ideal environment to test the bike as part of DHL’s last-mile fleet.

Manufactured by EAV, the new bike has a load capacity of two cubic metres and a range of around 40 miles on a single charge.

“With ambitious sustainability targets to hit, we’re always looking for new ways to structure the mix of our fleet to reduce overall emissions,” said Natalie Frow, vice president operations, home delivery at DHL Supply Chain. “The EAV eCargo bike has the potential to transform the way we make many home deliveries, not just in the urban environment but across the country, so we’re looking forward to seeing the results of the trial.”

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