Sainsburys and London City Adopt Electric Cargo Bikes
Sainsbury's Supermarket trialled 5 electric cargo bikes to perform grocery deliveries, delivering up to 100 online orders a day.
These trials exceeded expectations with 96.7% of orders able to be fulfilled in a single bike run / drop.
By utilising the last-mile delivery vehicles, Sainsburys were not hit with congestion charges or emissions fees, and the vehicles enabled a more responsive delivery system allowing them to offer same-hour delivery slots.
The City of London have also replaced their diesel vans with electric cargo bikes and trikes. The large load capacities combined with no emissions or noise pollution made them a huge hit with the Environment Committee and City Corporation.
Able to make deliveries anywhere within the Congestion Charge and ULEZ zones for free, they have provided huge cost savings.
This drive towards replacing expensive vans with low running cost electric cargo bikes has been a growing trend. Contact us to find out how you can make your fleet green today.