UPS Is Launching Electric Bike Trailers On London Streets

UPS Is Launching Electric Bike Trailers On London Streets
Delivery & Logistics

UPS and Innovate UK team up to deploy a net neutral delivery fleet

Cristina DiGiacomo
  • 30 november 2017

As part of the Low Impact City Logistics project, UPS has developed a fleet of electric bike trailers to be used for deliveries in and around London. Innovate UK, a semi-public administrative body outside the civil service but receiving financial support from the government, raised £10 million for an R&D team to develop the bikes in an effort to help UPS provide a more “net neutral” alternative to its traditional delivery vehicles.

Skotkonung, a tech developer, the University of Huddersfield, product delivery advisory Fernhay, and cycle courier specialist Outspoken Delivery were all involved in the project.

The bikes will roll out in Camden this month and next month. The hope is that by deploying them in highly trafficked areas, delivery times are faster and the carbon footprint is reduced. Couriers also get a lift from the all-electric option as they don’t have to employ foot power while carrying up to 440 pounds.

UPS


Lead Image: Fernhay via Twitter

As part of the Low Impact City Logistics project, UPS has developed a fleet of electric bike trailers to be used for deliveries in and around London. Innovate UK, a semi-public administrative body outside the civil service but receiving financial support from the government, raised £10 million for an R&D team to develop the bikes in an effort to help UPS provide a more “net neutral” alternative to its traditional delivery vehicles.

+cities
+Delivery
+Europe
+london
+retail
+Seamless Delivery
+Sustainability
+Sustainability
+Transportation
+UK
+UPS

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.