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

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.

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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.

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