AS PART OF its commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2035 Evri, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company, is trialling a delivery solution in Glasgow’s low emission zone with sustainable urban delivery innovators Urb-it, who specialise in final mile delivery using their e-cargo bike fleet.
The trial, which began 20th February, will explore how efficient the bikes are as a solution ahead of the changes coming into place June 2023. The use of these e-cargo bikes should mean that deliveries are more reliable in built up areas that are challenging to deliver to using traditional methods. Additionally they will be more efficient as they move through urban areas quicker. Not only that but using these bikes means that all deliveries made to consumers’ homes within the low emissions zone will be done so 100% carbon free. A single bike is expected to produce a carbon saving of 3t alone.
Evri, who has the lowest carbon emissions of any dedicated parcel company in the UK, has similar partnerships in Bristol, Leeds and Manchester and future planned trials in Oxford, Cambridge and other areas as and when Clean Air Zones are rolled out.
Kevin Kviblad, CEO at Urb-it, said: “We are delighted to work with Evri to sustainably deliver its products to their customers in the UK. Evri has high ambitions for improving its sustainability strategy, and we’re pleased to be able to partner to make our industry better and our cities healthier and more liveable.”
Nancy Hobhouse, Head of ESG said “At Evri we are focused on reducing our carbon emissions across our operation, using innovative products and services such as this which brings us that step closer to our net zero goal.”