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Delivery Bikes vs Vans

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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Cargo bikes deliver faster and cleaner than vans, study finds

Electric cargo bikes deliver about 60% faster than vans in city centres, according to a study. It found that bikes had a higher average speed and dropped off 10 parcels an hour, compared with six for vans. The bikes also cut carbon emissions by 90% compared with diesel vans, and by a third compared with electric vans, the report said. Air pollution, which is still at illegal levels in many urban areas, was also significantly reduced.
 

jjrandorin

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yet, How is a bike carrying 10 parcels? This would only matter in places where the warehouse with the goods was also directly in the center of the city, allowing the bikes to go back to the warehouse to pick up and deliver products. it also severely (severely) limites package size, etc. Unless we are talking parcels that are letters, this is like "meh".
 

mspohr

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yet, How is a bike carrying 10 parcels? This would only matter in places where the warehouse with the goods was also directly in the center of the city, allowing the bikes to go back to the warehouse to pick up and deliver products. it also severely (severely) limites package size, etc. Unless we are talking parcels that are letters, this is like "meh".
I agree that this is best for last mile delivery where Vans are at a severe disadvantage. The photo of the delivery bike shows significant capacity.
 

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