In recent years, pollution in urban areas has exploded, mainly due to the delivery of e-commerce packages. Indeed, many orders are delivered by trucks or vans, and some companies are trying to reduce these additional CO2 emissions with the help of the electric cargo bike. Is this three-wheeled bicycle the most efficient way to make deliveries in city centers in the future?
Ecological delivery: focus on the cargo bike
First of all, what exactly is an electric cargo bike? A cargo bike is a type of electrically assisted bicycle that has three wheels. The cargo bike, which can also be called cyclo-bike or bike carrier, is a three-wheeler equipped with a "trunk" at the back or front that provides a large load capacity. The cargo bike is useful for all businesses, from large well-known brands to small neighborhood stores, that want to set up an ecological delivery service for the delivery of their orders in the city.
Equip yourself with a cargo bike for ecological delivery
In recent years, and especially in 2020, e-commerce and its increasing activity has brought an ever-increasing number of delivery vehicles to city centers. Double parking, traffic congestion, noise pollution and CO2 emissions are the result of this increase. City centers are feeling the effects of these new consumption habits in a particularly negative way, and it is therefore essential that companies begin to turn to more innovative delivery methods such as the electric cargo bike.
For example, by having your deliveries made by Urbeez, you are combating road pollution in urban areas and enjoying a delivery service that is:
and equally efficient.
The use of electric cargo bikes, as proposed by Urbeez, is therefore the new generation of delivery method that runs on clean energy instead of thermal energy.
The advantages of the delivery cargo bike
Using an electric cargo bike for deliveries in the city promises all the positives of an electric bike and has the extra storage space of a small van. The bike combines several advantages:
A length of only 2m50 to park very easily on sidewalks.
A stable and maneuverable vehicle that moves easily without hindering pedestrians.
A spacious trunk with a volume of 1m3 for impressive storage space.
A total load capacity of up to 250 kg of goods.
A speed of up to 20 km/h for fast delivery.
An isothermal arrangement for citywide delivery of fresh produce.
The eco-responsible cargo bike is the future
In 2020, a new version of the Good Move plan was approved by the Brussels Capital Region. This policy, which focuses on urban mobility, also seeks responsible solutions for freight transport in cities, particularly in the capital. Moreover, in 2019, the government already encouraged companies to integrate delivery by electric cargo bike into their logistics: "Cargo bikes, for example, which can carry up to 250 kg, are great delivery tools. They are non-polluting, take up very little space, never cause problems with double parking and are therefore the best allies for traffic flow," stated the then Minister of Mobility.
In addition, the European project Cycle Logistics² has shown that almost 25% of deliveries in cities can technically be made by electric scooter. Cargo bike models are constantly being improved to take into account increasingly specific equipment such as cooling, trunk dimensions and courier safety. This makes the transition to ecological delivery all the easier.
Urbeez, the solution for ecological deliveries in Brussels
Urbeez is a Brussels startup that has decided to tackle the mobility problem in the capital. Every day, nearly 16.000 trucks and 26.000 vans are on the road in the Brussels Region. Freight transport alone causes about 30% of the city¹s CO2 emissions.
To combat this polluting phenomenon, the City of Brussels wants to encourage so-called "green" deliveries with clean engines. It was then that Angelino Capretti, the founder, realized that there was no logistics service that ran exclusively on electricity.
Why choose ecological delivery with Urbeez ?
At Urbeez, we make it a point of honor to offer a unique and customized logistics service to meet each customer's expectations. There are many reasons to choose us to deliver your packages:
Eco-friendly delivery: Urbeez' electric cargo bikes have a significant impact on urban pollution. By choosing ecological delivery, you can get rid of a company vehicle that consumes an average of 150 grams of CO2 per km, while an electric scooter consumes almost no CO2.
An expert in ecological logistics: the company works with the best logistics transport services in Brussels. So you can entrust your goods to transport professionals and benefit from their 60 years of know-how.
A fully digitalized service: Urbeez lives with the times and wants to make things as easy as possible for you. Delivery tracking, order system and signature are all done electronically for fast, easy and real-time monitoring of operations.
A fast and efficient service: Urbeez couriers move in and out of cars and can travel on bike paths, in pedestrian areas, and in areas where cars are not allowed to go to narrow their route and avoid traffic jams.
Urbeez is therefore the first innovative company in the logistics and transport sector to offer a 100% responsible distribution alternative. Thanks to its numerous electric vehicles, the delivery of goods has never been faster or more ecological.
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