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Royal Mail Goes Green, Will Deliver Parcels With e-Trikes






You Brits are killing me ... at least in Germany we have Street Scooters (the big yellow thing on the left with a smilling driver) with doors and a heater.



In a bid to reduce the air pollution in London and, ultimately, in the entire United Kingdom, Royal Mail is thinking a new, greener way of delivering parcels: e-trikes

A new, 6-month trial is set to debut in London, Post & Parcel reports. It will see the deployment of 8 e-trikes that will travel on the road and some bike paths, and will be able to carry mail and most parcels. For the time being, the trial is limited to Stratford, east London, Cambridge and Sutton Coldfield, the same report notes.

However, if the results are encouraging, Royal Mail is considering introducing this alternative means of mail transportation into other areas of the country.

The e-trikes are brought in from Italy and are “powered by a combination of solar power, battery, pedal and brake technology,” the publication says. For the time being, further details on the trial – such as the price of one such e-trike – have not been disclosed.

But what’s money when the goal is to lessen the impact on the environment, while still being able to operate satisfactorily?

“We are committed to making changes to our operations which reduce our environmental impact whilst ensuring we continue to meet customer expectations,” David Gold, director of public affairs & policy at Royal Mail, says. “Alongside our ongoing transformation program and the introduction of electric vans in locations across our business, this trial is part of a program of initiatives across our business that will ensure we can continue to deliver letters and parcels safely, efficiently and responsibly.”

“I’m delighted that Royal Mail is trialling e-trikes which will take polluting vehicles off our streets, helping to reduce congestion and clean up London’s toxic air,” Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, adds. “I hope this trial will be extended and other delivery companies follow Royal Mail’s lead so that many more communities can benefit.”

London is one of the major cities in the world highly affected by pollution. Eight e-trikes will not make much difference in the short run, so here’s to hoping the program is extended after the trial run.

https://postandparcel.info/103440/ne...ith-new-trial/
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Well, they may have come from Italy but they certainly haven't come off Pininfarina's drawing board


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Well, they may have come from Italy but they certainly haven't come off Pininfarina's drawing board

That might be the idea.
You see what happened with e bikes in Manchester?
Withdrawn after they got nicked too often.

I'd rather they spent the money correctly reading a precisely labelled address.
I forgive the house next door, or 12 going to 2.
Odd that our mail goes to a differently named (but similar) street.
No mail from that street has ever come to ours though.

Dan, the size is to cope with our streets away from the main drag.
We have many streets with terraced housing who have to park roadside.
With kids staying at home until their 30s, that's 3 or 4 cars per house.
Fire and ambulance frequently warn of access issue over street parking.
Who knows, maybe the brigade will adopt these in urban areas.

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Oh, maybe not.

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Maybe it is time for the Royal Mail to buy some Isetta,s....


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