Electric Cycles Help Reduce Carbon Footprint for Miami Deliveries

This article was published on smartenergydecisions.com on May 19, 2020.

DHL Express expects to reduce their carbon footprint by 101,000 kg of CO2e annually by rolling out the use of four new low-power electric-assist e-Cargo Cycles for the execution of their deliveries across Miami.

The international shipping provider partnered with REEF Technology to source the three-wheeled electric-assist cycles. Each cycle features an accompanying cargo container and is capable of pulling up to 400 pounds.

“We are thrilled to be leveraging the REEF ecosystem and deploy these new environmentally-friendly vehicles not only to support our emissions-reduction efforts, but also significantly reduce the challenges associated with urban business deliveries, improving safety, productivity and costs,” DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt said in a statement. “They reinforce our own ongoing program to minimize our environmental footprint and support the city government’s efforts to promote sustainable city living.”

DHL has previously set a short-term goal of implementing clean energy pickup and delivery options for 70% of their operations by 2025 as part of their larger DHL GoGreen strategy.

REEF will manage the logistical hubs that serve as the home base for the e-Cargo Cycles and feature a technology-driven infrastructure that provides congestion-reducing buffering zones and environmentally-conscious parking, micro-fulfillment and delivery solutions to enable the frictionless movement of goods and services. A DHL straight truck will carry up to nine cargo containers, which will be delivered to the REEF Hub and connected to the e-Cargo Cycles for last-mile inner-city deliveries.