The new delivery needs in urban environments have given rise to new solutions in order to achieve more efficient last mile logistics. The home delivery service in cities can become an issue for those businesses that are not endowed with a suitable fleet of vehicles to circulate in this environment. The thing is, there are many challenges that a business must face when configuring its home delivery service: congested traffic, narrow and pedestrian streets, reduced spaces, urban centres with strict environmental measures, speed and tonnage limitations etc.
As a result of these needs, in recent years the incorporation of alternative, 100% sustainable vehicles into the delivery fleets of a multitude of businesses from all sectors has sky-rocketed. Vehicles that allow them to circulate in all types of spaces, which do not pollute, which are safe for the riders and for the environment, which allow an infinite number of products to be transported, which generate hardly any maintenance or use costs, which do not consume fuel and which allows them to reach all their customers quickly, guaranteeing the quality of their service. This is the case of electric cargo bikes and three-wheeler bikes with assisted pedalling.
Cargo bikes with assisted pedalling
Cargo bikes with assisted pedalling constitute the prime home delivery vehicle in many sectors, such as food delivery. They are ideal for delivery with backpacks, although they can also incorporate trunks of various capacities.
What exactly is an electric bike or cargo bike with assisted pedalling? They are bikes whose structure incorporates a motor that assists the rider whilst pedalling, considerably reducing the effort he/she must make. In addition, they have a battery which powers the electrical system and which can be recharged at standard electrical outlets, offering varied autonomies.
These bicycles, often foldable, have very small dimensions, so their degree of manoeuvrability is very high. What’s more, they are very easy to handle, they can be transported and stored very easily, they have large load capacities and autonomies and can reach up to 25 km/h. An ideal speed for urban circulation. They also stand out for the accessibility they provide to all types of spaces, including pedestrian ones, allowing all customers on a delivery route to be reached without any major issues. This is the case of our electric bike LITTIUM IBIZA: foldable, with a battery that provides a range of up to 100 km and which charges in 3 or 4 hours, a maximum speed of 25 km/h, power of 250W and a capacity of 120 kg.
Do you have a small restaurant and you’d like to make the switch to home delivery? Fancy having your own fleet of vehicles on a renting or owned basis? Cargo bikes with assisted pedalling are your best option for urban delivery. They’ll allow you to reach all your customers at the lowest possible cost and perform entire work shifts with a single charge. When you rest, they charge. And ready for the next day! Customise their trunks or prepare the backpacks, your food will always arrive on time.
Three-wheeler bikes with assisted pedalling
Three-wheeler bikes with assisted pedalling work in the same way as bikes of this type: they have a motor that assists the rider whilst pedalling and one or more batteries that power their electrical system. However, three-wheeler bikes with assisted pedalling afford an increased load capacity and they are especially interesting for last mile services in the Public, Parcel and Food Delivery sectors.
Like bikes, they can reach a speed of 25 km/h, afford great manoeuvrability and access all kinds of spaces, even pedestrian ones. Their handling is simple, stable and safe for the rider and the environment and they are 100% sustainable vehicles. But, without a doubt, the greatest benefit of their incorporation into any last mile fleet is the load capacity of their trunks. Like those of the Inquieto models BKL 850 and BKL Hulk.
The BKL 850 three-wheeler bike can transport 250 kg of cargo thanks to its 850-litre capacity trunk; it has power of 250W, two removable 576 Wh batteries that provide it with a range of 65 km for each battery and they can be charged in 4 hours. In addition, they have a protective canopy to improve both the comfort and safety of the rider. The BKL Hulk three-wheeler bike, in turn, can carry 300 kg of cargo thanks to its 1,500-litre capacity trunk. It also has power of 250W, two removable 600 Wh batteries that afford it a range of 130 km and which charge in 3.5 hours and it has a protective canopy.
Advantages over combustion vehicles
- They generate 0 emissions and 0 noise so they are 100% sustainable.
- They represent a major saving as they do not consume fuel.
- Their operating and maintenance costs are very low.
- Their small dimensions, manoeuvrability and sustainability allow them to access all types of spaces, including pedestrian streets.
- They comply with all environmental regulations, so they can circulate without any issues through urban centres.
- They can navigate traffic congestion, deliver packages faster and park in any space.
- They are easy to transport and store.
- Their riders do not require a special license to ride them.
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