FedEx Express has introduced a fleet of 13 e-cargo bikes alongside its pick-up and delivery fleet in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cambridge.
The firm has already introduced e-cargo bikes to its permanent operations in London, replacing diesel vehicles for deliveries in the Ultra Low Emissions Zone.
The implementation of e-cargo bikes to operations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cambridge will help FedEx meet the growing demand for deliveries alongside the need to reduce the environmental impacts of transportation.
Further e-cargo bike fleets are set to be introduced in the UK next year, with FedEx aiming to achieve carbon-neutral operations globally by 2040
In March 2021, FedEx announced its global target for 50 per cent of all newly procured vehicles to be electric by 2025 rising to 100 per cent of all new purchases by 2030.
“Electric cargo bikes will fulfil a sustainable last-mile delivery solution for customers in and around Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cambridge City Centres,” said FedEx operations managing director in Europe Alun Cornish.
“Earlier FedEx pilots in the cities made the case for transitioning to two wheels, proving an effective alternative to vans thanks to their ability to take shorter, faster routes. We see real potential for e-cargo bikes to complement and work alongside our motorised vehicle fleet as we strive to make zero-emissions deliveries our standard.”