DPD and e-bike manufacturer Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) have teamed up to bring a new model of e-bike to city centres for zero-emission deliveries.
The Project 1 (P1) e-bike operates like a traditional peddle bike with a thumb switch to accelerate above 6 miles per hour using electrical assistance. It holds up to six containers and a payload of 150kg.
The bike is compatible with regular charging stations but its battery packs are removable and replaceable, keeping options open for more efficient batteries in the future.
EAV created the bike with New Territory, a transport architecture specialist, who designed the appearance.
“EAV is an incredibly innovative company and it has been fantastic to work alongside a British manufacturer to create such a highly customisable solution,” said Dwain McDonald, CEO of DPD.
“Our aim is to be the most responsible city centre delivery company, which means neutralising our carbon footprint and developing smarter, cleaner and more sustainable parcel delivery services.
“Not only does the P1 look amazing, it is also incredibly smart, flexible and future-proofed. As a result, the P1 is perfect for UK city centres and we are really looking forward to adding it to our rapidly expanding zero emission fleet in July.”
Source: Post & Parcel
Header image: EAV / DPD