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DHL to launch ecofriendly cargo bikes for deliveries in downtown Miami

TWO companies are bringing the environmentally friendly e-Cargo Cycles to Miami as part of the DHL GoGreen strategy to reduce its carbon footprint, reports the American Journal of Commerce

25 May 2020 - 19:00

TWO companies are bringing the environmentally friendly e-Cargo Cycles to Miami as part of the DHL GoGreen strategy to reduce its carbon footprint, reports the American Journal of Commerce.

DHL Express and REEF Technology have joined to pilot the use of four new low-power electric-assist e-Cargo Cycles for deliveries across Miami. The three-wheeled cycles are equipped with accompanying cargo container and are capable of pulling up to 400 pounds or 60 cubic feet in volume.



The short-term goal of DHL is to implement clean pickup and delivery solutions for 70 per cent of its operations by 2025. Each e-Cargo Cycle deployed enables DHL to take one conventional delivery van off the road, reducing road traffic, noise and pollution while still providing fast efficient deliveries for customers, said a company statement.



REEF's mission is to build the ecosystem that connects the world to your block. REEF manages the hubs that will serve as the home base for the e-Cargo Cycles that DHL is using during this pilot. REEF's technology-driven infrastructure provides congestion-reducing buffer zones and environmentally conscious parking.



'We are excited to partner with DHL and the City of Miami to shape the future of last-block delivery,' said REEF Technology CEO Ari Ojalvo.



Said DHL Express US chief Greg Hewitt: '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.'


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