Sustainable parcel deliveries, reducing emissions and traffic congestion.
UPS launches zero emission eBikes in Denmark and Sweden.
UPS has deployed four eBikes in Copenhagen, three in Stockholm and one in Aarhus as part of its global effort to improve the sustainability of its deliveries. As a result of these new alternative fuel vehicles being introduced, UPS operates three fewer 7.5-tonne diesel delivery vehicles in Denmark and one less diesel delivery vehicle in Sweden every day.
By replacing 240 daily stops of fossil fuel vehicles in Copenhagen, 60 in Stockholm and 50 in Aarhus with eBikes, UPS is helping to reduce emissions and congestion in city centres. Copenhagen and Stockholm plan to be carbon-neutral cities by 2025 and 2040.
Deliveries and pick-ups are done using electrically-assisted bikes with a box unit up front that can carry up to 100 kilograms. From neighbourhood hubs located at UPS Access Point locations, convenient pick-up and drop-off points at local stores and businesses, UPS employees pick-up and deliver packages in Kungsholmen in Stockholm, Islands Brygge, Frederiksberg, Nørrebro, and Østerbro in Copenhagen, and in the centre of Aarhus.
The success of UPS’s eBike and City Logistics solutions were first demonstrated in 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The company also operates inner-city delivery projects with delivery on foot and by bike in more than 30 major cities in Europe, including Leuven, Belgium; Paris and Toulouse, France; Cologne, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Herne, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Munich, Offenbach, and Oldenburg, Germany; Dublin, Ireland; and London, UK.