Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pizza delivery by electric cargo bike

In the city of Nijmegen pizzas of New York Pizza are delivered by Sparta electric cargo bike. At this moment, August 2014, about 60 of these Sparta electric cargo bikes are riding in the Netherlands, mainly at New York Pizza. 
Apart from Nijmegen the delivery bikes  ride also in Amsterdam, Groningen, Haarlem, Oss, Utrecht, Leeuwarden and ofcourse in Sparta’s hometown Apeldoorn.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

German government believes in cyclelogistics

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is looking for ways to encourage electric bikes to replace trucks for local freight shipments in Germany.

The Transport Ministry has commissioned studies on the usage of bikes to haul goods that normally would be carried by trucks, the government said in a reply to questions from the Green Party. The measure may prevent traffic jams and help reduce pollution in Europe’s biggest economy.

WorkCycles electric bike with Busybike trailer
“The German government is of the opinion that there’s a large, still unused potential for freight bicycles, also with electric support, especially in the logistics and service transport in municipalities,” it wrote.

Emissions from transportation have more than doubled since 1970 and may rise at the fastest rate of all major sources through 2070, the United Nations said in April. There are about 1.6 million electric bikes on German roads. The government is spending about 13 million euros on e-bike science and implementation projects through 2016, according to the document.