Micro-consolidation centre in Oslo

Next month DHL will begin using cargobikes in Oslo city centre aided by a micro-consolidation centre. Rather than using three vans, DHL will be using one van, drop the parcels at the hub and the last mile will be taken care by cargobike riders. The Hub is a shipping container provided by the City rent free…

Street cleaning cargobikes in Graz

    Every morning at 7, Alois starts his battle against rubbish on his iron horse, a Christiania Bike. Holding Graz reports: His job is fun. This can be seen in his smile when he climbs back onto his converted bike and pushes the bell like a tram. The signal for “Achtung, I am moving!”…

Deutsche Post now has 1000+ e-cargobikes

From AirCargoNews: Deutsche Post has put its 1,000th e-bike from its StreetScooter subsidiary into service today in Osnabrück. The German postal giant, owner of DHL, says that the electrically assisted cargo bikes can hit 25 km/h and can carry up to 50kg, “a tremendous help for letter carriers in urban areas.” The StreetScooter Work version…

Fuel cell could be used on cargobikes

Cycling Industry News reports: The German Aerospace Center is currently developing a “fuel cell range extender” that can completely substitute the battery of an electric bike. In development at present, the prototype “makes sense for applications requiring 2 – 5 kWh”. Björn Offermann says “The FCREX is designed as module that fits in different frame concepts of…

Paris promotes warehouse strategy for urban logistics use

This is very important to encourage consolidation and transfer of parcels to cargobikes: The ‘logistics hotel’ in Chapelle International in the 18th arrondissement of Paris uses a multi-storey design to maximise occupancy: the hotel has two floors dedicated to logistics activities, while the rest is used by offices, a data centre and a school on…

Urban Arrow’s Tender

Dutch Cycling Embassy reports: The Tender is specifically meant for transport companies, such as post order, courier and delivery services. It’s a pedal electric assisted three wheel Cargo bike, available in various sizes. The Tender 1500 has a load capacity of 1500 liter and can carry up to 350 kg. Thanks to the powerful electric…

Freiburg offers electric cargo bike hire

Metro-Report: The city’s free LastenVelo Freiburg cargo bike hire service already has three three-wheel and two two-wheel conventional cargo cycles. The latest additions are a VAG FREI.MOBIL-branded three-wheel gustav-W Cargobike and an ADAC Südbaden-branded ‘LastenEngel’ two-wheeled Bullitt bike with a maximum load of 100 kg in its cargo box.