Smart Transport

FedEx to start e-cargo bike deliveries in London

FedEx Express is to start last mile delivery services in London using an initial fleet of eight e-cargo bikes.

Couriers will be using the e-cargo trikes from Iceni Cycles as part of FedEx's strategy to continue making deliveries in London's Zero Emission Zones.

The company said that by replacing some vehicles with e-cargo solutions for door-to-door deliveries, it will be possible to help reduce traffic in London by using cycle lanes.

Trevor Hoyle, FedEx Express senior vice president ground operations Europe, said: “One bike alone can reduce around 6,700 KG of CO2 per year so now with more goods flowing into our cities than ever before, there’s never been a better time to introduce emission-free pickup and deliveries - all part of our Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize strategy.”

FedEx has over 180,000 owned and contracted vehicles across the world and through its Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize strategy, it will be optimising truck routes, upgrading its vehicle fleet and exploring alternative fuels and technologies.

Hoyle said earlier this year that bringing logistics closer to the heart of cities makes it easier for transportation companies to electrify fleets, as the infrastructure is superior and vehicles can cover the necessary distances.

He said: "A tightening of logistics infrastructure around the city allows for greater experimentation and use of different solutions to complete the last mile, including cargo bikes.

"This will be critical as online buying continues to surge."

Comment as guest

Login  /  Register


No comments have been made yet.

Related content

Office Address
  • Smart Transport
    Media House
    Lynch Wood
    PE2 6EA
Join the community
  • Register to receive our digital content / products and service / information about our events.
  • Register now.
  • Conference


Welcome to Smart Transport

Welcome to the Smart Transport website, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, insight and reports from policymakers and thought leaders.

The Smart Transport brand connects policy to solutions by bringing national government and local authority policymakers together with private sector organisations.

Contact Ernest Olaseinde for more information.

© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd
Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA - Registered number 01176085 IPSO regulated logo


Smart Transport members

Smart Transport board members


Please note:
By submitting any material to us you are confirming that the material is your own original work or that you have permission from the copyright owner to use the material and to authorise Bauer Consumer Media to use it as described in this paragraph. You also promise that you have permission from anyone featured or
referred to in the submitted material to it being used by Bauer Consumer Media. If Bauer Consumer Media receives a claim from a copyright owner or a person
featured in any material you have sent us, we will inform that person that you have granted us permission to use the relevant material and you will be responsible for paying any amounts due to the copyright owner or featured person and/or for reimbursing Bauer Consumer Media for any losses it has suffered as a result.