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CyclingIndustry: E-cargo bike saves money, reduces delivery times and cuts CO2 in London

 

A butcher in the borough of Greenwich has cut its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by using an electric cargo bike for local deliveries, as part of a six-month trial, delivered by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans. Over two-fortnight periods, CO2 emitted fell by an estimated 75%, with the e-cargo bike releasing less than 0.5 kg into the atmosphere. This equates to a potential annual saving of 2,171kg.

Sustrans Director, Matt Winfield said: “We believe that one of the biggest barriers to the wider uptake of cargo bikes is a level of scepticism of their capabilities by businesses. With leadership and urgent action, e-cargo bikes could make cycling a realistic transport choice for many companies and help to tackle the Capital’s chronic air pollution crisis, while reducing congestion on our roads."

More on the trial and its results in the article by John Styles at CyclingIndustry.News