Evri trial reduces final mile carbon emissions by 89%


Evri, formally Hermes UK have announced that trials of their new electronically assisted cargo bike show a reduction in final mile carbon emissions by 89%. 

Many carriers are looking at ways to reduce carbon emissions in how they are running their operations. With more consumers ordering online it is important that carriers are paving the way for sustainable transport and delivery. Evri are currently exploring alternative modes of transport that are kinder to the environment. The electronically assisted cargo bike that is made from natural fibre composite materials and recycled plastics and metals could soon be a part Evri’s official delivery fleet.

The trial is being undertaken by an Evri courier in Driffield, East Yorkshire who is using it to deliver on his usual rounds to ensure a like for like comparison. The savings have been calculated using the fuel saved by not running the courier’s vehicle and then adding back the carbon used to generate the electricity to charge the battery and the extra food eaten by the courier to power it!

It is early days as this is one of the first trials into this kind of delivery option but the results look extremely positive. Moving forward it may well play a role in our goal to create a network of sustainable delivery options to supplement our current courier model.

Adrian Berry, Innovation Delivery Manager at Evri

2 Responses

  1. In my area they reduce their carbon footprint by just not turning up. I had a delivery due on Thursday that eventually turned up on Sunday afternoon after several days of being ‘out for delivery’.

    They may have changed their name but they’re still useless.

  2. I like the photo … I guess pictures of cargo bikes are not that common but I like the “deliver to potting shed” option has been used by someone 🙂

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