UPS Is Testing Pedaled Electric Trikes In Europe

UPS Is Testing Pedaled Electric Trikes In Europe

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 3:40pm

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While Amazon thinks drones are the future of delivery services, for now, at least companies like FedEx and UPS still require people power to get packages to your door. In fact, people power is exactly what UPS is using to deliver packages locally in Europe, where electronically-assisted trikes have been delivering packages in the older sections of Dortmund, Germany.

Like many European cities, Dortmund has narrow streets that make maneuvering even small delivery vans difficult. The “UPS Cargo Cruiser” was a pilot project launched in 2012 with a pedal-assisted range of 21 miles, with a top speed of 15 mph. Small, quiet, and costing next to nothing to “fuel” and maintain, the UPS Cargo Cruiser is a clever solution to a common project.

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Original source Clean Technica.