Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV), the Oxfordshire-based micro-mobility manufacturer have announced that through its partnership with FedEx the addition of EAV2Cubed zero-emission vehicles to their London based fleet.
EAV are supporting FedEx as they move towards delivering a more sustainable future and hitting their goal of carbon neutral operations by 2040. The London fleet will use the zero-emissions electric-assisted EAV2Cubed cargo vehicle for its deliveries in the capital.
The EAV2Cubed ecargo vehicle is road legal and able to travel in cycle lanes. It weighs just 150 kilos and can reach speeds of up to 15mph (24kph) thanks to its ultra-lightweight chassis and box made from bio-recyclable flax and composite materials.
Drivers only need to pedal for short bursts to maintain 15mph thanks to the battery assistance that offers up to 60 miles (97 km) of range. Drivers can also reach 6 mph (10 kph) without any effort helping to get the ecargo vehicle started from a stationary position.
EAV are already supplying multiple international logistics companies with their zero-emissions solution including DPD, Ford and Zedify, supporting supermarket deliveries by Asda, and Ocado, and as a taxi service.
Adam Barmby, EAV founder and CEO, said: “It’s great to announce we’re supplying FedEx with our EAV cargo vehicles. We’re supporting real world decarbonisation plans for the world’s largest parcel carriers. We understand the future and are working together to improve it.”
Alun Cornish, FedEx managing director of ground operations, said: “I’d like to welcome the new additions to our FedEx UK fleet. These are part of our planned E-Cargo bike expansion across a number of major cities in 2022 and support our global target to work toward delivering a more sustainable future with a goal of carbon neutral operations by 2040.
“The quads will be based in London, working alongside our pick-up and delivery fleet, as one way of reducing the impact of carbon emissions.”