Royal Mail e-Trike Trial in Glasgow
Royal Mail may trial e-Trikes for letter and parcel deliveries in Glasgow.
17:17 25 March 2019
Italian-made e-Trikes, which are powered by a combination of solar, battery and pedal and brake technology, are being trialed for letter and parcel deliveries in Stratford, east London, Cambridge and Sutton Coldfield. The trial is expected to last week a couple of weeks and six months. If the trials are successful, e-trikes may be used in Glasgow.
David Gold, director of public affairs & policy at Royal Mail, said: “We are committed to making changes to our operations which reduce our environmental impact whilst ensuring we continue to meet customer expectations.
“Alongside our ongoing transformation programme and the introduction of electric vans in locations across our business, this trial is part of a programme of initiatives across our business that will ensure we can continue to deliver letters and parcels safely, efficiently and responsibly.”
Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “I’m delighted that Royal Mail is trialling e-trikes which will take polluting vehicles off our streets, helping to reduce congestion and clean up London’s toxic air.
“I hope this trial will be extended and other delivery companies follow Royal Mail’s lead so that many more communities can benefit.”