Spin, the micromobility unit of Ford Motor Company, has reaffirmed its commitment to become carbon negative by 2025 by investing in two new e-cargo bike trials in Essex, UK.
As WhichEV reported, Spin has announced the launch of its first public hire e-scooter trial months ago. Now the company wants to trial, in Colchester, an e-cargo bike delivery service to replace and recharge drained e-scooter batteries.
Spin will test the UK’s first custom-made, ultra-lightweight vehicle for e-scooter operators, the EAV 2Charge, which Spin co-designed with EAV Transport Solutions to provide greener logistics for e-scooter distribution and battery exchanges.
This trial shows the commitment of the company to fight climate change and ultimately aid the all-electric revolution, according to Steve Pyer, UK Country Manager at Spin.
“Combating climate change is the defining challenge of our time and through our network of partners, including like-minded UK innovators and local businesses, we aim to transform how we operate the logistics side of our business,” he said. “E-cargo bikes have the potential to deliver faster, cut congestion and improve road safety in urban areas when compared to vans.”
Launched earlier this year during lockdown, Colchester E-Cargo Bike Delivery service supports a range of local independent businesses, and now Spin, with a zero-emission delivery service utilising e-cargo bikes.
Through the initial three-month trial Colchester E-Cargo Bike Delivery Project founder Lee Pugh and his team will replace approximately 20-30 low charged batteries a day across Colchester and take them to be charged at various points across the town, while they are running deliveries for other customers with four e-cargo bikes.
As WhichEV reported, EAV is an expert in creating all-electric light delivery vehicles. In fact, the company has partnered up with Asda and also Oxford Covered Market.
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