Raleigh has lifted the lid on its cargo bike offering with two iterations of a vehicle well suited to commercial and personal use.
The two motor-clad builds are said to be capable of 75km on a single charge and are built to haul up to 100kg.
‘’Our electric cargo bikes are an exciting addition to our range and will enable businesses, local authorities and individuals to adopt a low carbon transport solution, save on fuel costs and set a new standard for sustainability. Now more than ever we need to look at the way we deliver goods in both urban and rural settings to reduce congestion and our carbon foot print, the E-Cargo range provides the perfect solution for last mile delivery services,’’ said Lee Kidger, the Managing Director of Raleigh UK.
Set to be available from September to customers in the UK and Ireland, the Raleigh cargo bike line is targeting a trend of replacement of commercial vehicles such as vans for inner city logistics and business.
Raleigh will offer a customisation service for customers who desire to be ready to roll, should they opt to use the vehicles for commercial reasons. Logos and messaging for placing can be provided to the distributor upon ordering.
Upping the appeal, grants are soon to be available as part of Government’s wider programme to decarbonise deliveries set out in their decarbonisation plan.
According to research, consumers are willing to pay up to 5% more for products and services that are environmentally friendly and as online sales increase year on year so does the demand eco-friendly for last mile delivery services. Coupled with government and local authorities ambitions to become carbon neutral electric cargo bikes are likely to be pivotal in providing an alternative, environmentally friendly solution.