Traffic in urban areas – leads to escalating fuel costs and emissions – and government interventions regarding environmental concerns are usually associated with the industries’ challenges.
The process can be time-consuming and represents a significant share in the delivery price. According to multiple reports, it is estimated to account for at least 28% of total shipment cost.
How do Electric vehicles help solve some problems in last-mile delivery?
Each commercial truck or van that goes electric has a more significant impact than a commuter’s vehicle making the switch – trucks are much more polluting and less efficient.
Sustainability and efficiency are essential. Last-mile delivery can be more environmentally friendly with green fuels. Electric vehicles and route strategies can reduce emissions and not compound current environmental issues.
Electric fleets can also replace internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles for cost purposes. It usually takes less than half of the investment to fuel an electric vehicle than an ICE vehicle. This online tool can help calculate estimated savings for fleets looking to transition to an electric one.
Never heard of Last-Mile Delivery?
Last-mile delivery – the final leg of logistics – describes shipments from a sorting center to the customer’s doorstep. It involves the transportation of goods in multiple routes with small parcel sizes.
Delivery vehicles — typically vans and smaller trucks — are much easier to transition to electric than heavy trucks, for example. The duty cycle works well with electric: a short length of operation, the ability to return to a central base, and frequent stops and starts that work well with regenerative braking.
In addition, long-lasting lithium-ion batteries provide enough range for many routes with plenty of charging time overnight. For example, for a 20kwh battery with a range of up to 120 miles, the estimated charging required is eight hours.
UPS, Amazon, and DHL are replacing gas-fueled units with electric versions to boost profits, fight climate change and decrease urban pollution. According to their official statement, FedEx’s entire parcel pickup and the delivery fleet will be zero-emission electric vehicles by 2040. Electric vehicles not only have high operational efficiency and performance, but they are also cheaper to operate as well.
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Customers tried and tested MAX-EV. Here is what they had to say about it. What is demo week Demo-week is a chance to show our Long-range electric LSV up close and personal to customers. We meet them wherever they are and bring our unit along for them to experiment with. Vehicles have a long lifetime and
We would like to share two recent orders we have received from the Health industry – and how our units are a perfect match to them. The first one is from Providence Health Care – healthcare conglomerate serving Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. And the second is Swedish Medical Group – Seattle area hospitals and
Welcome to the New and Improved Westward Industries, makers of the task specific utility vehicle known across North America as the GO-4. Primarily focused on the parking enforcement market, our vehicles are also used for many other applications. We invite you to review our company website and please contact us for any required information.
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