On a pilot basis, UPS has begun testing deliveries with an eBike in central Paris. The test is part of a wider program in Paris to test innovative approaches to help combat the issues arising from urban logistics.
The six-month test began last month and will see UPS delivering packages with two eBikes in the 2eme arrondissement from a trailer parked in a specially-marked spaced reserved for the duration of the test. The trailer full of packages for delivery will be transported every morning from UPS’s Paris hub in Charenton, and will be returned to the hub every evening with packages that have been picked up throughout the day. “Using an eBike in the center of Paris will make UPS deliveries more efficient, both in terms of operational cost as well as environmental impact,” said Edouard Barreiro, director of public affairs, UPS West Europe.