The logistic sector just like other sectors in transportation suffers severe congestion in many urbanizing cities as trucks and vans struggle to deliver goods into city centres. It is becoming common to find bicycles deliver small packages and mail and tricycles and quadricycles cargos transporting heavier goods. Equipping such vehicles with electric motors can provide significant benefits to society by providing urban freight services in a cleaner and more efficient way. Electric trucks may also prove to be more suited to urban delivery conditions due to higher efficiencies at lower speeds, and the provision of regenerative braking that optimizes stop-start conditions. Many cities around the world are gradually opting for electric-enabled vehicles for use in the logistic sector especially for last-mile delivery services. Support from all relevant stakeholders and the institutionalization of the necessary infrastructure and policies could spur the drive to electrify the logistic sector in cities
Below you will find a selection of relevant tools related to the thematic area.
Policy and Planning tools
Factsheet: Urban Delivery Trucks
Factsheet: Last-mile urban deliveries with cargo cycles
Factsheet: Rail and waterway for freight delivery
Capacity building tools
E-mobility business models