China Electric Vehicle Network learned that the British Ministry of Transport stated that in British cities, the "wave" of electric bicycles, vans and mini-vehicles may replace trucks.
After the government announced a "plan to transform last-mile delivery," the traditional white diesel-powered delivery truck may look very different in the future.
The rise of online shopping has led to a surge in the number of trucks on British roads. Truck traffic increased by 4.7% in 2016, and there are currently 4 million passenger trucks on the road.
The vision of the Department of Transportation (Dft) is to no longer use diesel-powered trucks for mileage, but to deploy a wave of "electric trucks, four-wheelers, and mini-vehicles" to transport the last mile of goods in cities and towns.
The German Ministry of Transport stated that this would require “significant changes to the current distribution of goods” because the current delivery mode is to deliver packages from large out-of-city warehouses that are not suitable for small electric vehicles.
The German Ministry of Transport acknowledged that e-cargo bicycles cannot carry a weight of more than 125 kg at a time. It also stated that "some complexity" still exceeds the insurance and licensing requirements for mini vehicles and e-vans.
By calling on industry to provide evidence, the German Ministry of Transport is asking how the replacement of traditional trucks with electricity can help the government achieve its air quality targets. Companies and individuals can make suggestions on how incentives can help companies get rid of traditional trucks, how cities and "integrated centers" can help improve "logistics efficiency" and other obstacles that these proposals may face.
When calling for testimony, Minister of Transportation Jesse Norman said: "We are at the cusp of an exciting and profound change. People, goods and services will flow across the country, which will be driven by extraordinary innovation. ."
"Our last mile call for evidence and the future of mobility calls for evidence, marking a stage in our efforts to make the most of these attractive opportunities."http://www.nwowtech.com