Delivery services provider DHL is piloting a kinetic energy based cargo bicycle program for deliveries in densely populated urban areas of the UAE, the company announced on Tuesday.
The DHL ‘cubicycle’ is a customised four-wheel bike designed to carry containers weighing up to 125 kilogrammes.
The bike is fitted with electric pedal assistance for additional speed and support, and the bike’s removal containers can be equipped with GPS or Internet of Things transmitters to track shipments in real-time.
According to DHL, the bike seeks to reduce emissions by minimising the mileage and time spent on the road by delivery vehicles.
The logistics giant also hopes the vehicle will help reduce traffic congestion and increase the number of stops in comparison to the larger vans.