The e-bike and trike logistics firm Zedify are expanding in London, with a new depot opening in Hoxton that will house up to 20 of their heavy-duty e-cargo trikes. The trikes can deal with loads of up to 250kg, and Zedify also offer two-wheeled delivery bikes with secure front cargo boxes.
The new depot is just outside central London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Zedify tout their service as the solution to the heavy charges associated with driving petrol and diesel-fuelled delivery vehicles into the ULEZ zone.
The trikes will be able to handle up to 1,500 deliveries a day, with parcels arriving in the morning, sorted into delivery rounds and delivered by couriers within a two mile radius. Routes are optimised for time efficiency and Zedify say their trikes and bikes don't have the same issues with parking access as vans, allowing for a reliable and speedy service. Both the trikes and bikes are compact enough to fit in cycle lanes and can be wheeled in pedestrian areas, so they don't contribute towards congestion.
Sam Keam of Zedify says: “This new hub greatly enhances our capacity for growth within central London. With the ULEZ and other restrictions in place for more traditional delivery modes, there has never been a better time to change urban logistics for the better.”
Zedify now has eight depots in the UK after launching last year, and the company mission is to re-mode urban deliveries to e-cargo bikes while reducing emissions and congestion.