Changing urban demands and last-mile deliveries

Tighter controls on vehicle emissions imposed by city authorities plus pressure from environmentally-conscious customers mean that van and truck fleets are having to rethink their approach to operating in urban areas. 

In some cases this means abandoning conventional vehicles altogether – a choice being made by a growing number of businesses.

This could involve using battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or adopting new delivery methods altogether, such as e-cargo bikes, scooters or autonomous wheeled robots.

The changing urban environment will also mean large commercial vehicles will no longer drive long distances to make deliveries. 

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