Remember that old saying, “Never mix business with pleasure? In today’s ever-connected society, our lives are consistently a mix of personal and business matters. No longer there are clearly defined work hours and personal time. Technology making work and play almost inseparable.
Therefore, we are designing the technology INFINITE MOBILITY to be flexible and mirror current reality.
Few individuals who work part time, or want to increase their income as well as some students have been able to capitalize on this opportunity by providing Last-Mile Delivery in their spare-time.
Capitalizing on Last-Mile Delivery
As traffic volumes increase in our city centers, partly fueled by deliveries from a COVID boosted e-commerce sector, organisations are looking for a silver bullet for urban logistics.
Real-life case studies show that there is a clear business case for Micro-Mobility logistics. In recent years Fedex, DHL, UPS, Amazon, DB Schenker, DPD, GLS and Hermes have all added Micro-Mobility vehicles to their fleets for the following reasons:
Time and time again it has been shown that Micro-Mobility vehicles can get the job done quicker in cities. Research data shows that Micro-Mobility vehicles traveled a third few kilometres than vans, taking less than half the time to complete their rounds in the CBD. But how?
Micro-Mobility vehicles are agile, can use cycle lanes, take shortcuts and park with ease. Meanwhile, vans spent three times as long stuck in traffic and drive around looking for parking spaces. Whilst Micro-Mobility couriers hardly needed to walk at all – having parked just outside the door, van drivers walked approximately a third of their total distance.
They’re more energy efficient
Micro-Mobility vehicles consume 74% less energy than traditional vans for the same deliveries. Vehicle weight is the obvious factor here.
Their footprint is smaller
The amount of emissions from manufacturing Micro-Mobility vehicles is far lower than traditional vans due to less consumption of materials to build the Micro-Mobility vehicles.
They are cheaper
In terms of both costs and environmental impact Micro-Mobility vehicles have a distinct edge – but that’s not all. Depending on where you’re based, Micro-Mobility vehicles sales are now often supported by subsidies from local, regional or national government.
Cities worldwide are realizing that alongside driving for personal mobility, Micro logistics is intensely compatible with their efforts to foster livable urban environments.
Businesses must be flexible to adapt and deploy Micro-Mobility vehicles in ways that meet their goals. Smaller city-center, last mile hubs, when combined with Micro logistics, enhances an agile business model suitable current and future cities development.
As we evolve to position ourselves in the new normal, many are on the hunt for that urban logistics silver bullet. Micro-Mobility vehicles are a solid, proven technology have been existing for many years. So proactively investing in Micro-Mobility vehicles will pay you back.