February 21, 2020
A Nine Elms e-cargo bike company has won a contract to make local deliveries in Tooting.
The EcoFleet service is part of a green initiative to help improve air quality in the Tooting area, working with ten businesses who are changing their local deliveries to e-cargo bike.
The e-cargo delivery bikes are helping to reduce congestion and carbon emissions from deliveries. The scheme is running for 10 weeks and will measure the overall impact that e-cargo bikes have on local air quality.
Based in Havelock Terrace in the Nine Elms part of Battersea, EcoFleet are providing a sustainable, zero-carbon answer to carbon-emitting delivery vehicles.
Plus, EcoFleet are recruiting cargo bike riders – if you’re interested in finding out more, send your CV to Nicsa.firstname.lastname@example.org
The initiative is part of the Clean Air Village funded by DEFRA and Wandsworth Council while being managed by the Cross River Partnership.
Councillor Ellis, cabinet member for air quality in Wandsworth Council, said: “We have every hope that this trial is a success so we can roll this initiative out as a permanent fixture in all our main shopping areas.
“We are delighted by what we’ve seen today and are proud to be supporting a sustainable business like EcoFleet who has tackling climate change at their core. If this trial is a success, it could have a long-lasting positive impact not just in Tooting, but the entire borough.”
Reducing congestion and carbon emissions will contribute to Wandsworth Council’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.