Delivery fleets seek compact electric alternatives to the van

Freddie Holmes speaks to Tropos about the surging interest in scalable zero emissions delivery vehicles

The term ‘last-mile’ has become common parlance in today’s automotive industry, and for good reason. Trucks and vans that have carried goods, parcels and groceries for decades no longer cut it as cities and states clamp down on tailpipe emissions.

At the same time, a boom in e-commerce has meant that more deliveries are being made than ever. With the last few miles of the journey the most inefficient part of the whole delivery process—travelling from a local hub to someone’s front door—there is a real opportunity to shave costs.

Industry observers have recognised a need for more cost-effective last-mile delivery solutions.

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