As many of you are probably already aware, the pandemic has had a profound effect on travel around towns and city centres. From road closures to more pedestrian areas, travelling around a city centre certainly isn’t the same as it used to be. Not to mention the increased levels of online shopping, which has in turn resulted in more demand for deliveries.
Of course, the pandemic isn’t the only reason why our cities are changing – climate change and air pollution is another major issue that needs to be tackled. The Bristol Clean Air Zone is an example of this, which is being introduced in 2022 to help improve air quality by reducing harmful levels of air pollution caused by traffic in Bristol. A daily charge will apply to older and more polluting vehicles driving in the zone to encourage cleaner vehicles, greener public transport, and walking or cycling.
As a result of this, many logistics companies will have to adapt their mode of transport – which is exactly what we have done here at Priority Express. As a professional courier company, we recognise the importance of reducing our carbon footprint to improve everyday urban life for local communities in the Southwest.
Since 2010, having quick and environmentally friendly delivery available has been important to us. We have been offering zero emission delivery options to our customers through our cycling couriers and low emission delivery vehicles.
We are excited to announce that we are now expanding this service even further with Priority Zero; a fleet of eCargo Trikes and 100% Electric eSprinter vans. Our new fleet will cover city centre areas and will be charged during off peak hours so that they are available for delivery every day. We are also in the process of planning new low carbon delivery HUBS across Bristol, Bath, and Cardiff.
When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint as a business or an individual, we have taken the lead with our cycle courier & cargo bike service. A great alternative to petrol or diesel vehicles, our eCargo bikes offer a faster and more cost-effective delivery option to get your parcel from A to B safely.
Not only are eCargo bikes excellent for the environment, but they also take up less road space and can easily filter through traffic. They don’t require parking fees and are exempt from Clean Air Zones where applicable, which means that our cycle couriers can be even more time efficient. If you’re interested in our eCargo bikes, then get in touch with a member of our team to find out more.
Designed for larger deliveries, our new heavy-duty eCargo Trikes can carry up to 200kgs of parcels and an impressive load of up to 25 A4 boxes. They feature a strong, modular cargo box that’s lightweight and extra strong for carrying your parcels safely and efficiently around the city centre.
Above you can see our new eCargo Trikes being built by a local company, Iceni Cycles, that are based in Warminster. If you’re interested in our eCargo Trikes, then get in touch with a member of our team to find out more.
ESprinter 100% Electric Van
Electric vehicles are the way forward, which is why we are introducing our eSprinter 100% Electric Vans to our customers for long-haul deliveries.
Our eSprinter vans offer reduced levels of harmful exhaust and CO2 emissions to the environment. Not only that, but they can also carry up to 700kgs and can hold a load of up to 150 A4 boxes. If you’re interested in our eSprinter Vans, then get in touch with a member of our team to find out more.
Why Priority Zero?
If we haven’t convinced you enough that Priority Zero is the way forward, then maybe these quick facts will:
· Air pollution from road traffic contributes to 300 fatalities per year in Bristol alone.
· Traffic is now at pre-pandemic levels, so now is the time to make a change for the better and use zero emission delivery services.
· If you’re a business, then not only will taking responsibility for your carbon footprint make an impact on the environment, but it will also be a major USP for customers.
What does zero emissions mean?
Zero emissions are when an engine, motor or any other energy process releases zero waste products that can pollute or disrupt the environment. We are proud to offer zero emission delivery options from our urban delivery hubs with our Cargo Bikes, eCargo Trikes, and eSprinter Electric Vans.
Interested in Priority Zero? Get in Touch today.
Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint? By choosing Priority Zero, we will all be moving towards a sustainable future. If you’re interested in our services, please get in touch for more information.