The feasibility of using e-bikes to replace cargo vans for last mile delivery in a high-density city center area

Cargo vans have been used for last mile delivery many years. However, due to factors such as caused by fossil fuels, which contribute to climate change, alternative approaches need to be developed. One feasible approach is to use e-bikes to replace of cargo vans in highdensity city center areas. After classifying deliveries by three different weight classes, we find that if e-bikes are used in place of cargo vans to deliver light delivery in city centers, it will not only reduce cost, but also reduce emissions. For higher weight classes, using e-bikes would still be able to reduce the emissions, but overall costs would increase.

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Work Title The feasibility of using e-bikes to replace cargo vans for last mile delivery in a high-density city center area
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  1. Tianyi Nong
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Work Type Research Paper
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  1. Dr. Paul Griffin
  2. Dr. Prabhu, Vittaldas V
Publication Date 2023
Deposited May 08, 2023

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    • Classify deliveries into three different weight class and find feasibility using e-bike compare to cargo van.
    • Cargo vans have been used for last mile delivery many years. However, due to factors such as caused by fossil fuels, which contribute to climate change, alternative approaches need to be developed. One feasible approach is to use e-bikes to replace of cargo vans in highdensity city center areas. After classifying deliveries by three different weight classes, we find that if e-bikes are used in place of cargo vans to deliver light delivery in city centers, it will not only reduce cost, but also reduce emissions. For higher weight classes, using e-bikes would still be able to reduce the emissions, but overall costs would increase.