Avis London Gets on e-Bikes
LONDON, United Kingdom – Committed to reducing its carbon footprint in London, Avis has deployed a fleet of electric bikes for its deliveries and collections around the city. The bikes are provided
LONDON, United Kingdom – Committed to reducing its carbon footprint in London, Avis has deployed a fleet of electric bikes for its deliveries and collections around the city. The bikes are provided and operated by Avis’ supplier Vehicle Enhancement Services (VES).
VES proposed Avis to become the first rental company to substitute petrol-driven bikes with electric-powered vehicles in London, to minimize pollution. VES invested in buying additional batteries and charging equipment to minimize downtime and ensure optimum use of the electric bikes. The new electric versions are easily collapsible for stowage in the boot of a car.
20 Miles Reach
The electric bikes are ideal for use within the M25 radius, with an optimum range of 20 miles before requiring recharging. Currently 40% of Avis’ London deliveries, operating out of Park Royal, Euston, Mayfair, Earls Court, Waterloo, Tower Bridge, London City Airport and Croydon, are fulfilled using the electric bikes and this is set to increase next year.
Steve Davidson, City Manager, London, Avis says: “When VES suggested the service we were all for it, as we are committed to reducing pollution and improving our carbon footprint wherever possible throughout the company. The electric bikes have been even more reliable than anticipated and the service is working extremely well.”