Sustainable delivery company Zedify has opened a delivery hub in Bristol in the UK with two new zero-emission cargo trikes.
The hub is expected to help improve air quality by removing polluting vans and lorries from the city center. The city is introducing a Clean Air Zone later in 2022 and the council has the target that 95% of all city-center deliveries will be made by zero-emission vehicles within 10 years. At the new hub, which is on the edge of the upcoming Clean Air Zone and acts as a gateway, Zedify consolidates parcels and delivers them across the city using zero-emission cargo bikes.
In the build-up to the Clean Air Zone, Zedify will focus on engaging businesses in Bristol and helping them find a clean way to deliver to their customers. Alongside this, the company will expand its work with parcel carriers and national retailers, so thousands more parcels arriving at doorsteps in Bristol can be delivered with zero emissions.
Zedify launched in Bristol in February 2021 with a £100,000 (US$130,000) grant from Bristol City Council’s Go Ultra Low West project. Each year, Zedify makes approximately 48,000 zero-emission deliveries in Bristol, saving approximately 10 tons of CO2 emissions and preventing over 35,000 van journeys. Working with local businesses, national retailers and parcel carriers and using electric scooters, Zedify operates a sustainable urban logistics model to contribute to Bristol’s clean-air, low-carbon future.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said, “Supporting businesses to have zero-emission deliveries is vital for tackling poor air quality in Bristol. It will help us improve air quality and contribute to our ambitious goals of 95% of city center deliveries made by zero-emission vehicles within 10 years and Bristol becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Zero-emission deliveries are a great way of removing polluting lorries and vans from our roads and city center. We are looking forward to working with Zedify to help us create a healthier city.”
Simon Whitehead, managing director of Zedify Bristol, said, “Zedify is fundamentally changing the way deliveries take place in the city, helping to make it a better place for everyone. We are privileged to have a brilliant bunch of clients and supporters championing what we do, and we’re delighted by Bristol City Council’s progressive approach to transforming urban freight. Our new hub and new additions to our fleet are going to be a vital part of our growth over the next few months. My team and I are over the moon.”