Omniva testing electric mopeds for mail carriers

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From late October to February 2018, mail carriers from Estonian delivery firm Omniva will trial a new three-wheeled electric delivery vehicle in northern Tallinn in Estonia. The Ligier Pulse 3 is capable of carrying up to 55kg (121 lb) over the rear axle and up to 20kg (44 lb) above the front wheel. There is a bag for dividable materials by the knees and additional storage space under the seat.

The electric bike is capable of reaching a top speed of 45km/h (28mph) and has a range of around 30km (18.6 miles) in urban areas and 50km (31 miles) on highways. The delivery route of an Omniva mail carrier is typically around 15-20km (9-12 miles) in an urban area.

Jaak Saar, head of the Delivery Network Unit at Omniva, said, “In Estonian conditions, the suitability and reliability of electric mopeds is definitely an issue, which is why we are testing them in the autumn and winter period.

“Electric mopeds combine the speed of motor vehicles and the silence and environmental friendliness of delivering on foot, making it the best tool for mail carriers.”

October 31, 2017

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