Making light of transport

  • To reduce congestion and improve air quality cities are seeking innovative ways to transport goods without compromising the supply distribution process.
  • In Utrecht this has been accomplished via strict regulation of supply routes and novel delivery strategies. The plan uses central locations for sorting and distribution of goods. Within the city delivery vans and lorries are replaced by solar powered electric vehicles called Cargohoppers. Capable of towing up to 3 tonnes and able to navigate passageways too small for lorries, the Cargohopper does the work of 5 conventional vans, thus eliminating 100,000 van-kms or the equivalent of 300 tons of CO2 a year.

This example serves as an inspiration for cities and governments keen to improve air quality and reduce congestion while maintaining a viable supply distribution system.

For more information, vist: http://tinyurl.com/5st26tk

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