Zero-emission last-mile delivery: Focus on micro depots
07. April 2021 | Hannover/Berlin: The use of alternative means of transport such as cargo bikes and e-small vehicles for deliveries is currently on the rise in many cities. In order to be able to supply customers on the "last mile", i.e. from the last transshipment point to the end customer, emission-free, decentrally distributed depots are needed. Here, goods are temporarily stored and transferred to alternative vehicles such as cargo bicycles. This makes micro-depots an essential building block for the sustainable and climate-friendly design of delivery transport.
Communities and companies can secure financial support for the implementation of micro depots from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). A new funding guideline was published as recently as March. In addition, budget funds of around 11 million euros are available until 2021 as part of the Urban Logistics funding program. Applications can be submitted until August 31, 2021.
LNC is working closely with various municipalities throughout Germany to develop locations and use concepts for micro depots.
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