E-bikes trialled at Bristol hospital to deliver goods – BBC News
A new e-cargo bike scheme to deliver hospital goods in Bristol is to be trialled.
Goods and services have been previously been transported using diesel vans but now the West of England Combined Authority has invested £920,000 on using e-bikes instead.
The trial will monitor the carbon savings of the bikes in comparison to the vans using a GPS tracker.
A year-long trial will take place from June for 12 months.
Sam Willitts, one of the trial participants from the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), said the e-bikes offer a greener solution.
He said: “It is a massive shift away from fossil fuels, it’s reducing our carbon emissions and its cleaner air.
“We really don’t want to be contributing to the health impacts of transporting things around the hospital sites.”
Recent estimates suggest e-cargo bikes deliver about 60% faster than diesel vans and cut carbon emissions by 90%.