13 Nov '17, 10pm

UPS launches electric cargo trike delivery service in Pittsburgh

UPS launches electric cargo trike delivery service in Pittsburgh

What's good for Portlandia is also good for Steel City, evidently. But it looks like Big Brown is currently only committing a single e-bike for deliveries in downtown Pittsburgh. One of the most common sights in virtually every urban area, the boxy brown UPS truck, will take on a different look in downtown Pittsburgh, as it has in Portland, Oregon , where UPS drivers are using an electric cargo trike to carry packages to customers. The electric-assist bike, which is being deployed as part of the company's Rolling Laboratory initiative that explores low-emissions and alternative fuels options, is expected to help make a small dent in vehicular carbon emissions from delivery vehicles, as well as reduce air pollution, traffic congestion, and noise. "In Pittsburgh we welcome solutions like the UPS eBike to reduce traffic congestion and tackle urban growth. We encourage compani...

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