Fleet News

Ringway to use EAV cargo bike for highway maintenance

Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) has supplied an EAV2Cubed cargo bike to Ringway Infrastructure, for use as part of its highway maintenance fleet.

The London-based business conducted a six-month trial with the vehicle, supporting TfL’s highway maintenance service.

The new EAV2Cubed will be used to conduct surveys and fix defects. Ringway’s target is that the vehicle will be used on 30% of the defects reported each month.

The four-wheeled e-cargo bike has a capacity of more than 150Kg and can carry springer cones, a foldable footway barrier, foldable ladder, cleaning materials plus associated tools and equipment.

It joined the fleet in early March, dealing with anything from graffiti removals, resetting bollards, signage works, minor tree works, cycleway and footway defects. With a range of 60-miles on full charge the goal is to fulfil more tasks without needing to return to the depot to recharge batteries.

The EAV will support not just Ringway’s own emissions targets but help to achieve TfL targets of reducing congestion and cutting emissions at peak times by 10%.

Zero emission vehicles have been made available across all levels of the business, saving an estimated amount of 400Kg of CO2 per day with the vehicles currently in use and the trials of e-cargo bikes and introduction of EAV is part of this wider ambition.

Paul Herbert, framework director at Ringway, said: “The EAV is our newest addition which will be operating from our rapid distribution hubs located across multiple Central London locations helping to reduce peak time congestion. Putting the EAV into use is a major step forward in our aim to decarbonise what we do for all of our customers, end users, and our client TfL.”

Nigel Gordon-Stewart, executive chairman of EAV, added:  “Using our vehicles within the Ringway fleet will see a significant reduction in carbon emissions and urban congestion without any impact on efficiency.  We’ve already proven our capabilities in other business sectors so we’re keen so show what we can do supporting highways maintenance replacing the use of legacy vans.”

Click here for case studies best practice and procurement insight

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment

Comments

No comments have been made yet.

Related content

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee