New city depots for zero emission delivery

New city depots
News 12/08/2015

GLS has opened new depots in Budapest and Milan. Good for the climate: parcels are delivered by bicycles and electric vehicles.

GLS Hungary operates the new Budapest location in cooperation with the capital’s first bicycle courier company. The delivery drivers transport most of the parcels for the city centre by cargo bikes or e-bikes. In case of heavy loads GLS uses an electric minivan with a range of 130 kilometres. It is the first of its kind in the Hungarian post and parcel market.

GLS Italy also delivers emission-free to parcel recipients in the inner city of Milan – using 12 electric vehicles and eight e-bikes. An additional plus for the new depot: the environmentally friendly LED lighting.

Green – and efficient

One of the sustainability goals of GLS is to continually reduce energy consumption. Bicycles are also used by GLS in other Italian city centres and in Belgium.

Another advantage: narrow, bustling downtown streets and areas with restricted access can be reached quickly and easily.

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