Emission-free urban logistics
New urban depot for a “greener” city: GLS Hungary uses bicycles, electric tricycles and electric vans for parcel deliveries in downtown Budapest.
In 2015, GLS opened a new depot together with the Hajtás Pajtás bicycle courier company. Bicycle couriers leave from here to downtown Budapest, thus parcels are delivered to individuals and companies without any pollutants being emitted.
Three ways leading to our goal
Parcels of various sizes are delivered with cargo bikes (50-100 kg) and electric powered tricycles (100-250 kg). The great advantage of bikes is that they can travel more flexibly on busy downtown roads than traditional trucks and couriers can access areas blocked to car traffic.
Larger and heavier shipments are delivered with a Nissan zero-emission electric truck. At present, the use of an electric car in Hungarian parcel logistics is unprecedented. The car is 100% environmentally friendly and can cover up to 170 km with a single charge.
Think global, act locally
Sustainability is one of the key principles of the GLS Group, and therefore it is constantly reducing consumption and emissions. GLS also uses cargo bikes and electric tricycles in Italy and Belgium.