As the demand for e-commerce and home deliveries has increased, the need for last-mile delivery solutions has grown. Now, CAKE and Volta Trucks have teamed up to provide integrated, electric deliveries to H&M customers. First up is a pilot test in Paris, which will start in February 2023.
Swedish electric motorcycle company CAKE and British-Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks are joining forces to help H&M deliver its orders from the warehouses to the door of the customer. The idea is that Volta Trucks’ vehicles will function as a warehouse on wheels, storing the goods and the CAKE motorcycles, which will then be used to deliver the goods. Electric motorcycles will take up less space than trucks or cars, as well as reduce the noise and emissions in the cities.
Paris, as one of the first cities in the world to regulate city transportation in favour of congestion and the climate, will be the location for the first pilot test. The French capital is targeting a late 2023 introduction of legislation, effectively limiting the movement of cars in its city centre. CAKE electric mopeds and motorcycles will be exempt from the ban that is expected to remove approximately 100,000 cars from the streets each day. Additionally, two-wheelers using combustion engines will by September 1st be subject to parking fees, while electric alternatives continue to enjoy free parking on Paris streets.