LONDON - 9 November, 2023 - Zoomo, a global leader in last-mile electric fleet solutions, today announced its plans to double down on four-wheeled e-cargo bikes, catering to the needs of the burgeoning urban logistics sector. The announcement sees Zoomo welcome VOK, a provider of automotive- grade cargo bikes, and Fernhay, micromobility vehicle solutions provider, to its platform.
Zoomo will offer financing for both Vok and Fernhay vehicles, with full maintenance and its advanced fleet management software which helps businesses track and maintain their delivery fleet.
Today's announcement builds on Zoomo's recent introduction of EAV to its product lineup, reinforcing the company's dedication to putting more light electric vehicles (LEVs) on the road.
With the rapid growth of e-commerce and the introduction of anti-car legislation in major cities, the urban logistics sector is actively exploring alternative vehicle form factors to replace traditional delivery vans. Four-wheeled e-cargo bikes are coming out on top, and Zoomo is confident this form factor is meeting the last mile delivery sector’s evolving demands.
This is because compared to conventional vans, e-cargo bikes offer faster urban delivery, with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 90%, all while being more cost-effective.
Both Vok and Fernhay e-cargo bikes are tailored to the specific requirements of urban delivery, offering a spacious 2,000-litre cargo capacity and a robust 200 kg payload limit. With a 250W output and supported speeds of up to 25 km/h, these vehicles present an ideal replacement for traditional vans.
Michael Johnson, Co-Founder and CRO, Zoomo, said: "We're all in on e-cargo bikes as true ‘van-replacers’. We know our customers in urban logistics want this solution to achieve their sustainability goals and drive more efficient deliveries. We have traction from customers around the world, including the likes of Evri, who are reaping the benefits of integrating cargo bikes into their fleets, and we’re determined to build on this momentum."
Zoomo is resolute in its belief in the future of e-cargo bikes within cities, and that regulation will ultimately favour these form factors, not hinder. The productivity and efficiency gains, such as the ability to circumvent traffic, park without fines, and reduce costs, remain compelling reasons for their adoption.
Vok and Fernhay offer unique and compelling solutions for companies seeking to optimise their urban logistics operations.
“The financial and operational infrastructure to support a widespread micromobility revolution in the world of city logistics is in its early days and it’s evident that Zoomo is at the forefront here”, says Indrek Petjärv, Vok Bikes Co-founder and CEO. “We could not be happier to join forces and give Zoomo’s customers the possibility to make the switch using our vehicles and in turn bring the administrational flexibility to our own customers.”
Peter Schenkman, Fernhay COO, added: “Our partnership with Zoomo is a significant step towards offering efficient, green, and cost-saving urban logistics. We share a commitment to sustainability and believe that e-cargo bikes can revolutionise last-mile delivery.”
Vok and Fernhay will leverage Zoomo's global reach in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and North America. Furthermore, both existing and future customers of VOK and Fernhay gain access to Zoomo's extensive service network, telematics-integrated software platform, and financing options.
Vok and Fernhay e-cargo bikes are now available on the Zoomo platform. For more information, visit here.
Zoomo is a full-service commercial micromobility platform founded by Mina Nada and Michael Johnson, with the mission of electrifying every urban mile. Zoomo’s platform encompasses light electric vehicle hardware (e-bikes, e-mopeds & e-cargo Bikes), telematically enabled fleet management software, a global servicing network, and a finance offering. Zoomo currently operates in Australia, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Zoomo solutions are used by major players in Urban Logistics including UberEats, Doordash, JustEat Takeaway, Amazon, Deliveroo, Domino’s, FedEx, Pizza Hut, Gopuff, Getir, Flink, Purolator, Hived, Evri and more.
Vok develops and produces automotive grade 4-wheeled electric cargo bikes used by companies and riders across Europe and the UK.
From its inception in 2020, the company has focused heavily on custom developments from battery electronics to brake systems. Today, Vok relies on in-house engineering, European-based sourcing, and puts a particular focus on customer support for unrivalled riding experience, safety and reliability. Voks are appreciated by postal service carriers, grocery and parcel deliveries, property maintenance and handyman service providers around Europe and the UK.
Fernhay, established in 2013, collaborates with cities and logistics companies to reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion within urban areas. Our fleet of e-cargo vehicles, comprising the eQuad, eWalker, and customizable cubes, are engineered to navigate through narrow city streets with optimum efficiency, providing sustainable last-mile delivery solutions. Trusted by industry leaders like UPS and NYC DOT, Fernhay has established itself as a prominent choice for cleaner and more efficient urban logistics.
Holly Ledlin, Zoomo, Global Head of Communications