HumanForest has launched a new sustainable local delivery service for businesses in London.
The London-based micromobility firm has opened a new last-mile delivery scheme that lets businesses make use of its fleet of shared electric bikes for quick deliveries around the capital.
HumanForest’s green e-bike platform now lets businesses purchase bundles of riding minutes to be used for deliveries, with the potential to benefit restaurants, retailers, and food stores that need to ship products short distances through London.
Founder and CEO of HumanForest Agustin Guilisasti said: “The HumanForest e-bikes alongside our new delivery scheme is a real game-changer for London’s booming last-mile delivery sector and businesses looking to reach more people in a sustainable way. We have put riders at the heart of our e-bike delivery scheme, creating an innovative and affordable model that will revolutionise the sustainable delivery sector for both riders and businesses.”
HumanForest launched its fleet of 800 electric bikes in London in September 2021 and operates in Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, and the City of London.
The company recently benefited from raising £2.3million in its pre-series A funding round, boosting its valuation to £32million, up from £10.2million at the seed stage.
Earlier this week, e-scooter trial operator Tier added 500 e-bikes to its fleet in the London borough of Islington, following the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone.
Tier, part of the Government’s e-scooter trial as authorities consider how to legislate private-use electric scooters on the roads, said it wants to offer a sustainable and affordable way for Londoners to travel around the capital.
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Head of cities UK and Ireland at Tier, Georgia Yexley, said: “We’re really excited to bring our e-bikes to London following their successful introduction in York this year. With the ULEZ expanding and Londoners thinking more about how they can travel sustainably, we want to provide them with an active and sustainable as well as accessible and affordable option to get around the city.”