Last Kilometre Freight
“Last Kilometre Freight” refers to the very last leg of a package’s journey from wholesaler to consumer. This final leg is the most complex, time consuming and expensive part of the process. Up until the “last kilometre” all packages move together to the same place, usually a distribution centre, which is easy to reach and outside of urban congestion. During the last leg, packages must be delivered to separate locations, that are not always simple to get to, and may involve the high traffic congestion associated with urban areas.
To deliver mid-large size packages we currently use cars, vans and trucks. These vehicles increase congestion, take up parking space and pollute the air. EsCargo however is small and nimble, allowing it to filter through traffic congestion. This means quick delivery times even in peak hour traffic, or in cases of traffic shutdowns (caused by traffic incidents, weather, road works etc.) Parking in cities is always limited, EsCargo’s small footprint takes up much less space, leaving more room for everyone else. In cities like Melbourne, where motorcycles are allowed to park on footpaths for free, not only can delivery people save more space and money, but it also means they can park directly outside the delivery address, making for a fast, efficient and hassle free delivery.
It is this last leg of the delivery where EsCargo excels. And it’s not just the “last kilometre” that is covered, but 5, 10 or even 20 kilometres can be quickly serviced. Distances that are beyond the effective reach of cargo bicycles.
EsCargo is Flexible
Despite the design of EsCargo targeting “last kilometre” delivery, the open platform of the vehicle paves the way for a wide variety of uses. It is a vehicle that brings about new opportunities and allows users to be creative and customise a solution that meets their needs.
- Postal, delivery and courier companies
- Home delivery (groceries, products and appliances)
- Small businesses (deliveries or running errands)
- Private land (farms, mining etc.)
- Call out trades
- Roadside assist
- Emergency, first response and medical services
- Aiding mobility in developing nations
- Food vending
- Personal use
Around the World
Every country has it’s own geography, culture, laws and socioeconomics, which present unique challenges when implementing a new vehicle. Designing EsCargo with an open platform and high level of flexibility allows it to feel right at home almost anywhere.
Population growth and urbanisation are crowding city centres and increasing traffic congestion all over the world. The quality of the air we breath is another universal problem, with many cities in various countries introducing or proposing bans/restrictions on high pollution vehicles. These are the key issues EsCargo addresses, allowing continued growth in the areas of goods delivery and quick response services.