Sustainable micromobility platform HumanForest has introduced its new payment scheme allowing riders to use shared e-bikes in London for business needs.
According to the company, this new payment model appeals to a wide range of companies looking to find convenient, local, quick and sustainable delivery solutions. This is the first such scheme to be launched across the capital for the likes of restaurants, retailers and food stores.
The offering has been designed alongside riders to create an affordable and accessible e-bike solution for last-mile delivery. For the first time, riders will have access to the green e-bike platform by purchasing bundles of minutes as and when they need them.
HumanForest hopes this will support the gig economy workforce of London, with businesses able to take advantage of the new fleet, insourcing deliveries with a carbon-neutral solution and reach more customers.
Additionally, the solution is designed to support London’s clean air and net-zero ambition, helping to reduce the 100,000 tons of CO2 currently emitted every year across London, through the use of sustainable e-bikes.
These e-bikes have also been designed to help tackle congested and polluted roads. It comes as recent data has revealed a 47% increase in the number of vans over the last 20 years, despite overall vehicle numbers having dropped 11%.
Agustín Guilisasti, founder and CEO of HumanForest, 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.”