The transport sector is the leading contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for nearly a third of all GHG emissions in the UK according to BEIS. In 2019, Steve Evans founded XeroE, a marketplace platform connecting ethical e-commerce businesses with independent riders and drivers of ZEVs. On a mission to improve the quality of urban air across the UK, the company now makes thousands of deliveries via their fleet of bicycles, cargo bikes, e-scooters, electric vans and electric cars. Already active in London, Bristol, Nottingham and Bristol, XeroE aim to drive the uptake of clean air delivery in 23 cities by the end of 2023.
Steve joined us at TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2022 to tell us more about a sustainable, data driven and frictionless approach to courier services. This includes an algorithm developed with Imperial College to quantify the environmental benefits of zero-emissions compared to “business as usual”. Measuring PM 2.5, NOx and CO2, ‘Emissions Tracker’ enables users to report benefits as part of their corporate social and sustainability responsibilities. Impacts can also be converted into savings for the NHS.
Steve’s presentation (and the deeper dive roundtable sessions that he hosted later) addressed emissions by vehicle type, data sources, savings comparisons and impact reporting, and asked “who benefits the most?”. Steve also explained how placing micro distribution hubs on the edge of low and zero emissions zones can help local authorities “get LEZs and CAZs over the line” and provide vital “last inch support”.
If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us at voco St David’s Cardiff for the live in-person event on May 26th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Steve’s initial presentation).
Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from: local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc.