DHL and REEF Technology pilot RYTLE

From the May 2020 issue.

International shipping company, DHL Express, is partnering with North American logistics hub operator, REEF Technology, to pilot the use of new RYTLE electric-assist e-Cargo MOVRs for deliveries across Miami.

The three-wheeled cycles are equipped with innovative swappable cargo boxes and are capable of pulling up to 400 pounds (approx. 181kg) or 60 cubic feet (approx. 1.7m) in volume.

An implemented state-of-the-art telematics and data system will allow all partners to increase efficiency. Starting to run the integrated solution in Miami is RYTLE’s next step in the US-market, who is already partnering with Portland based professional commercial vehicle manufacturer, SilverEagle.

Each MOVR deployed enables DHL to take one conventional delivery van off the road, reducing road traffic, noise and pollution while still providing fast efficient deliveries for customers. 

By leveraging the power of proximity, REEF Technology reimagining parking facilities by creating last-block mobility and logistical hubs that serve the needs of cities, residents and businesses.

The parking specialist manages the hubs that will serve as the home base for the e-Cargo Cycles that DHL is using during this pilot. A straight truck equipped with a customised trailer will carry up to nine cargo boxes for the e-Cargo Cycles. The boxes are delivered to parking garage, where they will be quickly connected to the e-Cargo Cycles for last-mile inner-city deliveries in the morning and will be reloaded for outbound shipments in the afternoon.

An annual reduction of 101,000kg of CO2 is expected by the usage of the four RYTLE MOVRs in Miami Downtown.

"We are excited to partner with DHL and the City of Miami to shape the future of last-block delivery," said REEF Technology CEO, Ari Ojalvo.

"We are thrilled to be leveraging the REEF ecosystem and deploy these new environmentally-friendly vehicles not only to support our emissions-reduction efforts, but also significantly reduce the challenges associated with urban business deliveries, improving safety, productivity and costs," said DHL Express US CEO, Greg Hewitt.

RYTLE is a german joint venture which was founded in 2017 to revolutionise city logistics.

RYLE announced its smart move in North America in March 2019.

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