This unique report analyses the world of delivering things and people on the last leg of their journey and how electric vehicles will help. It explains how last mile LM delivery is expensive, slow or dangerous whether package or person. The report is packed with appraisal of relevant technologies and opportunities in the form of easily understood infograms, ten year forecasts and statistics. All options for last mile delivery of people and things are appraised including drones, sidewalk and taxi/bus robots. Needs are tabulated with how EV, internal combustion and manually powered vehicles compare as solutions.
The Executive Summary and Conclusions is sufficiently complete yet information and image-packed to be a sufficient for those with time limits. Numbers, unit values and market values for 18 categories of EV are given for 2018-2028 plus many relevant background statistics.
The Introduction reveals definitions, challenges and options. It considers the various package and person delivery modes, emphasis being on comparing alternatives, identifying the best, forecasting the potential sales of the overall categories. Understand the special case of China with 98% of the world's electric bikes and pure electric buses.
Chapter three brings the subject alive with case studies of last mile delivery of goods. Problems include emergency supplies not getting through and inadequate, unprofitable fresh food delivery. How do we stop traffic congestion and pollution worsening in cities, aggravated by a profusion of delivery vehicles caused by internet shopping? How is Amazon stealing market share using last mile and now taking on Wal-Mart? Learn about the Amazon drone hive and how courier company Deutsche Post DHL is even making last mile EVs for the open market, not just using them. What is the first commercial driverless delivery vehicle for things and people? Why is start up PonyZero in Italy growing so fast internationally using EVs with a different customer proposition? How does Tesco, the largest UK supermarket chain newly offer one hour delivery by EV?
Chapter four critically reveals many new ways of delivering people using EVs across the world from single to four wheel compact vehicles. Learn which are most promising and why. This even includes mobility for the disabled and the special cases of India and the Philippines and those addressing them. Learn the good and bad about those new autonomous taxi-buses and when they get deployed in large numbers, where and for what. The approach is broad. We even cover intriguing concept transportation, a search and rescue amphibious boat that can climb mountains at 45 degrees and the place of planned electric personal and taxi aircraft in all this.
Chapter five thoroughly considers EVs for delivering goods, including sidewalk robots and examples of rollouts. Drones are appraised in detail too including drones dropping cargo at destination, morphing drones and disposable single trip delivery drones. How is that shaping up in Rwanda? It is all here.
Finally Chapter six very frankly appraises key enabling technologies such as batteries, power electronics, energy independent vehicles such as new cargo trikes, microbuses and inflated wings carrying heavy cargo precisely to final destination. For even more on specifics of technology, new IDTechEx reports are available on batteries, motors, power electronics, range extenders, energy harvesting for electric vehicles and so on, so this report is part of a complete service including 30 minutes free consultancy on the topic, to answer your outstanding questions.
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