Port launches EV fleet

Technology company Port has launched a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) for rent as part of its ‘dark hub concept’.

The EVs are locked and charged in a docking station in a Q-Park parking facility situated in Leicester Square.

The vehicles include electric bikes, cargo ebikes, mopeds and scooters, and the docking stations are universal for all vehicles, enabling means companies to automate currently labour-intensive fleet management tasks and unlock the full potential of EVs, Port said.

Once a courier picks a vehicle out, they undertake their deliveries before returning the EV to the hub at the end of their working day.

Vehicles are locked, parked and charged overnight and ready to be rented again the next day.

Port stated that the long range and battery capabilities of the EV means it can be used for an entire day of work.

Kamil Suda, the founder of Port, said: “We are hugely excited to be launching our first Port dark hub in the heart of London.

“Electrification of the last mile delivery industry is both a great challenge and opportunity; we want to bring Port’s solution to every major city to help the sector reach net zero and fully capitalise on the benefits of small EVs.”

Following a trial in Marid, Port has ambitions to roll out the service in other European cities, with Barcelona as the next target.

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