The city of Issy-les-Moulineaux has just joined the European project FCCP (Fuel Cell Cargo Pedelecs) to experiment with the use of hydrogen-powered cargo bikes for city deliveries.
Due to the constant and rapid growth of electronic commerce, more and more goods are delivered in small quantities in individual mailboxes. The multiplication of these small deliveries contributes to automobile congestion and air pollution. Initiatives are taken to facilitate the delivery of races in soft mode (by bike or even on foot on the scale of the district) or for the municipal display for which a scooter with a hydrogen fuel cell assistance has been used for several years.
A fuel cell cargo bike recharges faster and can save 5.5 tonnes of CO2 per year by replacing vehicles with combustion engines, thus providing a real answer to the requirements of last-mile delivery.
Several other European cities will test the prototype developed by the FCCP project (Aberdeen in Scotland, Groningen and The Hague in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Munich and Stuttgart in Germany).
The entry into service of these vehicles is planned for the fall of 2020 and throughout 2021.