Micro hub last mile deliveries
Type of solution: Optimizing a terminal
A good practice of a parcel collection point is the ElectriCity project in Gothenburg. At the end/starting stop of the bus route 55 in the port area of Gothenburg a parcel collection point is realised. This is a solution for the last-mile transport of parcels since commuters (for example port employees) can pick up their parcels on a central point along their route and take the bus, reducing the amount of trips for parcel delivery in the city. The Volvo Group takes part of the ElectriCity partnership. This partnership consists of partners from the industry, academia and society. It is about developing and testing solutions that will open new opportunities for public transport and urban development in the future. ElectriCity uses electric buses to develop solutions for attractive public transport and urban development. One of the projects is route 55 in Gothenburg. On this route the vehicles used
are electric hybrid buses supplied by Volvo. On this route the buses are more comfortable for travellers. Besides, five bus stops are modified. On this stops more comfort is created by using innovative technology, for example screens with live information and a sheltered stop is built against the weather conditions using new noise insulation technology to test. Also the final stop is an indoor stop in an annex to an existing building including a café and a parcel collection point.