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Delivery Bikes Are Growing Up

Delivery Bikes Are Growing Up

Take, as a modest example, the pizza delivery bike , such as Domino’s Pizza DXB. For starters, the company’s new e-bike has an oven –…

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Take, as a modest example, the pizza delivery bike , such as Domino’s Pizza DXB. For starters, the company’s new e-bike has an oven – better known as a “temperature-controlled pizza pod” – which uses fan-forced ceramic heating and a ventilated thermal bag to help the evaporation of excess moisture and ensure that not a single delivered pie is soggy. It also keeps the pizza at a temperature of 68°C, hot enough to eat right out of the box.

The Domino DXB is also equipped with a “space-age suspension that cuts G-forces by an incredible 67 percent” to keep the pizza from being shaken or stirred because, as the company maintains , a pizza in the process of being delivered by bike experiences a force of up to 10.2 G – which is more than the gravitational stress suffered by a fighter pilot. No wonder Domino’s channels the popular sci-fi franchise Star Trek by saying, “Domino’s is boldly going where no pizza company has gone before, launching a revolutionary new e-bike concept destined to change the food delivery universe forever.”

In Miami, Florida, the global delivery service DHL Express is partnering with Reef Technologies, the largest operator of parking, mobility, and logistics hubs in North America, to pilot the use of four new low-power e-Cargo Cycles for deliveries across the city. The three-wheeled cycles are equipped with a cargo container and are capable, DHL says , of pulling up to 400 pounds (181 kg), or the equivalent of 60 cubic feet […]

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