By the end of 2021, as a result of the pandemic, the meal delivery sector earned revenues in excess of €36 billion in Europe. In fact, according to Statistais that revenues are expected to increase by a further 20% by 2023. On the other hand, a report by Kantar OOHfound that in Europe (UK, France, Portugal and Spain) more than 50% of users order food as a “reward” and the rest for convenience.
Although there has been a slight reduction in this market, its levels are still higher than those of the pre-pandemic; therefore, the electric motorcycle has gained great momentum over the last few years and is becoming the best alternative for home food delivery. So much so that it is estimated that by 2025, 200,000 light vehicles will be needed to make up to 5 trillion home delivery trips.
All this has led many businesses to opt for alternatives to traditional transportation; among them, the electric motorcycle stands out, due to its great advantages, which we will tell you about below.
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Main advantages of electric scooters for delivery
Among the many benefits of the electric motorcycles are: lower cost per kilometer, less servicing and maintenance, unrestricted access to low-emission downtown areas, free or reduced parking rates, and much more!
Fuel cost savings
The main advantage, and the most attractive aspect of the electric motorcycle, is the reduction of fuel costs. Although the price of electricity has also been affected, the cost savings are still higher.
With an electric motorcycle you can save up to 82% of the costs compared to gasoline-powered motorcycles. How is this possible? It is very easy. If you travel 100 km on a gasoline-powered motorcycle, it will consume 2.6 liters; given that each liter of gasoline costs 2.13 euros, you would pay 5.55 euros.
However, you will only have to pay 1€ (average price of 0.30€kWh) if you use an electric motorcycle, covering the same 100km!
Most electric motorcycles and mopeds offer a range of up to 120 km (75 miles), which allows you to make several trips without worrying about recharging the battery.
Another advantage is the removable batteries, which can be easily exchanged. For example, in the event that multiple deliveries have to be attended, you can choose to have a spare battery and charge it without interrupting the activity.
3. Type of recharge
Unlike electric cars, the batteries of electric motorcycles can be recharged anywhere: at home, at the office, in a hotel or at the airport… All you need is a plug!
Electric motors require less controls and maintenance than combustion engines, since they do not use filters or oil… so they do not need to be serviced periodically.
Electric motorcycles and mopeds are environmentally friendly as they do not generate pollution. As a result, more and more EU member countries are adopting environmental labels, including Germany, France, Spain, Denmark and a low-emission zone in Italy. In Sweden it is only required in exceptional cases.
For this reason, electric scooters are a great advantage, as they allow for trouble-free movement in the low-emission zones (LEZs) of large European cities.