Papaya and Fully Charged Join Forces to Accelerate the Electrification of Commercial Fleets
Continuing our mission to electrify commercial fleets, we are excited to announce our latest collaboration with Fully Charged, a pioneer in the eBike industry and a leading advocate for sustainable mobility. This partnership is a major milestone in Papaya's goal of making sustainable vehicles more accessible to businesses of all sizes, simplifying the transition to more efficient and environmentally conscious commercial logistics.
With cities and governments doubling down on their net-zero policies, fleet managers are under pressure to electrify their fleets before 2030. However current emissions are going in the opposite direction. Last-mile delivery emissions are on track to increase by over 30% in the top 100 cities globally, reaching 25 million tons of CO2 emitted annually by 2030. That’s equivalent footprint of over of to the emissions of more than 11,500 US homes’ annual energy use. In 2022 it was estimated that cargo bikes could replace around 51% of all motorised freight trips in European cities, yet only 1.4% of commercial fleet vehicles across Europe are electric.
Since its launch in June 2023, Papaya’s Marketplace has grown into one of the leading platforms for fleet managers to source sustainable vehicles and service providers. With over 145 vehicles available, including cargobikes, e-bikes, e-mopeds, and e-vans, and 44 service providers offering maintenance, IoT, and insurance solutions across 19 countries, the Marketplace makes it easier to compare sustainable vehicles and services. This helps reduce CO2 emissions and costs for fleet managers by allowing them to compare electric vehicles based on range, load capacity, and price requirements.
Through our partnership with Fully Charged, businesses now have access to a range of sustainable commercial vehicles from renowned manufacturers such as Urban Arrow, Vok Bikes, Riese & Müller, Tern Bicycles, and Benno Bikes, as well as comprehensive maintenance packages and flexible financing options, including Fully Charged eBike Leasing program in partnership with BikeFlex.
With a shared vision for sustainable business logistics and a commitment to pioneering environmentally friendly transportation solutions, Papaya and Fully Charged are well-positioned to lead the adoption of electric cargo bikes and other sustainable mobility solutions. Together, we aim to continue revolutionising commercial logistics while championing a greener and more sustainable future for all.