New year, new niche insurance opportunities?
Yes indeed, here’s one to consider; e-cargo delivery vehicles in urban areas. As ULEZ tax revenue zones increase, plus fuel duty is set to rise in spring and globalist policies are implemented on restricting daily movement across so-called 15 minute cities, cargo bikes and battery powered tuk-tuks could have an insurable future.
This year could offer specialist brokers and MGAs lucrative business in covering third party risks to cylists, pedestrians and of course, goods in transit cover. Here’s the word from Halfords who are keen on servicing e-cargo bikes to make sure they are roadworthy.
British electric cargo bike manufacturer Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV), has appointed Halfords as its key UK fleet service, maintenance, and repair partner, ensuring EAV’s Fleet customers have access to qualified Halfords Mobile Expert (HME) technicians anywhere in the UK.
Through Halfords, EAV will offer its customers after-sales service, maintenance, and repair (SMR) packages including at remote locations. The service offered by Halfords ensures EAV customers can minimise disruption and their vehicles are never off the road for too long, while being able to maintain the high levels of business efficiency associated with EAV’s lightweight eCargo vehicles.
This latest partnership reinforces EAV’s commitment to its UK Fleet customers, offering the best professional service possible, and supporting customers in switching from diesel and petrol vehicles to an emissions-free eCargo bike alternative.
Speaking on the collaboration, EAV CEO and founder Adam Barmby commented, “Halfords is one of the best-known British brands, so to join forces with them on this project is very exciting. EAV is still a small but growing business; however, we have big expansion plans with our Future Transport Vision range of Urban Specific Vehicles. This partnership will allow us to offer service, maintenance, and repair from Halfords, a trusted large company, without losing our personal approach that is synonymous with EAV.
The future of this space is limitless; we are reinventing the urban city formula and how businesses approach their delivery fleet, urban transport operations and last mile strategy. By switching to sustainable transport, customers can continue to deliver extraordinary service, while reducing their impact on their local environment.”
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