November 24, 2020. Urby, the French specialist in first and last mile logistics, a subsidiary of La Poste Group and Banque des Territoires, launches a € 20 million investment plan to acquire its own fleet of vehicles.
Until now, most of the deliveries made by Urby were subcontracted to transport providers, or through short and medium-term leasing systems, with Euro 6 standard vehicles. To meet the growing demand from its customers and the strengthening of regulations in city centers – in particular through the gradual establishment of Low Emission Zones (EPZs) – the first and last mile logistics specialist announces the implementation of a € 20 million investment plan over the next four years. This sum will finance the acquisition of more than 240 vehicles, of which 45 will be put into service throughout 2021: 3.5 tons, 7.5 tons and 12 tons. 80% will work with NGV and BioNGV, and 20% with electricity.
Urby has chosen VEHIPOSTE, an expert in fleet management, for the financing and management of its rolling stock. Its experience, its network of leading partners in the market for maintenance and tires make VEHIPOSTE a key player, the reference rental company of the La Poste Group, at the forefront of the leading electric fleet in Europe.
Agreements will also be made with Urby’s subcontractors to purchase low-emission vehicles. The goal is to have a fully carbon-free global network by 2024. Part of its fleet will continue to be outsourced to cope with the effects of seasonality.