Van Free Logistics
Breathing fresh air into cities
With funding support from UK and Irish governments and partnership working with logistics companies and research institutions over several years, we have developed a range of zero-emission equipment to enable parcels to be delivered across our cities without the need for vans which reduces the environmental impacts of your business on the environments in which you operate.
Our robust equipment includes a powered eQuad and a powered eWalker as well as our unique, Cube Container which is core to ensuring the scalability of the delivery solution.
The eQuad, eWalker and Cube Container are part of a wider containerisation model which includes a Transfer Trailer that transports multiple Cubes from a delivery depot to the city centre for last mile delivery between different transport modes.
All our equipment can operate either independently from a city hub, or from our towable transfer trailer.
Production is geared towards assembly of sub systems to allow for a tailored solution that is right for your operation and cost effective whether you are in town or on the outskirts, whether you are dealing with larger or smaller parcels and packets and the balance you want to achieve between Utility, Style and Price.
We aim to provide meaningful solutions and pieces of equipment that result in quantifiable benefits to your business operation.
We will work with you to determine the right specification for your needs based on benchmarking your operation and understanding the way you wish to use and service the equipment we supply.
THE Fernhay eQuad
The eQuad is a 4 wheeled pedelec (rather than a 3 wheeled trike) that carries our Cube box system.
At its core is a focus on delivering parcels in dense urban environments at high drop rates whilst reducing fatigue for the operator.
The Fernhay eQuad comes with a number of different base styles and options including closed and open cab options.
THE FERNHAY CUBE CONTAINER
Fresh thinking is what we did when we realised that the core of our parcel delivery system was the Cube box that carried the parcels and packets and not the equipment it moved around on. The Fernhay Cube container integrates across our full range of equipment from depot to door.
With its slim design and side loading features it is narrow enough to be carried on paths, cycle ways as well as roads in the urban environment.
We have different internal and external options which can be specified. These would be tailored to your needs based on a review of your existing operation around the core dimensions that work with your business as well as an acceptable presence in the shared space of our cities.
THE fernhay EWALKER
The focus for sustainable logistics has traditionally revolved around cycle freight but this is not the whole story. Pavements are controversial places for freight, but our trial work supported by Dublin City Council will enable us to prove the value of our powered walker solution known as the Fernhay eWalker. The eWalker is used where there are the highest parcel drop densities and will increasingly show its merits as cities move to more pedestrianised zones.
The eWalker transports our Cube box system. It is agile in tight spaces, can go through a standard door, and fellow pedestrians can see over and around it. The Fernhay eWalker can move unobtrusively right to the customer door.
Fernhay is an independent equipment manufacturing and design company, committed to creating zero-emission products for freight deliveries in cities.
Our vision is of thriving cities, where parcels and packets are delivered nimbly throughout the streets in ways that reduce air pollution and kerb side congestion. Cities are clean, the air is fresh and people enjoy the spaces around them.