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Climate-friendly cargo bikes for Berlin's city center

Deutsche Telekom sees the impact of climate change as a challenge


Deutsche Telekom's hydrogen-powered bicycles go easy on the environment. Deutsche Telekom sees the impact of climate change as a challenge. It has already been testing fuel cell applications in various areas for years. Now the company is testing 14 hydrogen-powered Cargobikes in practical use at its technical customer service branch in Berlin.

The environmentally friendly bikes, with a load capacity of 150 kg, are ideally suited to service operations in dense metropolitan traffic. Service technicians from the Technical Customer Service department at the Berlin branch are testing the Cargobikes in practical use. "The aim of this project is to further develop climate-friendly city mobility for technical service," says Hans-Jürgen Gerhardy, Head of Sustainability Design at Deutsche Telekom. This environmentally friendly city service reduces environmental pollution in the city. No CO2 emissions, no soot, no particulate matter, no noise! With a top speed of up to 25 km/h, the Cargobike is considered a bicycle.
With one cartridge of hydrogen, the Cargobike has a range of about 250 km. The use of cycle paths is permitted, traffic jams are simply bypassed. They are also suitable for use at events. Last but not least, the use of Cargobikes contributes to the well-being of employees. "The project increases acceptance for the use of bicycles. Indirectly, it prevents an increasing lack of exercise and growing stress caused by driving," says the head of Deutsche Telekom's technical customer service branch, David Anders.
The first prototypes of the Cargobikes were tested during the soccer World Cup. The maneuverable vehicles enabled service technicians to ride directly to the press tents in the event area without having to reload and equip the workstations for journalists there. In this way, a number of areas for improvement were identified, which the manufacturing company has already taken into account in the new Cargobikes.

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