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Exponential e-commerce growth is driving a new wave of innovative last mile vehicle design. By Jack Hunsley
E-commerce has seen vast growth over the previous year. For instance, figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) show that in the European Union retail sales via mail and online rose 30% year-on-year in April 2020. In the UK specifically, the OCED found that e-commerce’s retail share rose from 17.3% to 20.3% from Q1 2018 to Q1 2020 and then to 31.3% between Q1 2020 and Q2 2020 alone. With demand still increasing, fleets operating in the last mile are turning to new products to help enact greener and more efficient operations.