Microcycle Mail Delivery

Microcycle mail delivery

Many new, low emission and zero emission vehicles have been tested by delivery agencies around the world to help reduce overall contribution to greenhouse gasses and delivery expenses. From current FedEx testing of the Nissan all-electric e-NV200 in Washington, D.C., to TNT Express testing electric vehicles in London from transport company Gnewt Cargo, electric vehicles are slowly replacing their combustion engine counterparts. With a new near-ready electric vehicle design preparing to enter the market, could the efficiency of electric vehicles be combined with the speed of same day delivery demands to bring even faster service to customers?

The new RYNO microcycles are anything but the typical two-wheeled motorcycles seen on city streets. Besides their all electric engines, RYNO microcycles are also designed using only one wheel. The unique, compact design allows the RYNO greater maneuverability to access locations other vehicles typically can’t navigate such as in crowded cities and places where parking is extremely limited. It’s intuitive navigation and propulsion is similar to that of the Segway, using an individual’s natural instincts to drive the vehicle. A rear-mounted storage rack and saddlebags can also be installed to improve the cargo capacity of the vehicle.

RYNO vehicles do have a 10 mile range limitation with a top speed of 10 MPH, so long routes or locations far from a delivery base of operations may not be possible with the current version. Delivery drivers wouldn’t be able to carry as much of a load for normal delivery routes as with traditionally sized vehicles, but the RYNO could enhance the speed and efficiency of same day deliveries and other limited load shipment opportunities in densely populated cities.

As efficiency and environmental concerns continue to promote technological innovation, could RYNO microcycles could be the next step in delivery evolution?

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2 Comments

  1. Grannybunny

     /  February 27, 2014

    I’m highly skeptical that a RYNO would work for mail delivery, on a large-scale basis, anyway. Basically, it appears to be a powered unicycle. The Segways appear more stable, and I don’t believe that the pilot using them resulted in their adoption.

  2. Jonn

     /  February 28, 2014

    I can see this working for same day package delivery, but more importantly, I can see it working even better for me to have some fun and turn heads at the same time on the weekends. 😉

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