1. What inspires you about the last mile issue, Mario?

The emission-free transformation of the last mile is an important part of sustainably improving the quality of life in cities. Of course, from a technical point of view, it is extremely interesting and also challenging to develop a solution that does justice to the different groups: the CEP service providers and the deliverers, but also the consumers and residents, as well as the municipalities. The result is a complex cross-section with high demands on security, sustainability and economic efficiency. What drives me every day, however, is the goal of not only reducing emissions, but avoiding them altogether. My motto is “make love not CO2”.

Mario Traunspurger

2. Why does inner-city logistics need to become more sustainable?

The climate crisis and environmental protection concerns everyone. We have to act now, there is no doubt about that. But in big cities, the volume of traffic is simply not compatible with the climate goals of the municipalities. In addition, the financial means to implement ambitious projects are often lacking. That’s why practical and economical solutions are needed – and all stakeholders must work hand in hand.

3. How do you envision the future of city logistics?

Internal combustion vehicles have to leave the city. Cycling is not only environmentally friendly and quiet in congested urban areas for private and commercial use, it is also usually faster. I mainly cycle myself and hope that cargo bikes and electric mobility will be the standard in the future. The fact that we are doing our part with RMS MOOVE makes me very proud.