Upper Heyford-based Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV), which builds lightweight, zero emission cargo and personal transport vehicles, has launched its new eco bike.
It comes on the day that the government announces the creation of thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, along with cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription, in a bid to overhaul cycling and walking in England.
The new bike aims to reduce city emissions by up to 75 per cent and has a two cubic metre rear fitted box.
EAV was set up in 2018 by a group of Formula 1 and aerospace engineers with the aim to engineer the best, safest, most effective, reliable and robust eCargo vehicles using motorsports and aerospace engineering skills. The company now designs and builds (in the UK) lightweight, zero emissions eCargo and personal transport vehicles.
Upper Hayford-based Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited have now launched its EAV 2Cubed eCargo ultra-lightweight commercial vehicle based on EU eCargo regulations. The new vehicle incorporates a completely separate chassis-cab unit allowing multiple options for the rear of the vehicle and will now become the backbone of EAV’s future production.
EAV’s objective is to provide, among others, city-based logistics, food and drink delivery, facilities maintenance, utilities businesses and even tradesmen with a more efficient, cheaper and healthier form of commercial transport reducing carbon and particulate emissions significantly.
Fitted to the rear of the new EAV unit is the new 2Cubed fixed box which offers a full two cubic metres of load volume with a fully adaptable internal shelfing system. The development of the 2Cubed is in direct response to the significant increase in consumer deliveries over the past six months.
EAV says its first model, the EAVan P1 launched in 2019, is already regarded as one of the most advanced, safe and efficient eCargo bikes available and is currently being deployed in cities across Europe.
Adam Barmby, CEO and founder of EAV, said: “EAV is an advanced micro-mobility design, engineering and vehicle manufacturing company solving a major and highly complex transport, business efficiency and social problem within urban environments using simplicity and light weight.
“The advent of electric bike technology has meant we can now use a bio-mechanical electric hybrid vehicle, like the EAV 2Cubed, to replace most vans and even cars in urban environments without any loss in business operational efficiency or discomfort to the operator or driver.”
“The new EAV chassis-cab and 2Cubed fixed box is a big step forward for alternative lightweight commercial goods vehicles in towns and cities,” added Adam. “We can honestly see a time when the majority of urban commercial and even personal traffic is based on the EAV chassis-cab concept and we already have a solution to almost every road transport use conceivable. In our new, post-COVID world, we don’t need to make the environment worse, we need it to be better and healthier. We just need to change wider transport thinking and culture, a process which, fortunately, has already started.”
The EAV 2Cubed is already in production at EAV’s UK manufacturing facility in Upper Heyford, near Oxford, with several blue-chip customers currently taking deliveries. Multiple trials are already under way or imminent across Europe and into North America and a major international distribution agreement is under discussion.