EAV launches e-cargo chassis cab platform
Electric Assisted Vehicles have launched its all-new EAV 2Cubed eCargo 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.
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 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.” commented Adam Barmby, CEO and founder of EAV. “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 EAV unit with a 2m³ fixed rear box is capable of carrying 20% of the capacity of a diesel engine Ford Transit. Maximum payload of the 2Cubed is currently 150kgs (plus rider) but a new wheel and tyre package will shortly be announced significantly increasing weight carrying capacity.
“The new EAV chassis-cab and 2Cubed fixed box is a big step forward for alternative lightweight commercial goods vehicles in towns and cities.” continued Adam Barmby. “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 and the EAV eavolution plan will go a long way to achieve that. 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 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.