Oxfordshire-based Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) have received orders for their EAVan eCargo bike from the Norwegian postal and parcel logistics company Posten Norge and their sister logistics and parcels company Bring.com.
The EAVan is an eCargo bike with a capacity of between 1m³ to 3m³ and 120kgs of weight operating under the current regulations for eBikes. According to the manufacturer, the EAVan is “an exceptional solution to urban congestion and pollution”.
Adam Barmby, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of EAV, said: “We wanted the EAVan to be as usable as possible by anyone.
“Getting people out of vans and onto eCargo bikes isn’t easy if they think it’s going to be an awful experience. Being exposed to the elements or being low to traffic isn’t going to appeal to anyone and we’re all very used to being comfortable in a car or van. So, we started with the idea of the outer body of a light commercial van and we added the electric pedal-assist propulsion system.”
John Eckhoff, Head of Public Relations at Norway Post, said: “This kind of vehicle is a very good alternative for us to adapt to new regulations of traffic in urban areas. At the same time, we can also contribute to a better environment and reduced congestion. We will test the bikes in Nordic cities, to see how we can use them efficiently and serve our customers as good as possible. This is also important to improve the quality of the environment in inner-city areas and for us to reach our goal to only use C0²-free vehicles before the end of 2025.
“City logistics in the future will be operated with smaller vehicles that are more adapted to the area that they operate in. Norway Post are working on several areas to achieve a greener last mile.
“We’re really excited to be supplying Posten Norge and Bring.com in Norway with our medium and long wheelbase EAVans.” continued Adam Barmby. “Posten Norge and Bring.com are perfect examples of a highly progressive national and international logistics company who are focusing on zero emissions as well as providing their customers with a fantastic service. We’re very proud to be exporting to Scandinavia and hope to be able to secure more sales throughout Europe in the coming months.”
The bikes will be seen on the streets of Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen from this Autumn.