EAV launched a world’s first with a fully temperature-controlled eCargo bike

Date: 03 December 2019
EAV launched a world’s first with a fully temperature-controlled eCargo bike
Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) have launched a world’s first with a fully temperature-controlled eCargo bike.

Primarily designed for the urban transport and delivery of chilled or frozen goods within a continuous cold chain, the EAVcool is a purpose-built, zero-emissions, environmentally- focused quadracycle which measures 2m long by 1m wide, weighs 120kg and can carry a 120kg payload. Using an e-nertia boost button, a 250 watt motor helps the rider accelerate up to an initial 6kph (3.7 mph) and then on to a maximum pedal-assisted 25 kph (15 mph). The EAVcool can cover a range of up to 60 miles in a day and then be recharged using a normal 13amp, 240v plug socket. Batteries can also be swapped to keep the EAVcool in constant use but are fully re-charged in under 6 hours.

Developed in conjunction with Lancashire-based Solomon Commercials, the rear compartments are designed from high-tech insulation and provide two completely independent zones for frozen (down to -18) and chilled product. Temperature control is maintained onboard by a highly efficient 12v cooling system from Dometic. This process is completely different to insulated boxes or chill bags which are used in both vans, cars and motorcycles aimed at reducing the thawing or warming time of frozen or chilled goods but which break the cold chain logistics cycle. To guarantee fresh deliveries, the EAVcool can maintain frozen and chilled products at their optimum temperature ensuring a perfect delivery at the same temperature they were packed.

The EAVcool is an entirely new type of vehicle and is designed specifically to meet the current challenges for delivery firms in the urban environment. The vehicle itself has the potential to be more efficient than traditional vans in certain locations transporting items faster. It is highly manoeuvrable and can often get closer to delivery addresses than most vans and even motorcycles.

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