As you might remember from our previous press release, we have partnered with EAV who is the leading the development in the field of cargo e-bikes, and some might say that even in logistics. EAV shares the same forward-thinking ethos as we do which becomes obvious by just looking their lineup. Since the whole cargo e-bike sector is undergoing rapid growth and development we found it timely to introduce EAV in a more detailed manner.
The Missing Link
Humans have always had the need to move and transport goods since the origin of trade. The means of transport have improved greatly, from donkeys to locomotives and delivery trucks. Despite the great progress, there are still big challenges to solve. Interestingly, the weakest link in the logistic chain is the very final one, the last mile. This is especially true in modern urban environments which are densely populated, often overly built up, and therefore difficult to navigate through. Couple that with the notion that not too many people want to have a semi-truck stopping at their doorstep with the accompanying diesel fumes.
The logistical chain is not complete yet and it needs to reinvent itself and do so fast. EAV is here to fulfil that need.
Filling the Void
As you have learned the missing link in the logistics chain creates a void in the market. Considering the size of the global logistics industry, the void can be described simply as massive. EAV is filling this need with their innovative and eye-catching design, aiming to become the complete provider of sustainable urban transport.
EAV has designed and engineered e-cargo bikes from a van down, rather than from a bike up! The electrical assistance enables the rider to effortlessly with a 150kg payload, without impending the ride characteristics. EAV has taken advantage of the torque and peak power that the Revonte ONE Drive System has at hand by designing an enclosed design; robust in looks and still light to ride.
The wide range covers all the models and needs one could think of.
EAV Platform – Think of a lightweight pick-up truck that’s able to navigate in tightly built up urban areas as well as a factory floor.
EAV Pickup – The perfect solution for transporting work equipment and other goods.
EAV 2Cubed – The best-selling model in the EAV range bridges the gap between a traditional cargo bike and a van.
EAV RoRo – The modular 1.2m3-sized EuroPod container makes the RoRO a true asset for all types of industrial logistical needs.
HG EAV – What’s half-way between a cargo e-bike and tractor? Meet the HG EAV with its twin wheel trailer.
EAV Cool – Need to keep the cargo in temperature-controlled conditions? The EAV Cool has you covered.
The Man with a Vision
None of these ideas, and most importantly, the implementation does not happen by itself. Adam Barmby is the founder and the man behind EAV. His background as a designer, engineer and entrepreneur provided the ideal platform (pun intended) for the creation of such a disruptive company as EAV.
He has a passion for simple means of transport and wants to see a big cultural shift in daily urban mobility. His track record with his first company BAMD ltd progressed quickly from his friend’s garage to notable advanced composites manufacturer with a turnover of over £4.5m. Adam is set to do the same, but even on a bigger scale, with EAV.
“The logistic industry is looking for a solution for a big problem and EAV is set to solve it. We are especially excited to team up with Revonte since their drive system is the only one in the market which can meet the high demands of cargo e-bikes.”
There’s a highly experienced and competent team besides Adam. Take Nigel Gordon-Stewart for example, the executive chairman, who has over three decades of experience in the automotive industry.
The logistics industry is looking for an answer for the last mile problem, and e-cargo bikes provide a solution that is not only practical, economical but has also green values with its zero-emission nature.
In the next article, we will take a detailed look at the needs of the logistics industry and how e-cargo bikes are meeting them.