British startup has created an electric bicycle van

British startup has created an electric bicycle van

October 31, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

A company from Oxford has invented a city freight van of the future.

All-electric vans are nothing new. Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, and Citroen will sell you a no-emissions workhorse that will help limit pollution in urban areas. However, these options cannot solve overload problems.

Designed and built at Oxford by the EAV startup, it is described as a biomechanical ultra-light delivery vehicle with an electric drive. In simple terms, it is a four-wheeled bicycle with an attached electric motor and a large trunk for parcels. Sounds like a decent idea for urban centers.

With its 250-watt motor, the EAVan can apparently cover distances of up to 100 km at a speed of 24 km / h. Then it can be recharged in six hours using a standard 13-amp 240-volt power outlet, or you can replace the battery with a fully-charged spare unit. The body of the electric bike is made of advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber and hemp fiber, which are bonded together with cashew oil based resin.

 EAVan can have several versions of the body: LWB version, combo car, trailer and many others. In addition, the EAV claims to be subject to ebike law, but includes a number of vehicle attributes such as lighting, rated load and rear-view mirrors.

The well-known DPD delivery service has already placed orders, like the postal services of Norway and Denmark / Sweden, and EAV is currently crowdfunding to further promote EAVan. The company believes that they can also be trucks, ambulances, security cars or taxis.