On the Ecology category, I’ve already talked about Cyclo politain: it is a taxi company that offers a fleet of tricycles Electric in France since 2003.
She returned to the front of the scene today she launches into a new hex scooter electric utility assistance she has designed. It is called Cyclo cargo.
It is intended for delivery in small downtown, serving communities (waste collection, road maintenance, green spaces and urban parks), major industrial sites and marketing applications (street vending, mobile advertising).
Here are its main technical characteristics and its advantages highlighted:
it rests on a frame ultra-rigid aluminum, made in the Rhone;
He receives assistance supply, installed in the pedal: it allows to run effortlessly in the ribs (with slopes of up to 8%);
It is equipped with a Lithium-Ion Battery 3 kg;
it displays a range of 50 km (a 2nd battery allows it to have 100 km of autonomy) and a maximum speed of 25 km / h;
it has a significant safety: its loading capacity is 1.5 m3 and can contain a load of 180 kg;
It has a modern design;
shell polyethylene (produced in the Doubts) is equipped with the following equipment: two doors, bottles, empty pockets and a glove;
French law considers him a bike: well, he has access to all streets and all areas reserved for bikes (bike paths, bus lanes extended …);
He did not need to register (a simple liability insurance is required);
it requires very little maintenance.
The Cyclo cargo is assembled in Alsace Dangle Automobiles Company.
Its selling price? 6 900 euros (excluding tax). Available options: Color shell specific (+ 490 euros) Extra Battery (+ 390 euros); theft by blocking the direction (+ 200 euros).
Cyclo politain said it plans to deliver a dozen Cyclo Cargos month and it will adjust its production rate to demand.
Its sales target: about 100 copies this year and around 500 in 2011.
She takes this new scooter electric utility assistance in France this year and also plans to offer overseas.
This shows that the freight can be green and original in major French and European cities! The Cyclo cargo itself as a competitor to traditional utilities.