When a new year starts, it is always interesting to reflect on the year that has just passed. Here are some of our achievements in 2019:
Ride along with us into the new decade, officially declared "Decade of the Cargo Bike" by Jos Sluijsmans and Tom Parr. Ultra energy efficient and people friendly transport solutions are needed, now more than ever!
An Armadillo uses only 6 % of the electricity of a small electric van, for the same transport work, and is more productive. Electricity mixes around the world are still at 300-1000 g CO2/kWh and need to move very quickly to zero is we shall have a chance to meet the 1,5 degree target. Let's use electricity wisely and thereby phase out the dirty electricity faster!
To simplify the shift from van based to e-cargobike based last mile delivery, Velove now introduces Velovers: trained and certified e-cargobike couriers.
Almi Invest's GreenTech fund invests appr. € 0.4M in Gothenburg-based Velove Bike's energy efficient and city friendly solutions for city logistics. Idealist and a number of private investors also participate in the total investment of appr. € 1M. With proven hardware and the recent award "International Cargo Bike of the Year", Velove Bikes can, with the investment, now expand its operations.
E-commerce and field services, where vans and cars are used are increasing congestion on already crowded streets in city centers. However, many of the deliveries and service assignments do not really require heavy motor vehicles, but can be carried out by significantly smaller and more energy efficient vehicles, such as cargo bikes. Nordstan and Velove now facilitate the use of light vehicles by establishing a city hub. With safe areas for parking, changing rooms, traffic management, transhipment and maintenance and repairs, it will now be easier for Pling, Best and DHL Express to use to replace small deliveries in central Gothenburg, which is today made with vans, with nine of Velove's cargo bikes.
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