Last-mile electric fleet company Zoomo has partnered with sustainable urban transportation company EAV (Electrically Assisted Vehicles) to expand the vehicle offerings available on the Zoomo platform.
The partnership will see Zoomo continue to expand its product portfolio to suit the needs of the growing urban logistics delivery sector. As EAV’s official fleet partner, Zoomo will offer financing for EAV’s range of vehicles alongside its maintenance guarantee and telematically enabled fleet management software. EAV’s existing and future customers get access to Zoomo’s expansive servicing network, telematically enabled software platform and finance offering.
The EAV, with its 2m3 of cargo space, has been designed to replace the millions of vans congesting cities. EAV’s cargo bikes have a cargo volume of 2,000 liters and a 150kg payload. They are built to efficiently navigate the urban environment and enable customers to make more deliveries in a shorter amount of time via their ability to access cycle lanes and safely navigate pedestrianized spaces.
The partnership is intended to combat the challenges of urban logistics like congestion, lack of parking and emissions and comes at a time when the UK’s Transport for London (TfL) has relaunched its van scrappage scheme, offering grants for businesses to replace petrol vans with electric vehicles, including e-cargo bikes.
Michael Johnson, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Zoomo, said, “We are bringing the vehicle leasing model from the automotive space to light electric vehicles. By integrating different vehicle types into our platform, like EAV e-cargo bikes, with leasing, servicing and telematically enabled software solutions, we are able to provide customers in urban logistics with a one-stop solution for all their delivery fleet needs. EAV’s cargo bikes are highly innovative and will enable us to offer more efficient and sustainable fleet solutions to our customers in existing and new segments, like parcel delivery.”
Adam Barmby, founder and CEO at EAV, said, “Zoomo is perfectly placed to support the take up of EAVs in city centers across the world and drive the positive difference that we’re pushing for. We are thrilled to have a like-minded partner on our mission to revolutionize the last mile and to create cleaner, safer cities. This partnership maximizes our complementary expertise – with Zoomo’s servicing, financing and software making the switch to light electric vehicles a simple step for our shared customers. Meanwhile, we will continue to ensure every single vehicle meets the highest specifications for build and rider experience, as we innovate on solutions that further reduce the cost and the emissions impact of urban logistics.”
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