Zoomo, a global leader in last-mile electric fleet solutions, today announced it has partnered with EAV, a major provider of sustainable urban transport solutions, to further expand its vehicle offerings available on the Zoomo platform. This partnership marries EAV’s cutting edge hardware with Zoomo’s global reach, maintenance, telematically enabled software and financing capabilities.
Today’s announcement supports both Zoomo and EAV’s shared vision of putting more light electric vehicles (LEVs) on the roads.
Urban logistics today faces the combined challenges of congestion, lack of parking, and toxic emissions. These challenges have led customers to seek alternative vehicle solutions that can slot into their current systems. As a result, there is a growing need for a variety of sustainable vehicles to meet the demands of the sector.
The EAV, with its 2 m3 of cargo space, has the potential to replace the millions of vans congesting our cities. EAV’s cargo bikes are one of the largest on the market, with a cargo volume of 2,000 litres and a 150kg payload. They are built to efficiently navigate urban landscapes and enable customers to make more deliveries in a shorter amount of time via their ability to access cycle lanes and safely navigate pedestrianised spaces.
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 their maintenance guarantee and telematically enabled fleet management software.
Michael Johnson, Co-Founder and CRO, 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.”
EAV will benefit from Zoomo's global reach in Australia, North America and Europe. In addition, EAV’s existing and future customers get access to Zoomo’s expansive servicing network, telematically enabled software platform and finance offering.
Adam Barmby, Founder and CEO, EAV, said:
“Zoomo are perfectly placed to support the take up of EAVs in city centres 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 revolutionise the last mile, and to create cleaner, safer cities.
“This partnership maximises 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 which further reduce the cost and the emissions impact of urban logistics.”
The announcement comes at a time when Transport for London (TfL) recently relaunched its van scrappage scheme, offering grants for businesses to replace petrol vans with electric vehicles, including e-cargo bikes.
EAV cargo bikes are available on the Zoomo platform in the United Kingdom and Europe.