Most Dutch cities and municipalities including Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, and Nijmegen intend to achieve completely emissions-free city logistics by 2025. This would require delivery vans and trucks would have to tread the electric route, rather than relying on fossil fuels. This is why Carver, a Dutch company, has developed a sustainable alternative to vans and delivery scooters.
At the EV Experience event at the Zandvoort circuit, the Dutch scaleup Carver launched an electric cargo vehicle called Carver Cargo. According to the company, this solution has been developed for emission-free urban logistics that will revolutionise freight transportation and bring about a sustainable city centre.
The Carver Cargo lets users transport cool or warm products. The vehicle has an insulated cargo capacity of 500 litres and can travel at a speed of 45 kmph. Notably, Carver Cargo comes as a rival to the Renault Twizy Cargo, which has a relatively smaller luggage space.
Priced at €9,980, the new Carver Cargo has the unique DVC tilting system. In order to overcome the problem of a narrow vehicle cornering without tipping over, Carver came up with the Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC) system which automatically adjusts the tilt angle of the cockpit to the speed and acceleration of the vehicle.
“The Cargo is only 98 cm wide. Due to the unique tilting technology, driving through the city center was never easier. You are not obstructing traffic anymore when you are delivering, and parking problems are a thing of the past,” says the company.
Carver is a Dutch manufacturer of sustainable mobility solutions. The company’s headquarters and assembly plant are located in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, whereas its research & development activities take place in Gravendeel – a town in the Netherlands.
Apart from the recently launched Carver Cargo, the company offers three other variants – Carver, Carver Comfort, and Carver Sport. All these vehicles have a range of 100 Kms and are powered by Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries with a capacity of 5.4 kWh. These batteries can be fully charged in about 5.2 hours. These vehicles can accelerate from 0 to 45 kmph in 8 seconds. Carver also offers corporate and private leasing options – starting from approx €129 per month.
Main image picture credits: Carver