Last mile delivery is faced with an enormous challenge. Delivery times are getting shorter, while the quantity of shipments is ever-increasing due to the growing e-commerce.
Last mile delivery is faced with an enormous challenge. Delivery times are getting shorter, while the quantity of shipments is ever-increasing due to the growing e-commerce. As road congestion and environmental pollution in urban areas get intensified, for example by parcel delivery vehicles, more efficient and sustainable solutions for city logistics are urgently needed.
Cargo bikes offer a promising possibility to overcome that challenge for last mile deliveries in urban areas. Cargo bikes can replace cars in many cases and deliver goods even where cars can’t. They can use bicycle paths, are almost independent of road traffic and can easily find a parking spot. With help of a pedelec (pedal electric cycle) with motor assist, it is easy to deal with longer distances without big efforts while carrying cargo. E-cargo bikes can improve delivery quality in urban areas by being fast, flexible and sustainable.
With the research project LeichtLAST, Trinamic currently develops an e-cargo bike with a high-efficiency drive control system. This system is composed of a drive, motor, and battery, and is optimized for usage in the CEP (courier, express, and parcel) market.
We will fulfill the demands of CEP services by offering serviceability and longevity of technical components, safe driving, easy handling and driving pleasure at the same time. We use innovative materials and technologies to realize a low-maintenance e-cargo bike that saves energy, time and money.
The leichtLast consortium are working together to develop a cargo bike which features a high-efficiency drive control system utilizing state-of-the-art control methods. The ultra-lightweight frame design from Carbofibretec will then optimize the power-to-weight ratio of the eBike even further.
Finally, the development and implementation of a highly robust, low-maintenance and structurally integrated drive motor as well as a braking energy recovery system - similar to the "Kinetic Energy Recovery System" (KERS) used in Formula 1 - will ensure that the targeted performance gains needed for a truly modern urban cargo bike are achieved.
In cooperation with the IfR, lead developer TRINAMIC is working to develop integrated control modules using their latest technology for optimized drive control.