Sydney-based last-mile electric fleet provider Zoomo has further stepped up its operations through a new partnership with light electric vehicle manufacturer EAV.
The English company, with its headquarters in Oxfordshire, has confirmed Zoomo as its official fleet partner for the UK and European markets.
The partnership “marries EAV’s cutting edge hardware with Zoomo’s global reach, maintenance, telematically-enabled software and financing capabilities”, according to a statement by the two companies.
Zoomo says the collaboration will diversify its product portfolio to match the needs of the growing urban logistics delivery sector.
Zoomo will offer financing for EAV’s range of vehicles, alongside its maintenance services and fleet management software.
“We are bringing the vehicle leasing model from the automotive space to light electric vehicles,” Zoomo co-founder and chief revenue officer, Michael Johnson, said.
“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.”
Zoomo says EAV’s four-wheel commercial cargo vehicles have the potential to replace the millions of vans congesting 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,” the statement says.
“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.”
EAV founder and CEO, Adam Barmby, 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.
He said Zoomo’s servicing, financing and software made the switch to light electric vehicles a simple step for customers.”
EAV was established in 2018 and produces four-wheel light electric vehicles with a modular design that can be tailored for large-scale delivery logistics, waste and facilities management and trade services.
It is well established in London and other major UK urban centres.