E-Motion signs MOU with electric vehicle manufacturer

Local firm signs MOU with China’s RAP-SEV to distribute smart electric vehicles

E-Motion signs MOU with electric vehicle manufacturer
The Bange will be market in Australia as CT-Kargo


It’s not quite time to tell electric vehicle (EV) trucking incumbents to move aside but more pure electric distribution vehicles are destined for Australian roads thanks to a local start-up.  

Brisbane-based company e-Motion Concepts (eMC) has signed an MOU with Changxing’s electric vehicle manufacturer, RAP Intelligent Vehicle (RAP-SEV).

As part of this agreement, eMC will become the exclusive importer, distributor and service agent for the current two models, Bange, to be market in Australia as CT-Kargo, and OAK, to be marketed in Australia as CT-Kube.

Both the CT-Kargo and the CT-Kube are fully electric three-wheel mopeds for the transport of goods in urban environments.


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The addition of the two vehicles to its expanding portfolio of urban transport solutions for goods and people is a welcomes development for eMC.

"We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with RAP-SEV," eMC founder and CTO Wolfgang Roffmann says.

"The two vehicles are novel products that provide a solution to the ever-growing challenges urban transport and deliveries have to address, whilst being innovative, efficient, electric and safe and packed with features, such as GPS tracking and remote fleet management.

RAP-SEV is also keen to burnish the vehicles’ credentials while making inroads here.

"Australia is a very promising market; we will work together with e-Motion Concepts to support their strategy to introduce the vehicles across Australia," RAP-SEV CEO Peter Wang adds.

"Our vehicles have been designed to meet strict European compliance standards and our factory is equipped to support large volumes of production with paramount focus on quality control and after sales service.

The two vehicles will be first revealed at the Electric Vehicle Expo in Noosa, Sunshine Coast on June 22, before being officially launched later in the year.

"The CT-Kargo and the CT-Kube are perfectly suited to urban transport solutions," Roffman says.

"Known as the ‘first and last mile’, the RAP Smart Electric Vehicles are designed to have a low environmental impact and a smaller footprint than traditional petrol vehicles, making transport movement more efficient, and also less impactful on the city environment."

eMC’s recently appointed CEO, Harry Proskefalas sees the development’s timing as fortuitous.  

"Our strategy has a strong emphasis on aligning with commercial operators including local and national courier providers, food and goods delivery, universities and local governments in delivering long-term sustainable solutions," Proskefalas says.

"The future of logistics and transport is, high efficiency and clean energy with smart technology, and these RAP Smart Electric Vehicles provide the solutions.

"Companies are needing to change to support sustainable strategies with reduced maintenance and running costs."

The CT-Kargo and the CT-Kube are aimed at last mile delivery tasks in in urban environments, says eMC. Fuelled by lithium batteries, they have a range of up to 110km per charge and a top speed of 50 km/h.

The vehicles are also packed with features including an LED instrument screen and reversing camera and reversing radar and Bluetooth connectivity.

"They are the first vehicles of this kind with a telematics box, allowing the vehicle to be remotely monitored, including GPS, battery status and health with a smart app," the company says.

The CT-Kargo and the CT-Kube are currently being homologated and expected to be available in third quarter of 2019.


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