It's high time to electrify logistics facilities.

French company Gaussin has announced that its distributor Blydd, has placed an order for 150 all-electric “shifters” - ATM FULL ELEC.

Taking into consideration that since 2017 the company sold about 50 units, (including three orders from Blydd for a total 46), it's a clear sign that electrification is taking off.

The ATM FULL ELEC are already used in "some twenty logistics facilities in France", and thanks to the battery swap option, some are able to operate round the clock. We saw the first pilot project with Gaussin EVs also in the UK.

"In particular, these ATM vehicles are used in the facilities of Carrefour Supply Chain, Kuehne Nagel, Gerflor, Leroy Merlin, Cdiscount, Conforama, Auchan, But, Colissimo, Décathlon and Yves Rocher. Their delivery has made it possible to validate the performances of ATM® FULL ELEC in the field and on a real scale, opening the way to this order for 150 vehicles."

Gaussin notes that the COVID-19 crisis boosted e-commerce, which now requires more vehicles at logistics facilities.

The ATM FULL ELEC can go only about 25 km/h (15.5 mph) using "wheel motors", but it has a towing capacity of 44 tonnes. The capacity of the lithium-ion battery pack was not revealed.

Gaussin boasts that its EVs have a number of advantages over the conventional road vehicles:

• Reduced size, compact machine
• Exceptional manoeuvrability
• FULL ELEC: Environmentally responsible, zero CO2 emissions
• No noise pollution
• Total safety and visibility
• Rapid start-up and safe manoeuvring
• Low maintenance

Gallery: Gaussin electric Trailer and Swap Body Mover (TSBM) in UPS fleet

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Gaussin announces a new firm order for 150 ATM® FULL ELEC from its distributor Blydd

That commercial success confirms the rise of ATM® FULL ELEC vehicles, some fifty of which have already been sold

Gaussin Manugistique (EURONEXT GROWTH FR0010342329) has announced a firm order for 150 ATM® FULL ELEC from its distributor Blydd. The vehicles are intended for leading players in logistics and retailing*.

To date, some fifty ATM® FULL ELEC have already been sold. The vehicles are already in use in some twenty logistics facilities in France. Some operate round the clock thanks to the integrated battery swap system that is easy to use.

Ramping up of sales of ATM FULL ELEC: close to 200 vehicles sold

This new order follows three others for ATM FULL ELEC from Blyyd: Three orders for a total of 46 vehicles since 2017. In particular, these ATM vehicles are used in the facilities of Carrefour Supply Chain, Kuehne Nagel, Gerflor, Leroy Merlin, Cdiscount, Conforama, Auchan, But, Colissimo, Décathlon and Yves Rocher. Their delivery has made it possible to validate the performances of ATM® FULL ELEC in the field and on a real scale, opening the way to this order for 150 vehicles.

A vehicle that was much used in e-commerce during the COVID-19 crisis

This order is being announced in a promising context for Gaussin. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis offered a boost to the business of retailers and e-commerce operators. Throughout the lockdown, the ATM Full Elec were widely used in their logistics sites.
Gaussin has become a standard-setter in the market for environmentally responsible logistics vehicles.

A manoeuvrable vehicle with zero CO² emissions

The ATM has a number of advantages by comparison with conventional road vehicles:

• Reduced size, compact machine
• Exceptional manoeuvrability
• FULL ELEC: Environmentally responsible, zero CO2 emissions
• No noise pollution
• Total safety and visibility
• Rapid start-up and safe manoeuvring
• Low maintenance

Equipped with lithium ion batteries on racks for powering the wheel motors, the ATM FULL ELEC provides 24 hours of use per charge. The vehicle has a towing capacity of 44 tonnes and a maximum speed of 25 km/h. ATM FULL ELEC technology is patented and its design is protected.

In 2017, the ATM FULL ELEC won the sustainable development innovation price in the manufacturers category at the Solutrans Innovation Trophies event.

“This new order confirms the success of the ATM FULL ELEC with major players in logistics and transport. Our duty is to support the energy transition of companies so that they are up to their historic task of developing environmentally responsible logistics. The ATM FULL ELEC, which is both efficient and clean, is part of that necessary movement and is testament to French know-how in the area”, says Damien Gambey, co-founder of Blyyd.