Renault Developing Twizy Delivery Concept

DEC 16 2014 BY MARK KANE 2

Renault Twizy

Renault Twizy

Previous Renault Twizy cargo version

Previous Renault Twizy cargo version

Renault presented at the Innovations@Renault event its VELUD (Electric Vehicle for Sustainable Urban Logistics) concept, which is one of automaker’s research projects.

VELUD is an electric light commercial van based on Twizy.

Renault already has a cargo version of the Twizy on the market (with trunk instead of a second seat).

Twizy Delivery Concept, for a change, has some platforms and modules, which makes it more suited for city deliveries.

Soon we shall see, as there is a pilot project planned in Paris.

“The central focuses of this project are the following:

  • Experimenting in the sphere of new uses for ‘final kilometres’ logistics.
  • Testing the adaptive potential of modular cargo zones in accordance with the goods on-board.
  • Defining an intelligent management of the fleet to achieve optimum activity and an efficient delivery service.
    This project should make it possible to establish the blueprint for a future system of urban logistics, incorporating the criteria of the towns and cities with the changing demands of transport linked to the development of e-commerce (home shopping deliveries…).

This project should make it possible to establish the blueprint for a future system of urban logistics, incorporating the criteria of the towns and cities with the changing demands of transport linked to the development of e-commerce (home shopping deliveries…).

HOW IT WORKS:

The prototype innovates through its specification – a small electric-powered vehicle to which is attached a trailer, which is capable of holding up to 15 adjustable containers depending upon the load in a total space of one cubic metre.

PARTNERS:

Industrial Systems Engineering School (EIGSI, La Rochelle), AIRPARIF, La Petite Reine Groupe Stars Service, City of Paris

FINANCE: ADEME”

Renault exploring new solutions for urban deliveries

Renault exploring new solutions for urban deliveries

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Turboro

The VELUD project should be more clear defined and say:

> The Platform can handle Euro-Pallets to increase its usability or mention other dimensions that are of use in the logistics.

> The Platform can be optional equipped with a battery in its spaceframe to extend the TWIZY range by at least 50% to enable deliveries from city center also into industrial areas and suburbs.

Stephen Hodges

At some point they may start to catch up with the Chinese who have electric trikes pickups to do this sort of thing.