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Food transportation: the future is electric

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Food transportation: the future is electric

2023-02-02 17:11:10

I don't know if you've ever noticed the delivery people rushing through the streets, whether it's windy or raining, delivering food in a hurry. Most of them use electric vehicles because they need flexible transportation to cope with the unexpected situations that may occur on the road, but nowadays, electric vehicles sometimes pass through some complicated terrains, which may also lead to food spillages or lose its original shape, besides, some bad weather conditions also bring many challenges to the delivery workers themselves. With the development of the electric vehicle industry and electric motor technology, these problems have also attracted a lot of attention.

Recently, a recent project called Anastasia at HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences introduced a new concept of an electric vehicle, D-VIL, designed for the delivery of miniature goods to people, especially takeaway food deliverers. The vehicle is designed with alien and other designs in its shape, with a front opening and rear closing, a sharp protrusion at the rear, and an overall streamlined body design. Although it is a vehicle, it looks like a beast overall. In addition, the vehicle's cockpit is semi-enclosed, with a transparent shield design on top, which can block the wind and rain, and will not hinder the actions of the deliveryman. It is worth mentioning that the vehicle's wheels are aligned front to back, with the two rear wheels very close to each other, a design that certainly provides more stability. The space for storing items is hidden in the rear of the vehicle, and the front wheel shock absorbers prevent bumps.

According to Anastasia Berg, the design concept, which primarily serves urban delivery, focuses more on the vehicle's need for maintainability, durability, recyclability, and ruggedness. Considering the flexibility needed for delivery, the need for navigation during delivery, and the sometimes extreme weather, the size of the vehicle for delivery in a crowded city cannot be too large. The D-VIL e-bike presents a solution for this mode of transportation.

But after a brief understanding of this car, you will find that this car pays more attention to the appearance design, the price may be more expensive, and it may be more suitable for people who are willing to try new things. But this does not mean that it is a failed invention. Maybe after it is actually put into production in the future, it will not only be used to deliver food, but may also be used to deliver luxury goods.

The great potential of electric distribution

The market demand for electric delivery vehicles continues to rise, and some large multinational companies have already begun electrifying their transportation chains. Government support for the use of sustainable mobility alternatives will encourage companies to replace traditional delivery vehicles with electric cargo bikes. The size of the market is bound to continue to rise. An agency survey shows that the electric cargo bike market will reach $2.042 billion in 2030, growing at a CAGR of 13.7%, and the three-wheel segment will account for 22% of the cargo bike market in 2022. Many companies are now investing in EVs for their food transportation needs. For example, UPS has ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks, and Amazon has committed to purchasing 100,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2030.

Conclusion

The future of food delivery is electric, and the food delivery industry is at an inflection point where electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly common option for businesses, a trend that will likely continue in the years to come.

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