Velove from Sweden was very well represented at the International Cargo Bike Festival in Groningen; almost the entire board was present, along with many members of the national and international staff and service providers.
As part of the ICBF Conference on Friday, a break out session a workshop was held on the topic of containerisation in last mile logistics. Paul Buijs from University of Groningen presented on the Physical Internet, Fredrik Lindqvist from Bring (Norwegian Mail) told us about how containerisation speeds up their express deliveries and Johan Erlandsson from Velove gave some updates on what is going on in containerised last mile delivery.
At the ICBF2019 in Groningen, Velove launched their new co-operation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), presenting a hydrogen fuel cell system demonstrator for the Armadillo.
On Saturday afternoon the first ever International Cargo Bike of the Year Award ceremony took place, a co-operative effort between the ICBF and transport magazine Logistra from German publishers HUSS Verlag. Velove’s Armadillo was the winner of the trophy of the International Cargo Bike of the Year, in the heavy category.
From the jury report: “The jury members were initially sceptical towards the lower seat instead of a regular saddle, but were impressed by the comfort, riding stability, track stability and the natural handling of the suspended cargo bike.”
Velove also arranged a great presentation and interview with Patrick Perret from Switzerland. Patrick decided to combine making a statement and do a grand adventure together with his children Yoann and Emilie on an electric cargo bike. They made a family trip from Switzerland to China with a solar powered Armadillo electric cargo bike. After 17437 km and many countries, they ended up in Shanghai and returned back to Europe in time to come and tell their story at ICBF2019.
Photo credits: Modacity for the ICBF2019