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Industrialisation of containers for city logistics

Reference number
Coordinator Velove Bikes AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 900 000
Project duration November 2017 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture Innovative Startups

Purpose and goal

Containers for city logistics increase the ability to use lightweight last mile vehicles, for reduced energy and resource use and increased well-being in urban environments. Cheap containers a prerequisite for large-scale implementation, and a subscription-based business model also facilitates large-scale implementation The goal of the project was to reach € 500 in manufacturing cost at a production volume of 1000 units per year. We expect to reach € 500 but at a volume of 5000 units a year. A subscription-based business model is ready to be implemented.

Expected results and effects

The cost reductions will be gradual, with a first cost reduction at the end of 2019. This will allow for increased pilot projects with containerization, especially since we also offer a subscription-based business model. The next step is taken in 2020 when we set the final design of the container and we can start to scale up the volumes. With this container, we will reach € 500, and then large-scale implementation can be achieved and many vans can be replaced for cargo bikes.

Planned approach and implementation

The project came to a greater extent than planned involve the suppliers - an insight that came early in the project that it is not possible to reach the goal without close dialogue with them. The business model development was very interesting and went very well at the end when we found the right partners - we are ready to implement already in February 2019.

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Last updated 23 January 2019

Reference number 2017-04502

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