“Our BVL membership enables us to actively work on the future of climate-friendly supply chains together with companies and experts involved in all the logistics disciplines. With our Tropos ABLE e-transporters, we’re providing the market with completely new opportunities for handling last-mile deliveries between heavy cargo bikes and conventional vans,” says Tropos Motors Managing Director, Markus Schrick. “Thanks to our concept combining compact dimensions, a high payload capacity, a large operating range and manoeuvrability, completely new possible applications have opened up. Practical experience has demonstrated, for example, that the Tropos electric transport vehicles require significantly less space and it is possible to load and unload them much more quickly and efficiently. Then there’s the connectivity of the Tropos vehicles – it’s possible to network them to fleet management systems via an interface. The BVL network is ideally suited to help us quickly accommodate market trends and needs in the ongoing development of our vehicles – for example, for the last mile or for internal and factory logistics.”
“Logistics has always been a powerhouse for innovations, with its eye fixed on forward-looking smart solutions. Thanks to the breakthrough in electric mobility and the urgent need for climate change, urban logistics and factory logistics are a special area for us to focus on. I’m therefore delighted to be able to welcome Tropos Motors as a new, innovative BVL member and part of the competence and innovation network for logistics,” says Prof. Thomas Wimmer, Chairperson of the BVL Board.
The Tropos ABLE models have a range of up to 260 km and operate without creating any emissions at all. As they are 1.40 metres wide, 3.70 metres long and have a small turning circle of 3.96 metres, the electric vehicles can be used both on the open road or in enclosed areas. They can particularly make use of all their advantages for last-mile services and close the gap between cargo bikes and vans. Thanks to having the largest payload area in their class, with cargo space measuring up to 4.5 m3, the Tropos ABLE vehicles provide sufficient transport capacity for climate-friendly city logistics. They also resolve the problem of parking. Even if they have to stop next to a parked vehicle, the narrow electric vehicles create a far less serious obstacle to the flow of traffic – or none at all. Their compelling features open up a wide variety of possible applications for an enormous target group: towns and local communities, industry and internal logistics, gardening and landscape firms, delivery and package services, technical trades and facility management, hospitality and tourism, the food retail sector, zoos, leisure parks and sports venues. They can meet the requirements of a wide variety of segments and also play their part in reducing the CO2 footprint in the long term.
About TROPOS MOTORS EUROPE
TROPOS MOTORS EUROPE, a subsidiary of the MOSOLF Group, specialises in compact, electric utility vehicles for factory and city logistics. The German company has specialised in producing purely electric, compact utility vehicles in the L7E-CU (Electric Compact Unit Vehicles) category. The electric transporters are designed to handle an extremely broad range of intended applications.
The Tropos electric transporters are long-lasting and versatile vehicles. They are able to carry a large payload, have the largest loading space in their class and can be used in very confined areas, thanks to their short wheelbase and their small turning circle. The electric utility vehicles can be operated inside, outside and on unpaved areas and are available with a wide variety of exchangeable vehicle bodies.
About the MOSOLF Group: system services from one source
The MOSOLF Group is one of the leading systems service providers for the automobile industry in Europe. The range of services made available by the family business, which was founded in 1955 and has its headquarters in Kirchheim unter Teck, include customised logistics, technology and service solutions, which are provided by using a network of business sites across Europe and a multimodal fleet of transport vehicles. The MOSOLF Group is divided into four central business units: Releasing Solutions, Transport Solutions, Logistics & Services and Retail Solutions. The range of services offered by the MOSOLF Group covers the complete value-added chain for automobile logistics: from the end of the production line to recycling. In addition to transporting vehicles, (cars, light commercial vehicles, high & heavy), workshop services, special vehicle construction, industrial painting, mobility services, electromobility, releasing agent services and vehicle recycling are all part of the company's portfolio. Within this framework, MOSOLF offers all-round and customer-oriented solutions for the automobile industry, fleet operators and dealers from one source and handles the associated flow of data using modern software solutions.
About the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V.
The German Logistics Association (BVL), which was founded in 1978, is a non-profit, neutral and largely voluntary organisation. As a platform for logistics managers in industry, commerce and the services sector as well as for academics and students, it forms a bridge between the business and academic worlds with its approx. 11,300 members at this time and is a platform for executives working in logistics and supply chain management to share ideas within Germany and internationally.