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Brisbane-based business signs exclusive deal with EV manufacturer

Urban transport solution provider, e-Motion Concepts (eMC), has signed an agreement with Changxing’s Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturer, Zheijiang RAP Intelligent Vehicle (RAP-SEV).

As part of the deal, eMC will become an exclusive importer, distributor and service agent for the two vehicles in the range – Bange and Oak (to be marketed in Australia as CT-Kargo and CT-Kube respectively).

Both vehicles are fully electric three-wheel mopeds for the transport of goods in urban environments.

“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with RAP-SEV,” said Wolfgang Roffmann, founder and Chief Technology Officer at eMC.

“The two vehicles are novel products that provide a solution to the ever-growing challenges urban transport and deliveries have to address, whilst being innovative, efficient, electric and safe and packed with features, such as GPS tracking and remote fleet management.”

Australia is a very promising market, according to RAP-SEV CEO, Peter Wang.

“We will work together with e-Motion Concepts to support their strategy to introduce the vehicles across Australia,” he said. “Our vehicles have been designed to meet strict European compliance standards and our factory is equipped to support large volumes of production with paramount focus on quality control and after sales service.”

The CT-Kargo and the CT-Kube will be unveiled at the upcoming Electric Vehicle Expo in Noosa, Sunshine Coast on 22 June 2019, before being officially launched later this year.

Roffmann explained that the CT-Kargo and CT-Kube are perfectly suited to urban transport solutions.

“Known as the ‘first and last mile’, the RAP Smart Electric Vehicles are designed to have a low environmental impact and a smaller footprint than traditional petrol vehicles, making transport movement more efficient, and also less impactful on the city environment,” he said.

Recently appointed CEO at eMC, Harry Proskefalas, said the company’s strategy has a strong emphasis on aligning with commercial operators including local and national couriers, food and goods delivery, universities and local governments in delivering long-term sustainable solutions.

The company, eMC, was founded by Roffmann in 2016, and is based at the Brisbane Technology Park, Eight Miles Plains in Queensland, Australia.

The CT-Kargo and CT-Kube are reportedly powered by high quality motors, fuelled by lithium batteries and boast a range of up to 110km per charge and a top speed of 50 km/h.

“The unique and innovative articulated front not only provides high agility with tight turning, but also increases the safety of these urban transport vehicles,” eMC said in a statement. “The vehicles are also packed with features usually only found in cars, such as LED instrument screen and reversing camera and reversing radar and Bluetooth connectivity. The CT-Kargo and the CT-Kube are the first vehicles of this kind with a telematics-Box, allowing the vehicle to be remotely monitored, including GPS, battery status and health with a smart app.”

RAP-SEV is committed to the research, development, manufacturing and sales of intelligent electric vehicles for micro logistics and cold chain industry. It exclusively develops and manufactures vehicles for the export markets, with a focus on Europe and Australia.

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