Electric Assisted Vehicles, the Oxfordshire-based, micro-mobility manufacturer, has delivered two new EAV2Cubed vehicles to the famous Oxford Covered Market.
Named Aria and Atlas by Oxford City Council, the two EAV2Cubed vehicles will be used by the various businesses of the market and is part of a £200,000 Government funded trial to look at new zero emissions delivery methods in the city.
As one of the rear cargo bays is refrigerated, it will be used for delivering fresh flowers, chocolate, meat and artisan ice cream around the centre of Oxford.
Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone Pilot is due to restrict polluting vehicles from key city centre streets during the day.
However, under the scheme, zero emission vehicles, such as the EAV2Cubed, will not be charged to drive in the zone.
Adam Barmby, CEO and founder of EAV said, “The opportunity for EAV to supply these unique vehicles for the Covered Market traders to use is really exciting, especially as the company is based just outside the city in Upper Heyford.
“We’re now really looking forward to seeing the EAV vehicles regularly on the streets of Oxford where they’ll prove their extraordinary efficiency and help to keep pollution levels as well as congestion to the lowest possible levels.”
Councillor Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford added, “Oxford’s Covered Market is a jewel in the crown of the city centre and, opened in 1774, even predates the discovery of the United States.
“As Oxford prepares to become Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone, our historic city and treasured market is embracing a zero emissions future with the arrival of two new electric cargo bikes.”