Autonomy Mobility World Expo 2024

uMotion

CATEGORY

Last Mile Logistics

COMPANY NAME

uMotion

COMPANY NAME

France

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

6

SUMMARY APPLICATION

uMotion aims to address the last mile logistics ecological and economic dilemma by developing the Vike, the most sustainable and affordable utility vehicle on the market. Combining capable, gentle, light, and active mobility, the Vike is a groundbreaking hybrid electric-muscle vehicle. With 20 years of expertise in automotive powertrain design, it operates as a powerful electric bike at low speeds and a conventional e-van at higher speeds. The patented powertrain consumes 50% less energy in urban settings and carries three times fewer batteries (with equal capacity) compared to a traditional e-van. The Vike introduces the concept of a modular battery, allowing users to adapt the battery quantity based on daily vehicle use. This innovative feature facilitates easy manual addition, removal, or exchange of battery modules, promoting extended vehicle lifespan, simplified maintenance, and module-by-module reparability. Considering that the battery significantly influences weight, carbon footprint, and vehicle cost, uMotion offers an eco-friendly, lightweight, and repairable utility vehicle at half the cost of a standard e-van. The connected vehicle incorporates various sensors, providing additional fleet and vehicle-scale services, such as battery fleet management, real-time electrical consumption and carbon impact measurement, cost and maintenance optimization, automated extra-financial reporting, and innovative services like instant CO2 certificates and parcel-specific tracking.

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