e-Motion Concepts (eMC), a Brisbane-based mobility solutions company focused on the needs of the first- and last-mile transportation of goods in cities, is to become the exclusive importer, distributor and service agent for two fully electric, three-wheel moped models – the CT-KARGO and CT-KUBE.
Both models are produced by RAP SEV in China. and eMC received approval to import and supply the two vehicles from the Australian Road Vehicle Safety authority.
Both the CT-KARGO and CT-KUBE are smart electric vehicles designed to offer last-mile transport solutions in urban environments. They have a range of up to 110km per battery charge and a top speed of 50 km/h.
The company says the CT-KARGO is suited to transport items such as mail and parcels, supermarket or hospital items, building materials and retail deliveries, while the CT-KUBE offers a solution for moving all types of food and beverage, flowers, medicines and time-critical deliveries connected to pathology and documentation.
The anticipated price for the CT-KARGO is $16,000 and the CT-KUBE is $14,000 with potentially further discounts for fleet buyers.
“We are very pleased to have these vehicles approved for import and sale, having passed the safety requirements,” said Wolfgang Roffmann, founder and CTO of eMC. “The vehicles will provide a solution to city transportation for deliveries that is safe, environmentally beneficial and packed with features like GPS tracking and remote fleet management.
“The vehicles are manufactured by RAP SEV in China, a business that exclusively produces intelligent electric vehicles for export markets. We are really excited to launch these vehicles into the Australian market.”
eMC has received some support in its quest to import the CT-KARGO and CT-KUBE from MTA Queensland, the peak body representing the interests of employers in the retail, repair and service sectors of Queensland’s automotive/mobility industry.
“MTA Queensland has proudly supported eMC’s journey by assisting with homologation process,” said Dr Brett Dale, Group Chief Executive for MTA Queensland. “These vehicles are smart, clean, innovative and connected. They are designed to be manoeuvrable in city spaces and have low environmental impact which supports sustainable fleets. Among the benefits for fleets are less repairs due to less parts, reduced servicing costs and alignment with a business’s corporate responsibility policies.”