EIT InnoEnergy invests in Incitis to meet the challenges of urban delivery
To meet the challenges of urban delivery and the development of low-emission zones (ZFE), Incitis teams are developing an innovative delivery vehicle that will drastically reduce the time and cost of deliveries, make the work of delivery drivers safer and support transport companies in their energy transition.
Clearing up urban clutter
With its unprecedented functionalities and 8-ton payload (the equivalent of 6 to 7 commercial vehicles), the 19-ton delivery truck developed by Incitis helps massify and accelerate deliveries, and contributes to reducing urban congestion by reducing the number of vehicles needed to complete rounds. Tests carried out in real-life conditions have confirmed a time saving of 30% on a round (on average) compared with conventional trucks of identical size, i.e. a saving of 1 vehicle out of 3!
Thanks to its 5 openings on 3 sides, the goods, which can be refrigerated, are easily accessible, whatever the parking conditions on the delivery area. These openings contribute to faster, more ﬂuid delivery.
The tour can be instantly reorganized according to traffic and/or customer urgency with great flexibility. Deliveries and the vehicle (openings, etc.) can be easily managed via a tablet, facilitating the delivery driver’s day-to-day work.
Improving safety and working conditions for delivery drivers
At the touch of a button, the truck can be lowered to ground level for ground-level deliveries (no need for a tailgate!). This means the delivery driver can get the goods out faster, and in complete safety for the driver and other road users.
The low-profile cab further enhances the ergonomics of this delivery truck for multiple ascents/descents during rounds, and provides better visibility for other road users.