Distributing the next generation of bikes
The environment crisis demands change in all kinds of manufacturing and distribution systems. Logistics is responding by coming up with increasingly ambitious projects.
The projects aim to foster the “intracity transportation of the future”, an optimized cargo bicycle model MovR Rytle, for the challenges presented by the last mile.
There cannot be a place to test these bicycles better than the world’s bicycle capital: Bogotá. This city leads the issue of urban cycling in Latin America and the World with 680,000+ trips per day.
The goal of this project is to lower the carbon footprint of our operations thanks to this electric fleet (as comparison, a common truck issues 13 Tons of CO2 per year), without compromising our levels of service.
Innovation with multiple benefits
Besides the concern for the environment and social impact, Solistica’s use of this new transportation method aims to lower delivery times, increase flexibility (since drivers do not need driving licenses to begin with), and other opportunities to improve the perception of service.
For example, new routes can be created since vehicles can use the bicycle lanes. It also allows drivers to park on boardwalks and offers fast and safe movement throughout the delivery network.
A flexible, fast, comfortable to ride on, and easy-to-use option, ideal for orders up to 180 kilograms and 14 to 18 parcels.
The project includes two vehicles:
RYTLE MoVR as the main vehicle due to its capacity ranging from 150 to 180 kilograms and a battery for 90 kilometers and the RYTLETriliner as support vehicle thanks to its capacity ranging from 90 to 120 kilograms and a battery for 90 kilometers with several versions of cargo boxes.
The result is a standardized transportation with an integrated lift and retention system for the cargo box or other goods using standard European pallet sizes; a locked transportation basket with a strong lid on the front; and a link between the user and hardware through an app.
The proposal follows this route:
The product’s route is consolidated, zoned, and assigned by CILOG.
6. Completed delivery.
7. Delivery to client