Sevic targets last-mile sustainability in Europe with new partner and own patents
Bochum, Germany, 24 September 2020 – Sevic Systems, based in Bochum, Germany, specialises in the development and production of fully electric, compact commercial vehicles for the last mile. The company is now strengthening its position in the European market with Milara International, its new development and production
partner, and by acquiring important intellectual property rights.
With increasing urbanisation and ever stricter environmental regulations, last-mile logistics are becoming more and more complex and crucial to success in fields such as e-commerce, high-street retail, industry and the skilled trades. The situation for the last mile will become even more challenging ahead of the ban on combustion engines as of 2030.
This is precisely why Sevic already offers forward-looking solutions in the shape of threeand four-wheeled compact electric vehicles that are individually adaptable to customer requirements for the last mile. Sevic has now acquired all the intellectual property rights for its flagship truck, the Microvan V500, and is now cooperating with Magna in France on the technical evolution of Sevic vehicles.
Sevic established a joint venture with Milara International in December 2019. Milara is a specialist in semiconductor and robotics technology with locations in the USA, Europe and Asia. The Milara site in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is home to Sevic Systems' research & development, assembly and logistics activities. Sevic Systems is headquartered in Bochum, Germany, alongside its workshop, warehouse, technical training and sales facilities.
Alexander Brilis, Managing Director of Sevic Systems, said: "Sevic has held the global intellectual property rights to the V500 since December 2019, has a strong partner in Milara and is currently working together with Magna in France on the technical evolution. We see ourselves as trendsetters in electric mobility for the last mile and are certain that artificial intelligence will play a major role in this in future. With our development partnerships, we are ideally positioned for exactly this and want to grow rapidly in the European market."
All Sevic vehicles and scooters are compact, manoeuvrable, equipped with intelligent technology and have excellent ranges of between 60 and 240 km. The diverse freight configurations range from pre-mounted boxes, special food containers and flatbed systems to refrigerated cargo units. In addition, Sevic offers various connectivity applications for the V500, such as Cloud Connection for Big Data, Internet of Things and advanced telematics.
Independent tests have shown that the Sevic vehicle concept facilitates at least two extra deliveries per hour, which results in significant time and cost savings up to 45 percent. The Sevic V models (vehicles) have a load capacity of 500 kg, while the load capacity of the S models (scooters) varies between 50 and 180 kg.
Sevic's current and future customers include large and small logistics service providers and delivery services as well as public utilities, other municipal service providers, industrial companies and the trades.
Sevic Systems, based in Bochum, Germany, and with production and distribution sites in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and Lamadelaine, Luxembourg, develops and produces all-electric, compact commercial vehicles for the last mile. Sevic Systems is part of the Jost Group, a privately owned company for the automotive aftermarket and mobility sector. In December 2019, Sevic Systems founded a joint venture with Milara International, a specialist in semiconductor and robotics technology.