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https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/local-firm-aev-robotics-plugs-into-demand-for-electric-car-modules/news-story/1aba8d9f68e0e78524d82792529ae008
Local firm AEV Robotics plugs into demand for electric car modules
January 7, 2019  Chris Griffith attending [ ces.tech ] 2019 in Las Vegas
[NV.us] courtesy of [ hisense.com.au ]

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https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/64039f3d8244ca36fe323805199e0c43
A lightweight modular electric vehicle developed by Australian company AEV
Robotics
]

An Australian firm plans to start assembling lightweight, modular electric
cars locally by 2021.

AEV Robotics said the vehicles consist of a common robotic base that
supports a purpose-built module that sits on top. One version of the car
could operate ride-sharing with driverless operation while others could be
geared to deliver goods, waste management and medical services.

The local start-up said it had been working in secret for more than three
years on developing the modular system, which it plans to market globally.

Chief executive Julian Broadbent said the vehicles were ­designed to be
slow-moving in built-up urban areas.

“Instead of adding technology to upgrade traditional cars, we’ve started
from a clean sheet and built a completely new type of ­vehicle,” he said.

“Def­initely 2021 is our target.

“We thought it was a really ­interesting opportunity to reconsider how
vehicles evolved over the last 100 years and what they would look like if
you took a clean sheet.”

Mr Broadbent said the vehicles would be made at a factory in Croydon in
Melbourne’s east “certainly for the first period when the volumes are low
enough and the margin can be supported”, but inevitably, with current labour
costs, larger production would take place in Asia.

The project is a return to familiar territory for Mr Broadbent as he was a
director of ­advanced global planning at General Motors in Detroit. He was
also director for an innovation organisation.

There were reports a few years ago of a Commodore being converted into an
“electric supercar” but it never got off the ground.

Mr Broadbent said the company was ­financed with founder equity, an angel
round and ­several seed rounds.

“I would say that it’s quite a number of millions of dollars that have gone
into this. And it isn’t just investment. We’ve actually been selling our
technology to ­industry partners and strategic partners and things like
that. Through those partnerships were generated sales.”

The partnerships involved various types of “functional pods” that sit on the
robotic base and meet the needs of different organisations. The company
offers ­developer access to different types of businesses that may want to
build vans, sedan cars or other types of vehicles on the common base. He
said partners would ­design their modules and AEV Robotics would produce
them.

Mr Broadbent said the vehicles were designed for “low-speed” operation, a
form of ­vehicle allowed to operate under special legislation. “We are
seeing the speed limit of cities around the world dropped to what is now an
industry standard, 40km/h, for example.”

He said the US would probably be the vehicles’ first market as it had had
the legal framework in place for a decade. “They have ready-made legislation
for these vehicles in terms of their size and have a model operating a load
speed environment.” ...

The Lowdown
Maximum speed: 40km/h
Weight: less than 1000kg
Power: Electric, plus solar panels
Base: Contains electrics, motor, batteries and computer
Body: Attachable pods for different roles — ridesharing, parcel delivery,
food delivery, waste management
[© theaustralian.com.au]


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Pretty neat. I like it. A new urban paradigm. Top speed of 40kph solves a
number of problems, but causes limitations with distance.  I wonder if it
is just a lack of open thinking that it can't be useful outside of dense
urbanity.  I wonder how much it costs.

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 7:25 AM brucedp5 via EV <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
>
> https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/local-firm-aev-robotics-plugs-into-demand-for-electric-car-modules/news-story/1aba8d9f68e0e78524d82792529ae008
> Local firm AEV Robotics plugs into demand for electric car modules
> January 7, 2019  Chris Griffith attending [ ces.tech ] 2019 in Las Vegas
> [NV.us] courtesy of [ hisense.com.au ]
>
> [image
> https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/64039f3d8244ca36fe323805199e0c43
> A lightweight modular electric vehicle developed by Australian company AEV
> Robotics
> ]
>
> An Australian firm plans to start assembling lightweight, modular electric
> cars locally by 2021.
>
> AEV Robotics said the vehicles consist of a common robotic base that
> supports a purpose-built module that sits on top. One version of the car
> could operate ride-sharing with driverless operation while others could be
> geared to deliver goods, waste management and medical services.
>
> The local start-up said it had been working in secret for more than three
> years on developing the modular system, which it plans to market globally.
>
> Chief executive Julian Broadbent said the vehicles were ­designed to be
> slow-moving in built-up urban areas.
>
> “Instead of adding technology to upgrade traditional cars, we’ve started
> from a clean sheet and built a completely new type of ­vehicle,” he said.
>
> “Def­initely 2021 is our target.
>
> “We thought it was a really ­interesting opportunity to reconsider how
> vehicles evolved over the last 100 years and what they would look like if
> you took a clean sheet.”
>
> Mr Broadbent said the vehicles would be made at a factory in Croydon in
> Melbourne’s east “certainly for the first period when the volumes are low
> enough and the margin can be supported”, but inevitably, with current
> labour
> costs, larger production would take place in Asia.
>
> The project is a return to familiar territory for Mr Broadbent as he was a
> director of ­advanced global planning at General Motors in Detroit. He was
> also director for an innovation organisation.
>
> There were reports a few years ago of a Commodore being converted into an
> “electric supercar” but it never got off the ground.
>
> Mr Broadbent said the company was ­financed with founder equity, an angel
> round and ­several seed rounds.
>
> “I would say that it’s quite a number of millions of dollars that have gone
> into this. And it isn’t just investment. We’ve actually been selling our
> technology to ­industry partners and strategic partners and things like
> that. Through those partnerships were generated sales.”
>
> The partnerships involved various types of “functional pods” that sit on
> the
> robotic base and meet the needs of different organisations. The company
> offers ­developer access to different types of businesses that may want to
> build vans, sedan cars or other types of vehicles on the common base. He
> said partners would ­design their modules and AEV Robotics would produce
> them.
>
> Mr Broadbent said the vehicles were designed for “low-speed” operation, a
> form of ­vehicle allowed to operate under special legislation. “We are
> seeing the speed limit of cities around the world dropped to what is now an
> industry standard, 40km/h, for example.”
>
> He said the US would probably be the vehicles’ first market as it had had
> the legal framework in place for a decade. “They have ready-made
> legislation
> for these vehicles in terms of their size and have a model operating a load
> speed environment.” ...
>
> The Lowdown
> Maximum speed: 40km/h
> Weight: less than 1000kg
> Power: Electric, plus solar panels
> Base: Contains electrics, motor, batteries and computer
> Body: Attachable pods for different roles — ridesharing, parcel delivery,
> food delivery, waste management
> [© theaustralian.com.au]
>
>
>
> http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/EVLN-spied-PV-AEV-lurking-MelbourneU-w-hot-swappable-body-tp4692183.html
> EVLN: (spied)> PV-AEV lurking @MelbourneU w/ hot-swappable body
> Dec 15, 2018  AEV Robotics
> ...
>
> http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/template/NamlServlet.jtp?macro=search_page&node=413529&query=aev+Robotics&sort=date
>
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>
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>  http://evdl.org/archive/
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