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eVersum Announces Partnership
for Financing Sustainable Mobility
eVersum Mobility Solutions GmbH and Mobility Capital AG are proud to announce their strategic alliance in offering innovative financial solutions for eVersum's products globally.
Joining forces in actively providing momentum for a holistic transition to sustainable mobility, the newly forged partnership will grant operators global access to tailored rental and lease solutions taking comprehensive regard of challenges and opportunities emerging from the era of decarbonized transportation.
The joint portfolio of operating solutions addresses passenger transport operators of all organizational sizes and stages, providing particular programs from the first steps into the world and essentially overcoming initial financial thresholds to utilize the economic potential of innovative operational models.
eVersum Mobility Solutions GmbH:
“We are thrilled to provide our esteemed clients globally with individually customized operating solutions, ranging from classic rent and lease models towards innovative PAYE (Pay-As-You-Earn) and MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) concepts, complemented by battery and infrastructure lease programs as well as full-service contracts over flexible program durations. In combination with our vehicle portfolio and a holistic service approach, the element of innovative financing solutions provided by our new partner Mobility Capital AG will be a decisive element in giving operators further momentum to leverage the economic benefit of sustainable mobility.”
Mobility Capital AG:
“This partnership will empower eVersum to distinguish itself from established vehicle manufacturers and their classical financing models, while enabling both companies to jointly offer mobility solutions to a growing market and support the shift to electrified passenger transport.”
Supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG (Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft: https://www.ffg.at/en), eVersum kicks off the so far largest and most versatile research and development project of a newest generation electric city bus.
Following the successfully finalized developments of the eTrain and eShuttle, which are in production by now, eVersum’s eCity Bus development combines distinctively innovative concepts and features that will result in an ahead of the curve electric city bus.
With the European market environment demanding consequently developed electric commercial vehicles for touristic and local public transport, the eCity bus will complement eVersum’s vehicle portfolio at the right time and enable eVersum to position itself as a full-range Austrian vehicle OEM.
eVersum is pleased to announce the serial production launch of its electric on-road train, a purpose mobility solution for the attraction industry. The all new designed eTrain, featuring supreme operational efficiency combined with enhanced passenger experience, is entering serial production by October 2020 while first deliveries of the up to 65 passenger trains are scheduled for December this year.
Driven by latest technology features, the eTrain is targeting for operational cost savings of up to 70% in comparison to certain conventional Diesel models – taking cost of fuel and maintenance into account – while offering a wide range of cabin features enhancing passenger experience.
In reflection of the positive market response, eVersum is currently ramping up production capacities to effectively reach production levels of about 50 eTrains per year.
About the eTrain
The all electric eTrain is powered by extra long-life 88 kWh Lithium-ion batteries enabling operational ranges of up to 140 km per charge at 75% load while further range extension through integrated solar panels is offered. Highest levels of efficiency are achieved through a proprietary electronic drive control system and a decouplable brake force recuperation mode. Thus, operational energy costs are reduced by up to 70% in comparison to certain conventional touristic Diesel trains. While being efficient, the drive control system’s torque vectoring control essentially augments the vehicle’s effective capabilities by enabling a gradeability of up to 28% and towing capacities of 30 metric tons. The modular design of the vehicle’s lightweight composite structure enables the build of trailer sizes in terms of lengths and width, providing utmost flexibility to the operator for the convenient transport of up to 65 passengers. The technical characteristics of the eTrain are complemented by smart passenger cabin features such as perfectly integrated air condition systems, integrated infotainment amenities and various seat configurations as well as cabin concepts, reaching from classic hop-on hop-off seating to exquisite VIP configurations. Moreover, the eTrain is supplied with either on-board or off-board charging systems and solar panel-equipped way stations.
eVersum, based in Austria and Slovenia, engages in the development and production of leading-edge technology electric vehicles with a focus on commercial and special vehicles. Founded in 2016, the company has developed a portfolio of electric mid-range passenger transportation solutions and emerged as well-known engineering partner of the commercial vehicle industry. In 2020, eVersum successfully launched the production of the all-electric eTrain, a modular on-road -train solution for various touristic applications. Meanwhile, the pre-series production of the so-called eShuttle, an all-electric short-haul passenger shuttle was initiated as well.
Approaching serial production of electric commercial vehicles and striving to optimize underlying processes, eVersum recently selected ORACLE’s NetSuite as ERP system to support the path to becoming a well-recognized European electric vehicle OEM. Deloitte Austria will act as the implementation partner for all of eVersum’s country organizations during the roll-out phase.
“We are pleased to have been awarded with the execution of this ORACLE NetSuite ERP implementation. eVersum’s decision, despite the difficult and extraordinary global situation during which such has been taken, shows the commitment and focus the management team puts into further driving eVersum’s business value and to constantly move at the speed of innovation”, says Mohamed Omran from Deloitte Consulting in Vienna.
As No. 1 cloud ERP system, NetSuite provides a suite of cloud-based financial and enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of more than 18,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories.
Deloitte Consulting has completed some of the largest and most complex global NetSuite implementations to date. Deloitte’s approach combines business strategy, customer engagement, technology implementation, and operational readiness into an agile framework that enables clients to realize quicker return on their software investment.
In anticipation of travel restrictions being lifted in the near future, eVersum is currently converting Airport Buses that can serve as mobile triage units evaluating passenger’s vital health signs.
The world will recover from COVID-19 but it will not remain the same. There is little doubt that the increased attention to hygiene and health screening will remain and it is quite obvious that airports will use technology to provide reassurance and confidence in flying to its passengers after the corona virus pandemic.
And eVersum would like to contribute to overcome such challenges by offering latest technology solutions that are available today in order to support a stepwise restart of flight operation, while safeguarding the best possible health protection for both passengers and staff. The eVersum mobile health check station in form of an Airport Bus offers 3 bays, each equipped with patented, latest technology equipment that allows for touchless health checks within seconds, which enables an optimized passenger flow.
Health Check Airport Buses can be used for:
-> Arriving passengers from risk countries and areas (apron check upon deboarding or in front of terminal airside)
-> Health checks before entering the terminal for departing passengers (pre-screening to avoid passengers with symptoms to even enter the airport buildings)
In a first phase, eVersum offers completely converted Airport Buses for sale or long-term rental. In a second phase, it is also foreseen to provide conversion kits for the most common airport and city bus models.
Please contact us for more information and availability.
eVersum builds an electric, solar-powered on-road train called 'eTrain' with a maximum range of 120km per charge and a permissible speed of 25km/h with on-road homologation.
Over the last few weeks, eVersum has begun taking a limited number of eTrain reservations from reference customers. The low noise & zero emission eTrain is designed to be rechargeable as quick as within 15 minutes, achieve an additional range of up to 6 km per hour of sunshine and have all-terrain capabilities with climbing abilities up to 25%.
Offering customers the option to order a range of different battery pack sizes, as well as a selection of state-of-the-art Li-ion cell technologies, we can ensure to meet the different operational requirements of our customers”, said Brigitte Aumayr, head of sales at eVersum.
“We have invested all our teams vast expertise and past experiences working on this on-road and off-road electric train and believe that the market is ready for something so consequently engineered and built, especially in combination with the overall appealing design”, eVersum CEO Holger Postl stated in an interview.
This innovative and environmentally friendly vehicle answers the ever-growing need for sustainable mobility solutions and can be used for a vast variety of applications. From sightseeing tours to theme parks, zoos to beach resorts, from wine estates to factory tours and airports; possible areas of application are widely diversified.
The roll-out of public transport in rural areas is on the agenda of both local and federal governments throughout Europe. Providing citizens in rural areas and villages smaller than 5k people with sufficient public transport options is understood to both increase the quality of living and to help saving the planet. However, it has proven difficult in the past to implement economically viable solutions stemming from the lack of purpose-optimized vehicles.
eVersum is addressing the needs and restrictions arising from public transport operation in rural areas with the development of the so-called eShuttle, an electric shuttle bus with a passenger capacity of up to 30 people, technically concepted and cost-optimized for the very purpose.
“eVersum's eShuttle is the consequent realization of a 21st century electric vehicle, that allows to perform comfortable passenger transport in sparsely populated regions and villages at the right kind of cost” says Pete Speck, Head of Business Development at eVersum.
eVersum is currently developing an entire operations scheme together with supra-regional partners in Austria to roll out a public transport concept based on the eShuttle, that comes at a considerably smaller price tag compared to a full-featured electric city bus. Planned SOP is scheduled for Q2/2021.
Electric public transport can be a considerable contribution to help our planet recovering from an excess amount of man-made emissions. However, the hype about electric vehicles of all kinds seems to neglect the fact that the selected battery cell technology does have decisive influence on the degree of environmental sustainability of electric vehicles.
Used raw-materials and their geographic origin, production processes, cycle life and recycling or second life considerations do determine whether the carbon footprint of an electric vehicle is actually smaller than the one of conventionally powered ones.
For that reason and in order to offer the most sustainable solution to date, eVersum - on the one hand - chooses battery cell technology that allows to minimize the use of eco-unfriendly materials and chemicals and that - on the other hand - offers an extraordinarily high cycle-life with 15,000+ full charging cycles, thus reducing life-cycle emissions to a bare minimum.
The good news for buyers and operators of eVersum’s electric vehicles including the so-called eTrain and the eShuttle is that the total life-cycle costs (LCC) of the vehicles do decrease as well thanks to the utilization of such advanced battery cell technology.