e.GO Moove gets street approval
The first People Mover from e.GO Moove has now been given street approval for public road use from the end of December 2020. This means that the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has certified.GO Moove GmbH as a vehicle manufacturer.
Also at the end of the year, the company Miltenyi Biotec from the German region of Bergisch Gladbach acquired a number of e.GO Moove shares from ZF as part of the next financing round. For its part, ZF will remain on board as a system partner and supplier for the city company’s vehicles. Both Miltenyi Biotec and Zf have agreed not to disclose the purchase price and financing volume of the e.GO Moove shares exchanged.
“Both the People Mover and the Cargo Mover have great potential. We are very happy to participate in this sustainable development from NRW,” said Stefan Miltenyi, founder and CEO of Miltenyi Biotec, about the investment.
“We are pleased that we can now enter into closer relationships with further strategic partners and investors and continue the product development and series production preparation for the People Mover and the Cargo Mover,” said Prof. Dr Günther Schuh, CEO of e.GO MOOVE GmbH.
Like the first representative of the Mover family, the People Mover, the Cargo version should also be able to be equipped with a fuel cell range extender on request. The People Mover unveiled in 2018 has nine seats and six standing places and should be able to drive for up to ten hours in the city centre (without the range extender).
The first Cargo Mover version was presented to the public in spring 2021, while the very first concept was already presented in December 2019. The cargo version of the commercial electric vehicle, with its low-floor concept and cubic design, is expected to score particularly well with commercial operators. The manufacturer promises “an above-average interior size and very good accessibility”.
Series production of the People Mover is already planned for the end of 2021.
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