It is not just the manufacturers and technology companies that are investing in electric cars. ZF, a maker of automotive technology, announces that it will produce the e.Go Mover, stand-alone and electric car in 2019. Developed in partnership with e.Go Mobile AG, the model will be presented at the German Commercial Car Show in September.
E.Go Mover was introduced by the company in the form of a bus, but would be adapted so that companies use their space to load packages for deliveries. Series production will be made in Germany with a five-digit annual manufacturing volume. ZF expects to be able to produce one million units in the next five to seven years.
Totally electric, the e.Go Mover uses an artificial intelligence and sensors to walk autonomously, commanded by a computer called ProAI. It uses a 150 kW motor (equivalent to 204 hp) and the battery has a capacity of 60 kWh, enough to walk for up to 10 hours.
Initially, we expect automated driving activities to become increasingly common at the facilities of logistic companies and warehouses, at ports or in agricultural environments, since, under these conditions, operations tend to be more recurrent and environments are not very complex “Explains Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF. In a second moment, the technology would be more used in the transport of loads and passengers.