Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV), the Oxford-based sustainable zero-emissions transport manufacturers, have confirmed that LaundryHeap have ordered 200 EAV2Cubed vehicles.
The £2.6 million order will be delivered during the back-end of 2021 and throughout 2022 to the internationally expanding on-demand laundry and dry cleaning platform.
Founded by Deyan Dimitrov in 2014, LaundryHeap offers direct-to-door laundry and dry-cleaning services to consumer and business customers, including many city-based major brands. The platform allows users to have their laundry collected, washed, ironed and returned to them in a guaranteed turnaround time of 24 hours.
The business is experiencing rapid growth, partly driven by their pandemic offering of a ‘virus wash’ which carried on into the post-pandemic urban business environment, as well as their focus on green cleaning techniques.
LaundryHeap are focusing on creating a high sustainability supply chain as well as deploying low-carbon transport with the EAV2Cubed.
Deyan Dimitrov, LaundryHeap founder, said: “We’ve trialled the EAV2Cubed for the last year and it’s been a tremendous success for us. The operational efficiency of an eCargo bike in comparison to a van has become really easy to see and work with.
“Our EAV’s can move around the city almost twice as fast as vans, and the fact that they make almost no environmental impact whatsoever, gives us a much more carbon neutral status as a business.
“We’re rapidly growing as a business but we’re also maintaining our sustainability and environmental focus which is essential to the ethos of LaundryHeap.”
Operating in Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East, LaundryHeap will be deploying the EAV2Cubed vehicles throughout their international locations.
Leo Bethell, EAV head of business partnerships, said: “Companies like LaundryHeap are perfect partners for us. They have environmental sustainability at the heart of their operations, but they need the highest levels of efficiency and performance to achieve their business objectives.
“Using eCargo bikes in urban environments is much more efficient and effective than vans, combustion engine or electric. We’re lighter and quicker and easier to operate.
“The fact that LaundryHeap has placed such a substantial order shows their commitment to the future of urban transport and their business which is going from strength to strength.”