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Press release of “Made-in-France Major Exhibition” 07/2021

Cycleurope, Valeo and STOR-H create a hydrogen-powered cargo tricycle that revolutionizes deliveries in city centers.

 

The “KHOLOS” cargo tricycle combines several innovations to offer a unique mobility solution for the green city of tomorrow. Three companies known for their state-of-the expertise, Cycleurope, Valeo and STOR-H have combined their know-how to develop an innovative vehicle that facilitates the transport of goods for last-mile deliveries. “KHOLOS” represents the department of Aube at the “Made-in-France Major Exhibition” at the Élysée Palace.

Paris, June 25, 2021,

Chosen from among 2,300 innovations, “KHOLOS” represents the Aube department at the “Made-in-France Major Exhibition” in 2021.This innovative hydrogen-powered electric cargo tricycle responds to a strong societal need, since the development of clean light urban mobility is one of France’s big challenges.

Cycleurope, Valeo and STOR-H have combined their expertise and know-how to invent a new generation of cargo bicycles, combining performance, carrying capacity, durability and environmental protection. “KHOLOS” has been specially designed to meet the needs of last-mile delivery and collection in urban and suburban areas.

Its innovative character is the reason this cargo tricycle was chosen to be one of the 126 French products exhibited at the Elysée Palace on July 3 and 4, 2021 as part of the “Made-in-France Major Exhibition” where each department and territory of France will be represented.

“KHOLOS”, the future of last-mile delivery

“KHOLOS”, a hydrogen-powered electric vehicle developed by Cycleurope, Valeo and STOR-H, has a pendular chassis, offering comfort and ergonomics at low speeds while guaranteeing optimal safety at moderate and high speeds. Handling is not affected by payload, as the carrying volume can be up to 1.3 m³ for a weight of 150 kg. The cargo tricycle benefits from oversized 2.3 mm thick hydraulic disc brakes (compared to the usual 2.0 mm) that guarantee longer life and improved braking performance with heavy loads.

Powered by Valeo’s technology, developed in partnership with Effigear, and manufactured in France, a 48V electric motor and an adaptive seven-speed automatic gearbox integrated into one module in the crankset, provide the best electric assistance for bikes to date. With its 130 Nm (Newton*meters), it multiplies the cyclist’s effort by eight. On a cargo bike, Valeo’s electric assistance  allows the cyclist to effortlessly climb a 14% grade (the equivalent of a parking ramp), with a 150kg load, while moving forwards or backwards.

Finally, “KHOLOS” uses the STOR-H cartridges that store green hydrogen to power a fuel cell, thus replacing a conventional battery. Since the hydrogen is stored at extremely low pressures, the STOR-H cartridge is perfectly safe for the user. STOR-H cartridges are removable, refillable (more than 5000 times) and interchangeable in 1 easy click. They can be recharged at the office or at home with the STOR-H home charger or by exchanging empty cartridges for full ones in the STOR-H vending machine network in a matter of seconds. The lifetime of a STOR-H cartridge is between 10 and 15 years.

Product benefits:

● Load up to 150 kg and 1.3 m³ of carrying volume.
● Europallet format for rear transport.
● Innovative pendular articulation that has been patented, guaranteeing comfort and enhanced safety on the road.
● 48V electric motor and a seven-speed adaptive automatic transmission (forward and reverse).
● Green hydrogen energy in a cartridge that is easy to integrate and use.

  • About compagnies  :
    The Cycleurope Group designs, produces and distributes bicycles and electrically-assisted bikes for all purposes. The Group has an exclusive global license for the Peugeot brand, and owns several other brands: Gitane, Bianchi, DBS, Monark, Crescent, Kildemoes and Everton. The group markets bikes and e-bikes for all usage segments and has three European production units, including one in France, in Romilly-sur-Seine. This site is the VPE skills centre for the group as a whole. A leader in this market, and a partner of La Poste for several years now, Cycleurope constantly innovates in response to mobility issues.
    Website : cycleurope.fr

    Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. In 2020, the Group generated sales of 16.4 billion euros and invested 12% of sales in Research and Development. As of December 31, 2020, Valeo had 187 plants, 20 research centers, 43 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employed 110,300 people in 33 countries worldwide. Valeo is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.
    Website : valeo.com

    STOR-H Founded in 2017 by its parent company AAQIUS, STOR-H has developed a technology standard to use green hydrogen in a canister to power carbon-free electric vehicles. STOR-H deploys a complete mobility ecosystem. Empty hydrogen cartridges are refilled at home with the STOR-H Home Charger and can also be exchanged for full ones in a matter of seconds in the automatic STOR-H vending machines, providing unlimited range and zero refill time. STOR-H is an “ALL-IN-ONE” offer for companies, cities and consumers, including a catalog of vehicles (bikes, scooters, cars), an unlimited energy package, services including insurance and maintenance, in a mobile application that allows you to manage your fleet with a single “click”. STOR-H makes hydrogen mobility simple and accessible for all.
    Website : stor-h.com

     

    Press contact :
    Ghislaine Darras Cycleurope Communication Manager
    Mobile: 06 07 76 52 36
    Mail: ghislaine.darras@cycleurope.fr

    Leila Ouabbou Event and communication STOR-H
    Mobile: 06 64 83 35 49
    Mail: leila.ouabbou@aaqius.com