On September 20th, and as part of the acts taking place during the European Mobility Week, CITET (Innovation Centre for Logistics & Transportation) hosted, together with Vienenbici, the presentation of KeelWit’s recently created TEC (Electric Trike for downtown Last Mile Distribution) to authorities and logistic companies.
This event gathered Mrs. Eva Piera, Economy & Employment Deputy Minister of Madrid’s Regional Government, Mr. Federico Jiménez de Parga, Transportation General Manager of Madrid’s Regional Government, Mr.Carlos López Jimeno, Industry General Manager of Madrid’s Regional Government, Mr.Javier Rubio de Urquía, Madrid’s City Hall Mobility Coordinator, Mrs. Paz Valiente, Environment Deputy Director for Madrid’s City Hall, Mr. Eduardo Zapata,Secretary General of UNO (Logistics & Ttransportation Employer’s Organization) and CITET’s Director, as well as first rank executives of the main logistic companies (SEUR, TNT, etc.).
After a brief demo on how TNT currently operates in La Latina quartier, with this kind of vehicles, these authorities approached the TEC to receive deeper information on its advantages and performance and finally rode it around the open square of Mercado Puerta de Toledo.
Eva Piera emphasized the Regional Government’s support to CITET and eco-friendly projects as TEC, “due to several reasons but specially due to the strong R&D efforts done in logistics & transportation in order to improve small companies’ competitiveness and create new job and business opportunities”.
As Eduardo Zapata stated, “TEC is a technologically advanced vehicle, with a highly efficient energy use, non-polluting, and it allows a flexible, comfortable and silent last mile distribution business, combined with traditional logistic schemes. There is no doubt that it is a realistic solution for many mobility and environmental problems linked to traditional transportation within city boundaries”.
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