Electric “Tuk Tuk”: Biliti Electric brings GMW Taskman to Europe

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The US company Biliti Electric is still a very young start-up and wants to market electric vehicles for the city with innovative functions. The first is the “GMW Taskman”, a “Tuk-Tuk”-like, three-wheeled vehicle equipped with a battery changing system. The company would also like to bring the e-mobile to Europe and especially Germany.

The GMW Taskman is a compact cargo vehicle (LxWxH: 2.7 x 1.28 x 1.74 meters) with a payload of 300 kg to be fast at 40 km/h. According to Biliti, the batteries have a range of 80 km per charge and should be able to be fully recharged within 3.5 hours or replaced in about a minute. Charging takes place via the vehicle itself or by connecting it directly to the power grid. The Taskman is also the world’s first three-wheel electric vehicle equipped with a replaceable battery system (Smart Swap).

In Portugal already from 9.990 euros available

According to Biliti, the commercial vehicle is used by e-commerce companies such as Amazon, Flipkart (Walmart), IKEA, SokoWatch, Uber and Zomato, among others. To date, these vehicles have covered more than 32 million kilometers and delivered around 12 million parcels. There will also be a version for refuse collection: the “DumpSTAR”. This has a hydraulic unloading system and a system for separating the different types of waste. Thanks to the app and cloud synchronization, intelligent control and management of individual vehicles or the entire fleet is also possible.

Market entry in Portugal via the subsidiary GMW Europe was announced in mid-November. Here the company plans to set up a production facility with a capacity of up to 500 vehicles per month for distribution throughout Europe. This corresponds to a total investment for the next three years of around 20 million euros in Portugal and on the European market. Because Portugal is the perfect gateway to Europe, which is particularly interesting for Biliti Electric due to increasing restrictions and driving bans. The GMW Taskman is already registered in Portugal and is available at a price of 9.990 euros available. It already contains a 7 kWh lithium battery that can be replaced by the user. Each additional battery (which is compatible with both versions of the vehicle) costs 2.400 euros.

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6 thoughts on “Electric “Tuk Tuk”: Biliti Electric brings GMW Taskman to Europe”

  1. these things are plentiful in China, pretty much the same spec if not a little more motor power and bigger batteries, but 50% cheaper.
    Unfortunately just as a rip off as Twizy and co.

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  2. Why do the startups have to come with 3 wheels?

    the 4th.The wheel is hardly significant in terms of cost, but makes the vehicle much more stable when cornering.

    If in Morocco the Citroen Ami for almost 7.000 euros end customer price can be produced, then a suitcase box version of the Ami for just under 10.000 euros to make – with 4 wheels.

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  3. From the article:

    “The batteries […] should be able to be fully recharged within 3.5 hours or replaced in about a minute.”

    within a minute? How is that supposed to work with a 7.2 kWh battery that has approx. weighs 50 kg? from one person (without auxiliary power/device) certainly not – unless there are several individual packages .. 😛

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