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The Design and Development of a Modular Cargo Pedelec: A pragmatic approach to a multifaceted product design and development process
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design, JTH, Industrial design.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Working in collaboration with Spirit Design – Innovation and Brand GmbH in Vienna, Austria, this thesis project aimed to design and develop a modular cargo pedelec for immediate implementation into the European market.

The vehicle, named Carr/e (pronounced, “carry”), is designed to be an electrically assisted (e-assist) pedaled urban cargo vehicle with versatile applications ranging from parcel delivery toprivate consumer use. Modularity was necessitated in order to accommodate all use cases. Sustainability and reducing socioeconomic pressures from urban congestion were a focus within the design methodology.

The development of the project involved elements of design and engineering with holistic, value-driven, development strategies; a pragmatic approach was emphasized. Additionally, a brand was devised for the pedelec. The aim of the brand is to facilitate consumer recognition and, thus, market prevalence. Ultimately, an empirically validated product with a market-driven design was devised. Next steps will be to physically validate the pedelec with working prototypes before it is introduced into the European market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 123
Keywords [en]
Pedelec, Electric Bicycle, E-Bike, Cargo Bike, Delivery Bike, Post, Mail, Sustainability, City Logistics, Last-Mile, Bike Logistics
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46963ISRN: JU-JTH-PRU-2-20190168OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-46963DiVA, id: diva2:1375100
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Spirit Design - Innovation and Brand GmbH
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JTH, Product Development
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Available from: 2019-12-04 Created: 2019-12-04 Last updated: 2019-12-04Bibliographically approved

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