All-electric, silent, emission-free Paxster enables efficient, eco-friendly food delivery to homes and offices in cities.
Home food delivery has risen dramatically in recent years, driven by changing consumer habits, technological advances and a global pandemic.
While convenient and beneficial in many ways, this trend has an environmental downside. If left unchecked, the amount of CO₂ emissions from delivery vehicles will increase by 32 per cent in the next decade, or 6 million metric tons, and traffic congestion will increase by 21 per cent.
Paxster is an all-electric utility vehicle designed for last-mile delivery in urban areas. The vehicle has a semi-open design with no doors, allowing drivers to enter and exit quickly. This means more deliveries, in less time, over a larger area – all in an eco-friendly manner. As a result, food businesses can reduce their delivery lead times, making them more competitive.
The vehicle is available in two versions, Delivery 1000L and Cargo 1250L, both with a load-carrying capacity of 240 kg. Approximately 2.3 m long, Paxster has a normal range of 80–100 km and a maximum speed of 45–60 km/h.
All vehicles come with PaxsterConnect, an open API fleet management product for increasing productivity and reducing operating costs.
Paxster’s small size allows drivers to easily manoeuvre in city traffic and find parking in congested areas, even on sidewalks. Moreover, the large cargo space relative to the vehicle’s overall size makes delivery trips greener and more efficient.
Paxster consumes less electricity than larger electric vehicles. It also has lower operating costs than other electric vehicles or ICEs, reducing the total cost of fleet ownership.
Paxster comes with a range of options. A temperature-controlled cargo space ensures that both hot and cold food arrives fresh to the customers, and advanced onboard technology options include real-time location monitoring, push notifications, custom triggers and temperature logs for a better customer experience.
Demand for delivery services has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Technological advances and shifting consumer expectations have further contributed to a rapid increase in the number of food and retail businesses offering home delivery services. These developments have led to an explosion in the European online food delivery market, which is expected to reach USD 20.27 billion by 2026.
Paxster is already being used by several large food businesses, such as Domino’s Pizza and Premier Stores. The company’s main market is Europe.
3. Good health and well-being
Paxster helps to improve ambient air quality and reduce noise pollution for city dwellers.
11. Sustainable cities and communities
Paxster makes home food delivery emission-free, helping to reduce the adverse environmental impact of cities.