EsCargo is a zero emissions cargo motorcycle designed by RMIT Industrial Design student and 2016 Green Innovator finalist, Oscar Fehlberg. It moves small-scale freight within busy urban streets.
[Title] 2016 Green Innovators EsCargo Video Transcript.
[Additional information] The song “Start Up” by Amillion plays throughout the video while it is narrated by student Oscar Fehlberg.
2016 Green Innovators
EsCargo: A Cargo Motor-cycle
Time lapse of the busy intersection between Flinders and Swanston Street.
Narrator (Oscar Fehlberg):
Melbourne is undergoing a rapid population growth, with Melbourne's population set to double to almost 7.7 million by 2051.
Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
Student Oscar Fehlberg speaks to the camera while in a class-room.
This means that there will be a sustained and increasing strain placed upon our transport systems. Online shopping coupled with global distribution will add to road pollution, causing further environmental pressures.
People walking down Swanston Street, taxis lined at a cab rank, trams moving down Swanston Street and couriers transporting goods in the city.
In a city with a growing population and complex logistical needs, a delivery system with minimal environmental impact appears near impossible.
EsCargo is a zero emissions cargo motorcycle designed to move small-scale freight within congested urban streets in a timely manner.
[Visuals] Camera zooms into Oscar Fehlberg’s EsCargo bike, followed by Multiple shots of the bike from different angles.
It proposes a shift in the way that we move goods, and it eradicates the need to build further infrastructure to maintain our current logistical model of large loads on large vehicles.
EsCargo is a flexible solution that responds to change and strengthens localised delivery. The EsCargo motorcycle has the ability to cross a metropolitan area in a timely and sustainable way.
Multiple scenes of the EsCargo in use driving around the city.
Built with green energy infrastructure and an electric drive-train, EsCargo aims to achieve zero emissions delivery.
A still shot of the EsCargo bike with animated text pointing out various features of the bike.
“Versatile tie down solution” “Lightweight cable steering” “Upright sitting position” “15KW swing arm mounted motor” “13 inch wheels”
The cargo hold of the bike increases its carrying capacity tenfold over existing motorcycles and the strong ladder-frame can carry up to 150 kilos.
Shots of goods being packed onto the EsCaego bike and large trucks driving through the city
Waiting for large trucks to navigate through busy urban streets can be costly and cargo bicycles become impractical in the outer suburbs.
A bird’s eye view animation of a busy road lined with trucks and EsCargo bikes merging across lanes to bypass trucks.
This is where the EsCargo comes in.
Close up shots of the EsCargo bike.
The design is easily adaptable to suit many jobs, whether it’s mail, consumer goods or even fresh foods.
Close up shots of consumers purchasing fruit and vegetables from a market, people carrying shopping bags down the street and a wide shot of the city from Southbank.
There is huge scope and a range of applications for the EsCargo project.
As customers and corporations, our expectations of delivery are exceeding the capabilities of our infrastructure, and the EsCargo bike provides an adaptable and sustainable solution to these challenges.
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