Power pack for the last mile

The Rytle emission-free mobility concept for city logistics, communal transport and intralogistics is taking root internationally. At the IAA, the new concept will present an adapter for europallets and a frame for micro-hubs on small trucks, among other things.

 fully networked cargo bike that can move packages, parcels and other packaged goods with virtually no emissions and with maximum efficiency; Rytle offers intelligent last mile logistics at minimal cost. The young company, which is a joint venture with the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group, has developed a unique solution for the last mile: “MovR” is a professional cargo bike with a loading compartment for interchangeable boxes and a hydraulic swap body, in which goods can be deposited, thus acting as a city hub. It is the only cargo bike with a replaceable load unit in Euro pallet size and is based on proven standard components, which are intelligently combined and integrated into the existing logistics chain.


Parcel services are among the first customers. “The range of applications is much broader, however: they range from public-utility transport to intralogistics,” explains Ingo Lübs, who runs the Rytle business together with Dr Arne Kruse. “Our concept is in demand worldwide and is already in use in major cities such as Paris, Hamburg, Berlin and Singapore.” Some municipalities want to implement their own last-mile concepts in order to promote bundled downtown delivery.

The team gathered around Rytle CEO, Ingo Lübs (back left) and Dr Andreas Kruse (front right), introduces the “MovR”.
The team gathered around Rytle CEO, Ingo Lübs (back left) and Dr Andreas Kruse (front right), introduces the “MovR”.

Rytle has already been awarded the 2018 European Transport Award for Sustainability. Not only does the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy support the start-up program, “German Accelerator”, it has also praised the program as one of the top 3 companies with the highest potential. The program helps start-ups enter international markets, including locations in Silicon Valley, New York and Singapore. “We have encountered intense interest, especially in Asia. Using the bike is ideal in particularly densely populated cities there, says Lübs.


Rytle will be showcased on the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group stand and will have its own stand in hall 27 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair. “Among other things, we are presenting a new pallet adapter that can be attached to the cargo bike in place of a box,” explains engineer Arne Kruse. This allows the “MovR” to carry Euro pallets. “Customers benefit from a high degree of automotive expertise with this mobility concept,” says Kruse. Rytle is made in Germany: production is located in Zerbst in Saxony-Anhalt. The bike has been patented and tested in German laboratories in accordance with the future DIN for cargo bikes. In addition, “MovR” meets all the requirements of the German Statutory Accident Insurance Association (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung, DGUV), and therefore can be used professionally in customers’ day-to-day work.

Photos: Rytle

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