Italy’s Red Cross Gets E-Bikes
The Italian FIVE GROUP (Fabbrica Italiana Veicoli Elettrici) has started the delivery of the electric assisted bicycles commissioned by the Italian Red Cross which for the last year has been carrying out a project called “Tempo della Gentilezza (Time for Kindness)” to stand with people affected by Covid-19 pandemic.
The Italian Red Cross initiative was launched to provide support to the most vulnerable people all over the country where different Committees have activated services for the elderly or for the persons who are immunodeficient like – for example – grocery, drugs and essential goods deliveries. A kind of support that from now can also rely on a 100% Made in Italy green vehicle which can enable thousands of CRI volunteers to reach people alone or in difficulty in a widespread and sustainable way.
The new e – bike bought by the Italian Red Cross is produced under the Italwin brand in Bologna, in the factory of the group – a modern complex completely independent from the viewpoint of energy thanks to a dual photovoltaic system – and it was created on the basis of the Nuvola Lite that is the reference model in the Urban segment of the manufacturer’s range.
The main technical features include the exclusive white livery of the aluminum frame with low down tube, 26″ wheels, led lights, a 7 speed Shimano frame and a 500 Wh FIVE battery with Samsung cells.
The bicycle is also equipped with a multifunction display with led indicators and a soft start device which helps from a standing restart.
Fabio Giatti – CEO of the FIVE GROUP – has also mentioned the “restart” emphasizing “the value of this project – that thanks to solidarity and proximity – is certainly an essential support for those most in need and also an opportunity for the different communities to get up again: congratulations to the Italian Red Cross for this project”.
“We are happy that we had the opportunity to work with the Italian Red Cross and above all – added Giatti at the end – to know that our products will support its staff throughout our country”.
A first stock of bicycles already reached the CRI operating offices in Legnano (MI), Settimo Torinese (TO), Rome and Salerno.