alke offroadPadua, Italy | Fall 2021

Whether hill or plain, it doesn't matter: you can see them moving off-road, silently between vineyards and greenhouses. Or, in tourist resorts, as they transport material, staff and even guests. And again, during door-to-door deliveries, and also when they are busy collecting rubbish and keeping the little public green space in our cities.

Witnessing another story of possible and concrete sustainable choices are the electric work vehicles designed and produced by Alkè, in Italy, A.D 2021.

These are vehicles that, when viewed in the usual MadeinGaia scheme for business-to-business products 1, emerge as industrial products that are set to bring an increasingly low environmental and social impact to the world of light transport for work too.

Indeed, a vehicle designed for sustainable work, in addition to the obvious high standards of material quality, must also offer credible indications of its sustainability by providing information on production and management processes. And this, even in 2021, is by no means a given.
And yet, it can be done. 
 
 

alke atx340eCredit: AlkèAlkè was founded in 1990 and has its factory and headquarters in Padua.

This is where the company's electric vehicles are conceived, designed and built, relying on a solid in-house research and development department and a production line supplied by mostly Italian, or at least European, component suppliers.
 
Once painted and assembled, and once the final tests have been carried out on the finished product, the Alkè ATX comes off the production line: electric vehicles capable of carrying loads of over 1,600 kg, covering up to 200 km on a single charge and ready to go again in an hour and a half (although there are models with quick-change batteries that can be changed in 5 minutes).2.

 

These are mostly four-wheel vehicles, also with four-wheel drive, produced in batches whose bodywork varies depending on where and when the vehicle will be used, both on and off the road.

Since 2012, the production management processes at Alkè have been ISO-compliant, and are declined in the certifications of the integrated Quality, Environment, Safety system, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007.
 
Never before have pictures spoken louder than words: a look at the Alkè YouTube channel is definitely worth a few minutes. After reading these first impressions of MadeinGaia, of course.  It is certain that we will come back to talk about Alkè. 

 

More from Alkè https://www.alke.com/

 

Notes and sources in short

1.https://madeingaia.it/it/madeingaia/pensiero-e-azione/48-come-capire-riconoscere-ed-acquistare-un-prodotto-sostenibile-6-caratteristiche-da-cercare-sempre-tassello-per-tassello-beneficio-per-beneficio

2https://www.symbola.net/ricerca/100e-mobility2020/

and that they also "use standard high-frequency socket chargers that do not require any special external equipment", according to Alkè statements via facebook/ on 14 October 2021.
 
On Alke's expansion, see also

e https://www.vaielettrico.it/camioncini-alke-80-le-vendite-e-lautonomia-a-200-km/

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