Chicken franchise BBQ of Genesis BBQ group (Chairman Yoon Hong-keun) announces start of safe and environmentally friendly delivery service by introducing ‘Twizy’, the chicken industry's first electric vehicle (EV).
Currently, Twizy is being used for delivery at BBQ branch stores such as Family Townships and Jong-ro Headquarters. The company plans to introduce a total of 1,000 units into the family in 2018, beginning with the introduction of 60 units in May for the BBQ family (merchants and families).
Twizy is an ultra-compact electric car that is expected to be the most efficient and innovative urban means of transportation. In particular, it is an optimal model for a local retail logistics transport vehicle, with its truck space expanding up to 180L, and its doors opening up to 90 degrees with a caissar wing that goes up like a supercar. Above all, the Twizy is equipped with an in-vehicle protection device and a four-point safety belt and airbags to ensure delivery personnel safety.
Especially, the low cost of fuel (18.5~27.8 dollars per month), which electric cars boast, can significantly reduce the burden on self-employed people, and can also help improve air quality, thereby creating an environmentally friendly delivery culture.
In order to overcome the disadvantages and limitations of existing delivery motorcycles, BBQ signed an MOU, ‘BBQ-Seoul-Renault Samsung Motors’ in 2015 to introduce Twizy for the first time in the restaurant franchise industry, but it was not possible to operate such a vehicle because it did not provide classification and safety standards. However, this year’s deregulation has made it possible for BBQ to introduce Twizy for chicken delivery.
“In 1995, BBQ launched BBQ Express, a chicken delivery service provider, opened a new chapter in the chicken delivery culture, introducing Twizy for the first time in the chicken industry, and now taking the safety of the family a top priority. With the introduction of Twizy, it is expected that safe and convenient delivery culture will be developed in the future,” said Chairman Yoon Hong-keun.