Clevon receives the first autonomous vehicle license in Europe

Written by Kfir Kedem – September 01, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Clevon was founded in 2008 in Estonia as an automation developer. In 2018, the company released its first vehicle targeted at the last-mile distribution market. Since then, Clevon has been getting the vehicle ready for the road through multiple pilot projects – including one with DPD Netherlands.

The pilots proved to be successful, and now Clevon is the first company in Europe licensed to operate unmanned vehicles in public. The vehicle is known as the “Clevon 1” and uses a modular platform to allow distributors the flexibility of multiple delivery applications (e.g. closed box, flatbed, etc.). Clevon has already partnered with multiple distribution partners including DHL, DPD, and multiple smaller distributors in the Baltic area.

Auto Trendy’s take:

Few companies worldwide can confidently say that they have the first autonomous vehicle license in their continent. Alibaba has theirs in China, Hyundai just received theirs for robotaxis in the US, and now Clevon joins them with Europe. This feat is highly impressive and will hopefully lead to optimized retail and food distribution.