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Ex-Minister of Transport and e-Mobility Expert join Norwegian e-Bike Start-Up CityQ 

LEVA-EU member CityQ is in the process of developing a new 4 wheel e-bike with car-like features, such as a roof for weather protection as well as sophisticated technology for comfort. The company is one of the pioneers in the European light electric vehicle industry. Today, the innovative Norwegian start-up has attracted two senior transportation experts that will join the team and take the company to the next level.

Ketil Solvik Olsen, the former Norwegian Minister of Transportation joins the Board of Directors together with e-mobility expert and Chairman, Morten Wiese. They will both serve as advisors for the company.

“I have followed CityQ since I was Minister of Transportation, and I look forward to contributing and advocating this new green mobility concept. Cycling is healthy and sustainable for the environment and it is becoming increasingly important and efficient for inner-city commuting.  CityQ is making cycling more convenient and attractive in all kinds of weather,” says Solvik Olsen.

Chairman of the Board, Morten Wiese has extensive experience within the automotive industry and was engaged in THINK, the pioneering Norwegian electric car manufacturer. He is also the Chairman of the Board at MoveAbout, the first car-sharing operator and e-mobility service in the world to go 100% electric.

“CityQ might look like a car but is an e-bike.  It has a roof, doors and the capacity to transport both passengers and cargo. E-bikes are a more efficient and convenient mode of transport for inner-city travel and you will not get stuck in traffic.  Moreover, there is no need to search for costly parking.  I am looking forward to contributing to a cleaner and less congested traffic in European cities”, says Wiese.

The CityQ team includes senior resources with experience in developing and launching electric-cars, motor-bikes, bicycles and e-mobility sharing. CityQ is launching its latest version beginning of June 2020 and opening up for pre-ordering.

Find more information @ CityQ LinkedIn or @ CityQ website.

Daan van Dieren

Daan is a policy officer for LEVA-EU

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