December 2020 – LEVA-EU member CityQ and their project with UpSteam resulted in a Norwegian and Estonian grant, ICT Green. CityQ will deliver 10 customized cargo ebikes for the mobile carwash teams of UpSteam by the beginning of 2021.
The project between CityQ and UpSteam has been awarded a Norwegian – Estonia grant, ICT Green. This award is a business development program aiming to increase value creation and sustainable growth in the Estonian business sector.
UpSteam ordered 10 customized cargo ebikes from CityQ this year in Autumn. The LEVA-EU member plans to deliver their vehicles early 2021. This will enable UpSteam to deploy mobile carwashing teams with high tech, weather proof ebikes.
“UpSteam is a green clean tech company, so replacing our own car traffic with cycling makes sense. And with CityQ we can bring all our equipment by ebike – and not having to worry about traffic, parking or car free areas. It is efficient, sustainable and innovating – aligned with our UpSteam mission,” says Martin Kristerson in UpSteam.
“In order to replace car traffic with cycling, cities need this type of innovation. Only 30% of us cycle in bad weather. CityQ makes cycling more convenient. And similar to electric cars we replace mechanics with software and connectivity. As with a Tesla car or your smart phone, CityQ can be repaired, updated and added newfunctionalities via the web – by automatic software updates and new App versions,” according to founder of CityQ, Morten Rynning.