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  1. New additions at myStromer AG

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    Three new team members strengthen the speed pedelec brand’s offering, across technology, marketing and account management roles.

    Christoph Lindlein is responsible for global marketing management in his role as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Franz Reindl is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and heads the R&D department and Lennart Wolff is looking after the region of Northern Germany as the new Stromer and Desiknio Account Manager. Since August 2023, Christoph Lindlein (37) from Germany has worked as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and headed the company’s marketing strategies.

    After completing his degree in Sports Economics and Management at German Sport University Cologne and in International Marketing in Melbourne, Australia, Christoph Lindlein began his career in 2010 at the German sporting goods manufacturer adidas at its headquarters in Herzogenaurach. In 2011 he moved to Switzerland to join the INTERSPORT International Corporation. He successfully held several marketing positions there over the next 12 years. His most recent responsibilities included the global marketing strategy for the INTERSPORT Group and the establishment of long-term marketing partnerships with leading sports brands such as Nike, adidas and Puma. He also drove the development of the marketing strategy of exclusive brands from INTERSPORT.

    Christoph Lindlein explains why he moved to Stromer: “After more than 12 years in the sporting goods industry, I decided to change directions. Inspiring people to adopt a more active and healthier lifestyle has always been a motivating factor and driving force behind my career. I also strongly believe in the importance of more sustainable mobility and would like to be an active part of the mobility transformation – and above all inspire people to sustainably change their habits and behavior when it comes to mobility.”

    He continues: “I am convinced that authentic and emotional storytelling will strengthen the brand awareness and customer loyalty of Stromer and Desiknio over the long-term. Together with our innovative product solutions, this can not only drive the transformation of mobility and generate growth, but can even inspire our customers across generations. With Stromer and Desiknio I have found two fascinating brands with highly innovative products and an incredibly passionate team.” Christoph Lindlein works at the Stromer Campus in Oberwangen near Bern, Switzerland.

    Since March 2023, Franz Reindl (30) from Austria has been responsible for the Research & Development department as the CTO at the Stromer Campus in Oberwangen near Bern. The industrial and mechanical engineer brings with him valuable experience from the automotive industry that he can integrate into the product development for Stromer Speed Pedelecs. He joins us from KTM AG (currently Pierer Mobility) in Austria, where he most recently worked as the Head of R&D and was responsible for the Development department for the sports car series KTM X-BOW GTX, GT2 & GT-XR.

    His role includes building and leading a highly efficient 45-member Research & Development team with a clear focus on digital innovations. The expanded team works with an intense focus on developing new solutions in short time periods and is raising the quality to the next level. “Sometimes it is up to us as engineers to find solutions to the challenges of mobility. My team and I will continue to develop attractive solutions with maximum safety and comfort. Our good connections with the automotive industry will support us in our undertakings,” explains Franz Reindl.

    Starting in December of last year, Lennart Wolff (35) took on the support of Stromer and Desiknio dealers in the Northern Germany region as Account Manager and successor of Nuscha Vakilzadeh. Lennart Wolff brings an affinity for e-bikes: He has already been working in the e-bike industry for seven years. For the last five years, he worked as the store manager at the eBike Company in Hamburg. He developed his passion for Stromer early on – with his first job in the bike industry: “It was a Stromer ST2. That S-Pedelec fascinated me immediately; its power and range were just perfect for my commute. I am excited to be able to represent the brands Stromer and Desiknio in Northern Germany.”

    About Stromer

    Founded in 2010 and based in Oberwangen, Switzerland, the company is shaping the future of mobility with its Speed Pedelecs. myStromer AG produces all its e-bikes at the Oberwangen site and is the market leader in the Speed Pedelec category (fast e-bikes < 45 km/h). The company employs around 180 people, has three subsidiaries (USA, Netherlands and Romania) and sells its products in 25 countries. “Swissness” is Stromer’s promise of quality, design, precision, reliability and respect for the environment. Since 2021, the Spanish brand Desiknio has enhanced the product range with high-quality urban bikes (< 25 km/h). With its high-end products, Stromer offers commuters a contemporary mobility solution. This can be confirmed by the < 450 million kilometers traveled on Stromers. Stromer is #HereToChange.

  2. British cycling announces partnership with adaptive cycle manufacturer ICE Trikes

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    British Cycling has announced a new partnership with adaptive cycle manufacturer ICE Trikes, helping to support the growth of the Limitless disability and para-cycling programme and further widen access to the sport.

    The partnership is British Cycling’s first with an adaptive cycle manufacturer, and will see ICE Trikes become the preferred supplier to the Limitless programme, which provides clubs with support and funding to deliver activities for disabled riders. ICE Trikes have already gifted to clubs in Cornwall, Kent and the Wyre Forest through the partnership, with more trikes to be delivered throughout the year.

    Additionally, all British Cycling members are now entitled to an exclusive 8% discount on purchases from ICE, with the discount increasing to 15% for members who participate in 10 Limitless sessions, through an innovative incentive scheme.

    Since its launch in February 2023, the Limitless programme has already grown to a nationwide network of 50 clubs, and last year supported more than 1,200 riders to experience the joy of cycling. Of those participating in the programme, 95% said that it had made them feel more welcome and included in the sport.

    Ice Trike partnership

    Ahead of the announcement, British Cycling’s National Disability Manager, Lyndsey Hollands, said:

    “This is an exciting step in our long-term ambition to break down the barriers which disabled people when accessing cycling. It’s the first time British Cycling has partnered with an adaptive cycling manufacturer, and will have an incredibly positive impact on our Limitless programme and the ability of clubs to create more opportunities for riders.

    “It’s great to see some our Limitless Focus Clubs already receiving their trikes, and the joy on their riders’ faces, and we’re excited to see the partnership flourish in the years ahead.”

    Manufactured in Britain, the premium recumbent trike models are built to order to ensure a refined and comfortable ride for riders with a wide range of impairments.

    Adrian Davies, Managing Director of ICE Trikes, added:

    “Ice Trikes is incredibly proud and honoured to partner with British Cycling and to be part of Limitless; as a UK employee-owned business, our purpose is to ‘put a smile on people’s faces through inspired cycle engineering’ and we have so many customer stories of just how our trikes have changed their life for the better – regardless of age, impairment, or the ability of the rider. With British Cycling we can work to break down barriers, inspire change and create more inclusive cycling opportunities.”

    Find out more about the Limitless programme, and opportunities to get involved, here.

  3. First Podbike Frikar deliveries to Germany just around the corner

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    German purchasers of the advanced velomobile e-bike will soon receive their orders, as the brand begins strategic deliveries

    The wheels are in motion, and Podbike’s very first deliveries in Germany will take place in Bochum, Nordrhein Westfalen. This milestone represents a significant step in the brand’s journey. Podbike updates that, to ensure the smoothest experience for customers, deliveries will follow a meticulous, one-step-at-a-time approach, with thoughtful attention to detail.

    Podbike has also announced new service partner, Trimobile, to serve Nordrhein Westfalen and ensure that customers’ Podbike experience will be supported by a dedicated team.

    Along with this news, the brand share that they have opened new reservations for the Podbike FRIKAR in Europe once again, with delivery for new orders expected in 2025.

    The Podbike FRIKAR has recently been awarded with the Business Concept’s CSR Excellence Awards 2023 “Most Innovative Sustainable Urban eMobility Product – UK & Europe”. This achievement is a testament to the dedication, innovation, and sustainability that define the FRIKAR. The official announcement will take place in February 2024.

    About Podbike

    Podbike® reimagines the future of urban mobility as convenient, fun and sustainable. The company has invented an advanced e-bike to help bridge the transportation gap between cars and bicycles. Built on top of years of research and development, the T1 version of Frikar® ebike represents a new category of vehicle aimed at fighting climate change, lowering pollution and forming the transportation backbone of the smart cities of the future.

    Podbike AS was founded in 2016 by Per Hassel Sørensen (CTO and Lead Product Developer) and Anne-Lise Heggland (CEO) to address the growing challenges of urban mobility. The Podbike team is a collection of dedicated, nature-loving entrepreneurs, engineers and creatives located in Stavanger, Norway.

    The brand’s core motivation is a belief that tackling climate change is the greatest cause of our time. With a focus on sustainable and ethical production, and a product portfolio that prioritises low-carbon over low-budget, Podbike hopes to provide individuals and companies around the world with compelling transportation solutions.

    In developing the Podbike Frikar ebike, the company’s primary focus has been on improving existing velomobile designs to create the world’s most desirable car and bike alternative. With its all-weather canopy, long electric-assisted range and suite of comfort and function-focused features, the Frikar ebike is well positioned to become a vital part of global transportation infrastructure.

    Learn more at www.podbike.com

  4. MAHLE SmartBike Systems and ZyroFisher: new full-service assistance for dealers and riders

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    • MAHLE SmartBike Systems extends its service assistance in UK offering a dedicated after sales support for the electric bicycles equipped with their systems.
    • ZyroFisher, leader aftermarket and warranty service, will be in charge to provide this comprehensive service for dealers and riders.

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems portfolio has grown exceptionally in recent years and currently, more than 80 leading industry brands worldwide are powering their most innovative and technologically advanced electric bicycles with X20 and X35+ Systems, beside accessories such as Range Extenders, PulsarONE and eShifters.

    Guided by this wide presence and the continuous dialogue between the brands, dealers and riders, this MAHLE SmartBike Systems and ZyroFisher agreement allows to offer a comprehensive warranty and support service for both dealers and end users in UK. It also makes it easier to contact for warranty claims and get detailed information about MAHLE’s systems.

    This partnership with ZyroFisher will allow MAHLE SmartBike Systems to expand the reach of its innovative systems and will improve efficiency within the value chain, providing top-notch aftermarket distribution support.

    Dealers and end users are advised to contact support at: Mahle.Service@zyrofisher.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)800 051 7557 with any enquiries.

    About MAHLE SmartBike Systems:

    MAHLE SmartBike systems is the leading supplier of hardware and software solutions behind some of the most innovative eBikes in the world. Its innovative solutions are guided by continuous dialog between the bicycle brands, dealers, and riders. Headquartered in Palencia (Spain), MAHLE SmartBike Systems is the subsidiary of MAHLE Group, leading international supplier to the automotive industry. commitment to innovation and technology for the design and development of the most compact, light, and smart drive systems for eBikes, MAHLE SmartBike Systems by partnering with ZyroFisher can further solidify its position as a leader in the eBike market and bring its innovative solutions to even more riders around the world.

    About ZyroFisher:

    ZyroFisher is a leading distributor of brands into the cycling market in the UK. They enable brands to reach their full potential, offering a complete end-to-end service to connect with the end consumer, as well as offering warranty services. Representing some of the most well-known brands in the industry they are based on a state-of-the-art 100,000 sqm ft warehouse in the Northeast of England.

  5. Swobbee joins DOT Studio project for safer e-micromobility battery charging solutions

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    New York pilot scheme is part of administration’s “Charge Safe, Ride Safe” plan to support safe e-bike use

    Battery charging and swapping innovator, Swobbee, is excited to be part of the DOT Studio, a partnership between the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and Newlab, that aims to identify, test, and evaluate the most promising e-micromobility battery charging solutions, with the aim of improving safety and efficiency.

    As a Studio participant, Swobbee is working with key stakeholders, including New York City Fire Department and local delivery workers, to test and refine products to fit the unique needs of New York City’s food delivery workers. Learnings from the pilot will be essential for informing the City’s approach to infrastructure in the era of electric micromobility.

    The pilot will test a variety of technologies to charge e-bike batteries at multiple locations across the city.

    “New Yorkers rely on delivery workers for so much, and this innovative pilot program will test different technologies to make this technology safer as we continue to do all we can to help protect workers from the dangers that lithium-ion batteries can pose,” said New York Mayor Eric Adams. “By investing in battery-swapping networks and fast-charging e-bike docks, we’re building e-bike-friendly infrastructure and preparing our city’s streets for a new generation of users. Today’s announcement builds on our holistic strategy to ensure that we safely harness the transformative potential of e-bikes in our city.”

    “Delivery workers are under enormous economic pressure. When time is money, it’s no wonder when unsafe practices become the norm,” said Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi. “Delivery workers deserve a safe and sustainable way to make a living, as we all do. This pilot will not only protect them, but the families who share their homes. It is a crucial step in helping to create order and safety in the e-micromobility space.”

    “The tremendous growth in electric bikes and other legal, two-wheeled devices provides an exciting glimpse into a future where New Yorkers are less dependent on large, more dangerous vehicles to get around,” said New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez. “Supporting this ridership boom with safe, public infrastructure can help make our city safer and more sustainable — while providing vital infrastructure for our delivery workers, who have one of the toughest jobs in New York City. We thank Mayor Adams for his support through the ‘Charge Safe, Ride Safe’ action plan to develop this pilot.”

    “Spreading education about safe practices for lithium-ion batteries is one of the FDNY’s top priorities,” said Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “We know these fires can cause serious injury, and even death. We are grateful to our partners in city government for their out-of-the-box thinking on how we can embrace this new technology while also protecting lives.”

    Swobbee warmly invites interested industry vehicle OEMs to join them, and participate in the vehicle ecosystem, providing bikes with safe batteries for delivery workers. Visit Swobbee’s website to get in touch.

    Learn more about the pilot at the NYC Goverment website.

    About Swobbee

    As a provider of rental batteries and battery charging stations, Swobbee offers the world’s first manufacturer-independent battery swapping system. The Berlin-based green tech company supports micro-mobility businesses in implementing efficient, safe, and sustainable charging processes. Swobbee’s mission is to build a network of battery exchange stations with the goal of positively impacting the energy and mobility transition. Network effects such as cost savings and increased safety are created by reducing the distance traveled to swap batteries and by monitoring all charging processes and batteries. Swobbee’s battery exchange system allows for a risk-free and cost-optimized operation of various applications of electric micro-mobility, such as cargo bikes, scooters, kick scooters, and mopeds.

  6. Vroegh design team members interviewed by ZAG Daily

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    Senior project manager Kars Rotteveel and Designer Gaurav Savla shared insights on e-bikes, speed bikes, motorcycles, and more

    Source: ZAG Daily

    In a recent interview with ZAG Daily, VROEGH Design’s senior project manager, Kars Rotteveel, and designer, Gaurav Savla, shed light on the Dutch firm’s prowess in designing a diverse range of new mobility vehicles, with a special focus on the burgeoning e-motorcycle market.

    VROEGH Design, a multifunctional new mobility agency, has already crafted over 50 vehicles, spanning e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, e-scooters, skateboards, and other light electric vehicles for globally recognized brands. Active in 19 countries, the firm aims to assist mobility brands in tailoring vehicles to specific use cases, target demographics, and market demands.

    The spotlight is currently on e-motorcycles, reflecting the industry’s rapid growth. According to Statista, the global market for e-motorcycles, valued at nearly $46 billion, is projected to reach $110 billion by 2030. Notably, e-motorbike sales in the five largest European countries surged by 80% from 2021 to 2022, reaching over 200% in France and Germany.

    Rotteveel and Savla, both driven by a passion for innovative transportation solutions, highlighted the agency’s commitment to e-motorcycles. Rotteveel, formerly with a Dutch e-bike manufacturer, emphasizes the freedom provided by motorcycles, while Savla, with a background in designing motorbikes for Italian firm BENELLI, sees two-wheelers as more suitable for urban mobility.

    Savla elaborates, “they allow the user to be more involved in the process of travelling from A to B and are also more inclusive with the environment…The shift to e-motorbikes can be put down to convenience and reliability.”

    Discussing their design process, the team outlined a phased approach involving market analysis, user stories, and client collaboration. The engineering phase incorporates 3D printing and prototype iterations, leading to mass production. Emphasizing the importance of accessibility, the team aims to create vehicles tailored to diverse needs, ensuring the seamless transition from traditional cars to electric alternatives.

    Looking ahead, Rotteveel envisions a market segment where e-bike and e-motorbike developers converge, emphasizing the need for enhanced safety and efficiency in e-bikes and more compact designs for e-motorbikes. As the industry evolves, VROEGH Design remains at the forefront, driving innovation and shaping the future of sustainable urban mobility.

    Rotteveel is quoted in conclusion: “E-bike makers should focus on making their products safer and sturdier, while e-motorbike manufacturers can make their products smaller, lighter and more efficient. This evolution will continue in the upcoming years and the e-bike and e-motorbike developers will merge more and more into one big market segment.”

  7. Exploring Uncharted Terrain: Segway’s Latest Innovations Transform Off-Road Adventure

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    Debuting at CES 2024, the global brand’s next-generation electric bike lineup is redefining exploration

    Segway-Ninebot, the global leader in micromobility and robotics technology, unveiled its latest advancements in off-road exploration with the introduction of two groundbreaking electric bikes: the Segway Xafari and Segway Xyber. Set to launch in late 2024, these new additions promise to redefine the adventure landscape, offering unmatched capabilities and features for off-road enthusiasts.

    “We’re thrilled to introduce the launch of our Segway Xafari and Segway Xyber, representing a significant leap forward in electric bike innovation,” said Alan Zhao, Segway E-Bike Division General Manager. “These e-bikes embody Segway’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology and unparalleled performance to our riders. With adjustable features, remarkable stability and advanced connectivity, these bikes redefine what’s possible for off-road adventures.”

    Shared features across both models include:

    • Active Scene Perception: Based on the perception of the road condition and the user, the vehicle will intelligently make various actions, such as adjusting power output, turning on or off headlights, initiating or locking, and so on.
    • Seamless Connectivity: Integration with Mobile phone Health apps, and Ninebot’s vehicle networking platforms.
    • Advanced Data Monitoring: Real-time tracking of mileage, speed, calories burned, and more.
    • Comprehensive Anti-Theft Measures: Featuring hidden rear wheel hub locks, Ninebot air lock AC triggering a mobile alarm, GPS functionality, and location-based alarm systems.
    • All-In-One Smart Cockpit: Integration of smart applications, electronic speakers, sensor headlights, music playback, and intelligent navigation systems on a color display dashboard.
    • Tailored Operation: Stepless power assistance setting for intuitive and adaptive control, enhancing rider convenience.

    Segway Xafari – The Urban Outdoor Explorer

    Setting a new standard in off-road capability, the Segway Xafari boasts a state-of-the-art design and performance enhancements. Engineered to tackle the toughest terrains, it promises an unrivaled adventure for enthusiasts craving the ultimate ride. Its enhanced intelligent power adjustment system dynamically responds to real-time user status and environmental conditions, ensuring seamless support for riders. With all-terrain tires and a full suspension system, it effortlessly maneuvers diverse landscapes, delivering SUV-like comfort alongside unbeatable versatility.

    Key features include:

    • One-piece Gravity casting frame, rugged and seamless
    • Full Suspension System: 80mm front suspension/70mm rear suspension + 26×3.0 inch All-terrain wheelset
    • 913 Watt-Hour High-Energy Density Battery (extending overall range by 30%, higher than average E-Bike in the U.S.)
    • 750W 80Nm Super-Power Motor
    • Turbo-Charging Supercharger (1kWh around 4 hours)
    • Easy-Adjustable Height (4’11” to 6’3″)


    Segway Xyber – The Silent Beast

    The Segway Xyber redefines e-bike riding with its exceptional design and top-tier performance, setting a new standard in the realm of shared riding experiences. It stands out with a distinctive appearance and futuristic design, resonating with trendsetting riders. Crafted specifically for two riders, it’s engineered to provide an unmatched experience. Engineered with a motorcycle-class double cradle frame system, the Xyber ensures unwavering stability and reliability across even the most challenging and rugged landscapes. The extra-large seat cushion enhances comfort for both riders, ensuring a luxurious experience on extended adventures.

    Key features include:

    • 175Nm Torque High-Speed Motor, Acceleration: 0-19.8 mph in 2.5 seconds
    • Can equip two batteries within frame of 1440 Watt-Hour to extend total range up to 95 Miles
    • Full Suspension System:120mm front suspension/120mm rear suspension
    • Customized Ultra-Wide Tires

    Segway is offering exclusive sneak peeks and demos of the Segway Xafari and Xyber e-bikes at CES 2024 (North Hall Booth #9827) from January 9th to January 12th; they will be available for purchase in late 2024. To learn more about the latest from Segway, visit the Segway newsroom. You can also follow along on social media using the hashtag #SegwayXCES2024.

    ABOUT SEGWAY-NINEBOT

    Segway-Ninebot is a global enterprise in the fields of intelligent short-distance transportation and service robots. In 1999, Segway was established in Bedford NH, US, which is the world leader in commercial-grade, electric, self-balancing personal transportation. Ninebot is an intelligent short-distance transportation equipment operator integrating R&D, production, sales, and service, established in Beijing, 2012. As Segway and Ninebot completed a strategic combination in 2015, Segway-Ninebot came into being. At present, the company’s businesses are all around the world and have subsidiaries in Beijing, Seattle, Bedford, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Seoul, Singapore, Munich, Changzhou, and Tianjin, selling products in more than 80 countries and regions. With the world-renowned intellectual property, Segway-Ninebot will create more products that will lead the users and the entire industry into the future. For more information, please visit http://www.segway.com.

  8. CIXI scoops German Design Award and Lapiz de Acero Award

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    The French makers of patented electronic pedal technology have been recognised with industry honours

    CIXI has announced the well-earned achievement of being awarded in the German Design Awards 2024 as Excellent Product Design in the category of Bicycles and E-Bikes.

    The GDA jury states:
    “The PERS Chainless Pedalling System for all types of e-bikes is an innovative electronic crankset with an automatic transmission that works without a chain and still promises a natural pedaling feeling.”

    CIXI’s PERS technology adapts pedal resistance according to the rider’s style, to offer a tailor-made experience. This system does not require great athletic effort to actively travel 20 or 30 km, the electronic crankset system makes active mobility possible and enjoyable for all. CIXI has aimed to remove the geometrical constraints of mechanical transmission, making the PERS a versatile and competitive product able to fit diverse architectures and applications, from regular and cargo bikes to high-speed vehicles.

    CIXI’s design team was also honored with the 2023 Lapiz de Acero Award for the ROVER 45 concept bicycle design in collaboration with LOOK Cycle. One of 66 winners across a variety of outstanding design, as one of the first concrete applications of chainless urban speed p​edelec bicycle technology, the ROVER 45 reveals other possibilities in creating new types of vehicles.

    CIXI was further delighted to be named one of the winners of STMicroelectronics France’s 1st edition of its ST for Startups – Sustainability Challenge France.

  9. My-eScooter calls for a reform of tax benefits for sustainable mobility

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    My-eScooter, a company from Nivelles specialized in the production and distribution of innovative electric scooters, reopens the debate on the tax benefits of soft mobility for companies.

    It may sound absurd, but in Belgium it is currently not possible to use your mobility budget for scooters or other sustainable means of company transport. They are simply not considered “bicycles” in the eyes of the law. In practice, however, electric scooters are already part of the solution. As an example, consider the My-eScooter scooters from GSK and ALD.

    This is not a sharing scooter

    Talking about the growing importance of mobility budgets for companies is actually kicking in an open door. The integration of personal electric scooters provides an additional alternative to the soft mobility of our companies, far from the shared scooters that roam our cities. The need for sustainable and flexible solutions has never been greater, except for our legislator apparently…

    Urgent: the electric scooter must be considered a “bicycle”.

    A quick refresher: since 2021, Belgian employers can enjoy a number of tax benefits to encourage their staff to make use of soft mobility. All costs specifically incurred for the purpose of promoting this use are 100% deductible as business expenses. The purchase, maintenance costs, helmets, padlocks, safety vests, batteries, leasing costs and even healthcare are all included.

    The elephant in the room:

    The legislator does not (yet) regard the electric scooter as a “bicycle”. Yet this means of transport is the perfect complement to cars and bicycles.
    There is no clear equivalence for VAA, mileage allowance or deductibility. However, electric bicycles and scooters have an electric motor and battery and solve the same problem: soft mobility over short distances.

    “This is absurd when you look at the added value of electric scooters in mobility plans. The proof is the tests carried out in collaboration with GSK and the lease applications with ALD,” underlines Sanjeev D’Souza, founder of the My-eScooter brand.

    Convincing tests at GSK

    At DSK, approximately 9,000 employees have a mobility budget. Patrick Vlasselaer, Mobility Manager, is organizing the promotion of electric scooters for the second consecutive year. “By lending the different My-eScooter models, our employees can test and find the electric scooter that suits their profile, both for commuting and for private activities. Initially, I focused on employees who live within a radius of 7 km from the head office, approximately 300 people. The feedback was very positive, thanks to the quality of the products and the innovative options for safe mobility. In consultation with my colleagues from HR, we hope to also introduce this extra soft mobility alternative in our internal offers.”

    An existing offer at Ayvens (ALD Automotive | LeasePlan)

    The leasing specialist did not wait for the legislator to include electric scooters in the offer for companies, but the fiscal brake is already noticeable. When leasing, Irene Malla, Product Manager, pays close attention to 3 criteria: “The quality of the product, the range of maintenance and the flexibility of the solution. I found this added value at My-eScooter. The portfolio is innovative, there is They also have an after-sales service in Belgium and they offer battery regeneration if necessary. We regret that Belgian legislation is an obstacle for our customers, because the demand is certainly there.”

    About My-eScooter

    My-eScooter is a Belgian company specialized in the production and distribution of innovative electric scooters. Their mission is to encourage alternative and sustainable mobility at work and for personal use. The range of innovative and environmentally friendly products includes electric scooters with replaceable batteries and an exclusive battery regeneration service. As a Belgian company, My-eScooter is the partner of the most important players in the field of mobility. www.my-escooter.com

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