1. Podbike® FRIKAR™ Signature received by first customer in Germany

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    Advanced velomobile e-bike brand announces the initial shipment arrival of new fully enclosed street vehicle

    Podbike shipped its first batch of Podbike® FRIKAR™ Signature velomobiles in late February from Norway, and now the milestone of this model being picked up by its first customer has been reached in Bochum, Germany.

    This model has also recently made an appearance at the show E BIKE DAYS in Munich, Germany on April 26-28, with the next shipment being sent out soon.

    Podbike has additionally announced a new German service partner for its community, Radlalm, giving customers the convenient option to have their velomobile delivered to, and handled by a devoted team in Munich, as an alternative to existing partner Tri-Mobil in Bochum. Radlalm can also organise direct delivery to the homes of customers.

    These recent developments have added to an already exciting year for Podbike, its FRIKAR model won the award for “Most Innovative Sustainable Urban eMobility product – UK & Europe” at The Business Concept’s CSR Excellence Awards.

  2. Podbike preparing for the next phase in its quest to become the leading provider of velomobiles:

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    Following an eventful 2021 with a string of successful launch events, EUR 3.2million in raised capital, and a record number of pre-orders, Podbike is transitioning from start-up to early growth phase. Kicking off 2022, the company is accelerating the transition by making changes to its management structure and by launching a recruitment campaign to further strengthen its team.

    Podbike founder Per Hassel Sørensen

    Podbike AS announced on the 6th of January that Åge Højmark has been appointed the new CEO of the company. Mr. Højmark will succeed Anne-Lise Heggland and will assume the responsibilities effective from January 1st, 2022. Mrs. Heggland founded Podbike together with Per Hassel Sørensen (CTO) in 2016 and has for the past six years held the role both as CEO and CFO.

    Mr. Højmark brings over 20 years of international experience within operations and business development and holds both an MSc in Engineering and an MBA. For the last 8 months he has served as COO in Podbike and has been instrumental in setting up the company for this next phase.

    New Podbike CEO, Åge Højmark

    Mrs. Heggland, who has planned this transition for some time, will continue in her role as CFO and is looking forward to dedicating more of her time to developing the financial planning and control required as the company grows.

    Both Mrs. Heggland and Mr. Sørensen are excited about the development of the company – “This is an important next step in the development of Podbike. We now have an experienced Board and Management in place to take the company through the next phase. This is the culmination of our effort since we started the company six years ago and will allow increased focus on delivering Podbike´s growth plan.” 

    Podbike, which is frequently referred to as the Tesla of e-bikes due to their novel and innovative approach, will start delivering their first product, the e-bike FRIKAR, in 2022. With global ambitions and over 3400 pre-orders the target is to grow its topline from zero to EUR 8 million during the next year and to scale up quickly from there.

    Mr. Højmark in a comment says – “It is an honor to be trusted with this responsibility. As for most start-ups, there have been many challenges during this first phase but so much has been done correctly. To be allowed the opportunity to further develop a company with such potential is a privilege. Podbike´s dedication and practical approach to green mobility and sustainability adds meaning to this challenge. Achieving a transition to more efficient and sustainable modes of transport are essential if we are to achieve the UN 2030 sustainability goals.”.

  3. Podbike April News

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    30 April 2020 – Podbike’s monthly overview is published. Please find in this post an overview of major achievements and some announcements.

    Several adjustments have been made to improve Podbike’s velomobile. They progressed in converting 3D printed parts into injection mouldings, implemented a body revision to prevent leaking when its raining and adjusted the inner mirror of their product.

    April was also a month of testing. Test bike number 7 was succesfully sent to Germany where it will be tested according national and international standards. Podbike is looking forward to the results of all conducted tests.

    Podbike is announcing that they will get a brand new online (web) store, which is scheduled to be launched before summer ends. If costumers have any input or comments on the stores design, please let them know via: marketing@podbike.com.

    Due to Corona measures, all events that Podbike would have been participating are either canceled or postponed. New events will be announced when Corona is in a more controllable stage.

  4. Update on Podbike during Covid-19

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    Since 13 March, like other European countries, Norway is ‘’closed down’’. LEVA-EU member Podbike is currently not that much affected by the Covid-19. Of course, most of their team members work from home and supporting the workshop manager from there. It could also happen that certain components will not arrive in time due to delays in the supply chain. However as mentioned before, Podbike’s production timeline is still scheduled as it was before, namely late this year.

    Six of the ten Podbikes have finalized testing after several improvements, which means they are now ready to drive on the road. Number seven will soon be tested at a third-party German laboratory. During testing, the complete Podbike and parts needs to meet strict safety requirements according national and international standards.

    The Podbike team is also focusing on the development of a child seat and expects to finalize this by the end of the month. Find the design below.

    Events where Podbike should have been present are either cancelled or postponed by the organizers. After the Covid-19 situation is in control, Podbike will be found at other venues and shall communicate this as soon as possible.

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  5. Podbike News

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    LEVA-EU member Podbike published their February update.

    Since September 2019, plenty of Podbikes have been tested. In February, four more have been tested by their test drivers and two more are planned to be tested. Find a video about testing @Podbikes’ Facebook.

    Podbike used its feedback from testing to implement many improvements. This has resulted in a complete redesign of certain components. Although this caused some delays, the first Podbike series production is still planned for later this year.

    Find Podbike at Spezi, 25/26 April 2020 in Germersheim, Germany. Or in Stavanger, Norway at ‘’Den Nasionale Sykkelkonferansen’’, 25/26 May 2020.

  6. Podbike News

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    LEVA-EU member Podbike sticks to their original production plan and will start late 2020 with it. But before that, some thorough testing of three Podbikes will be carried out. Additionally, they have also made some technical changes at the locks.

    To match their growing ambitions, a new employee has been appointed that is responsible for technical aspects of the Podbike.

    Find here more information about LEVA-EU member Podbike

  7. Podbike Reviewing 2019 and the Year Ahead

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    LEVA-EU member Podbike starts the year with a review of major results in 2019. It also looks forward to a promising 2020!

    In 2019, Podbike has made valuable progress in their organization and product development. Newly acquired investment resulted in a new workplace to develop and produce their product. The team has expanded from 2 to 6 members and the amount of pre-orders has grown worldwide to a staggering number of more than 2000 Podbikes. In short, they have learned and improved a lot.

    In the year ahead, Podbike will take their product from R&D to production and commercialization. 2020 will be the year to release the first commercial Podbike. Furthermore, Podbike will try to further expand their team and to find additional funding.


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