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Erik Buell’s futuristic electric motorcycle ‘Fuell’ unveiled
Erik Buell is a world famous motorcycle designer, often considered a pioneer of modern race motorcycle technology, who started off his career as an engineer for Harley-Davidson. From there, he started his own company - Buell Motorcycles - which was eventually, in a full-cycle moment, purchased by his former employer. Harley-Davidson was happy to leave him in charge, which ultimately resulted in a great new innovation being launched just the other week. Prototypes Fuell Flow-1 and Fuell Fluid-1 With a lot of fanfare, Buell introduced his newest electric motorcycle brand, titled ‘Fuell’. And it is not just the design that is extremely flashy and futuristic, the brand also stands out through its introduction of truly tech-infused electric bicycles. For this, Buell has partnered up with Formula-1 boss Frédéric Vasseur and VanguardSpark Motorcycles founder Francois-Xavier Terny.   The first two prototypes of this new electric motorcycle brand were already announced: the Fuell Flow-1 and the Fuell Fluid-1. While the Flow-1 is an actual electric motorcycle, the Fluid-1 is better classified as an e-bike, with its maximum speed of 32 or 45 km/h. Both vehicles would classify as those intended for urban mobility, so mainly meant for use within cities, due to their limited range. The Flow-1 e-motorcycle will be released in 11kW (125cc) and 35 kW (motorcycle license) versions, both of which boast 50 liters of internal storage and an interesting series of innovations (such as a proprietary wheel-motor and a connected dashboard). The Fluid-1 e-bike, on the other hand, is equipped with two removable batteries adding up to 1,000Wh, allowing for a range of up to 200 kilometers. It will also be released in two versions, the Pedelec - with a maximum of 32 km/h - and the S-Pedelec - with a maximum of 45 km/h. When asked for the vision of the Fuell brand, the founders are quick to point at the problem of the saturated cities - including massive issues with pollution, traffic jams and noise. Especially now that there are more and more cities implementing regulations that limits the use of internal combustion engines, e-alternatives are swimming in a blue ocean. Urban mobility facilitated using  e-bikes Fuell is looking to offer a complete and unique selection of all kinds of two wheelers (fully electric, obviously) that are uniquely suited to cater to the market of urban “macro-mobility”. This includes all kind of inner-city journals which require a personal vehicle to cover distances that are greater than 3 miles.   With this, the goal is to ultimately render cars useless for city-traffic, providing a sustainable and green alternative to the polluting four wheelers that are bound to clog up our highways and parking garages. At the same time, it could reduce the strain on public transport - currently overcrowded during rush hours with impatient commuters. Riding electronically for more fun, freedom and emotion With Fuell, the goal is to revive urban travel and inject it with a much needed dose of freedom and emotion. Riders will, as the company advertises, enjoy a truly unique e-riding experience that is different, innovative, upgradeable and attractive; perfectly in line with the needs of tomorrow’s society. The Flow-1 is set to be released in a few years, at a price of just under $11,000 - and the Fluid next year, at about $3,250. So pricing is pretty competitive, with various add-ons available as upgrades. Definitely something to watch out for in the upcoming years.   https://www.whatsorb.com/category/automotive
Erik Buell is a world famous motorcycle designer, often considered a pioneer of modern race motorcycle technology, who started off his career as an engineer for Harley-Davidson. From there, he started his own company - Buell Motorcycles - which was eventually, in a full-cycle moment, purchased by his former employer. Harley-Davidson was happy to leave him in charge, which ultimately resulted in a great new innovation being launched just the other week. Prototypes Fuell Flow-1 and Fuell Fluid-1 With a lot of fanfare, Buell introduced his newest electric motorcycle brand, titled ‘Fuell’. And it is not just the design that is extremely flashy and futuristic, the brand also stands out through its introduction of truly tech-infused electric bicycles. For this, Buell has partnered up with Formula-1 boss Frédéric Vasseur and VanguardSpark Motorcycles founder Francois-Xavier Terny.   The first two prototypes of this new electric motorcycle brand were already announced: the Fuell Flow-1 and the Fuell Fluid-1. While the Flow-1 is an actual electric motorcycle, the Fluid-1 is better classified as an e-bike, with its maximum speed of 32 or 45 km/h. Both vehicles would classify as those intended for urban mobility, so mainly meant for use within cities, due to their limited range. The Flow-1 e-motorcycle will be released in 11kW (125cc) and 35 kW (motorcycle license) versions, both of which boast 50 liters of internal storage and an interesting series of innovations (such as a proprietary wheel-motor and a connected dashboard). The Fluid-1 e-bike, on the other hand, is equipped with two removable batteries adding up to 1,000Wh, allowing for a range of up to 200 kilometers. It will also be released in two versions, the Pedelec - with a maximum of 32 km/h - and the S-Pedelec - with a maximum of 45 km/h. When asked for the vision of the Fuell brand, the founders are quick to point at the problem of the saturated cities - including massive issues with pollution, traffic jams and noise. Especially now that there are more and more cities implementing regulations that limits the use of internal combustion engines, e-alternatives are swimming in a blue ocean. Urban mobility facilitated using  e-bikes Fuell is looking to offer a complete and unique selection of all kinds of two wheelers (fully electric, obviously) that are uniquely suited to cater to the market of urban “macro-mobility”. This includes all kind of inner-city journals which require a personal vehicle to cover distances that are greater than 3 miles.   With this, the goal is to ultimately render cars useless for city-traffic, providing a sustainable and green alternative to the polluting four wheelers that are bound to clog up our highways and parking garages. At the same time, it could reduce the strain on public transport - currently overcrowded during rush hours with impatient commuters. Riding electronically for more fun, freedom and emotion With Fuell, the goal is to revive urban travel and inject it with a much needed dose of freedom and emotion. Riders will, as the company advertises, enjoy a truly unique e-riding experience that is different, innovative, upgradeable and attractive; perfectly in line with the needs of tomorrow’s society. The Flow-1 is set to be released in a few years, at a price of just under $11,000 - and the Fluid next year, at about $3,250. So pricing is pretty competitive, with various add-ons available as upgrades. Definitely something to watch out for in the upcoming years.   https://www.whatsorb.com/category/automotive
Erik Buell’s futuristic electric motorcycle ‘Fuell’ unveiled
Erik Buell’s futuristic electric motorcycle ‘Fuell’ unveiled
The Great Wall urban car that might fix China’s mobility problem
It seems inevitable that in places where many people live together, just as many people will be on the move. Whether it is to travel to work, for entertainment, or to visit family - we will constantly find ourselves wanting to get from place A to place B. Now imagine this dilemma for countries even more densely populated than the ones most of us will find ourselves living in.   Take China, for instance, where a staggering 1.4 billion people are congregated on a relatively small piece of land. Two of its cities - Shenzhen and Shanghai - list in the top 10 of most densely populated cities in the world, with Beijing trailing behind in 12th place with ‘only’ 11,500 Beijingers living on a square kilometer.   For the sake of comparison: the first Western cities listed come in at 42nd and 43rd, being Madrid and London respectively, ranking at some 5,000 inhabitants per square kilometer each.   The strain of densely populated urban areas While most will surely agree that such densely populated areas might significantly lag behind in terms of quality of life, usually suffering from tiny living spaces and limited resources, one problem stands out most markedly: the overcrowded infrastructure. Most people will not even dare to get in their car during rush hour, while  public transport is struggling to keep up with the ever-growing flow of impatient travellers. This does not even take into account the strain that urban living puts on the environment at large. All of these cars dieseling and fuming out exhaust gasses whilst stationary in traffic have been identified as some of the most significant culprits in the fight against global warming. This is exactly why we are so excited about the trend of urban cars, that are hoping to fix the urban mobility issue and tackle pollution at the same time. Introducing the Great Wall urban car The Chinese automotive company Great Wall Motor has unveiled its prototype of an urban car, aptly named ORA R1. With its claim of being all-electric, capable of achieving a 200-mile range, and its relatively low purchase price at $8,680 - a bargain in the world of  electric cars -, it is certainly looking promising.   The ORA R1 will become the poster child of the ORA brand, that is looking to take the world by storm. For this, it cites its relatively large range and smart solutions as the main selling points. General Manager Ning Shuyong explains its appeal as follows: “ ORA replaces the traditional sales, service, spare parts and surveys (4S) dealership-centered model that is common in China with a network consisting of ORA Home, experience centers and smart outlets in the central business districts of Chinese cities. In addition, the big data cloud that is created as the result of the information collected from the ORA app, the ORA shopping site and the Tmall e-shop opens the way to the development of multiple scenarios for offline sales and services as well as new transportation services for both drivers and passengers .” Efficiency meets cost-effectiveness So, ORA is looking to disrupt the car industry in China through a model that replaces dealerships with all kinds of experience centers, while adding a big data solution that provides its drivers with enhanced personalisation. Although some have remarked that the actual milage might be somewhat lower than the 200-mile range that it is marketed at, and its speed insufficient for longer distances anyway. With its 35 kW electric motor, rather small for its size, the absolute maximum speed will be some 100 km/h or 62 mph.   Yet one should not forget that this is designed to be a car for urban use only. For these purposes, a maximum range of < 200 miles at a speed of < 62 mph should suffice. It will allow you to safely and efficiently cruise through the city, all while minimising your carbon footprint and requiring less space for parking.   Yet experts all agree on one thing: its ultimate selling point is the price. Taking into account the incentives as offered by the government in tax cuts and subsidies, it is priced somewhere between 59,800 RMB and 77,800 RMD (or USD 8,680 and USD 11,293), making it a very competitive offering. Just add the three-year or 120,000 km guarantee for the vehicle as a whole and an eight-year or 150,000 km guarantee for core components, and you might just find yourself wanting one of these. Chances are you will have to wait for a bit, though: for now, it only retails in China. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
It seems inevitable that in places where many people live together, just as many people will be on the move. Whether it is to travel to work, for entertainment, or to visit family - we will constantly find ourselves wanting to get from place A to place B. Now imagine this dilemma for countries even more densely populated than the ones most of us will find ourselves living in.   Take China, for instance, where a staggering 1.4 billion people are congregated on a relatively small piece of land. Two of its cities - Shenzhen and Shanghai - list in the top 10 of most densely populated cities in the world, with Beijing trailing behind in 12th place with ‘only’ 11,500 Beijingers living on a square kilometer.   For the sake of comparison: the first Western cities listed come in at 42nd and 43rd, being Madrid and London respectively, ranking at some 5,000 inhabitants per square kilometer each.   The strain of densely populated urban areas While most will surely agree that such densely populated areas might significantly lag behind in terms of quality of life, usually suffering from tiny living spaces and limited resources, one problem stands out most markedly: the overcrowded infrastructure. Most people will not even dare to get in their car during rush hour, while  public transport is struggling to keep up with the ever-growing flow of impatient travellers. This does not even take into account the strain that urban living puts on the environment at large. All of these cars dieseling and fuming out exhaust gasses whilst stationary in traffic have been identified as some of the most significant culprits in the fight against global warming. This is exactly why we are so excited about the trend of urban cars, that are hoping to fix the urban mobility issue and tackle pollution at the same time. Introducing the Great Wall urban car The Chinese automotive company Great Wall Motor has unveiled its prototype of an urban car, aptly named ORA R1. With its claim of being all-electric, capable of achieving a 200-mile range, and its relatively low purchase price at $8,680 - a bargain in the world of  electric cars -, it is certainly looking promising.   The ORA R1 will become the poster child of the ORA brand, that is looking to take the world by storm. For this, it cites its relatively large range and smart solutions as the main selling points. General Manager Ning Shuyong explains its appeal as follows: “ ORA replaces the traditional sales, service, spare parts and surveys (4S) dealership-centered model that is common in China with a network consisting of ORA Home, experience centers and smart outlets in the central business districts of Chinese cities. In addition, the big data cloud that is created as the result of the information collected from the ORA app, the ORA shopping site and the Tmall e-shop opens the way to the development of multiple scenarios for offline sales and services as well as new transportation services for both drivers and passengers .” Efficiency meets cost-effectiveness So, ORA is looking to disrupt the car industry in China through a model that replaces dealerships with all kinds of experience centers, while adding a big data solution that provides its drivers with enhanced personalisation. Although some have remarked that the actual milage might be somewhat lower than the 200-mile range that it is marketed at, and its speed insufficient for longer distances anyway. With its 35 kW electric motor, rather small for its size, the absolute maximum speed will be some 100 km/h or 62 mph.   Yet one should not forget that this is designed to be a car for urban use only. For these purposes, a maximum range of < 200 miles at a speed of < 62 mph should suffice. It will allow you to safely and efficiently cruise through the city, all while minimising your carbon footprint and requiring less space for parking.   Yet experts all agree on one thing: its ultimate selling point is the price. Taking into account the incentives as offered by the government in tax cuts and subsidies, it is priced somewhere between 59,800 RMB and 77,800 RMD (or USD 8,680 and USD 11,293), making it a very competitive offering. Just add the three-year or 120,000 km guarantee for the vehicle as a whole and an eight-year or 150,000 km guarantee for core components, and you might just find yourself wanting one of these. Chances are you will have to wait for a bit, though: for now, it only retails in China. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
The Great Wall urban car that might fix China’s mobility problem
The Great Wall urban car that might fix China’s mobility problem
Sustainable bicyle is made from recycled plastic in Brazil
The bicycle is made from recycled plastic. There are no shock absorbers and the bicycle is without weldings. It does not rust and it does not have a paint. Who created this recycled plastic bicycle? Mr. Juan Muzzi, original from Uruguay and now settled in Brazil, came up with the idea. Mr. Muzzi is a graduated in engineering and fine Arts. After his study he found himself more interested in his creative side. Mr. Muzzi found the idea of the circular economy very interesting. This led to the creation of the recycled plastic bicycle and as a result the company; Muzzicycles. How is the recycled plastic bicycle made? The plastic waste is crushed til ir become small grains. Than the grains are heated till they get liquid. An additive is added to give the material more strength. Than the liquid is deposited in a injection machine which – under high pressure – sprays the liquid in a moult. Less than 4 minutes later the frame of the recycle plastic bicycle is ready. Muzzicycles gives a lifetime warranty for it’s bicycles . The bicycle cost around $ 700,00 or € 610,00 The manufactory process of the plastic bicyle The whole process uses more ten 90% less energy than a traditional one and a minimum of water. At this day, Mr. Muzzi used already about 15 tons of plastic and manufactured more than 130.000 bicycles. The bicycle are available in different colours and the ring sizes 24, 27 and 29. Recycle Muzzicycles delivered around the world At the moment the recycle plastic  bicycles get exported to: The Netherlands, Poland and Argentina. This year they will be also available in: Austria, and the United States. Mr. Muzzi earned international award with his recycled bicycles like the Top XXI Brazil Design Award, the Biennial Iberoamericana de Diseno in Spain and later the Sustentar in the category Urban Ecological Mobility. The next step; the rubber chain Mr. Muzzi’s next goal is to develop a rubber chain so users can easily bike on the beach without having trouble with their chain and gear and cog-wheels. Have a nice ride. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
The bicycle is made from recycled plastic. There are no shock absorbers and the bicycle is without weldings. It does not rust and it does not have a paint. Who created this recycled plastic bicycle? Mr. Juan Muzzi, original from Uruguay and now settled in Brazil, came up with the idea. Mr. Muzzi is a graduated in engineering and fine Arts. After his study he found himself more interested in his creative side. Mr. Muzzi found the idea of the circular economy very interesting. This led to the creation of the recycled plastic bicycle and as a result the company; Muzzicycles. How is the recycled plastic bicycle made? The plastic waste is crushed til ir become small grains. Than the grains are heated till they get liquid. An additive is added to give the material more strength. Than the liquid is deposited in a injection machine which – under high pressure – sprays the liquid in a moult. Less than 4 minutes later the frame of the recycle plastic bicycle is ready. Muzzicycles gives a lifetime warranty for it’s bicycles . The bicycle cost around $ 700,00 or € 610,00 The manufactory process of the plastic bicyle The whole process uses more ten 90% less energy than a traditional one and a minimum of water. At this day, Mr. Muzzi used already about 15 tons of plastic and manufactured more than 130.000 bicycles. The bicycle are available in different colours and the ring sizes 24, 27 and 29. Recycle Muzzicycles delivered around the world At the moment the recycle plastic  bicycles get exported to: The Netherlands, Poland and Argentina. This year they will be also available in: Austria, and the United States. Mr. Muzzi earned international award with his recycled bicycles like the Top XXI Brazil Design Award, the Biennial Iberoamericana de Diseno in Spain and later the Sustentar in the category Urban Ecological Mobility. The next step; the rubber chain Mr. Muzzi’s next goal is to develop a rubber chain so users can easily bike on the beach without having trouble with their chain and gear and cog-wheels. Have a nice ride. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
Sustainable bicyle is made from recycled plastic in Brazil
Sustainable bicyle is made from recycled plastic in Brazil
These promising e-scooter start-ups are taking over the Netherlands
Did you already spot them down the streets of your hometown? Perhaps you’ve recognised them whizzing past you, or seen them parked on the sidewalks. We’re talking about the e-scooter: this concept is taking over the Netherlands in 2019 – and beyond. The electric scooter frenzy is sky-rocketing, the demand for alternate energy is growing as days pass by. E-scooter: the perfect sustainable city transport The growing popularity of e-scooters is due to the compact body, with the small motor attached with the battery pack. Over time, without any doubt, these electric scooters have evolved into a significantly inexpensive, secure and dependable way of transportation for an tremendous amount of people. We are not the only ones to see this, the investment in micro-mobility start-ups went beyond one billion euros in 2018, according to research from DealRoom. Notably, the electric scooter craze began with Santa Monica-based Bird, which raised its Series-A in October 2017. The report also stated that consumers spend over 1,1 trillion dollar a year on transportation. But what about the Netherlands? These promising e-scooter start-ups are ready to take on Europe. Get ready to hit the road, e-scooter style! Felyx: solving current urban mobility issues  Felyx, based in the bicycle capital of the world (Amsterdam), offers shared e-scooters to solve current urban mobility issues. With over 400 e-scooters that you can locate and activate through an app, Felyx is well on their way to boost the Dutch sharing economy while being sustainable. Sharing is caring: Dott Dott is on a mission to improve European city life. The dockless e-scooters (and bikes) can be shared and are a convenient for short-distance travel. Sharing is caring! Dott, based in Amsterdam, has a most experienced team in mobility and tech in Europe. The start-up raised an initial investment of €20 million, co-led by EQT Ventures and Naspers. Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels; Etergo  Etergo is an automotive company that develops AppScooter, an electric smart vehicle, also known as the ‘Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels’. With Etergo’s e-scooter, you can stream music and take calls without even pulling out the smartphone. With a 7-inch LED touchscreen and the handlebar controls, you’re fully equipped to handle your digital activities. It is the world’s first scooter to run Android apps. The ultimate purpose of this e-scooter is to minimize distractions while travelling. Swheels2Go, an  e-scooter sharing platform SwheelS2Go is introducing sustainable, accessible, affordable, and reliable solutions for urban area's. With their e-scooter sharing platform SwheelS2Go, this start-up is effectively contributing to the environment. Book your e-scooter through the SwheelS2Go app and use the scan code to start your journey. Simple2Go, Sustainable2Go: SwheelS2Go Trikelet: ride and fold! Trikelet offers an e-scooter that is intuitive to ride and fold. It fits under the seat of the train, for instance, and in most of the luggage compartments – it looks like a fancy suitcase, that you can roll along to all your destinations. This e-scooter has no local emission and noise, furthermore, the materials used to build this scooter can be recycled as well. Bird: from California to the Netherlands E-scooter start-up Bird is headquartered in California, but plans to expand across the Netherlands. Founded by former Uber and Lyft executive, Travis VanderZanden, this start-up aims to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions. Moreover, it provides a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Reduce your carbon footprint. Technology from VOI  VOI Technology is bringing shared electric scooters to the streets of Europe. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, just jump on a VOI scooter and ride to your destination – all free from emissions. Right now you can find the e-scooter in cities like Stockholm, Paris and Lisboa, but the Netherlands are next. E-bike GiGI, easy-to-fold and handle This Dutch start-up developed an alternative to the folding bike : an easy-to-handle, lightweight, practical, smart and contemporary Li-ion battery powered folding scooter. You can easily take the GiGi e-bike on the train and it’s simple to fold for indoor storage. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
Did you already spot them down the streets of your hometown? Perhaps you’ve recognised them whizzing past you, or seen them parked on the sidewalks. We’re talking about the e-scooter: this concept is taking over the Netherlands in 2019 – and beyond. The electric scooter frenzy is sky-rocketing, the demand for alternate energy is growing as days pass by. E-scooter: the perfect sustainable city transport The growing popularity of e-scooters is due to the compact body, with the small motor attached with the battery pack. Over time, without any doubt, these electric scooters have evolved into a significantly inexpensive, secure and dependable way of transportation for an tremendous amount of people. We are not the only ones to see this, the investment in micro-mobility start-ups went beyond one billion euros in 2018, according to research from DealRoom. Notably, the electric scooter craze began with Santa Monica-based Bird, which raised its Series-A in October 2017. The report also stated that consumers spend over 1,1 trillion dollar a year on transportation. But what about the Netherlands? These promising e-scooter start-ups are ready to take on Europe. Get ready to hit the road, e-scooter style! Felyx: solving current urban mobility issues  Felyx, based in the bicycle capital of the world (Amsterdam), offers shared e-scooters to solve current urban mobility issues. With over 400 e-scooters that you can locate and activate through an app, Felyx is well on their way to boost the Dutch sharing economy while being sustainable. Sharing is caring: Dott Dott is on a mission to improve European city life. The dockless e-scooters (and bikes) can be shared and are a convenient for short-distance travel. Sharing is caring! Dott, based in Amsterdam, has a most experienced team in mobility and tech in Europe. The start-up raised an initial investment of €20 million, co-led by EQT Ventures and Naspers. Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels; Etergo  Etergo is an automotive company that develops AppScooter, an electric smart vehicle, also known as the ‘Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels’. With Etergo’s e-scooter, you can stream music and take calls without even pulling out the smartphone. With a 7-inch LED touchscreen and the handlebar controls, you’re fully equipped to handle your digital activities. It is the world’s first scooter to run Android apps. The ultimate purpose of this e-scooter is to minimize distractions while travelling. Swheels2Go, an  e-scooter sharing platform SwheelS2Go is introducing sustainable, accessible, affordable, and reliable solutions for urban area's. With their e-scooter sharing platform SwheelS2Go, this start-up is effectively contributing to the environment. Book your e-scooter through the SwheelS2Go app and use the scan code to start your journey. Simple2Go, Sustainable2Go: SwheelS2Go Trikelet: ride and fold! Trikelet offers an e-scooter that is intuitive to ride and fold. It fits under the seat of the train, for instance, and in most of the luggage compartments – it looks like a fancy suitcase, that you can roll along to all your destinations. This e-scooter has no local emission and noise, furthermore, the materials used to build this scooter can be recycled as well. Bird: from California to the Netherlands E-scooter start-up Bird is headquartered in California, but plans to expand across the Netherlands. Founded by former Uber and Lyft executive, Travis VanderZanden, this start-up aims to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions. Moreover, it provides a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Reduce your carbon footprint. Technology from VOI  VOI Technology is bringing shared electric scooters to the streets of Europe. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, just jump on a VOI scooter and ride to your destination – all free from emissions. Right now you can find the e-scooter in cities like Stockholm, Paris and Lisboa, but the Netherlands are next. E-bike GiGI, easy-to-fold and handle This Dutch start-up developed an alternative to the folding bike : an easy-to-handle, lightweight, practical, smart and contemporary Li-ion battery powered folding scooter. You can easily take the GiGi e-bike on the train and it’s simple to fold for indoor storage. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
These promising e-scooter start-ups are taking over the Netherlands
These promising e-scooter start-ups are taking over the Netherlands
The e-bike Mamachari is Japan’s moms favorite smart idea
If you are lucky enough to live in an area where biking is encouraged and a widespread activity, you will surely have witnessed the forced versatility of this mode of transportation. Entire households can fit on the small frame of this iron horse; pets, several children, suitcases and boxes included. Those skilled in biking can juggle umbrellas, smartphones and backpacks seemingly without difficulties, while still somehow paying attention to the surrounding traffic as well. Now, if you are even luckier to have visited Japan in recent years, you might recognise the term Mamachari. Loosely translated at ‘mom-bikes’, this ingenious piece of engineering has taken the notion of bike-travel and combined it with all the much needed features that make our daily life a lot easier.   Still ‘just an e-bike’, but much more than that While the Mamachari, that are a common sight in virtually all regions in the Asian country, might appear to be a no-frills, purely functional object at a first glance; those who dare to look closer will be stunned by its possibilities. Without any real difficulties, it can be transformed into a grocery getter, an easy commuter bike, a pizza delivery service or a taxi ride for your kids to school.   Various western manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and introduced their own version of the iconic Japanese bicycle. Take the Cero One. This self-proclaimed cargo bike is uncompromising in its ambition to match and possibly even improve the mom-bike. Yet it has paid significant attention to the design as well. Most people will not even discern this cargo bike from the regular ones driving down the street. Equipped with handy baskets and rackets The large rear wheel does not only make for a cool look, it also supports the extra weight that the bike can carry. This extra weight can be stored in a wide collection of modular baskets and rackets, adding up to some 12 pieces in total that are designed to fit any kind of carry-on luggage. When this heavy load gets too much, you will be happy to find out that the built-in electric motor can take you on a trip of up to 93 miles. As for its purpose? Japanese designer Kiyoshi Iwai claims that “ [the] goal was to design and build a modern version of the Japanese Mamachari, a practical utility bike that could be used by almost anyone as a replacement for a car in their daily lives .”   Cycling towards a better environment So, in short, the goal is to find a sustainable car replacement. While some people might be hesitant to go for a grocery run on their two-wheeler, anticipating the heavy bags on the return trip, the Cero One wants to take away those concerns. It wants to replace the car and other polluting means of transportation for daily chores such as picking up the kids, delivering pizzas or mail, or commuting to work.   Or, as Iwai puts it: “ The CERO One allows urban dwellers to do almost anything they'd do in a car, but more quickly and efficiently. A powerful electric motor and wide range of accessories make the bike perfect for getting around town as well as carrying almost anything, whether that's groceries, pizza for delivery or precious cargo .” Biking for a more  sustainable way of living And even though it has an electric motor, it technically still is a bike - meaning that it will be better for your health as well. Biking is a stress-relieving, fun way of getting around. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors whilst working on a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that includes sufficient exercise. You can take part in bike races, or even enjoy the very therapeutic activity of bike repairs. Even more importantly, when taking your kids to school on a bike, you will teach them that it is not normal to be chauffeured around by car everywhere they go.   These values of sustainability, health and exercise will become more and more valuable in years to come. Why not get a head start by finding your own smart utility bike? Mamachari is not just an object. It is a way of living, a statement that shares your values with the world. Whether you are a mom, a dad, or a young professional making his way through town: it will make your life better. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/transportation/cycling
If you are lucky enough to live in an area where biking is encouraged and a widespread activity, you will surely have witnessed the forced versatility of this mode of transportation. Entire households can fit on the small frame of this iron horse; pets, several children, suitcases and boxes included. Those skilled in biking can juggle umbrellas, smartphones and backpacks seemingly without difficulties, while still somehow paying attention to the surrounding traffic as well. Now, if you are even luckier to have visited Japan in recent years, you might recognise the term Mamachari. Loosely translated at ‘mom-bikes’, this ingenious piece of engineering has taken the notion of bike-travel and combined it with all the much needed features that make our daily life a lot easier.   Still ‘just an e-bike’, but much more than that While the Mamachari, that are a common sight in virtually all regions in the Asian country, might appear to be a no-frills, purely functional object at a first glance; those who dare to look closer will be stunned by its possibilities. Without any real difficulties, it can be transformed into a grocery getter, an easy commuter bike, a pizza delivery service or a taxi ride for your kids to school.   Various western manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and introduced their own version of the iconic Japanese bicycle. Take the Cero One. This self-proclaimed cargo bike is uncompromising in its ambition to match and possibly even improve the mom-bike. Yet it has paid significant attention to the design as well. Most people will not even discern this cargo bike from the regular ones driving down the street. Equipped with handy baskets and rackets The large rear wheel does not only make for a cool look, it also supports the extra weight that the bike can carry. This extra weight can be stored in a wide collection of modular baskets and rackets, adding up to some 12 pieces in total that are designed to fit any kind of carry-on luggage. When this heavy load gets too much, you will be happy to find out that the built-in electric motor can take you on a trip of up to 93 miles. As for its purpose? Japanese designer Kiyoshi Iwai claims that “ [the] goal was to design and build a modern version of the Japanese Mamachari, a practical utility bike that could be used by almost anyone as a replacement for a car in their daily lives .”   Cycling towards a better environment So, in short, the goal is to find a sustainable car replacement. While some people might be hesitant to go for a grocery run on their two-wheeler, anticipating the heavy bags on the return trip, the Cero One wants to take away those concerns. It wants to replace the car and other polluting means of transportation for daily chores such as picking up the kids, delivering pizzas or mail, or commuting to work.   Or, as Iwai puts it: “ The CERO One allows urban dwellers to do almost anything they'd do in a car, but more quickly and efficiently. A powerful electric motor and wide range of accessories make the bike perfect for getting around town as well as carrying almost anything, whether that's groceries, pizza for delivery or precious cargo .” Biking for a more  sustainable way of living And even though it has an electric motor, it technically still is a bike - meaning that it will be better for your health as well. Biking is a stress-relieving, fun way of getting around. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors whilst working on a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that includes sufficient exercise. You can take part in bike races, or even enjoy the very therapeutic activity of bike repairs. Even more importantly, when taking your kids to school on a bike, you will teach them that it is not normal to be chauffeured around by car everywhere they go.   These values of sustainability, health and exercise will become more and more valuable in years to come. Why not get a head start by finding your own smart utility bike? Mamachari is not just an object. It is a way of living, a statement that shares your values with the world. Whether you are a mom, a dad, or a young professional making his way through town: it will make your life better. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/transportation/cycling
The e-bike Mamachari is Japan’s moms favorite smart idea
The e-bike Mamachari is Japan’s moms favorite smart idea
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