Cruising through San Francisco with the Bavarian speedster
The latest GOVECS B2B partner in the Silicon Valley
01.07.2015 | Handelsblatt
Almost twelve flight hours and 9,435 kilometers as the crow flies separate San Francisco and Munich – halfway around the world. And yet: Munich- based GOVECS GmbH has managed to sell 150 electric scooters to the sunshine city on the West Coast of the USA.
Our customer is the company Scoot Networks. It is the largest free-float provider for electric scooter sharing world-wide. Well, most tend to think that this should not be a problem, as there are enough manufacturers. However, the crux of the matter was that Scoot Networks wanted to integrate a software in the scooters that is absolutely indispensable for the sharing business, but there was no manufacturer able to directly and easily implement this integration. It would have involved time consuming and cost intensive reconstructions.
GOVECS found the right solution. The company from Munich was the only manufacturer able to individually construct the electric scooter in such a manner that they met all requirements regarding telematics and software of the sharing providers. This is an absolute novelty world-wide, which makes GOVECS a technology pioneer in the field of sharing.
At GOVECS we are convinced that connectivity is a precondition for sharing projects. It means that information regarding the vehicle can be retrieved, for instance, by means of an App. The e-scooter thus communicates with the driver, and the operators are always up-to-date with respect to the condition and the location of the vehicle.
150 electric scooters of the GO! T1.4 model are cruising through the streets of San Francisco for Scoot Networks since June 2015, they are humming over the Golden Gate Bridge, take hundreds of people living in San Francisco to work, and are the environmentally friendly vehicle for excursions or shopping trips.