Schwalbe at EICMA

While still pretty hot from our Intermot official showing of the Schwalbe, this week GOVECS presented Schwalbe at EICMA in Milan, Italy. Our booth took on a little different arrangement from just a month ago due to an EICMA regulation on open floor space percentage, and while just a little smaller than at Intermot, we…

Birthday at Work

On February 3rd. 2000, I went to work to Montgomery Ward as scheduled. I was a 17 year old Sales Associate working part time while finishing high school. That day, however, was a little different. I found out that our Chicago head office had sent us a new furniture department floor layout and my manager…

EICMA – Day 1 Impressions

For the past 3 years I have been fortunate to attend the EICMA motorcycle trade show with GOVECS, and this year marks my 4th event in a row. Four years isn’t much, considering my this is my boss’ 9th or 10th. But even to a noob like myself I can tell that EICMA is shrinking.…

Greetings From Gorinchem

Gorinchem is a small city of some 35 thousand people in the south of the Netherlands. It’s got great history dating back to year 1000 A.D., and has great architecture as you can see on some of the photos below. But most importantly it is home of our GOVECS Dutch importer. And that’s where I’ve…

GOVECS Takes Over Vectrix Plant

I can’t find this Press Release anywhere online, so I’ll repost this e-mail to the world on my humble blog. This is official. GOVECS Takes Over Vectrix Plant Munich, July 13, 2015. The assembly line of the US maxiscooter manufacturer Vectrix in Wroclaw, Poland, was set to produce the “smart e-scooter” by Daimler AG. This…

Scroosing

This week GOVECS put together first pre-series test models for Scrooser. Owners of Scrooser were present as our engineers assembled, disassembled, tweaked, assembled again, repeat, etc… Scrooser scooters. The first are always the hardest, a learning experience in its own right when taking CAD modelled parts and assembling them together in real life. So hickups were…

Vectrix Revisited

Demise of a company is never easy. Having worked for startups over the years I know well how quickly unstable times may approach and how fast a company goes from conquering the world to “we have cash for one more month”. Last year I visited Vectrix, and American electric scooter manufacturer, on the day the…

Scandic Charging

This serves as an update to my GOVECS Charging post from December. I stopped by another charge station in Wrocław located at the Scandic hotel parking lot. No problems charging, however the charge station itself is placed inside a private Scandic underground parking structure, which means while the charging itself is free you do have…

Polish Congress of Renewable Energy

GOVECS took part in Polish Congress of Renewable Energy last week with yours truly presenting. I spoke about GOVECS and electric mobility in general in a discussion panel focused on clean transportation. Poland is trying to spark a renewable energy movement, similar to the one happening just across its western borders. Germany currently produces 30%…

My EICMA 2013 Recap

This year marked my second time at the EICMA motorcycle exhibition, the biggest two wheel trade show in the world. And while the initial oomph of the show has worn off just a little from last year, only because I knew a little what to expect, this year did not disappoint. GOVECS is the reason I…

Technical Scooters

Wrocław’s University of Technology has continually been ranked among the top most technical schools in Poland. In fact it was ranked the top technical school in 2006 and 2007, this according to Wikipedia. So it makes me really proud to see our scooters patrolling the campus as electric security. I think it was a year…

GOVECS at the Games

Taking part in actively promoting GOVECS electric mobility is a great opportunity to witness the smiles we put on people’s faces when they ride our scooters. People tend to approach us with a certain element of caution not knowing what to expect. “How does it work? Is it on, now? Ohh wow, it’s so quiet.”…

X Games – Pre Show

Today we setup our GOVECS booth and a test track and planned out the next few days at the X Games Munich. It was the first time I saw it here and  wow does it all make a impression. Everything is HUGE! And that’s not just what she said 🙂 It boggles my mind that all this…

X Games Munich

GOVECS will have a pretty big presence at this years first ever X Games in Munich. We’ve got a test track where anyone can try out our electric scooters, all current models, and there’ll be a pretty cool GOVECS photo opportunity as well with a prize for the best photo taken. More on that later,…