Munich, November 8, 2016. Originally the Schwalbe was a Simson product - a vehicle manufacturer from the German Democratic Republic, the former GDR. It was produced from 1964 to 1986 in Suhl and, until it stopped rolling, over one million Schwalbe mopeds came off the production line. This made the Schwalbe the most successful single-brand European scooter in history. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, it captured the hearts of many western Europeans and became a cult object. Now it’s back, with an electric drivetrain by GOVECS.
Press release 2016/08/11
Munich, November 8, 2016. From the summer of 2017, you’ll recognise the Schwalbe driver thanks to their wide grin. The reason – the unique performance of their Schwalbe. The sensational acceleration from a standing start to 45 km/h in around five seconds, will leave the competition slack jawed not just at the lights. The powerful drivetrain system, developed with the latest components from technology partner Bosch, sets new standards in the moped category. The charging time is another reason to celebrate, because in no time you’re on your way again. Technology for a more beautiful life: it’s a promise the Schwalbe lives up to.
Press release 2016/08/11
Munich, September 26, 2016. The Munich-based company GOVECS has given the Schwalbe a new lease of life and in doing so is inspiring the entire industry. Together with technology partner Bosch, GOVECS has installed the world’s most advanced drivetrain in the Schwalbe, ensuring streets that are both clean and quiet. The first version of the Schwalbe will sprint through the streets at up to 45kmh. Fully charged, it provides an impressive range of more than 100 km, and can already be reserved online.
Press release 2016/26/09
In Q1/2016 GOVECS established its second production line. The length of 33 meters allows a parallel assembly of up to 5 vehicles. Additionally GOVECS installed 12 workstations for the sub-assembly. The line is equipped with 2 gantries for the transport for heavy components.
Scooter sharing from Cityscoot now in Paris. With 150 GOVECS electric scooters, Cityscoot launched the first scooter sharing in Paris. The electric scooters are available in an area of 33km². The scooters are equipped with a changeable battery and the team of Cityscoot replaces the empty ones with fully-charged ones.
Munich, 10 November 2015. For the first time two of three new vehicles of Munich-based GOVECS GmbH reach a groundbreaking range for e-scooters of up to 120 kilometers per charge. The scooter GO! S2.6 and its transporter variant GO! T2.6 can be seen for the first time at the world’s biggest 2-wheel trade fair EICMA in Milan that is taking place from 19 to 22 November. This enormous range is only possible due to the newly developed GOVECS battery generation with battery performances of 2.1 and 4.2 kWh. In Milan GOVECS will furthermore present the new model GO! S3.6 in the category of “125 ccm” with a range of up to 90 kilometers, the E-vehicle TRIPL as well as a key-less sharing scooter that was developed for Europe’s largest scooter renting company Cooltra. GOVECS can be found in hall 11, booth G41.
Press release 2015/10/11
Munich-based GOVECS GmbH does not only develop and produce their own electric scooters, it is also established as globally active Original Equipment Manufacturer. Danish energy company TREFOR also resorts to GOVECS’s know-how for optimizing and producing their vehicles. The first result of this cooperation is the electric vehicle TRIPL“: As completely new concept and with almost endless possibilities of customization and individualization the vehicle turns all former solutions in delivery and transport upside down.
Press release 2015/05/10
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 endeavor came to an abrupt end when Vectrix had to file for bankruptcy and subsequently the smart e-scooter never left the prototype phase. Now GOVECS is resurrecting the cutting-edge production plant. As part of an asset deal the company is taking over the complete machinery as well as the inventory of Vectrix and will be integrating them into their own 4,000 m2 high-tech facilities in Breslau. The deal is both a strategic success as well as a necessary next step for GOVECS which is experiencing flourishing consumer business and B2B expansion in both Europe and the USA. The acquisition quadruples GOVECS production volume to more than 20,000 vehicles per year.
Press release 2015/13/07
Munich, July 15, 2015. San Francisco’s Scoot Networks, the largest freefloating e-scooter sharing provider in the world, trusts GOVECS. Electric scooters from the Munich-based company will form an integral part of the Scoot fleet with a total of 150 to be shipped to the West Coast over the coming weeks. The first scooters have already been in use since the middle of June. The reason for ordering in Munich was GOVECS’ singular ability to customize its scooters according to technical requirements of the sharing provider. The common practice for providers to modify the scooters themselves is now obsolete, making GOVECS a global leader in this sector.
Press release 2015/01/07