Nimbus, a pioneering micromobility start-up which has drawn funding from Ponooc (the Venture Capital element of PON Holdings), today opened pre-orders for its revolutionary compact electric vehicle .
‘Why is Cycling Industry News reporting on this ‘ not a bicycle’ ?” you may ask.
> The Nimbus One, described as “like a motorbike with a roof” by TechCrunch , bridges the gap between e-bikes and EV (in the conventional electric powered car sense).
Auto industry investment in cycling is flooding in , with the aim to do more than just sell conventional e-bikes (which represent just one part of a ‘mobility solutions’ product portfolio mix)
This emerging vehicle class is becoming increasingly visible , and has real potential as a transformational tool for urban transport, in tandem with e-bikes and other active travel modes.
Collectively these new classifications of ‘vehicle’ potentially shift the dial on infrastructure design and investment; remodelling cities for walking, alongside compact and micromobility transport solutions.
Businesses servicing legacy Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles are already pivoting to serve a new class of electric powered vehicles , including e-bikes. It’s already possible to look back at IAA 2021 as a pivotal moment in the ‘mobility’ shift.Initially IAA 2021 seemed an unusual mix; legacy car manufacturers alongside bicycles and various ‘in between’ innovations at concept stage. Now it would see to be the publicly visible face of a change long in the offing for auto manufacturers looking to diversify their product offering, taking advantage of the shift to […]