Veemo UBC Launch Press Release

2018 UBC PILOT

VeloMetro publicly launched a Veemo pilot fleet at the University of British Columbia. The service served students, staff, and UBC residents in easily moving around campus. With over 2,000 kilometers ridden and 1,000 trips totalled, the successful Veemo UBC Pilot was ended April 13th 2018.

VeloMetro plans to expand its service to the Vancouver urban core in early 2019. Global expansion is being considered for cities that are looking for sustainable and active transportation alternatives.  Veemo velomobiles will also be available for purchase commercially in the future.

CLASSIFIED AS A BICYCLE

Veemo velomobiles are sophisticated, enclosed, electric-assist, smartphone-connected vehicles, ideal for urban and suburban areas. Classified as a bicycle, Veemo velomobiles are human-powered, with electric-assist to help on hills and over long distances. The vehicle shell protects the user from harsh weather and the cargo space provides room for a backpack, groceries, or a briefcase. With their all-weather use, lockable cargo space, and anti-theft provisions, Veemo velomobiles offer the comforts of a car with the functionality of a bicycle.

NO DRIVER'S LICENCE

This healthy, active, and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation is available to anyone 19 or older. Veemo velomobiles are legally classified as an electric-assisted bicycle, so no driver's licence is required. Sign up is quick and easy: create an account and ride within minutes without having to wait for motor vehicle driver record checks or an access RFID card.

IT'S VEEMO TIME

Veemo provides a clean micro-mobility solution and is offered at an attractive price compared to any conventional carshare. Future operating zones include both urban and suburban cores. Our unique vehicle design will position our service as a highly visible consumer brand. Cities love this sustainable transportation option!

VEHICLE FEATURES

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Hover and click on the image below to find out more about Veemo's features!

Veemo Vehicle Features

A patented pedal-electric drivetrain is only part of the advanced engineering that make Veemo velomobiles special.

Veemo is enclosed by a light-weight composite body which complements the other safety features of the design. Further car-like elements include automatic smart control locks, daytime and nighttime lighting, and indicators. Regenerative braking and a rooftop solar panel extend the vehicle range by up to 20 km per day.

The comforts of a car, with the functionality of a bicycle!

Veemo Status Display

Shows the availability and status of the vehicle. In our Veemo sharing fleet, all vehicles have automatic smart control locks and security features.

Adjustable Seat

Most comfortable bike seat you'll ever have the pleasure to ride on!

Dashboard and Navigation

Access the navigation system, the vehicle settings, and dashboard information.

Swappable Battery

Our 500-watt lithium-ion battery pack has a range of up to 100km per charge. Swappable batteries ensure every vehicle is always ready to ride.

Pedal System

Veemo is a pedal-assist cycle. Our torque sensing pedal system measures the effort you put in to pedaling and amplifies it with the power of several Olympic athletes!

Front Suspension

110mm of suspension travel, using carbon fibre connecting rods.

Rear Suspension

100mm of rear suspension travel.

Electric Motor & Transmission

Our main electric motor has regenerative braking capabilities. Our fully integrated automatic transmission ensures every Veemo ride is a smooth one.

Solar Panel

80-watt solar panel that can give up to 15% extra battery charge in a full day of sunlight.

Headlights

10 small LED headlights and one main large LED headlight.

Side Mirrors

With integrated turn signal lights.

Power Windows

No need to crank these windows!

Door Handle

Every Veemo has power locks and automatic security sensors.

Body

Aerospace grade aluminum and composite core construction for high strength, high rigidity, and low weight.

Brake and Reverse Lights

Car-like brake lights, reverse lights, and turn signals.

 
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