5 Veemo Velomobiles

UBC PILOT RECAP

We can’t say enough about how much fun we’ve had at UBC! It’s been an absolute pleasure having the 5 Veemo velomobiles riding around campus. From beta testing to publicly launching, we’ve certainly come a long way. The Veemo UBC Pilot was a great success and we’d like to share some fun details with you.

 

OVER 6 MONTHS, THE VEEMO FLEET LOGGED:
  • 1,000+ trips
  • 2,000+ kilometers traveled
  • 1,200+ Veemo members
  • 120,000+ calories burned
  • 100+ battery swaps
  • 0 spilled coffees
  • 1 peach juice spilled (you know who you are!)
VEEMO UBC PILOT HEAT MAP

UBC Heat Map + Parking Locations

MOST POPULAR VEEMO PARKING LOCATIONS
  1. UBC Bookstore
  2. Agronomy Road Parking Lots
  3. Thunderbird Crescent
Veemo Member Interview
 
OUR FAVOURITE MEMBER QUOTES
 
“It’s pretty much like car2go but it burns calories instead”

 

“I needed the ride today because it was raining today and I needed to transport my team’s poster.“

 

“Unreal man! It was so fun. Very convenient. Wish there were more.“

 

SOME HURDLES WE’VE FACED…

With the launch of the public Veemo fleet at UBC, our small team of mostly engineers had to work as “member service experts” for an active member base of over 1,000 people. We’ve gone from R&D mode to fleet operation mode in a hurry, which has required agility and teamwork. We hope that we provided top notch support to our members via phone, email, and social media over our extended operating hours, thanks to some novel systems we developed to remotely manage the fleet and member accounts.

Veemo Team
The Veemo Team
THANK YOU TO…
  • UBC Parking & Access Services Staff
  • Faculty of Applied Science
  • Campus and Community Planning
  • Last, but certainly not least, all of our Beta Testers and Current Veemo Members

The success of the UBC Pilot was made possible by all of your support!

WHAT’S NEXT AFTER THE UBC PILOT?

Veemo’s team will now be working on our first commercial fleet production for a launch in Vancouver. We have aggressive growth plans to provide our novel velomobile-sharing service throughout the Pacific Northwest, North America, and ultimately cities around the world.

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20 Thoughts on “Veemo UBC Recap”

  • I have a Giant Revive semi- recumbent bike. Giant, I believe, is the world’s largest bicycle company. They know something about bicycle ergonomics. I can adjust my Revive’s handlebars to a low point where it’s very comfortable. No strain holding my arms up to handlebars too far away. From what I’ve gathered from the photos I’ve seen your handlebars look to high and far from the rider.
    Only offering constructive criticism because I’d love to buy one.

  • Help deaf people here detroit. Northland. 8 mile westside show every county michigan Choose color ride. Rent pay off easy ride and how much price cheaper good future early time

    • Make far a yellow bike in city center, detroit and ambassador bridge. Ride to CCS and up Woodward to spring on the dream cruise this bike car, many projects in line with sales. Recommend an placement strategy with a houshold garage and elevator to meet at the top of the structure and ride down to enhance battery life. Watch out for tram line on Woodward, and Kwame is now back out and wants one too.

    • Hi Paulus, we’re focused on launching into Vancouver first, but Holland would be a great place to expand to in the future!

  • I would love to buy one of these and ride it around Sydney, replacing my car for short trips. However the state of New South Wales has very strict laws about e-bikes– a maximum of 250 watts is permitted for on-road riding of a pedalled bike, and we have to wear helmets. I want to help work towards changing our backward laws on this because I believe the VeeMo and other velomobiles are the urban transport of the ideal future sustainable, healthy city. See our laws here: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/roads/safety-rules/standards/vsi-27-mopeds-power-assisted-pedal-cycles.pdf

  • This would be a big improvement on my Elf, which was awkward to push backwards in tight parking lots at 8’10” long! What is the Veemo length and suspension? Hopeful buyer in Victoria, Jan

  • Your site will not allow me to fill it all out without cheating and then it will not accept my honest E-mail address nor the reason I want a Veemo Pilot, which is; to be my sole transportation device while I can still walk!!! I’m disabled and want to do my part to eliminate global warming threats to the Earth. I wish to purchase mine ASAHP As soon as ‘humanly’ possible!!

  • I need one in Deep River Ontario
    ASAP I’d pay almost anything !!!
    It’s for my dad, Allan Causey, who graduated with honours from ubc in 1958 AND 1969 (PhD) engineering.

    Thx
    Mike Causey

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