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
MOST POPULAR VEEMO PARKING LOCATIONS
- UBC Bookstore
- Agronomy Road Parking Lots
- Thunderbird Crescent
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.
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!
Thank you to everyone for an amazing UBC Pilot.
Our Veemo velomobiles will leave UBC on Friday April 13, 2018. The service will be available until 12pm (noon) that day.
We will see you soon. Bigger and better than ever! pic.twitter.com/srDCXUDf3X
— Veemo (@rideveemo) April 7, 2018
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.