Our megacities are growing at an awesome pace – typically faster than their infrastructure. The consequences are traffic jams and air pollution. With the zero-emission, agile and space-saving Bio‑Hybrid combining electric propulsion with human muscle power we offer an approach to solving urban mobility issues.
In a nutshell.
Facts & figures.
minutes is the average time it takes to find a parking place in Frankfurt, Germany.
persons is the average occupancy of passenger cars in Germany.
billion parcels were delivered in Germany in 2018.
vehicles might exist by 2050 – the current number is 1.2 billion.
euros is the estimated sales volume of the logistics sector in Germany for this year.
euros is the average monthly cost of operating a sub-compact car as a delivery vehicle – up to ten times more than a cargo bike.
percent and more is the projected annual growth rate of online retail by 2022 – deliveries result in further traffic densification.
hours on average were spent in traffic jams by drivers in Berlin in 2018: more than anywhere else in Germany.
euros were the per capita costs Berlin drivers incurred in 2018 by waiting in traffic jams.
6 core statements about the city of tomorrow.
need new forms of mobility
Cities are built
for people – not for cars
will become standard technology
will be adapted
The transportation of goods
will become autonomous and emission-free
will play a major part in local public transportation
An effective infrastructure is the key to a livable city. It ensures prosperity and social wellbeing. Thanks to state-of-the-art connectivity, car and ride sharing models will help to decongest traffic. Cross-system networks will make local public transportation accessible also to people whose personal mobility needs it has previously failed to meet. The Bio‑Hybrid is more than just a vehicle. It is part of a connected and digital world.
The vision of urban transportation of tomorrow. The importance of local public transportation keeps growing. Driverless electric people movers and vans will become just as normal as pedelecs and the Bio‑Hybrid.
No driver’s license required. *
There is no single, perfect means of transportation for our cities. The future belongs to a finely tuned co-existence of diverse systems. With its width of less than 90 centimeters and zero-emission 250-watt electric drive system the Bio‑Hybrid is allowed to travel on normal bike paths like a pedelec and requires a third of the parking space of an automobile. It may be operated without a driver’s license and closes the mobility gap between bicycles and cars. In its two versions, Passenger and Cargo, it serves the personal mobility needs of people and goods in the connected city of the future: for the frequently mentioned “last mile” as well as for longer inner-urban distances.
* depending on laws and regulations in local markets
A growing trend.
Bicyle & pedelec riding.
kilometers is the length of the bike path network planned in Paris by 2020.
pedelecs exist in Germany – this number is supposed to triple by 2023.
commuters ride their bikes across Queen Louise’s Bridge in Copenhagen every day.
of all Germans can imagine renting a cargo bike.
of business transportation in Germany might be shifted to cargo bikes by 2030.