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Kids are enthralled by anything that moves:  a plane flies by in the sky, a train whizzes past them, a motorbike rolls around the corner. When they are encountered with a vehicle in movement, they often stop to point in awestruck wonder. Children even wave, hoping to be given equal notice from those on that moving object. It is exciting for them. Nothing seems to give them greater pleasure than controlling the movement of their own gizmos. Any parent can recall their young one’s astonishment upon receiving their first bicycle or scooter. Once they get this first beloved set of wheels, good luck separating them from it! Indeed, many schools have had to provide new parking spaces for scooters and all types of boards. Wheels, however, are not limited to child’s play. In fact, the world of micromobility is expanding at a fantastic rate. No different from the boom the automobile industry experienced 50 years back, the popularity of bicycles and scooters are making a splash. Be it in city planning for sustainable and shared transport, such as Bicing in Barcelona, or in the up-and-coming world of e Scooter Racing, this is a trend to reckon with. As with all things green and electric, Bold Valuable Tech will one day be able to say, we were there before it was big

Government support for EVs

After the long fight to finally make bicycle lanes a standard in most towns and cities, there is now a need to look at how to accommodate the next generation of motorists, or to be more specific, e-motorists. To begin with, there is a debate on about where they belong and what regulations to establish for everyone’s safety. Afterall, it is impossible to have pedestrians, buses, cars, motorbikes, e-bikes and all other types of vehicles with their own technical specifications inching their way across the city without order. There must be some rules laid out to muster up a shared set of expected behavior to keep accidents from happening.

One prime example is Germany. The German government has been making praiseworthy strides in this aspect, as they aim to keep up with new forms of transport that will aid in reaching the goal for zero-emission. As it happens, Germany’s efforts in the Act on E-Mobility (Elektromobilitätsgesetz) dates back to 2015 even while EVs lagged behind the traditional combustible engines in sales and manufacturing. Nonetheless, with all the subsidies and tax breaks in place on e-vehicles stipulated in this and associated regulations, EVs are certain to give ICE a run for their money. Some of the main aspects of the act is that it makes EVs eligible for exceptions to traffic restrictions, adapts traffic signs and creates special number plates that will allow for more privileges for these kinds of vehicles.

Sharing the road

It is not only about safety, but our imperative to use sustainable energy to move about. We must be aware that each of our actions produces a reaction. If we rely on ICE for much longer, the climate change will become more and more pronounced. BEV, or Battery-charged Electric Vehicles, like scooters, will give commuters clear conscience that their trip to the office or school has not left an enormous carbon footprint which is inevitably detrimental to our general well-being. This is where Bold’s lightweight components can lift the burden on the demands for power. A leading electric scooter on the market today can weigh about 13 kgs and can go about 45 kms on a single charge. Bold can say with all certainty that we can replace the heavy components with high performing carbon fiber components, bringing the weight of the whole scooter down to 6 kgs. Upon shedding this extra weight, add to that our custom-designed chargeable batteries, and you will end up with a scooter that will be able to go for 65 kms on a single charge.  

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