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Review: Handsome and nippy, new VanMoof e-bikes could be the shape of cities to come

I have to admit, I was an e-bike virgin. Sure, I’d tried out Uber’s Jump bikes and similar e-bikes, but these are more like normal bikes “with a little extra help.” So when I was offered the chance to try out the new VanMoof S3, an e-bike that has literally been built from the ground up, I was excited at how different the experience might be. Perhaps more significantly, I had a particular task in mind for it. In the current COVID-19 pandemic much has been made of cities being transformed into...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Milan, London, Bluetooth, Berlin, New York City, Cowboy, Tech, Smartphone, Taiwan, Bicycles, United States


France bans e-bike commercial

France has just banned a commercial for a Dutch bicycle over concerns that the commercial creates a “climate of fear” about cars. The ad, which has been aired on both Dutch and German television, is apparently worrying France’s advertising regulation authority, as they believe the ad unfairly discredits the automobile industry. The ad, for the VanMoof e-bike, features a shiny black car reflecting images of chimneys, flashing emergency lights, and traffic jams. The car then melts and transfor...
Tags: Travel, Climate Change, France, Advertising, Cars, Bikes, Cycling, All, Vanmoof, e-Bike, Stéphane Martin, Taco Carlier, Climate Of Fear, Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité ARPP


France bans VanMoof’s edgy ebike advert for being ‘anti-car’

A television advert from VanMoof, an ebike maker based in the cycling motherland of the Netherlands, has been banned on French TV for a surprisingly contradictory reason. The 45 second ad, which was released earlier this month, pictures a futuristic looking car melting into the ether, as sounds and images of congestion, police cars, riots, crisis, and protest play over the top. For the times we live in, it’s poignant stuff — but it seems too powerful for the French. Check it out below: According...
Tags: Startups, France, Cars, Netherlands, Shift, Vanmoof, eBikes, Plugged, Adformatie


Cars Reflect the Rat Race of The Past in VanMoof’s first TV Commercial

London-based creative production company, Builders Club and VanMoof, the globally celebrated Dutch brand for high performance e-bikes, launch the brand’s first TV commercial - ‘Reflections’. The campaign aims to convey the brand’s future-facing identity with a clear message - there is a new agenda for travel and commuting, it’s time for cleaner air and greener cities.Hailed by The Verge as 'Better than the best, and less expensive too' VanMoof's e-bikes have been amassing popularity world wide f...
Tags: Technology, London, Germany, Advertising, Netherlands, Vanmoof, TVC, Lyra, Builders Club, Jackie Lomax, Adelphoi Music, Lauren Egen Creative Producer at Builders Club, ClubProduction Company


Vanmoof: Online Live Launch Event

Cycling is undergoing a HUGE boom during the C-19 crisis as lifestyles and modes of travel are changing. Dutch bike meets tech company VanMoof is at the forefront of this cycling revolution, but it's a challenge to launch a new product and physically get it in front of press, influencers and fans during lockdown. To launch its new S3 and X3 series VanMoof worked with digital experience and design studio Resn to create an interactive launch event, virtually, combining audio, vi...
Tags: Advertising, Vanmoof, Resn


VanMoof raises $13.5M to capitalize on e-bike boom in wake of COVID-19

VanMoof, the Dutch e-bike startup which launched in 2009, is now officially a “scale-up” after attracting a €12.5M / $13.5M investment from London VC Balderton Capital and SINBON Electronics, the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer which is its bike assembly partner. The funds will be used for international expansion, following the launch of the new electric VanMoof S3 and X3 bikes. The announcement comes at a fortuitous time. Cities all over Europe are gingerly emerging from lockdown during t...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Milan, London, Berlin, New York City, Cowboy, Tech, Taiwan, Manhattan, Tokyo, Philadelphia, Brussels, GreenTech, Index Ventures


VanMoof introduces new S3 and X3 electric bikes

VanMoof is releasing a new generation of its electric bike. In many ways, the VanMoof S3 and its smaller version the VanMoof X3 are refined versions of the VanMoof Electrified S2 and X2. It features an updated motor, hydraulic brakes and a familiar design. If you’re not familiar with VanMoof bikes, the company has been building electric bikes with some smart features, such as an anti-theft system. There’s an integrated motion detector combined with an alarm, a GPS chip and cellular connectivity....
Tags: Gadgets, Tech, Vanmoof


Angell is a smart bike with an integrated display

Meet Angell, a new smart bike from a French startup led by Marc Simoncini who is mostly known for founding Meetic. The company is announcing its first electric-bike today. And the goal is to make an e-bike that is smarter than everything out there. “We dedicate half of public space to cars even though cars only represent 12% of trips,” Angell founder and CEO Marc Simoncini told me. And according to the company’s data, only 2% of people use bikes to move around a city in France, compared to 31...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Europe, France, Germany, Tech, Netherlands, France Newsletter, Marc Simoncini, Vanmoof, Angell, Simoncini


Bikes Cosplay As Flatscreen TVs to Limit Shipping Damage

I love this. Bike retailer Vanmoof noticed that a lot of the bikes they shipped to customers in the US arrived damaged. Figuring that package handlers would be more gentle if they thought they were moving fragile electronics, they started printing an illustration of a flatscreen TV on their packages. That small tweak had an outsized impact. Overnight our shipping damages dropped by 70-80%. We sell 80% of our bicycles online, which means we still print TVs on our boxes. More than 60,000 of the...
Tags: US, Vanmoof, Jason Kottke


Clever Package Design Trickery: Bike Company Prints Flatscreen TVs on Shipping Cartons, Reduces Damage by 70%-80%

Dutch bicycle manufacturer VanMoof makes high-quality electric bicycles for urban markets. Already a hit back home, in 2015 they began shipping their bikes to the U.S., and ran into a problem: "A lot of them were arriving to their new customers damaged," the company writes. "Annoying for them and expensive for us. We couldn't say for certain, but US handlers didn't seem to take as much care as we'd hoped."The design team talked the problem through: Should they design sturdier boxes, or come up w...
Tags: Design, US, Bikes, Packaging, Vanmoof, Ties Carlier


Video: VanMoof’s new electric bike is brilliant but costly

VanMoof makes some of our favorite bikes in the world. We loved the Smart S, so when we had the opportunity to try out the company’s new bike – the Electric Smart 2 (ES2) – we leapt at the chance. Check out the video above to see how we got on. So, VanMoof? A Dutch company formed in 2009 by two brothers, Taco and Ties Carlier. Their aim was to create the ultimate city bike, but recently they’ve been all about one thing: stopping thieves. Over the last few iterations of its bikes, VanMoof has bee...
Tags: Startups, Insider, Vanmoof, Electric Smart, Plugged


Urban commuters can get a pedal boost with two new ebikes from VanMoof

VanMoof announced two new ebikes in the form of the Electrified X2 and S2, which feature motors and battery packs that offer speeds of up to 19 mph and a range of up to 93 miles, with anti-theft and Bluetooth connectivity, too. The post Urban commuters can get a pedal boost with two new ebikes from VanMoof appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Fitness, Trends, Cycling, Vanmoof, Health & Fitness, eBikes, Bicylce Commuting


Hands-on: VanMoof’s new bike uses spooky sci-fi sounds to scare thieves

VanMoof – the Amsterdam-based bike company – has launched the Smart series, its new range of two-wheelers. These bikes are the first available on the company’s new subscription service, VanMoof+. It claims that its new advancements, in particular the sound engineering, take us one step closer to a lockless world. Well, for bikes, at least. We went to its offices in Amsterdam to try out the bike and speak with co-founder – and very tall man – Ties Carlier. He said one of the key issues for VanMoo...
Tags: Startups, Gear, Amsterdam, Insider, Vanmoof


18 tech-tastic green gadget gifts

With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there's really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones' wider interests lie in music, photography, gardening or cycling, we've got you covered for green gadget gift ideas for the upcoming season. From a reusable cardboard smartphone amplifier at just $10 -- perfect for the office Secret Santa or hard-to-buy-for teenagers -- to a splurge on an electric bicycle that will knock s...
Tags: Iphone, Ipad, Garden, Gadgets, Design, Fitness Tracker, Watch, Features, Camera, Bicycle, Innovation, Bluetooth Speaker, Speaker, Nest, Fitness Gadget, Wood


18 Tech-tastic Green Gadget Gifts

With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there's really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones' wider interests lie in music, photography, gardening or cycling, we've got you covered for green gadget gift ideas for the upcoming season. From a reusable cardboard smartphone amplifier at just $10 -- perfect for the office Secret Santa or hard-to-buy-for teenagers -- to a splurge on an electric bicycle that will knock s...
Tags: Iphone, Ipad, Garden, Gadgets, Design, Fitness Tracker, Watch, Features, Camera, Bicycle, Innovation, Bluetooth Speaker, Speaker, Nest, Fitness Gadget, Wood


A bike company figured out that 'fragile' labels don't work — so they printed images of TVs on their boxes

If you order a VanMoof bike and the delivery guy show ups with a box that features an image of a TV, don't be alarmed — they didn't get your order wrong. You're just witnessing clever packaging in action. Since early 2016, VanMoof, a Dutch bicycle company, has been shipping its bikes in cardboard boxes with pictures of TVs on their face. Now, in a recent Medium post, VanMoof creative director Bex Rad explains how the bit of trickery was meant to reduce damage. Bikes are generally thought of as m...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Netherlands, Silicon Valley, Copenhagen, Vanmoof, Rad, Jason Gay


How to reduce damage during shipping: Pretend you are shipping a TV instead of a bike

That's what Vanmoof did, but don't tell anyone.
Tags: Transportation, News, Vanmoof


A Dutch bike maker came up with this ingenious idea to reduce shipping damage

Dutch bike company VanMoof makes a lot of its sales online, which means it relies on shipping firms to deliver its two-wheelers. Trouble is, some of the bikes were getting damaged en route to the customer ... until an employee came up with a genius idea. The post A Dutch bike maker came up with this ingenious idea to reduce shipping damage appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Bicycles, Bikes, Outdoor, Shipping, Vanmoof, Cool Tech


Bikes shipped in boxes with TV set printed on box suffer less delivery damage

Dutch manufacturer Vanmoof started printing a photo of a TV set on the boxes it uses to ship bikes. Now the bikes arrive at their destination in perfect condition. From Cycling Weekly: “No matter who was doing the shipping, too many of our bikes arrived looking like they’d been through a metal-munching combine harvester. It was getting expensive for us, and bloody annoying for our customers,” creative director Bex Rad wrote on the company’s blog. “Earlier this year our co-founder Ties had a ...
Tags: Post, News, Vanmoof


Dutch bicycle company pretends to be television company

What were they smoking? Good e-commerce strategy: couriers are nicer to tellies than pushies Ditch bicycle company VanMoof has found that disguising its products as televisions leads to lower rates of damage in transit.…
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This Crazy Keyless City Bike Could Bring Smart Tech To Cyclists

Never mind self-driving cars. Smart vehicles are coming... even to those of us who can't afford (or trust) a Tesla. Dutch bike company VanMoof is making a bold move into data-driven rides for the rest of us.  The brand's newest release is the SmartBike, a city commuter with a tough sleek design and innovative digital insides. The first jump forward is a surprising one: if you could lock and track your bike with your smartphone, would you?  While the video is a bit silly, the premise is i...
Tags: Transportation, Business, Design, Technology, Brooklyn, Bike, Vanmoof


VanMoof’s ‘unstealable’ SmartBike comes with a surprising promise

A Dutch bike firm is offering an unusual deal with its latest high-tech two-wheeler. The company promises that if it's stolen, a recovery team will track it down and return it to you within two weeks. And if it fails, it'll give you a new one instead. The post VanMoof’s ‘unstealable’ SmartBike comes with a surprising promise appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Bicycles, Bikes, Outdoor, Smart Bike, Vanmoof, Health & Fitness, Cool Tech


This sleek electric bike connects to the internet and unlocks by fingerprint

Vanmoof's newest bike looks like a normal bike except for three game-changers: it features a boost-able motor so you don't need to pedal, locks without a key, and connects to the internet. The Electrified S locks by fingerprint and is controlled by your smartphone. Like most higher-end e-bikes, all of its parts are tucked away into the frame, but this is one of the slimmest ones we've seen. At 40 pounds, it's also as light as its competitors. Vanmoof is now accepting preorders for the bike for ...
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VanMoof unveils new Electrified S super-connected electric smart-bike with 500% power boost

Okay, so maybe it doesn’t ride itself like Google might have tricked you into believing last Friday, but VanMoof‘s brand new Electrified S e-bike, which the Dutch company debuted today, does boast a host of advanced features from smartphone connectivity to a keyless lock that recognizes its owner to a whopping 500% pedal power boost. Preorders for the super-intelligent new bike launched today with a special discount offer for the first wave of buyers, but Inhabitat got a closer look at the ligh...
Tags: Google, Video, Interviews, Bicycles, Electric Bikes, Smart Bike, Eco Design, Green Design, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Design, Inhabitat, Vanmoof, e-Bike, Van Moof, Bike With Smartphone Connectivity, Electrified S


Meet the first beautiful electric bike – that’s connected to the internet

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things. Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified S’ bike, which goes on sale next week. It’s a smart, internet-connected electric bike that’s completely unassuming: if you saw it on the street you’d have no idea it’s got a motor onboard. The Electri...
Tags: Gadgets, Amsterdam, Insider, Vanmoof


All the more reason to cycle!

Having recently completed its Kickstarter campaign as a runaway success, the Boncho is every biker’s dream. You see, Only Mary Poppins can cycle with an umbrella in her hand, and raincoats clearly weren’t designed for bikers who needed an instant way to block out the precipitation. Enter Boncho, a smart and highly effective water-resistant poncho you can wear while riding a two wheeler. It folds open in a jiffy so you’re not wet by the time you have it assembled, and it packs just as easily into...
Tags: Travel, Outdoor, Cycling, Poncho, Product Design, Vanmoof, Boncho, Mary Poppins, Raincoat


VANMOOF’s ‘Boncho’ is a brilliant folding rain poncho for bicyclists

Biking in the rain sucks. The streets are slippery, your hands get cold, and water assaults you from every angle. VANMOOF‘s new rain poncho makes rainy day cycling suck less. The Boncho is a lightweight, waterproof and breathable shell that extends over your handlebars to keep your hands, torso, and legs dry. (It won’t save you from tire splash – but that’s what fenders are for.) A flexible built-in frame gives the shell structure, and the whole thing folds into a tiny pouch you can keep in you...
Tags: News, Clothing, Bicycles, Kickstarter, Green Products, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Biking In The Rain, Sustainable Style, Waterproof Bike Poncho, Bike Accessories, Bike Poncho, Green Fashion, Vanmoof, Boncho, Bicycling Accessories