Paris launches electric scooter sharing program with Coup and Gogoro

May 18, 2017 by  
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Getting to and fro in Paris is about to get easier than ever. Gogoro , in collaboration with Bosch subsidiary Coup , just announced plans to bring 600 Smartscooters to Paris this summer for their first electric scooting-sharing program in France. The expansion to a new European capital builds on the success of Gogoro’s e-scooter sharing program in Berlin that recently grew to 1,000 rental scooters in March. As one of the world’s most congested cities, Paris is no stranger to alternative transportation and ranks among the top scooter cities in the world. Coup and Gogoro’s Smartscooter sharing program offers a more sustainable and high-performance transit choice that’s also very stylish. “We have received a lot of positive feedback for the Coup eScooter sharing in Berlin since launching last August. The opportunity to experience a city quickly, flexibly, and without any fuss on the stylish Gogoro Smartscooters Smartscooter has proven extremely popular. The success in Berlin is motivating us to bring greater mobility to another European capital so today we are announcing our Paris launch this summer,” says Mat Schubert, CEO of COUP Mobility GmbH. “Gogoro has been supporting with features to make our innovative sharing service even better, more user friendly and we are confident Parisians will enjoy the ease of use and overall experience.” Related: Gogoro launches electric scooter sharing in Berlin – teams up with Bosch’s Coup The Coup sharing service with 600 Gogoro Smartscooters will launch this summer in select central Paris districts. Anyone of legal age with a Class B driver’s license or an international driver’s license will be able to use the service and return the electric vehicles in dedicated two-wheel parking zones within the Coup service area. Users will be charged in 30-minute increments and can locate and reserve the closest Smartscooter with the Coup app that will be available in French for iOS and Android. + Gogoro

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Gogoro launches electric scooter sharing in Berlin – teams up with Bosch’s Coup

August 3, 2016 by  
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Gogoro is on a mission to bring clean, green transportation to cities around the world – and since launching last year in Taiwan they’ve sold over 10,000 electric Smartscooters , rolled out 225 battery swapping stations, and saved 850,000 liters of gas. Today Gogoro is bringing its innovative, stylish scooters to Europe for the first time – by launching a brand new vehicle sharing service in Berlin. Developed in partnership with Bosch, Coup lets you rent one of 200 Gogoro Smartscooters in four Berlin neighborhoods for 3 euros for 30 minutes or 20 euros for the whole day. We chatted with Gogoro CEO Horace Luke to learn more – read on for the scoop! Berlin is a progressive, tech-savvy capital with a history of innovation, so it’s a good choice for Gogoro’s first global expansion. The Coup vehicle sharing network launches today with 200 Gogoro Smartscooters in the neighborhoods of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, and Kreuzberg. Gogoro and Coup worked together to develop a streamlined, easy to use system that allows anyone over the age of 21 with a drivers license to rent a scooter for a short trip or a full day. The scooter sharing network works via cellphone, so no keys are required – simply locate the nearest Smartscooter , use the app to unlock it, and you’re good to go – there’s even a helmet stored in the seat. The platform allows Coup to monitor its entire fleet from a central location and analyze individual vehicles for battery charge, maintenance needs, location, and performance. Unlike Gogoro’s system in Taiwan, users will not need to purchase and maintain their own vehicles – they simply rent scooters as needed and Coup takes care of the rest. The only design difference between the programs is that Gogoro’s European scooters are limited to 45 kph so that they qualify as L1 vehicles, which can be driven without a specialized motorcycle license. “Gogoro is collaborating with the new Coup sharing service because we share the same vision to realize advanced urban mobility in cities,” said Horace Luke, co-founder and CEO of Gogoro. The company is also working to bring its battery-swapping Smartscooters to Amsterdam this year. + Gogoro

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Bosch Lauches Off-the-Shelf Home Solar Power Storage System

July 31, 2013 by  
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Consumers and homeowners can now get their hands on a home solar power and battery system , thanks to Bosch. Called the BPT-S 5 Hybrid , the integrated solar supply system has everything- an inverter, Saft lithium-ion batteries and energy management system. In total, the system provides an easy way of storing PV power that can be plugged into a home or grid in much the same way as a generator. Initially produced in 2012, this is the first time Bosch has made the unit commercially available—though currently only to buyers in Germany. Read the rest of Bosch Lauches Off-the-Shelf Home Solar Power Storage System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bosch , BPT-S 5 Hybrid , eco design , green design , home solar power management system , Saft Lithium-ion battery , solar energy storage , sustainable design        

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BP’s Deepwater Horizon Compensation Fund Drying Up Fast, Company Goes on the Defensive

July 31, 2013 by  
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According to The Guardian , BP has just revealed that there is only $300 million left in its Deepwater Horizon compensation fund . The $20 billion fund was originally created to pay reparations to ailing business that suffered in the wake of the massive oil spill in May of 2010. In the petroleum company’s second quarter financial report , BP said it will be increasing its trust fund to help business by just $200 million, raising the total provisions payed out to $42.4 billion. They’ve also noted they were prepared to take legal action against any compensation claim they deem as “absurd”. Read the rest of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Compensation Fund Drying Up Fast, Company Goes on the Defensive Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp compensation , BP fund , BP payments , BP payouts , BP victims , british petroleum , Businesses , Compensation , deepwater horizon , oil spill        

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Insolvency for Big Companies Suggest Germany’s Solar Industry is in Peril

July 10, 2013 by  
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It seems that almost every other month, Germany sets a new solar power record. However, despite the sunny outlook for the current state of power generation, production of solar panels has been showing signs of distress. On Friday of last week, Conergy and Gehrlicher Solar filed for insolvency. Several weeks ago, Siemens stated that they would be closing their solar division after losing nearly $1 billion over the past two years. Bosch has decided to leave the solar market, citing similar losses. Read the rest of Insolvency for Big Companies Suggest Germany’s Solar Industry is in Peril Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bosch , china , Conergy , Electricity , gehrlicher solar , germany , implode , insolvency , power , record , renewable energy , siemens , solar , tariff        

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Andy Avalar Repurposes E-Waste to Create Colorful Recycled Artworks

July 9, 2013 by  
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Artist Andy Avalar uses discarded computers, cables, and other forms of e-waste to create vibrant recycled artworks. Each piece repurposes various electronic components to shine a new light on materials that might otherwise be thrown away. Check out more of his work at his website here ! + Andy Avalar The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andy Avalar , Art , e-waste , eco-art , green art , green design , Recycled computer parts , recycled electronics , Recycled Materials , sustainable design        

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Bosch And Evatran Team Up to Launch Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging System

June 19, 2013 by  
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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and the Evatran Group are developing a wireless electric vehicle charging system that could become the first commercially available system of its kind in the US. Unlike other EV charging systems , the Plugless Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging System offers hands-free, automatic EV charging. All EV drivers have to do is park their vehicles on the system’s floor-mounted Parking Pad and their vehicle begins charging. Read the rest of Bosch And Evatran Team Up to Launch Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bosch , electric vehicles , ev , ev wireless charging , Evatran Group , infrastructure , Plugless Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging System , wireless charging        

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Bosch Factory Tour Unveils 5 Keys to Buying Greener Appliances

May 27, 2010 by  
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In the small, unimposing town of New Bern, NC (infamously known as the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ) lies the only US appliance manufacturer with complete lines of Energy Star -certified dishwashers, washers, and refrigerators — Bosch . That’s right, the German Company.

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Frigidaire vs. Method et al in the Epic Battle for Clean Dishes

February 5, 2010 by  
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The Culprit: Frigidaire Ultra-Quiet (but louder than my old Bosch) III The Contenders: A selection of readily-available eco dishwasher detergents Having just moved into a lovely apartment with a brand new high-efficiency, low-water use dishwasher built in, I was really looking forward to just loading it up and letting it sit for 3 days until full, like I always do. This dishwasher is being compared against three others

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Ecogear Praises Recycled and Nixes Bamboo

February 4, 2010 by  
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Ecogear apparels are made from 100% recycled material. The company was founded early 2008 by Robert Hii, who is a 25-year fashion veteran with a passion to create clothing with only slight impacts on our planet. Robert says it took more than a year to complete their ecowear collections as the most eco-friendly clothing in existence

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