DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CASE
The bicycle is the most individual and low- emission means of transport of all. E-bike in particular enables old people or people who would not cycle due to distance or effort to use the bike. The ideal city of the future is car-free and green. The bicycle or especially e-bikes are unavoidable, no matter if as a shared or owned vehicle.
But e-bikes are at high risk if they are protected with a regular cycle lock or even in a regular accessible parking lot. So what concept could we provide to store e- bikes safe and charge them, on order to provide even more advantages for the customer?
Think out of the box (e.g. a tree) in order to keep the investment costs low and create a sustainable, efficient and cheap solution. Also implement IoT elements for predictive maintenance and increased user experience.
Questions that need answers
What products or solutions exist in the European market?
How could we guarantee a sustainable customer relation? (e.g. what happens if our
storage system is full but a customer wants do deposit his bike – will he come again? )
Is the business/solution profitable?
Does the solution bring more people together in one place?
Does the solution make cycling more attractive?
Does a public utility or company profit from the solution and its customers?
How could be real sustainability impact of the solution be measured?