In about a year we will be cruising the streets on “Dreem” electric kick scooters, which will be powered by innovative Domel in-wheel motors with permanent magnets. And when riding them, we will be using impact-absorbing smart helmets.
We presented this innovative solution in a European call for tenders and we were selected as the winners in the micromobility segment. Our partners in the project are the Slovenian company Elaphe, with whom we co-designed the motor, the Bumpair company, which is responsible for developing the helmets and the safety elements, and the manufacturer, Punch, which will combine the battery, motor and helmet with the scooter frame and develop a special application. Punch will develop the app using Agile methodology, and it will be available for both iOS and Android systems. The project will include (1) the scooter drivetrain, (2) inflation of helmets, (3) selection of speed mode, (4) primary information on user vehicle status, and (5) planned API integration and integration with the services of other mobility providers.
In this innovative project, the emphasis is on safety. The scooter’s stability is improved by using three wheels, two 8'' wheels in the rear and a larger 10'' wheel in front. The self-inflating helmets absorb impacts. In the event of an accident, the user GPS, connected to a motion sensor, can send a message to three telephone numbers. An audible alarm signal when the vehicle approaches an obstacle, object or pedestrian will be available as an option. The scooter will be equipped with direction indicators that can be activated without having to take your hands off the handlebars. The scooter will have a range of 50 km and will weigh just 9 kg, which is quite a bit lighter than the currently available competition (15 kg). The very powerful Domel brushless DC motor is extremely energy efficient and especially light and compact. The motor generates 350 W of power, with maximum efficiency at 90%, or 85% under normal operating conditions. The batteries will be interchangeable and will support a range of distances from 15 km to 50 km, which will allow the user to choose the optimal compromise between range and vehicle weight. The scooter will also be lockable, and will include navigation and geolocation capabilities.
As they develop, cities are becoming larger and smarter, and e-scooters are creating new opportunities for people and businesses. On average, 49% of the people in the EU use public transport to get to work and back. Moreover, the average daily commute in Europe is less than 20 km. According to initial estimates, the vehicle, which can be easily folded up and taken anytime and anywhere, will cost between EUR 500 and EUR 750.
Let’s take a closer look at why the e-bike is so amazing. It contributes to sustainable mobility and also helps improve the health of individuals and of society as a whole.
The option of purchasing a Domel-driven e-bike bearing your company’s logo provides an additional incentive for increasing physical activity. Did you know that we offer personalised bikes?
Riding an e-bike can help employees improve their physical fitness, reduce their stress levels and help them on their way towards a healthier lifestyle. They can now incorporate physical exercise into their daily routine, which eliminates the need to spend time at the gym.
But that’s not all the e-bike has to offer. Adaptable mobility is another one of its many super powers, helping employees avoid traffic jams and providing them with a fast and efficient means of getting around. E-bikes are perfect for shorter or medium-length distances, and can be combined with public transport for the best results. And let’s not forget about how much money they can save on fuel and parking charges. E-bikes can open the door to mobility and independence for every employee, not all of whom will have a driving licence or a car.
Let’s take a look at how e-bikes are saving the planet. Their CO2 emissions are low because they don’t produce direct exhaust gases or particles. This improves air quality.
Domel encourages its employees to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle in their free time. It places great emphasis on recreation, to which it gives substantial financial support. We help finance recreational activities away from the workplace, including skiing, swimming and group recreation in sports halls. We also co-finance massages, visits to the sauna, and holiday accommodation by the sea and at spa resorts. We cover the registration fee in full for employees who wish to take part in running and cycling events, subsidise season tickets for the swimming pool, sauna and tennis facilities at Ratitovec institute, and provide vouchers for group exercise, fitness, massage and recreational swimming in Železniki, Škofja Loka and Kranj.
During the summer months, we exercise and take part in various events at Selca sports park. Every year we organise an unforgettable employee picnic, which provides a perfect mix of entertainment and sport. In the autumn and winter we organise group recreation, where employees can play badminton, table tennis, five-a-side football, volleyball or basketball for free. There can be no excuse for not taking part in fitness or group activities on grounds of price, as we provide vouchers that keep costs to a minimum. And if you’re a skiing enthusiast, you’ve come to the right place, with low-price ski passes available for the Soriška Planina, Stari Vrh, and Cerkno ski resorts.
Every day we make a wide range of apples available for our employees.
We do all of this to promote sustainability and our employees’ health. E-bikes are proving to be a key factor in the development of a more sustainable future. Not only do they reduce CO2 emissions, but they also provide long-term benefits for individuals and the environment. The combination of fun, recreation and e-bikes gives our employees an unforgettable experience. We are building a more sustainable future – one that connects us and makes us healthier, happier and full of energy.
We have been active in the automotive industry market since 2004. During this time, we have partnered with renowned car manufacturers and manufacturers of components for the industry. The products are the result of our own development and technologies, and are integrated in virtually all cars throughout the world.
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