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Two wheeled first and last mile solutions

GenZe provides turn-key solutions for deploying electric 2-wheelers, including bikes, e-scooters and fleet management software.

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This solution encourages people to ride electric bikes, or e-scooters to bus or train stations.  Uers simply locate a nearby vehicle, using a mobile app.  Scooters are ideal for longer rides (over two miles), while bikes are better for shorter rides.  The vehciles do not require docks, so they can be made avaialable and accessed where they are needed.  The electric assist these vehicles provide make them easier to ride for those with challenged abilities.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

This combined (bike and scooter) system would be ideal for those commuting up to 10 miles from a suburban ring, or those who live and work in the metro area, but require assistance in getting to fixed public transit depots (first/last mile). Those who would find bike riding difficult, due to fitness or abilities limitations will find the electric motor assistance quite helpful. Also, since the vehicles can be parked and secured where they are needed, riders should have no problem locating and reserving vehicles when they need to.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Pilot - you have implemented your solution in a real-world scenario

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

GenZe is a Mahindra company. Our 70-person team Designs and manufactures our products in Michigan. We have established fleets in San Diego, San Fransisco and New York City, all run by private operators. It would be our intent to partner with a local organization to operate this this system, using our fleet management software.

Size of your team or organization

  • 51-250

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

We would partner with the local Transit Authority, or other local operator, to pilot the system in one area of Dade county with up to 25 vehicles. $50K of the money would be for the acquisition and deployment of assets. The other $50K would be "seed money" to get the operator up and running, until they are able to maintain the system financially. Note, that the GenZe Fleet Management Software already enables revenue collection, so this transition should be very fast. Riders would subscribe to the system, and be charged for the miles they ride.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

We would measure the number of subscribers and average rides per day. The system software is designed to do that automatically. Since the intent is to get the system to be self sufficient, financially, we would model the pricing on other systems around the country and make adjustments as needed. At the end of a pilot period (6 months?), we would hope to expand the system organically.

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Photo of Wilda Previl
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Hey there Terence Duncan 

Thank you so much for submitting to the platform. I'm Wilda, one of the local facilitators. Miami is a growing, rapidly evolving city with many diverse needs. Mobility is one of those challenges that needs many solutions. Where can we learn more about your product?

Thank you for contributing to the conversation Terence!

Wilda

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Team

Most of the information you would seek is on our website... www.genze.com

If you'd like to talk, e-mail me with your phone number and I will give you a call.

Terence
terence.duncan@genze.com

Photo of Wilda Previl
Team

Thanks Terence! I’ll take a look around. Great job on submitting your proposal before the deadline!