MUNICH, GERMANY – May 7, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Double victory: GOVACS impresses the judges at international Clean Week 2020 and scoops ‘best electric scooter’ prize in two categories
For the second year running, GOVECS GmbH, Germany’s leading supplier of innovative electric scooters, has won the “European e-Scooter of the Year” Award. With its GO! S2.4 model, the company beat off strong competition in the under 25 km/h category, the most popular category in the Netherlands. The other first place was achieved in the highly competitive 45 km/h category with the GO! T2.4 cargo scooter. To add to their achievements, GOVECS also went on to win second place in both these categories with their GO! S1.2 and GO! S2.4 models. What impressed the judges most about these scooters was the high quality of the products, their impressive range and reliability. Outstanding feature of the GO! T2.4: the transport solution. The models of this line were developed particularly for use in companies and by traders and are available with 50-170 litre cargo boxes.
The international award was presented as part of Clean Week 2020 and organised in cooperation with the international Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA). Clean Week 2020 is one of the most important events for those with an interest in clean, environmentally-friendly mobility and it is here that visitors come every year to find out more about all the latest cutting-edge products from technology companies in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe. Not surprisingly the event is a big draw for representatives from the government and the education, media and motoring sectors and visitors are able to try out the latest ‘green’ vehicles at Belgium’s Zolder racing circuit, the venue for the third Clean Week 2020 which takes place from 2-6 May and will be repeated annually until at least 2020.
The international competition was judged by a distinguished panel of 13 motorcycling journalists from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Scandinavia, the UK, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. The vehicles were judged against a number of different criteria, including quality and fuel consumption, with a particular emphasis on emissions and noise output. Other factors taken into account included design, range, charging time and driving performance. Judges were also interested in the comfort, handling and market availability of the various vehicles. The “Clean Week 2020” e-Scooter Award was awarded in the following categories: vehicles with speeds of less than 25 km/h, those with speeds of less than 45 km/h (the most common) and vehicles with speeds in excess of 45 km/h. The 25km/h category, extremely important in the Netherlands, was won by GOVECS with its GO! S2.4 model. The company also achieved first place in the highly competitive and important 45 km/h category with its new and innovative GO! T2.4 cargo scooter. To round off their achievements, GOVECS also won second place in both categories with its GO! S1.2 and GO! S2.4 models.
Geschäftsführer of GOVECS GmbH, Thomas Grübel, had this to say: “We are very proud to have won first place this year with no less than two GOVECS scooters – and in two out of three possible categories, especially as we were up against formidable competitors such as Vectrix, Peugeot and Vmoto/E-max. These awards are an added incentive to our company to continue producing elegant, environmentally-friendly and flexible vehicles, which serve as door openers for electro-mobility.”
Last year was also a successful one for GOVECS – having won the “European e-Scooter of the Year” Award in the 45 km/h category with their GO! S2.4 model. Judges were particularly impressed by the high quality of the GOVECS electric scooters, their attractive design and their impressive range of approx.100 km.
GOVECS GmbH, based in Munich, develops, produces and sells electric vehicles. GOVECS was founded in 2009 with the aim of supplying clean, efficient, reliable and affordable vehicles for everyday use. Top designers and the very best engineers work on creating electric vehicles, which are not only chic, but also meet the modern demands of electro-mobility. All GOVECS electric scooters are produced in the company’s own certified production plant in Breslau.
In 2012, GOVECS won the “E-Scooter of the Year” Award with the GO! S2.4 and the eCarTec Award with the GO! S3.4, the first e-scooter made by the company to belong in the motorcycle category.
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SOURCE: GOVECS GmbH