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Sustainable, recyclable material for covering parts of electric one seat scooter sought

Country of origin:
Country: 
SWITZERLAND
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TRCH20210322001
Published
22/03/2021
Last update
22/03/2021
Expiration date
23/03/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Plastics, Polymers
Lightweight materials
Design of Vehicles
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Automotive engineering
Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts
Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)
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Summary

Summary: 
A Swiss spin-off has developed an electric one seat scooter specifically designed for a mobility sharing system: three-wheel, with a roof, made of sustainable material. In its function, comfort and investment costs it is positioned between the car and the (e-)bike. The company is looking for a partner able to produce a sustainable, 100% recyclable material for the covering elements (roof, cockpit, etc) of the scooter under a manufacturing agreement.

Description

Description: 

A Swiss spin-off from a University of Applied Sciences has developed an electric vehicle specifically designed for urban, short distance mobility. The vehicle helps to reduce the inner-city CO2-emissions caused by traffic. It is extremely easy and fun, as well as safe to drive in all weather conditions and also on slippery floors. The vehicle has a maximum speed of 45 km/h. It has the smallest footprint (1.2m2) and is the lightest (80 kg) three-wheel vehicle on the market.
Using sustainable materials for all its parts complements the sustainable business vision behind this invention.

The company is looking for a partner who is able to produce an innovative, sustainable material for the covering parts (front, roof, back, cockpit) of the scooter for a manufacturing agreement.

The material has to be 100% recyclable with a cradle-to-cradle approach (biological or technical circle, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle-to-cradle_design).

The material must have a good weather and UV-resistance and be very light.

Any production technologies (thermoforming, die-casting, laminate, film, ....) are of interest to the company.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
Specifications for the covering parts of the scooter: The scooter has different covering parts to protect the driver from rain and wind. These covering parts are engineered as thermoforming parts and produced with a 3D Printer for the first prototype. If needed, design can be changed for a better and cost-efficient production. The company is looking for a supplier/manufacturer who can produce those parts in a small series and with a new, innovative and sustainable material. Coloring and solar cell integration are optional. The material has to be 100% recyclable with a cradle-to-cradle approach.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The specific area of activity of the partner: Manufacturer of a sustainable, 100% recyclable material for the described application The tasks to be performed by the partner sought: - providing a sustainable, 100 recyclable material - production process - production ability

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

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electric one seat scooter picture 1

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electric one seat scooter picture 2