сряда, 17 юли 2013 г.

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors NuVinci® CVP technology has been recognized as a game-changer by numerous organizations worldwide. Some of the awards and recognition NuVinci has garnered include: 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Growth Capital Investment Opportunity Award in the Powertrain Market Frost & Sullivan stated: “The company exhibits all the features of a superior market participant that deserves close attention from investors looking for opportunities." Click here to read more about this prestigious award. Chappelli NuVinci® N360™ Bicycle Wins Australian International Design Award Chappelli Cycles, an Australian brand who has built a name for affordable “fixies,” was recently honored with a 2012 Australian International Design Award for its newly released model sporting the NuVinci N360 continuously variable drivetrain. Chappelli was among the more than 200 entries. Presented by Good Design Australia, the competition is Australia’s longest running design recognition program. Bicycle Innovation Award at FietsVAK 2012 Show in Amsterdam The NuVinci Harmony intelligent drivetrain, the first continuously variable shifting system offering the option of automatic seamless or manual shifting, won the Bicycle Innovation Award at FietsVAK 2012 in Amsterdam, This award at the FietsVak Bicycle Show in The Netherlands.is one of the highest honors given by the country's bike industry, with manufacturers worldwide competing every every year. This is the second Fietvak Innovation award for NuVinci technolgy: The NuVinci Harmony incorporates technology included in NuVinci CVP bicycle drivetrains and.the initial NuVinci bicycle drivetrain model, the N170, won in 2007. iF Design / EUROBIKE Awards: 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007 The EuroBike Awards, conceived and organized by iF International Forum Design, honor the best in bicycle design and are considered one of the industry’s most prestigious design competitions. The NuVinci CVP received one of only 10 Gold Awards in 2008. Judges cited the excellence of the NuVinci product’s engineering, its simplicity and its ease of use as major factors in their decision to honor NuVinci with the Gold Award. VSF Award: 2011 Germany’s VSF Award is considered the “ride-quality seal” for bikes and bike parts that provide long-lasting, dependable service. It is awarded by an independent professional association of bicycle experts to products that reflect the highest levels of quality, value, innovation, functionality, and reliability. The NuVinci N360 drivetrain was honored with this prestigious label in September 2011. TIPP Award: 2011 NuVinci Harmony auto-shifting drivetrain for e-Bikes was honored with the coveted TIPP “Milestone Award” as one of the year’s top innovations in the German bicycle market. Referred to as the “Oscar” of the bike industry, the Harmony system was awarded by the editors and readers of four leading German cycling magazines: Bike, Tour, Trekking Bike and Freeride. The Patent Board – Ranks Fallbrook Technologies as the Top Innovator in 2009 The 2009 Automotive and Transportation Patent Scorecard, which ranks the top automotive and transportation companies according to the relative strengths of their patent portfolios, ranked Fallbrook as the leading innovator. Global Cleantech 100 Award (2009) NuVinci was named a 2009 Global Cleantech 100 winner by Guardian News and Media and the Cleantech Group, providers of global services for the cleantech ecosystem. The prestigious Global Cleantech 100 highlights the most promising private clean technology companies from all around the world: companies most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years, in the eyes of the world’s cleantech experts. The Global Cleantech 100 list recognizes companies at the forefront of cleantech innovation offering solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental challenges.

вторник, 28 май 2013 г.

16-то велосипедно шествие в София – 30 май 2013

16-то велосипедно шествие в София – 30 май 2013 Традиционното велошествие през месец май по случай Световния ден за ходене на работа с колело ще ни зарадва на 30 май, начален час 18:00 часа, Южен парк, централен вход при бул. „Витоша“. Маршрутът ще е надалеко, а финалът ще е нависоко – покрива на „Сердика център“ , a маршрутът e: ->бул. „Витоша“ – бул. „Пенчо Славейков“ – бул. „България“ – бул. „Евлоги и Христо Георгиеви“ (велоалеята) – ул. „Оборище“ – ул. „Черковна“ – ул. „Попова шапка“ – край – Търговски център „Сердика Център“; Каним всички велосипедисти за 16-та поредна година да превземат софийските улици – с желание за по-велосипеден, по-безопасен и по-хубав град. Финалът на шествието ще бъде и финал на кампанията „До работа с колело“. Тогава „Велоеволюция“ ще отличи най-работещите велосипедисти – тези, които документираха своите велосипедни дни в месеца за ходене на работа с колело. Наградите са предоставени от магазин за екипировка „Стената“ и магазин за велосипеди “Максбайк” И тъй като „бъдещето е в ръцете на младите“, мисията на събитието ни този път е и благотворителна. Всеки който желае може да ни помогне да съберем средства за изработването и поставянето на вело-стойки в училища в града ни. *Хората, които искат да ни помогнат да направим най-голямото шествие да пишат на info@velobg.org. Задачките са да се разпространяват флаери и вело охрана на шествието. Източник: http://velobg.org/

петък, 18 януари 2013 г.

Design Inspiration

Gocycle® is the fusion of my day-to-day experiences living in London, my expertise in lightweight vehicle design and my insight into the market opportunity of providing better city-specific mobility solutions. Having commuted by cycle for many years, I can attest to the freedom that comes with riding a two-wheeler. But I have also had many unpleasant experiences with traditional bikes, such as arriving to work hot and sweaty, having to change from cycle to office clothing, getting dirty chain grease on my pants, fixing a messy flat tyre, having two bicycles stolen within six months, and even being heckled for riding "one of those funny looking fold-up bikes"! In January 2002, my total dissatisfaction with traditional bike design compelled me to leave McLaren Cars Limited, and from my one bedroom London flat, I began to develop a new class of powered two-wheeler designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern city dweller. Gocycle combines power, portability and style—and makes commuting fun! This unique combination of benefits sets Gocycle apart from the competition. I am deeply passionate about Gocycle, and I hope you decide to try one for yourself. Richard Thorpe Designer of Gocycle® Founder of Karbon Kinetics Ltd.