Why the Okai EB100 might be the best sharing e-bike for your fleet
The last-mile problem is a public transportation dilemma regarding the difficulty of moving passengers from private residences to mass-transit centers i.e. bus stops, train stations, etc. The spatial inefficiency associated with city streets forces commuters to use personal transportation for short distances between their transit stop and home. The last mile problem reduces the positive benefits of public transportation i.e. reduced carbon emissions, reduced traffic congestion and increased convenience. The last mile problem has existed since public transport was invented but the term “last mile” solution only became a buzz word within the past 10 years.
Even with the launch of Scoot Networks moped in 2012 or Citi Bike’s docking stations in 2013, the micromobility revolution didn’t really take off until 2017 when the first dockless e-scooters were introduced to the streets of Santa Monica. The shared micromobility market is predicted to be worth between $300B – $500B by 2030. Worldwide, investors have already poured more than $5.7B into micromobility startups since 2015.
Now that we are three years and dozens of new free floating fleet startups later there is a key factor that is increasing ridership and advancing some sharing providers position in the marketplace. That is the investment into multimodal business models.
The reason for this is that all vehicles have slightly different use cases and therefore end consumers. E-scooters are used for shorter distances, e-bikes are great for longer and faster commutes, and e-mopeds allow for a comfortable longer distance commute. It makes the most sense from the operators perspective for the rider to jump from one modality to the other from the same application and it makes the most sense for the rider to be able to access all riding modes with just one app.
Electric bikes in general have improved a lot over the years. Historically the main problem with sharing e-bikes was that they were either way too expensive to produce or too flimsy on the road. This meant operators had to spend more money on maintenance costs, which drove down unit economics and turned less of a profit. The lack of good options reduced competition in the market and prevented new e-bikes from hitting the road.
The winning trifecta is a sharing e-bike that performs like the expensive consumer models, reduces unit economics and can be purchased at a price point that most sharing operators can afford.
The electric motor, swappable battery, helmet storage, integrated IoT, in combination with aircraft grade materials makes this the most advanced and durable sharing bike on the market.
Easy swap battery pack:
The EB100 is powered by the highest quality batteries. The high-quality lithium-ion batteries are equipped with a Battery Management System (BMS), which recognises potential sources of error and protects the battery cells from overload. 39 Samsung battery cells (50E) create a capacity of 48V15Ah. Swappable technology decreases operational expenses with an average range of 60km per charge.
Natural Riding Sensation:
Our maintenance free brushless and gearless motor is designed for optimal performance. With 500w max power, 250w rated power and 47N.m net torque. Controlled acceleration offers an authentic riding sensation.
The OKAI EB100 comes with the ability to geofence, implement speed zones and use a GPS base anti-theft solution with built in lock.
Wireless Phone Charging:
The phone holder doubles as a wireless charger. Not only will your operations be chosen for the ride but also for the free juice.
The new Okai battery system is an all in one solution. The new batteries can not only be recharged, in our soon to be introduced charging cabinet but all electric bike batteries can be swapped into our new electric scooter the ES400B. This way you can make sure that your fleet is always up and running in the most efficient and cost effective way.
Room to get Creative:
The EB100 electric sharing bicycle comes with ample space on the body and frame to be customized with your unique branding elements to create an identifiable fleet. Additional branding options are available.
As OKAI’s product offerings continue to expand we are well positioned to create a better metropolitan ecosystem with increased connectivity, easier access to energy and a more enjoyable urban living experience. From battery charging stations to new e-mobility solutions OKAI is positioned to take your fleet to the next level.
The EB100 is the most durable, cost effective and beautiful fleet e-bike on the market. Reach out to us today and our business development experts will answer all of your necessary questions to get you and your fleet closer towards a successful launch.