We continue our tradition to wrap up the year with reflecting three key realizations that we’ve achieved during the past year. It is not an easy task to choose three main achievements. As for many of you, a lot of things have happened during the 2019. In this end-of-the year wrap-up, we’d like to share these accomplishments which have helped us to advance the most towards our goal – accelerate the adoption of shared electric bicycles by helping mobility operators create sustainable, reliable and profitable ebike fleets.
Team: we’re building a team of dedicated and passionate professionals
We continue to boost our team with dedicated professionals who are passionate about solving energy, sustainable mobility, and public health challenges through the use of shared electric bicycles. Please, join us to welcome members who joined our team in 2019!
- Jean-René Bouvier – Chief Operating Officer who drives eBikeLabs expansion and growth. Jean-René is a software entrepreneur with gusto for scalability.
- Sébastien Letout – Research Engineer, mechanical to electrical chain modeler who is working on strengthening our anti theft system.
- Régis Guignier – Embedded Software Engineer who develops our product firmware and ensures its robustness and customization.
- Rémi Bouju – Production Manager who is in charge of ensuring the successful industrialisation of the product before it goes to the customer.
- Arnaud Groby – Full Stack Engineer who is focusing on eBikeLabs application programming interfaces and software development kits to ensure scalability and flexibility of our services.
Business: we’ve achieved rapid growth with 70% of the revenue made internationally
With growing ebike sharing market demand, our clients face increasing opportunities as well as challenges. To accelerate time to market and achieve sustainable profitability, operators are looking to build agile and safe ebikes, decrease operational costs and adopt reliable anti theft systems. As a result, our business is growing rapidly.
Présences, a magazine of companies and economic news, published by the Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry, released the ranking of companies which achieved the strongest revenue growth in the region of Grenoble. And we’re proud to announce that eBikeLabs sprang to the first place!
“In the 2019 ranking category, eBikeLabs stands first in the Growth Category among companies with less than 50 employees in the Grenoble region.” Présences CCI, Grenoble.
Our key projects include:
- Ebike fleet: we’ve successfully deployed our solution in Germany where we helped our client Pendix, e-drive manufacturer, to enter the ebike fleet market (read case study).
- Ebike sharing for companies: B2eBike, an ebike manufacturer, delivers connected ebikes powered by eBikeLabs, and we’re proud to be part of their success story (read case study).
- Connected ebikes for health entities: this year we’ve completed our first health project which focused on demonstrating health benefits of electric-assisted cycling for patients after their release from rehabilitation and recuperative care facilities. eBikeLabs delivered safe and enjoyable ebikes adapted to the comfort of patients along with the web platform for health coaches which provided custom settings and rich data collection (read more).
- International focus with exploring the Asian ebike sharing market: it goes without saying that Asia leads the way in bike sharing. Thanks to our co-acceleration program with Toyota Tsusho we’re exploring the opportunity for eBikeLabs to enter the Asian micromobility market (read more).
Product: we combine embedded intelligence and cloud computing to bring the safest and most agile product
With the increasing number of micromobility fleets in cities, users safety and vehicle agility have become more important than ever. We believe that the only way to make ebikes safe and robust is to bring the intelligence directly into these vehicles, that is, have the intelligence happen at the edge and cloud services become a learning center.
The eBikeLabs platform relies on the vehicle controller unit to sense, infer and act (embedded intelligence) and on the cloud to learn and enhance. At the edge, the controller senses information, infers what to do, and acts to self heal and drive the ebike behavior. In the center, the cloud analyzes the aggregate ebike data to draw learnings and to enhance how the controller behaves.
Our platform automates maintenance, expands battery life, protects against theft, and improves riders’ safety. We’re excited to introduce our complete solution for ebike sharing at MOVE 2020 in London where visitors will have an opportunity to discover and test:
- Embedded electronic motor locking system which allows remote control and protects not only ebikes but also batteries against theft.
- Optimized maintenance with 1 min remote diagnosis of electrical parts and step-by-step repair guide.
- Safe and enjoyable riding experience featuring smart assistance which automatically adjusts to human power.
As we celebrate the successful 2019 year, we want to take this opportunity to thank the people who have made this success possible: our employees, clients, partners and advisors. We greatly appreciate the dedication of our employees, the trust our clients place in us, and the cooperation with our partners and advisors. We’re looking forward to the new 2020 year to continue transforming urban mobility and improving lives in our communities.
From all of us at eBikeLabs we wish you a safe and Happy Holidays!
eBikeLabs builds the connected brain for ebike fleets – the eBikeLabs vehicle controller. It transforms affordable ebikes into theft-proof, low maintenance and enjoyable fleet vehicles. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of shared electric bicycles into cities all over the world by helping mobility operators create reliable, sustainable and profitable ebike sharing fleets.