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Ex-Minister of Transportation and e-Mobility Expert joins Norwegian e-bike start-up; CityQ

 

Ex-Minister of Transportation and e-Mobility Expert joins Norwegian e-bike start-up; CityQ 

CityQ has been developing a new 4 wheel e-bike since 2017. Similar to a car, it is an e-bike with car-like features such as a roof for weather protection as well as sophisticated technology for comfort.

 The company is one of the main pioneers in Europe within the new Car-e-bike industry. Today, the innovative Norwegian start-up has attracted two senior transportation experts that will join the team and take the company to the next level.

Ketil Solvik Olsen, the former Norwegian Minister of Transportation joins the Board of Directors together with e-mobility expert and Chairman, Morten Wiese. They will both serve as advisors for the company.

 “I have followed CityQ since I was Minister of Transportation, and I look forward to contributing and advocating this new green mobility concept. Cycling is healthy and sustainable for the environment and it is becoming increasingly important and efficient for inner-city commuting.  CityQ is making cycling more convenient and attractive in all kinds of weather,” says Solvik Olsen.

 

 

 

The CityQ e-bike has pedals and a limited speed of 25km/h and is permitted to ride in bike lanes and car-free zones.

Chairman of the Board, Morten Wiese has extensive experience within the automotive industry and was engaged in THINK, the pioneering Norwegian electric car manufacturer. He is also the Chairman of the Board at MoveAbout, the first car-sharing operator and e-mobility service in the world to go 100% electric.  

"CityQ might look like a car but is an e-bike.  It has a roof, doors and the capacity to transport both passengers and cargo. E-bikes are a more efficient and convenient mode of transport for inner-city travel and you will not get stuck in traffic.  Moreover, there is no need to search for costly parking.  I am looking forward to contributing to a cleaner and less congested traffic in European cities", says Wiese.

The CityQ team includes senior resources with experience in developing and launching cars, electric-cars, motor-bikes, bicycles and e-mobility sharing. CityQ is launching its latest version beginning of June 2020 and opening up for pre-ordering. 

 

For more info:

Morten Rynning, CEO, Mob: +47 90020538, morten@cityq.biz

Ketil Solvik-Olsen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ketilsolvikolsen/

Morten Wiese https://www.linkedin.com/in/morten-wiese-76554819/

 

CityQ is a Scandinavian startup developing a 4 wheel ebike – a Car-eBike.

CityQ mission is to enable cities and citizens to replace car traffic with a new type of 4 wheel ebike - with weather protection and car alike comfort, capabilities and IT platform.

The CityQ ebike has a patent pending chassis and are among the first Car-eBikes globally - replacing chain and gear with software; similar to how electric cars have changed how cars are made.

CityQ TM has a modular, lean design – enabling scaled production and combined models for both families, corporates, cargo transport and sharing.