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Saving the GoPro

In what could definitely be classified in the top ten of the stupidest things I have ever done, I managed to drop a GoPro camera into a cup of tea on my desk, without its waterproof case. There, I said it. Stupid. I won’t get into the series of events that led up to it,…

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My Tesla

Tesla’s are not a common sight in Poland and I haven’t seen one personally anywhere in Wrocław. There are only 12 registered Teslas Model S in all of Poland at the time of this writing, a country of roughly 38million people. But chances of encountering the 13th Tesla have been greatly improved as its owner…

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Scroosing

This week GOVECS put together first pre-series test models for Scrooser. Owners of Scrooser were present as our engineers assembled, disassembled, tweaked, assembled again, repeat, etc… Scrooser scooters. The first are always the hardest, a learning experience in its own right when taking CAD modelled parts and assembling them together in real life. So hickups were…

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Vectrix Revisited

Demise of a company is never easy. Having worked for startups over the years I know well how quickly unstable times may approach and how fast a company goes from conquering the world to “we have cash for one more month”. Last year I visited Vectrix, and American electric scooter manufacturer, on the day the…

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Scandic Charging

This serves as an update to my GOVECS Charging post from December. I stopped by another charge station in Wrocław located at the Scandic hotel parking lot. No problems charging, however the charge station itself is placed inside a private Scandic underground parking structure, which means while the charging itself is free you do have…

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GOVECS Charging

This week marked the first time ever I charged my electric scooter outside of home or work. This actually seems strange to write but made me think and wonder about the usage of my scooter. Until now, I charged my scooter at home or work, went out for a city trip and charged back up…

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Polish Congress of Renewable Energy

GOVECS took part in Polish Congress of Renewable Energy last week with yours truly presenting. I spoke about GOVECS and electric mobility in general in a discussion panel focused on clean transportation. Poland is trying to spark a renewable energy movement, similar to the one happening just across its western borders. Germany currently produces 30%…