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San Francisco Scoot’ing

I’m currently abroad working in San Francisco, but also riding a lot of Scoot scooters around the city. I wish I could say you should try Scoot next time you’re in town, but Scoot is really meant for San Francisco residents and that’s actually one of their rental requirements. So no tourists allowed, but after…

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Charging at GOVECS

Galactico installed their charge station right in front of our GOVECS windows, and we couldn’t be happier to oblige and charge up our privately owned GOVECS scooters every day. It also makes for a pretty cool photo op as we get more and more visitors charging at this station. Last week we had client from…

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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…