Vanmoof Electric bikes goes bankrupt

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Vanmoof Electric bikes goes bankrupt

Post by Al Capone Junior » Wed Aug 23, 2023 7:17 pm

https://www.npr.org/2023/08/23/1195201 ... rml&f=1004

Since I'm working for Electrify Expo again this year, I hate to see this happen. There are gonna be even more great machines for show and sale this year. My favorite last year was a 20 inch BMX bike type thingie,, with awesome battery boosting power that really let's you haul ass with almost no effort.

Although surely someone must have seen this coming with vanmoof... doesn't Occam's razor apply to things too, such as bikes? What about things like "the plan" when it comes to doing business? Nobody realized they were buried in their own quagmire of overly complicated bad engineering? And so was everyone else?

I think several players dropped the ball and got technical fouls on this one. :roll:

Seems like an opportunity for a group of clever bike engineers to save the day if they can un-f.ck* the situation :geek:

*in the army, if you got told to un-f.ck the situation, you had better do it now and do it fast bc either the first Sgt or the captain is not happy :shock:

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Re: Vanmoof Electric bikes goes bankrupt

Post by TopBadger » Thu Aug 24, 2023 7:56 am

Bikes dont need apps... Its a lesson to all of us about buying anything with critical functionality unnecessarily tied to an app.
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Re: Vanmoof Electric bikes goes bankrupt

Post by discovolante » Thu Aug 24, 2023 8:07 am

TopBadger wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2023 7:56 am
Bikes dont need apps... Its a lesson to all of us about buying anything with critical functionality unnecessarily tied to an app.
Tell that to my parents about their front door :roll:
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Re: Vanmoof Electric bikes goes bankrupt

Post by Grumble » Thu Aug 24, 2023 8:47 am

Good article from Electrek about this, including thoughts from the CMO of Ampler, Tuuli Jevstignejev.

https://electrek.co/2023/07/24/anti-van ... he-answer/
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Re: Vanmoof Electric bikes goes bankrupt

Post by Boustrophedon » Wed Aug 30, 2023 3:17 pm

Grumble wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2023 8:47 am
Good article from Electrek about this, including thoughts from the CMO of Ampler, Tuuli Jevstignejev.

https://electrek.co/2023/07/24/anti-van ... he-answer/
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Re: Vanmoof Electric bikes goes bankrupt

Post by Al Capone Junior » Wed Sep 06, 2023 4:09 pm

TopBadger wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2023 7:56 am
Bikes dont need apps... Its a lesson to all of us about buying anything with critical functionality unnecessarily tied to an app.
Brakes. Yes, brakes. Ive seen it with my own Eyes. Trailer brake adapter runs on cell phone app. What could possibli go wrong? :roll:

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