GEKOT was formed to support the fast growing Light Electric Vehicle industry. Since 2017, rental e-scooters and e-bikes are popping up everywhere. The vehicles are an excellent transportation mode replacing unnecessary car trips. The use of these nimble vehicles have contributed to a reduction in car traffic wherever they are deployed. That’s a great relief for crowded city streets.
However, the introduction of these vehicles has not been so great for sidewalk traffic. Certainly, there is great concern when fast moving scooters share the walkway with pedestrians. Accidents, and serious injuries related to these vehicles are a mounting concern to residents and city managers. So much so that many cities are restricting or disallowing these rental vehicles. To make matters worse, rental e-scooters and e-bikes are frequently abused, parked incorrectly, and stolen. Certainly, the micro mobility providers face an uphill battle to normalize this important transportation mode.
These problems are not new. In fact the automotive industry has dealt with similar issues for decades. And over the decades, the automotive industry has developed technology to address many of these concerns. GEKOT Inc. aims to leverage the lessons learned here to support the micro mobility industry. We rely on extensive automotive engineering experience to adapt automotive grade solutions to Light Electric Vehicles. We integrate the right solution in the “right size” for e-scooters and e-bikes. Our proven technology is already making an impact. Check out our solutions and let us know what you think.