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A personal electric mobility snow vehicle

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€71 429
EU Contribution
€50 000
Project Acronym
MoonBikes
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

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Objectives

Founded by a former Dassault Aviation engineer, MoonBikes was born from a simple fact: snowmobiles are big fat polluting machines, noisy, smelly, difficult to drive and expensive. While their use in snow resorts and remote areas would bring significant advantages (limit the use of cars, solve accessibility problems, introduce new fun uses for all without pollution or noise), their democratization requires a new approach to reduce its cost, noise, size and pollution level.

To revolutionize snow-mobility, MoonBikes conceptualized the snowmobile experience and created an electric, ultralight & silent snowmobile, foldable to ease its transport, simple to use and affordable. MoonBikes are 4x lighter & 2x less expensive than regular snowmobiles and are 100% green (no emissions).

MoonBikes targets Ski resorts (utility vehicle, individual mobility), Snowmobile rentals (MoonBikes Parks at the bottom of ski slopes - like a karting circuit), and Individuals living in snowy environments. MoonBikes will tap into an existing market amounting to 37 000 sales/year and open up a new market representing an additional 750 000 accessible users.

Several major French ski resorts have shown a strong interest in MoonBikes, and trials will take place this winter in these resorts.

MoonBikes targets to grab 10% of this new market with its affordable & simple product, making snowmobile an accessible commodity for all.

MoonBikes’ solution is currently at TRL6, with 2 demonstrators developed and tested in real conditions and in labs (more than 100 hours of testing), two new prototypes under development, and 2 patents pending.

Our goal is to deliver the first MoonBikes to pilot stations in December 2019.

Created in 2017 and Incubated at Station F & the Arts et Métiers incubator and supported by the “Cluster Montagne” (Mountain Cluster), MoonBikes employs 4 people.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.
H2020-EU.2.3.
H2020-EU.2.1.
Other Programme
EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020 SME instrument

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Moonbikes Motors
Address
10 RUE AFFRE, 75018 PARIS, France
EU Contribution
€50 000
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
Technology
E-bike concept
TRL
TRL 6
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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