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Yet Again GOVECS Scoops “European e-Scooter of the Year” Award

May 6, 2012

MUNICH, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

– Double victory: GOVACS impresses the judges at international Clean Week 2020 and
scoops ‘best electric scooter’ prize in two categories

For the second year running, GOVECS GmbH, Germany’s leading supplier of innovative
electric scooters, has won the “European e-Scooter of the Year” Award. With its GO! S2.4
model, the company beat off strong competition in the under 25 km/h category, the most
popular category in the Netherlands. The other first place was achieved in the highly
competitive 45 km/h category with the GO! T2.4 cargo scooter. To add to their
achievements, GOVECS also went on to win second place in both these categories with their
GO! S1.2 and GO! S2.4 models. What impressed the judges most about these scooters was the
high quality of the products, their impressive range and reliability. Outstanding feature
of the GO! T2.4: the transport solution. The models of this line were developed
particularly for use in companies and by traders and are available with 50-170 litre cargo

The international award was presented as part of Clean Week 2020 and organised in
cooperation with the international Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations
(FEMA). Clean Week 2020 is one of the most important events for those with an interest in
clean, environmentally-friendly mobility and it is here that visitors come every year to
find out more about all the latest cutting-edge products from technology companies in
Belgium and elsewhere in Europe. Not surprisingly the event is a big draw for
representatives from the government and the education, media and motoring sectors and
visitors are able to try out the latest ‘green’ vehicles at Belgium’s Zolder racing
circuit, the venue for the third Clean Week 2020 which takes place from 2-6 May and will
be repeated annually until at least 2020.

The international competition was judged by a distinguished panel of 13 motorcycling
journalists from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Scandinavia, the UK,
Switzerland, Italy and Austria. The vehicles were judged against a number of different
criteria, including quality and fuel consumption, with a particular emphasis on emissions
and noise output. Other factors taken into account included design, range, charging time
and driving performance. Judges were also interested in the comfort, handling and market
availability of the various vehicles. The “Clean Week 2020″ e-Scooter Award was awarded in
the following categories: vehicles with speeds of less than 25 km/h, those with speeds of
less than 45 km/h (the most common) and vehicles with speeds in excess of 45 km/h. The
25km/h category, extremely important in the Netherlands, was won by GOVECS with its GO!
S2.4 model. The company also achieved first place in the highly competitive and important
45 km/h category with its new and innovative GO! T2.4 cargo scooter. To round off their
achievements, GOVECS also won second place in both categories with its GO! S1.2 and GO!
S2.4 models.

Geschaftsfuehrer of GOVECS GmbH, Thomas Gruebel, had this to say: “We are very proud
to have won first place this year with no less than two GOVECS scooters – and in two out
of three possible categories, especially as we were up against formidable competitors such
as Vectrix, Peugeot and Vmoto/E-max. These awards are an added incentive to our company to
continue producing elegant, environmentally-friendly and flexible vehicles, which serve as
door openers for electro-mobility.”

Last year was also a successful one for GOVECS – having won the “European e-Scooter of
the Year” Award in the 45 km/h category with their GO! S2.4 model. Judges were
particularly impressed by the high quality of the GOVECS electric scooters, their
attractive design and their impressive range of approx.100 km.


GOVECS GmbH, based in Munich, develops, produces and sells electric vehicles. GOVECS
was founded in 2009 with the aim of supplying clean, efficient, reliable and affordable
vehicles for everyday use. Top designers and the very best engineers work on creating
electric vehicles, which are not only chic, but also meet the modern demands of
electro-mobility. All GOVECS electric scooters are produced in the company’s own certified
production plant in Breslau.

In 2012, GOVECS won the “E-Scooter of the Year” Award with the GO! S2.4 and the
eCarTec Award with the GO! S3.4, the first e-scooter made by the company to belong in the
motorcycle category.

        Press contact:
        GOVECS GmbH, Grillparzerstrasse 18, 81675 Munich
        Marco Golla
        Phone: +49-89-411-09-77-25
        E-mail: mgolla@govecs.com


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