Press release Gestalten | About the Book – From global warming to overcrowded cities, electric mobility might help to solve humanity’s biggest problems. With a mixture of cutting-edge design, great performance, and a healthy dose of fun, electric motorcycles, bicycles and hybrids are moving forward at a rapid pace. The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age explores this shift towards stimulating consciousness by profiling the pioneers of the electric revolution.
Engineering and mechanics as well as custom design, established brands and start up projects, two and three wheelers but also cars are part of the book. But, would a true biker really switch to an e-bike? Well, Harley Davidson just presented their first ever e-machine and this is only part of the revolution. The Quiet Ride by e-bike gangs in China and Paris is a silent revolt against air polluting gasoline motors. A British company rebuilt a race car from the 30s as an e-car. Swedish Kalk is revolutionizing off-roading by eliminating the noise from the forests, and there are many more examples of fun bikes like Lingyoun’s self-balancing prototype or the Noordung playing music from your mobile phone through two speakers. The Current is the definitive roadmap to driving now and driving differently.
The future of mobility is electric and it could be our most thrilling ride, yet!
Mathias Jahn, a native when it comes to the advertising and car industry, and recent founder of SOULD – an expert in future mobility, wrote the project texts.
About the Co-Editor – Paul D’Orleans is a journalist, curator, photographer, film producer, and expert on motorcycle history and culture. He publishes articles on TheVintagent.com, and co-founded the Motorcycle Arts Foundation, supporting exhibitions, film, media, and events.
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