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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Guy Salens

Guy Salens (motorcycle enthousiast): I want to show the world an overview of existing electric motorcycles and future projects. Because it's time.