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Rosenthal is a very tranquil little town in the north of Hesse, just over an hour’s drive from the vibrant Rhine-Main area. Far from the metropolis, however, people are by no means living behind the scenes. The 2,148 inhabitants are used to a lot, especially when it comes to sustainable mobility. After all, this is where TWIKE’s German headquarters have been located since 1998. But they had not yet seen such a crowd as last Saturday.
It was great – our Open TWIKE Day! Not only we are more than satisfied and have enjoyed the day very much. Our guests, many of whom had traveled a long way, felt very comfortable with us and were able to gain extensive insights into TWIKE – many also enjoyed a test drive with our TWIKE 4.
However, the Open TWIKE Day was not just about real riding experience, but also about mutual exchange. For example, Managing Director Martin Moescheid provided information on what still has to happen before the planned start of series production of the TWIKE 5 in the second quarter of 2023, how production will proceed in Rosenthal, and why financing is also one of the key criteria for this. Driving dynamics expert Dr. Axel Pauly revealed some technical details of the chassis, and customers and test co-pilots reported on their experiences – which were obviously positive: Three more vehicles were ordered on Saturday.
We documented the open factory gates day with a camera team and tried to capture voices and moods for you – also with the help of an on-board camera.
In our two-and-a-half-minute video, you can find out, among other things, what current and future TWIKE drivers report about road handling or acceleration and why they see a need for our human hybrid vehicle.
All of this is an enormous incentive for us. We already have pre-orders today that could secure the sales potential of three years’ production of the TWIKE 5. Clearly, the time is ripe for a vehicle that combines sustainability, health and design. That’s why there is one goal above all for us: to ramp up production as quickly as possible. The more capital we have available to pre-finance manufacturing, the sooner we can get started. Therefore, we have decided to extend the term of the financing round until January 15, 2023, in order to get even closer to our target amount of EUR 2 million.
We hope to bring more investors on board in the coming weeks.