*You most likely received’t miss the plastic trash and a pile of mysterious bolts
Earlier than we even finalized the designs for our first ebikes, we had been planning our packaging. We’re dedicated to creating all the pieces about ebike possession simpler. So in the case of unboxing we knew there was a greater method than the “some meeting required” methodology that dumps a pile of elements and some wrenches at your toes, asking that you simply turn into a motorbike mechanic previous to your first journey.
Equally, we wished to keep away from the mountain of froth and plastic most manufacturers use to wrap their bikes earlier than they ship from the manufacturing facility. Not solely can we abhor this waste on a private stage; Vvolt is licensed by Local weather Impartial so now we have to maintain sustainability in thoughts always.
Lastly, it was clear that we couldn’t go together with the supersized containers used to ship full bikes. They’re overly costly to ship; and sort of wasteful in comparison with our field, whereby we ship the bike 97% assembled, able to roll with fast set up of pedals and entrance wheel.
So we factored in all of those issues and got here up with a extremely easy resolution enabling us to ship nearly-complete bikes with out a bunch of plastic, and do it with free transport!
Let’s discover what you’ll see if you open the field. Discover that the field above says “open right here” on the left aspect? There’s no have to pry two yards of staples+glue from prime flap and heave the bike up and out. Merely open the aspect flap and pull on the strap inside to slip the bike out…
There’s quite a bit to notice right here, together with:
- The entrance finish is all bolted collectively and adjusted. Different manufacturers make their riders discover ways to correctly alter headset bearings or set up handlebars at a comfortable angle earlier than they’ll journey. Not us- simply pop within the entrance wheel and go. We already adjusted all the pieces for you!
- The cardboard triangle is greater than a spot to print some directions; it’s a structural help for the outer field, reinforcing it to maintain your journey protected on the journey from manufacturing facility to your door. This additional reinforcement additionally permits us to go lighter on the body/elements protectors.
- A conspicuous lack of protecting plastic. Single-use plastic packaging is horrible for the setting, so we eradicated most of it. Properly-placed cardboard items do exactly pretty much as good a job and received’t be circulating within the ocean in 2097 like plastic bits. We nonetheless had to make use of a pair items of recyclable plastic, however we’re actively looking for a greater resolution.
We’re enthusiastic about our first go at enhancing ebike packaging, however that doesn’t imply we’re not working to enhance the out-of-box expertise. Sooner or later we intention to make use of much less cardboard and completely get rid of plastic whereas enhancing how the ebike is protected inside the outer field.
It could appear a bit nerdy to get so excited a couple of field, however we geek out on discovering packaging options which are pleasant to our riders, the setting, and hopefully even your native supply driver.
Should you’d wish to see how this packaging works that will help you with putting in the ultimate elements earlier than driving,try our quick-start guide for a preview of latest bike day with a Vvolt ebike.