A Stromer is more than just a personal means of getting from A to B: a Stromer signifies a lifestyle and a new kind of unlimited freedom of movement. In our blog we bring the latest news on current and future development, the spirit of Stromer and insider stories. Enjoy the read ...
For those who travel on four wheels, it’s a legal requirement, not an option. The need to fit winter tires as the year draws to a close. With snowy winters having become a rarer occurrence in many regions and the arrival of cold snaps less predictable, many people wait until the last moment... because warm weather calls for a harder rubber formulation, whereas softer, more flexible rubber works better in cold weather. Tires for two-wheelers are no exception.
The rubber formulation of a winter tire is designed to stay sufficiently flexible to achieve optimum adhesion to cold surfaces and provide better grip and skid resistance even at wintry temperatures below 5°C. Ever since winters in lower-lying urban areas got shorter, many riders carry on using their two-wheelers almost throughout the entire cold season, apart from a few days or weeks. Especially commuters who travel by bicycle or Pedelec.
The BQ batteries from Stromer have over 78 high-performance lithium ion cells – they are the strongest batteries on the market for S-Pedelecs, with the highest power and largest range. But even they want you to be nice to them and take care of them – they thank you for it with an even better performance and longer service life.
Since 2009, companies in Switzerland who consume more than 100,000 kWh of power have had the option of personally optimizing their power procurement on the free market... or, depending on the surroundings and infrastructure, of producing clean energy themselves. myStromer AG has been taking advantage of this at their campus from the very beginning with solar energy - environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The Stromer campus has 1’243 solar panels on its flat roof. These provide over 320,000 kWh of power annually – which would be enough to ride around the world 760 times with an ST2! So of course, we use the solar power to charge the battery of every Stromer from headquarters. And even more: It is a point of honor that the engineers, developers, designers, technicians and everyone else at the campus in Oberwangen, Switzerland work with clean energy.
Achieving climate reversal will require a transportation reversal – away from combustion engines and toward mobility that is based solely on renewable energy. We have less than twenty years to manage this. That is according to the mobility researcher Weert Canzler from the Berlin Social Science Center. Stromer met with him and discussed the city, the mobility and the vehicles of the future – and which role e-bikes play in this vision.
He always was a fan of cycles. As a youth Steve would ride around on a 3-speed bike, then he later splashed out on a racing bike, and as a young adult a mountain bike became his pride and joy. All the same, over 30 years of being passionate about cycling he barely managed more than 500 miles. He says the hilly areas where he lived – in San Francisco and then in Portland and Cincinnati – made it all too strenuous. Steve Plattner, now 63 years of age, finally nailed cycling two years ago: He read about pedelecs in a pop-up ad. He bought a Stromer and now rides it every day, such that he has clocked up over 4,000 miles (6,437 km) in the past two years!