New E-bikes design for employees’ active mobility

Project Description

  • Innovation
  • 1 January 2023
  • 31 December 2023
  • TUe
  • 440,212 €

E-bikes over emerged as a comprehensive transport option to replace more motorised forms of transport because they are speedier and easier to ride than conventional bikes. However, it is not always the most comfortable or convenient option; for instance, standard e-bikes may not be the most suitable option for employee’s movement during working hours when the weather is adverse. Hopper is a perfect solution for overcoming some of the constraints attached to the use of E-bikes. Hopper is a car-like E-bike, compact, agile, flexible, and easy to park and charge. NEDAM aims to offer entities the opportunity to test Hopper and its booking platform. This product and platform will not only promote sustainability, but also convenience. Its car-like design provides higher potential for Hopper to target car users rather than simply  typical E-bike users. This solution is being validated in three cities and the results of the pilots reveal its potential to substitute employees’ car journeys in numerous different contexts.


To protect both individual and public health by shifting from motorised vehicles to active modes of transport.

Main Objective

Make convenient, active, sustainable travel services available to employees.


The pilot-tested, innovative active mobility mode (Hopper) with an integrated booking platform which allows users to check availability and reserve the vehicle.



Project lead

Soora Rasouli