Urwahn Platzhirsch e-bike wins major sustainability award

The German bicycle manufacturer Urwahn has received the German Sustainability Award 2022, Europe’s largest award for social and ecological commitment to helping the planet, for its E-Bike Platzhirsch. Platzhirsch is a 3D-printed electric bike in steel with a nice matte frame. The award honors groundbreaking contributions to a sustainable future and strengthens Urwahn’s efforts to create fair conditions for people and the environment.

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The jury for the German Sustainability Award consists of leaders in design and sustainability. The E-Bike Platzhirsch received the award this year for its steel frame, which is included on all Urwahn bikes. The idea is that steel provides long life as it can be repaired and recycled better than carbon or aluminum, thus reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.

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The E-Bike Platzhirsch has 250 watts of power, producing 40 Nm of torque and up to 25 km / h of support from the electric motor. This produces a range of 208 Wh, making it a great city commuter bike. All cables are routed inside the frame, giving it a sleek and modern look.

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Urwahn runs short production cycles and focuses on regional sales to further reduce production waste and extra carbon from shipping. Each Urwahn e-bike is created according to the principles of slim production, on-demand and just-in-time.

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CEO and Urwahn founder Sebastian Meinecke explained: “Sustainability plays a central role for us and extends far beyond production. People are always at the heart of everything we do. For this reason, we have conspired to ultra individualize in order to consider needs. for design, function and safety at an overall level. In addition, we pay fairly to everyone involved in value creation, are aware of regulated working hours and safeguard health protection. ”

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