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Electric self-balancing scooter with a patent-pending folding mechanism for your last mile. Created by ex-Tesla and ex-BMW engineers.
Electric self-balancing scooter with a patent-pending folding mechanism for your last mile. Created by ex-Tesla and ex-BMW engineers.
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Proof of Concept

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Risks and challenges

Despite our detailed planning, developing and manufacturing a high-tech product is a great challenge, as you can imagine. That is why we have worked unremittingly for the last two and a half years and will continue to work this way. Also, we are partnering with world renowned parts suppliers including tier one automotive OEMs in order to reduce production risks to a minimum. We love our vehicle and we think that everybody should get the chance to ride the UrmO.

We have already built several prototypes, to prove the technology and to be able to evaluate parts suppliers. The final product will be assembled by a contract manufacturer under our supervision. The ramp-up of the production for a new product requires a lot of attention to details. Tolerances may need to be adjusted or tools may need a redesign. These changes will become necessary during the planned sampling phase when we receive the first vehicles from serial production. These changes contain the potential to delay the production and delivery in the order of weeks to months. Of course, these are regular challenges of manufacturing a new hardware product. There can be unforeseen issues leading to delays, but we promise to do everything in our power to reduce the impact of such events as much as possible.

Most importantly, our priority is to be fully transparent in our communication to you, our backers. We only have one interest: delivering our urban electric vehicle in a timely manner and in the best quality.

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    UrmO Early Bird

    Get your UrmO WITHOUT handlebar and save 700 EUR for being an early bird.
    Limited to 50 pcs!

    Package contains:
    - UrmO
    - Charger
    - Manual

    Restrictions on the use of personal electric vehicles in public spaces may apply in your jurisdiction.

    (Retail price: 1999 EUR)

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    UrmO WITH handlebar Early Bird

    Get your UrmO WITH handlebar and save 700 EUR for being an early bird.
    Limited to 50 pcs!

    Package contains:
    - UrmO
    - Handlebar
    - Charger
    - Manual

    Thanks to the included handlebar, we garantuee to comply with the "Verordnung zu Elektrokleinstfahrzeugen" in Germany. Outside of Germany, restrictions on the use of personal electric vehicles in public spaces may apply.

    (Retail price: 2099 EUR)

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    UrmO Kickstarter Special

    Get your UrmO WITHOUT handlebar at our special Kickstarter price.
    Save 500 EUR.

    Package contains:
    - UrmO
    - Charger
    - Manual

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    UrmO WITH handlebar Kickstarter Special

    Get your UrmO WITH handlebar at our special Kickstarter price.
    Saves 500 EUR.

    Package contains:
    - UrmO
    - Handlebar
    - Charger
    - Manual

    Thanks to the included handlebar, we garantuee to comply with the "Verordnung zu Elektrokleinstfahrzeugen" in Germany. Outside of Germany, restrictions on the use of personal electric vehicles in public spaces may apply.

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    Pledge €2,499 or more About US$ 2,958

    UrmO FOUNDERS EDITION

    Be a pioneer!
    This pledge guarantees you one of the vehicles with the serial number between 2 and 10. To get you started as quickly as possible, the handlebar is included.

    Package includes:
    - UrmO with signatures of the founders
    - Handlebar
    - Charger
    - Manual
    - Certificate with the serial number in a
    beautiful frame
    - Handwritten thank you letter
    - Free world wide shipping

    Thanks to the included handlebar, we garantuee to comply with the "Verordnung zu Elektrokleinstfahrzeugen" in Germany. Outside of Germany, restrictions on the use of personal electric vehicles in public spaces may apply.

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    UrmO Polo Team Equipment

    Scared of horses? We`ve got you covered!
    Contains everything you need to set up a high-performing polo team with your friends. For a thrilling duel with your friends, remind your opposing team to buy the gear as well.

    Package includes:
    - 4 UrmO with handlebar, charger and manual
    - 4 shirts in your team colors
    - 4 polo bats
    - 2 polo balls
    - 2 goal posts
    - Free world wide shipping

    Thanks to the included handlebars, we garantuee to comply with the "Verordnung zu Elektrokleinstfahrzeugen" in Germany. Outside of Germany, restrictions on the use of personal electric vehicles in public spaces may apply.

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    Pledge €999 or more About US$ 1,183

    UrmO Super Early Bird (first 48 h only)

    Save 1000 EUR!
    This pledge will secure you an UrmO WITHOUT handlebar at the very best price available. Ever.
    THIS OFFER IS VALID FOR THE FIRST 48 HOURS OF THE CAMPAIGN ONLY.

    Package contains:
    - UrmO
    - Charger
    - Manual

    Restrictions on the use of personal electric vehicles in public spaces may apply in your jurisdiction.

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    UrmO WITH handlebar Super Early Bird

    Save 1000 EUR!
    This pledge will secure you an UrmO WITH handlebar at the very best price available. Ever.
    THIS OFFER IS VALID FOR THE FIRST 48 HOURS OF THE CAMPAIGN ONLY.

    Package contains:
    - UrmO
    - Handlebar
    - Charger
    - Manual

    Thanks to the included handlebar, we garantuee to comply with the "Verordnung zu Elektrokleinstfahrzeugen" in Germany. Outside of Germany, restrictions on the use of personal electric vehicles in public spaces may apply.

    (Retail price: 2099 EUR)

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    UrmO THE NO.1

    Fancy that little extra?
    This pledge will guarantee you the very first UrmO leaving our production with the serial No. 1 after all testing is done. For maximum comfort, the handlebar is included.

    Package includes:
    - UrmO with signatures of the founders
    - Handlebar
    - Charger
    - Manual
    - Certificate with the serial number in a
    beautiful frame
    - Handwritten thank you letter
    - Free world wide shipping

    Thanks to the included handlebar, we garantuee to comply with the "Verordnung zu Elektrokleinstfahrzeugen" in Germany. Outside of Germany, restrictions on the use of personal electric vehicles in public spaces may apply.

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