With Star 8 taking orders now for the VAHA e-scooters. We have many models in other countries but it takes time to get compliance with Australian requirements. You can see from the Philippines some of the models under consideration for Australia with the chopper scooter almost through compliance and likely to be here early 2019.
If you want your product evaluated take it to a conference with 500 engineers and engineering suppliers. That’s what we did with our VAYA e-scooter which we made the prize in a lucky business card draw, Congratulations to Gary Murphy from The Isaac Regional Council who won the VAYA valued at $1000. No issues with the VAHA with feedback from a very large cross-section of male, female young and not so young engineers who wanted to learn more.
With so many Councils Strategic Transport Plans recognising the importance of emerging personal transport devices for that first mile last mile journey it wasn’t surprising that so many wanted to experience one for themselves. Not only is the VAYA e-scooter fun for recreation, but it is also a serious way to transport people in crowded cities where it makes more sense to use a scooter than an UBER or Taxi or BUS. Traffic congestion and limited and expensive parking in cities make the use of portable and collapsible e-scooters a serious consideration. This is evidenced worldwide with the rollout of Lime scooters and others and that is being embraced by Local Governments for not just tourism but environmental, convenience and common sense.
Even before the first shipment arrived Star 8 took its VAHA Scooter to showcase it to Queensland Mayors, CEOs Councillors and suppliers at the Annual LGAQ Conference at the Cairns Convention Centre. What a hit it was. Hundreds of persons stopped to get up close and personal to these machines taking private transport to a new level. Over 50 enthusiastic Executives, Exhibitors and Council Managers took the VAYA for a test ride in our indoor circuit and the smile on their faces said it all. They found it to be easier than they thought and loads of fun. Of Course Star 8 was also there to showcase its Integrated solar lighting and electric vehicle technology as well. The Conference was a great success and most were impressed with the comfort and ergonomics of the VAHA and because with its strip lighting and handlebar brake lights at looks very impressive.