Commerce Moves to the Curb: 13 Vehicles We’re Excited to See at Curbivore
Now more than ever, cities, businesses and people depend on the curb. Over the last few years, there has been an unprecedented shift in how people and businesses view and use their cities. Commerce has moved to the curb, and our new normal relies on delivery and pick up. What does this mean for the future? It’s imperative that cities retrofit curbs, sidewalks, and unused real estate into spaces that serve everyone, and that businesses and workers have the right tools to accommodate this change
Curbivore 2023 will give you the chance to see, touch and feel the technology that’s reshaping our future, as well as meet with the civic leaders and forward-thinking entrepreneurs that are ensuring nobody is left behind as we reshape our cities and businesses for the better, on March 3rd in Los Angeles.
In addition to Curbivore being an incredible place to see how the curb will continue to be revolutionized, it will also be an opportunity to see all the cool/new/futuristic vehicles companies are creating. Below, we’ll share 13 vehicles we’re excited to see this year at Curbivore 2023!
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13 Vehicles We’re Excited to See at Curbivore
Pico Delivers offers stylish mopeds as weekly rentals to gig economy drivers. Pico delivery drivers can rent a variety of e-mopeds for as low as $25 per week, and the vehicle’s compact stature makes it the perfect delivery vehicle for the curb.
We’re excited to see Pico Delivers at Curbivore because this moped is eco-friendly (chargeable batteries at standard wall outlets!) and offers drivers an all-inclusive plan that includes unlimited mileage and maintenance. For delivery drivers, it’s much cheaper than a car, easier to park, get in/out of traffic and fun to drive. In addition to their moped, Pico Delivers will also showcase their two-wheeled Dazz vehicle.
Also, don’t miss out on on hearing from Pico's co-founder and CEO, Emre Ucer. Ucer will speak during the Curbivore panel titled “Going the Extra Mile - Building a World Designed for Delivery.”
Waev - GEM
Waev Inc. is an electric vehicle pioneer founded in 2021 to manufacture, distribute, market, and support the GEM, Taylor-Dunn, and Tiger brands. At Curbivore, we can expect to see two vehicles, the e2 and e4. The e2 version seats two people, whereas the e4 can comfortably accommodate four and up.
We’re excited to see this next phase of mobility not only because the GEM is so compact, but also because of all its uses. Companies and governments can use these vehicles on campuses, around an urban community, and people can use them to get around their neighborhoods quickly, go to the grocery store, and more. Why take your gas-powered, full size vehicle out when most people can do 90% of their trips in something like the GEM?
As Paul Vitrano, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Waev points out, “Urban environments face interesting challenges when it comes to mobility. Current public transit options can be inconvenient with long routes that rarely take you directly to your destination. Micromobility alternatives like electric scooters can be fun and convenient but lack range and cargo options. When a full-size vehicle is too much and micromobilty isn’t enough, GEM is the perfect fit for urban environments with its size, speed, features and range.”
Hear more from Vitrano, who will also be speaking at a Curbivore panel titled “Charging Ahead! Sustainable New Options Powering The Movements of Goods & People”, so if you have questions about sustainability and mobility, don’t miss that panel!
Stellar Pizza states their mission is to “spread joy in the world, one pizza at a time, with robots” but that’s not the only thing we’re looking forward to seeing with Stellar Pizza. In addition to getting massive investment from rapper, billionaire, and icon Jay-Z, Stellar Pizza is also known for using robots to churn out 50+ pizzas an hour and cooking a single pie in less than five minutes.
Don’t believe us? See Stellar Pizza in action in this video! And maybe if enough of you tweet @eatstellarpizza, we can see if they can bring Jay-Z? ;)
At Curbivore, make sure to check out Stellar Pizza’s robotic capabilities, pizza-making prowess - and enjoy some pizza yourself! They’ll be serving up robotic pizza pies during lunch time hours.
As if that’s not exciting enough, you can also hear from the CEO and co-founder of Stellar Pizza, Benson Tsai, as Tsai will be speaking at the Curbivore panel titled “Cooking Up Something New: New Tools, New Menus, New Spaces.”
Roll To is an online marketplace for event organizers to find, contact and book mobile bars for their next celebration. From vintage vehicles and retro trailers, to tap trucks and pedal-powered coffee carts, RollTo will help elevate catering service at your wedding, birthday or corporate event with a beautiful bar on wheels.
We’re looking forward to seeing Roll To at Curbivore to discuss how they’re changing the way parties and other events are catered, acknowledging how space has become limited and compact is the way to go. Also, make sure to stop by for coffee in the morning and wine in the afternoon!
And as a special bonus, Everything Marketplaces will host a meet-up for marketplace founders from 4:30-5:30 pm in front of the Roll To mobile wine bar.
Motional is an autonomous driving joint venture formed in 2020 between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv. Motional is developing Level 4 robotaxis for ride-hail and delivery applications. Motional conducts autonomous deliveries in partnership with Uber Eats in Santa Monica and autonomous rides in Las Vegas through the Lyft and Uber apps.
At Curbivore, get excited because Motional will be bringing its Ioniq 5 robotaxi for you to view and experience! Motional plans on transporting public passengers in LA in the future, so get the inside scoop first at Curbivore.
Wonder what it’s like riding in a Motional autonomous vehicle? Check out Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy’s, experience taking one as an Uber here.
BIB and AUTOMATO
BIB Technologies Inc develops modular electric vehicle storefronts fully equipped with self-contained internet, electricity, heating/cooling, and self-service payment processing tech. BIB’s flagship EV, AUTOMATO, enables companies to showcase their products and build customer relationships. Vehicle subscriptions include insurance, street permits for food delivery, electronics, and more at a fraction of the cost of a second store. BIB also integrates state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries with a built-in battery management system, solar roof as an additional power source, and provides energy storage.
We’re looking forward to seeing how BIB is revolutionizing how and where stores want to be - can you imagine a storefront on the curb, not just for newspapers or snacks? BIB goes beyond simple, and at Curbivore, you can see it all for yourself, as AUTOMATO will be there serving two flavors of froyo as well as cold drinks.
Want to learn more about BIB and AUTOMATO? Curbivore co-founder and The Rideshare Guy Harry Campbell interviewed the co-founder and CEO of BIB Technologies, Deloss Pickett, on Campbell’s podcast here.
Arcimoto’s mission is to catalyze the shift away from oversized and overpriced polluters choking our roadways and planet to a sustainable transportation system of right-sized, ultra-efficient EVs we can all afford.
Beyond the name of Arcimoto’s FUV (Fun Utility Vehicle), Arcimoto goes beyond this utility vehicle with plenty of other options, including a delivery vehicle, flatbed hauler, rapid responder for first responders, an e-trike and much more. Make sure to check out Arcimoto at Curbivore to see what new vehicles they have coming out!
Check out Arcimoto’s display at Curbivore - several different ride options to experience!
Nimbus is a revolutionary three-wheeled, auto-tilting EV. With the best traits of scooters and cars combined, plus swappable batteries - the Nimbus One is redefining urban mobility and delivery. With the Nimbus, you can rent or buy, and with an under $10k price tag, Nimbus is bringing compact affordability to all.
We’re looking forward to seeing the sporty, compact and fully-enclosed design of the Nimbus One at Curbivore - could this potentially replace most people’s vehicles? We’re thinking yes!
Alto is the world's first employee driver rideshare company, and most importantly, is the official rideshare provider for Curbivore! In fact, we’ll be enjoying $15 off two rides with code CURBIVORE23 through Alto. Take a look at the instructions below to make sure you also get your discounted Alto ride!
To redeem: Download or open the Alto app and add code CURBIVORE23 under Promotions in the Profile tab. Once added your credit will automatically apply to your rides. Offer valid for Alto members on 3/3/23.
Not an Alto member? With Alto's membership you will always enjoy up to 30% off ride fares, full access to our fleet during our busiest hours, and the ability to preschedule rides - tap the clock on the booking screen to book your rides to and from the event in advance. New users get a free 14-day trial.
How does ice cream on demand sound? With Conjure, it’s a reality! Conjure, formerly known as Robomart, is about to make automated ice cream deliveries in Hollywood and Greater Los Angeles. Stop by Conjure’s truck at Curbivore to get the scoop, AND a scoop of ice cream!
XOTO manufactures smart, self-stabilizing all-electric vehicles for urban transport and delivery. Their patented self-stabilizing mechanism and front-wheel drive system create a new category of light electric vehicle that has many of the benefits of an electric motorcycle, but is safer, more affordable, and more practical to use, and does not require an M1 license to operate on public roads.
At Curbivore, we’re looking forward to seeing XOTO’s three different models of electric vehicles, how its technology works and more. Plus - it’s pretty darn good looking!
Plus Rides Inc makes light electric vehicles (LEVs) that roll, fold, and stow better than the rest. We’re looking forward to checking out several Plus models at Curbivore, as Plus is making foldable electric vehicles that are truly transportable to almost every place you can think of - including the curb! It’s no stretch to say Plus could revolutionize how we run errands or visit family and friends.
More of a bicycle fan? Cero has you covered with a customizable electric cargo bike. Need to run errands? Drop off the kids? Commute? The Cero One can do all of that and more! We’re looking forward to seeing Cero at Curbivore because of the sheer number of ways you can customize this cargo ebike, adding a platform for hauling bigger items, small or large baskets, and more.
Don’t miss Curbivore 2023 - March 3rd in Downtown LA - in addition to all of the great vehicles we’ve shared, there will be plenty of opportunities to chat with founders and CEOs of these companies, test out their products, and hear from people in all industries talk about how to curb will continue to evolve in 2023 and beyond. Get $20 tickets (regular $395) using our code Movements20.