I know we have been doing a lot of COVID-19 reporting lately but some like this need to be reported. Many manufacturers and companies have hopped on the bandwagon when it comes to donations to combat COVID-19 and more are still doing so the most recent are GreenMo UK and Harley-Davidson. AMERiders has the story.
Donations of Electric Mopeds for Food Delivery Services by GreenMo UK
This pandemic has changed what we would consider as normal. We’ve been under one form of lockdown or another for nearly three months now—that’s a quarter of a year, and for some countries, the pandemic shows no sign of slowing down. Luckily however, technology has aided us in coping with the difficulties this rather strange time has presented to us. With dozens of platforms designed for virtual communication, people can conduct business as usual through various video conferencing applications. Additionally, food delivery services have mostly gone online, making it easier for us to order our favorite meals from the comfort and safety of our homes.
One UK company focused on a greener future, has taken it upon itself to help the food delivery sector in the UK. GreenMo UK, an electric motorcycle fleet and the rental provider is helping some of England’s most loved food and restaurant chains fulfill deliveries across major cities. Their donations of several machines to Waltham Forest food bank, have helped to provide emission-free, lightweight mobility for delivery personnel, enabling them to fulfill orders much more quickly while adhering to government policies on social distancing.
As of this writing, GreenMo has donated three mopeds and two e-bikes to Waltham Forest food bank in light of the crisis. This is indeed very relevant as companies that used to rely on delivery vans for fulfilling deliveries are now making the shift to two-wheelers in order to maximize efficiency and speed of service.
Richard Jordan, Director of GreenMo UK said, “We are seeing an all-time high in terms of inquiries and are working hard to provide vehicles to riders and fleets and keep them on the road so that they can, in turn, deliver the provisions that people so desperately need. We’re very proud to be supporting Waltham Forest. If any other charities or food banks need our help, we’re here and will do everything we can.” Places like this that give donations like this are on my “to be commended” list.
Harley-Davidson is teaming up to help the United Way in its fight against COVID-19.
Harley-Davidson and the auctioneers at Bonhams are teaming up to help the United Way in its fight against COVID-19. To raise funds, they’re auctioning off a unique Harley-Davidson LiveWire, one that’s being specially-built for this cause.
Often, when you see OEMs giving away bikes for charity or promotional contests, the motorcycles are bare-bones, no-frills base models. This machine breaks out of that dull stereotype. The LiveWire is an expensive, luxurious electric motorcycle in stock trim, with $29,799 MSRP in the US. The machine they’re auctioning off is even flashier (they’re still finishing the build). It has a one-off paint scheme and graphics, created by Harley-Davidson’s styling and design team specifically for this event. The MoCo also added pricey parts and accessories from the company’s catalog, with add-ons like carbon-fiber bodywork.
The auction bike will be signed by members of the Harley-Davidson family, and it will be #500 of the First Strike series LiveWires. The First Strike bikes are specially numbered to celebrate the first 500 models to roll off the line, so this will be the last motorcycle in that special-edition line.
Interested? You can learn more about the bike at the Bonhams website, and check out the current bid. The auction ends on May 26, 2020, at 16:00 EDT. Bonhams is hoping to sell the bike for between $35,000 and $45,000 US; all the money raised, minus taxes and fees, will go to the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. The organization’s president/CEO said the funds from the auction will help it “provide needed services for individuals and families recovering from COVID-19 and support our efforts to bring communities back stronger than before.”
According to Harley-Davidson’s press release, bidding “is available for participants from the United States.” Harley-Davidson also encourages riders to battle COVID-19 by acting responsibly and staying up-to-date on guidelines from the CDC, WHO, and other regional authorities.
~And as always…
~Live Free Ride Hard~
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