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Civilized Cycles Secures Funding from State of Michigan for Innovative Mobility Solution

Civilized Cycles Secures Funding from State of Michigan for Innovative Mobility Solution

Detroit, MI - March 22, 2024 - Civilized Cycles is thrilled to announce its recent funding award of $200,000 through a Real World Deployment Grant from the State of Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME). This grant, part of the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform (MMFP), will facilitate the implementation of Civilized Cycles’ transformative Semi-Trikes.

The MMFP serves as a catalyst for companies seeking to deploy cutting-edge mobility and transportation solutions in Michigan, leveraging Michigan’s automotive heritage and vast mobility technology ecosystem.

With this grant support, Civilized Cycles will launch a pioneering pilot program in Detroit during the spring of 2024. This initiative will see the deployment of Semi-Trikes, heavy-duty electric cargo bikes designed to transport loads of up to 750 pounds. The pilot program, in collaboration with esteemed partners including Lime, MoGo Detroit and Midtown Composting, will help revolutionize the movement of goods within the Detroit Metro area.

The primary objective of the pilot program is to assess the performance of Semi-Trikes in real-world conditions, evaluating both product efficacy and logistical viability. Insights garnered from the pilot will be instrumental in refining and enhancing the design of the Semi-Trikes for their eventual full-scale commercial production.

"We are honored to receive the Real World Deployment Grant from the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, which reaffirms our commitment to pioneering sustainable mobility solutions," said Marc Liu, co-founder of Civilized Cycles. "This grant will enable us to showcase the transformative potential of Semi-Trikes in addressing urban mobility challenges, and we are excited to collaborate with our partners to drive positive change within the Detroit community."

"This is yet another example of our commitment to advancing the future of mobility innovation by building the future of micromobility right here in Michigan,” said Justine Johnson, the state’s Chief Mobility Officer and head of the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification. "Through innovative investments we are creating a cleaner, greener future for Michiganders."

Civilized Cycles looks forward to leveraging this opportunity to propel its mission of revolutionizing urban mobility and contributing to the advancement of sustainable transportation solutions.


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Marc Liu


Civilized Cycles


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