Marlo: Snow, snow, snow. And you know, up until now there hasn’t really been a lot of recreational vehicle choices to play in the snow. Yeah, that’s kind of a solution for that. So tell us what you got going on here
Nicolas: So this is Moon bikes motors. So right here in front of you, you got one of our moon bikes. So it’s the world’s first all electric battery powered snow bike
Marlo: I guess my first thinking is on electric vehicle, and you’re moving into the snow. Do you have any issues with battery life?
Nicolas: Right now we’ve got two batteries that you can fit inside of our battery bank. Each of them will last you about an hour and a half. Oh, okay. Yeah. So three hours total. Very nice. And what’s nice is that the inside of our battery bank actually has some resistance. So when the battery is on and running, it’ll generate its own heat and insulation. Okay. So it’s comfortably running down to temperatures of negative 13 Negative 15 degrees Fahrenheit. So
Marco: How does this feel in comparison to a snowmobile?
Nicolas: Yes, so snowmobile is a lot bulkier, a lot bigger, a lot heavier, for sure. It is a bit more stable. But this one is a lot more playful with it being less than 200 pounds with the batteries inside of it. You know, if you tip it over, if it gets stuck, it’s really easy to pull out. Keep on going. It’s like I said, you know with that with that weight, it’s it’s very playful. So a lot like dirt bike, you kind of squeeze with your legs, use your hips and your body to turn uncarved and get that ski edge inside of the snow. Yeah. So you’re really moving a lot it is it is a workout. So
Marlo: are these available in the United States?
Nicolas: They are Yeah, so this year, we made 400 of them. Okay. 300 stayed in France, and 100 came here to the United States. Okay, I’m in bikes calm, you can reserve them and they’re going pretty quickly.
Marlo: Oh, that’s very cool. This is your guru of “Guru of Geek” Marlo Anderson at CES 2022