A great story in a few words

GOVECS’s success story began in 2009. Since then, the former start-up company has evolved into the leading manufacturer of electric scooters in Europe.


Thomas Grübel (CEO) founded GOVECS GmbH in Munich. The production facility was established in Wroclaw, Poland.

Aug 2011

GOVECS launches its first model GO! S. The electric scooter reaches 80 kilometers per hour.

Okt 2012

GOVECS supplies Cooltra, Spain's leading scooter rental company, with 500 GO! S. GOVECS's partnership with Cooltra is the first large-scale project in Europe.

Aug 2013

A new production line is commissioned in Wroclaw, Poland. The production capacity can be increased and flexibly adjusted.

Aug 2017

GOVECS presents the new E-Schwalbe. Resurrecting the German cult scooter, the Schwalbe marks GOVECS’s entry into the rapidly developing B2C market.

Okt 2017

Opening of the first GOVECS SCOOTER store on the Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Further stores follow in Stuttgart and Munich.

Jul 2018

GOVECS takes over ELMOTO. With the acquisition of the Stuttgart-based lifestyle brand, GOVECS further adds to the product portfolio and expands its market position.

GOVECS presents the world's fastest Schwalbe of all times with a peak speed of 90 km/h.

Aug 2018

GOVECS becomes a joint stock company and creates sustainable structures for further dynamic growth.

Jun 2019

The E-Schwalbe is independently tested by the General German Automobile Club (ADAC) and wins the test.

Okt 2019

GOVECS is named Growth Champion 2020 by FOCUS Business and ranks number 1 in the automotive industry!

April 2020

GOVECS takes over the bicycle service provider Livecycle and thus expands its portfolio with a Germany-wide service offer for e-scooters, bicycles, e-bikes as well as cargo bikes .

May 2020

GOVECS launches own sharing service ZOOM Sharing in Stuttgart.


June 2021

GOVECS launches GOVECS Fleet, a fleet management system designed specifically for sharing services, enabling them to quickly launch, scale and optimize their new mobility service. The white-label user app also offers an intuitive and mobile UX. GOVECS Fleet can also be used for scooter fleets of all types.

ZOOM Sharing is launched in Leipzig. The fleet is operated by enviaM, a local energy provider, as a local partner.