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. Now GOVECS is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is still on the road to success.


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!