Self-sufficient ecosystem for light transport

Self-sufficient ecosystem for light transport


Business idea: To provide a self-sufficient transport system for light electric vehicles of food and people at cost price

The project involves setting up a resource pool of transport vehicles (electrically-assisted bicycle vehicles) that are charged with solar energy through a solar-powered charging stations. This is a system solution that includes all the components like vehicle charging infrastructure and digital payment system.

An organisation is created according to Elinor Ostrom’s 8 principles for managing the common resources. Ostrom also saw that despite all these theoretical predictions
on the impossibility of internal solutions, in fact, there were a number of self-regulatory and stable institutional arrangements for the management and use of common resource pools

– provide reliable and relevant information
– Be able to handle and resolve conflicts
– Strengthen compliance with laws and regulations
– Provide an efficient infrastructure for the use of the resource
– Encourage adaptation and change.

The vehicles (biohybrids) are provided through an app and digital locks. The user pays when used for bicycle maintenance and risk.

Need: to transport food and people in the immediate area with a low climate footprint within the framework of achieving the Paris Agreement

Objective: We strive to meet all our planned ecological energy needs with 100% renewable energy types. And to ensure safety around vehicles for unpredictable downtime and loss of vehicles, through digital traceability, maintenance documentation and maintenance agreements.

Referenser: Häradsallmänning | Elinor Ostrom | 8 Principer | Flyga en skördetröska |

Intention for change: LOGIC FOR VALUE CREATION

The intention is an attempt to change the logic for value creation, from a linear approach (logic) to a logic for a circular asset economy and create a platform from a systems perspective to learn about the consequences and effects of this.

Linear value creation – flow economy:

Large volumes and fast flows. Keep the market unsaturated.

  • Transaction-based
  • The company wants to sell = transfer risk
  • The gadget is designed not to last that long
  • Initial product value is eroded.

Circular value creation – asset economics:

Long service life / attractiveness, through modularization. upgradeability, remanufacturing etc

  • Relationship based
  • The company wants to retain ownership and offer access to or function of the product
  • Initial product value is maintained or improved
  • Management / Stewardship

Reflections / Risk analysis / space for research

The big difference is to go from “ownership” to “access to” and a consequence, who will then own the system?

In this model, perhaps the user of the product is the system owner, ie the group or community, or the German name CSA (CSX), which is a type of customer cooperative, or French CUMA which is a type of machine community. This means that we must be able to organize ourselves into small groups that can manage and take responsibility for common resources, an alternative is so-called polycentric governance

Practical standard deviations: reported by RI: SE institute during circular adjustment

Traditional insurance of bicycles through home insurance, loss is shared by everyone with home insurance, sharing economy, however, requires a liability insurance that is not really on the market today

Traditional accounting where the product value is depreciated in a short time

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