Papershell + Vidde
Swedish electric snowmobile manufacturer Vidde has teamed up with PaperShell to develop the world’s first truly climate-neutral snowmobile, revolutionizing the industry with its electrified and potentially circular solutions.
Traditional snowmobiles are a significant source of transport-related emissions in arctic environments. In the short term, switching to an electric product will prevent emissions during usage. However, Vidde’s long-term goal is to have a significant impact by adopting an integrated circular approach. This motivates them to explore advanced sustainable materials, reinforce their Swedish roots and local supply chains as well as driving innovation aligned with their vision.
Last year, PaperShell and Vidde initiated a joint research project together with RISE, Research Institute Sweden, to see how PaperShell can be used in the coming Vidde products. The focus for Vidde is to secure the arctic suitability of this innovative and 100% fossil carbon-free material. So far all the initial tests point towards that this is a feasible route forward.
“As a result, we’re happy to announce that we have made an agreement with PaperShell securing capacity for our coming productions”– Christian Lystrup, CEO Vidde
“At PaperShell, we are on a continuous journey to understand and optimize our materials’ unique properties. This involves pushing limits in extreme environments and situations. As Scandinavians, the arctic environments are really close to our roots, why collaborating with Vidde and the challenges it beholds, is for me exactly the kind of project I want to engage in, especially as we have followed Vidde since the start”– Anders Holmkvist, CTO PaperShell
Vidde has already hundreds of pre-orders of snowmobiles so stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking and cool project!
Vidde is an electrified and sustainable snowmobile developed and produced by a Swedish entrepreneurial company based outside of Skellefteå. 7% of CO2 emissions from transport in Norrland is generated by snowmobiles and Vidde’s mission is to become the alternative solution taking part of the green transition happening in the north of Sweden.
By reducing CO2 emission from snowmobiles, Vidde makes a considerable contribution towards the UN 2030-agenda targets. Vidde’s circular vision includes minimising the total footprint throughout the vehicle’s lifetime. A combination of maximising the total life expectancy, increasing the vehicle utilisation and sustainable sourcing of components make the product designed to last.
Vidde is expected to start shipping to the market already in 2025.