Nov 3, 2018

GM and Tesla looking to enter e-bike business

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General Motors is the most recent major carmaker looking to join the pedelec business. GM announced plans to design two compact electric bikes, one of which will be a folding bike. Also Tesla has hinted at wanting to launch an electric two-wheeler.

The latest news came from Elon Musk who had mentioned such a possibility of a Tesla e-bike in an interview. He failed to add any further detail, but knowing the CEO, such ideas can soon become a reality.

GM’s plans for a pedelec are a little more concrete. The carmaker is looking to launch an entire e-bike label and has turned to the public crowd sourcing a name for the new brand. Technical details regarding the electric bike venture have not been released yet.

In the case of Tesla, do not expect such an e-bike to be a mere accessory to their electric cars. In the interview with Recode, Musk in fact found those electric kckscooters a la Lime and Bird for example rather undignified. A proper e-bike however, he said: “I think we might do an electric bike, yeah.” Yes please.

gm.com (General Motors), electrek.co (Tesla)

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/11/03/general-motors-looking-to-enter-pedelec-business/
03.11.2018 18:17