Harley Davidson to partner up with Alta Motors
The US American motorcycle brand has invested an unknown sum into the electric motorcycle manufacturer formerly known as BRD Motorcycles. The smaller Alta Motors has significant experience with battery packs and powertrains that Harley Davidson can benefit from.
Torrot launches electric trail bike Movak
Torrot is working on an all-electric motorbike. The Movak performs at 5 kW with a battery that lasts for 120 km riding both on the trail and on the road. The firm is accepting pre-orders for a deposit of 600 euros, less than a tenth of the estimated price of 7,900 euros.
Elpedal introduces new prototype Podbike
The Norwegian firm Elpedal has introduced a new prototype e-bike. The so-called “Podbike” features four wheels, pedals, a drivers’ cab and a removable battery. The pedal-electric Podbike also features a dual-motor chainless setup, which has also been called a rolling chassis.
Uber considering e-bike sharing model
The ride share conglomerate is reportedly considering expanding into electric bicycles. In San Francisco a pilot project is to start offering the rental and sharing of ebikes in cooperation with the bike-sharing company Jump Bikes, whose 250 Pedelec electric bicycles can be rented through the Uber app.