Nov 11, 2018 - 03:22 pm

Paris to launch world’s largest electric bicycle fleet

The greater Paris area will be launching a state-funded initiative to move commuters from driving cars and switch to electric bicycles. Starting in September 2019, Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) will set up 10,000 e-bikes for long-term rental, with an option to expand to 20,000, which would make it the world’s largest e-bike rental programme.

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Nov 8, 2018 - 01:57 pm

Govecs postpones planned stock launch

The electric scooter manufacturer Govecs had initially planned to enter the stock market this fall, but the move has now been postponed. In their press the company cited the reasons behind the delay as being “due to the currently difficult capital market environment.”

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Nov 7, 2018 - 01:43 pm

KTM to invest half a billion euros in e-bikes

The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has announced plans to invest 500 million euros over the next five years in developing light electric motorcycles, as well as other research and development. For this venture, they secured a 120 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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Nov 6, 2018 - 07:21 pm

Jaguar-backed Arc debuts hi-tech electric motorbike

Arc Vehicle of Britain are bringing their first-born bike to the EICMA show. The Vector electric motorcycle boast 95 kW for a top speed of 241 kph at ranges of around 200 km. Add to this responsive gear and you attract mighty backers like JLR. Yet, the Vector has a very steep price.

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Nov 3, 2018 - 06:14 pm

GM and Tesla looking to enter e-bike business

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.

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Oct 29, 2018 - 07:27 pm

Electric scooter so safe you may not need a helmet

German scootermaker Govecs is working on a scooter supposed to be so safe, drivers will not require a helmet. In order to receive approval from the authorities, Govecs has turned to BMW. The carmaker has a patent pending for such a safety technology and was open to a licensing agreement, says Govecs.

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Oct 29, 2018 - 04:40 pm

Trinity to offer their first electric Enduro motorbike

Trinity Electric Vehicle is a German importer and maker of electric scooters. They announce their plan to launch their first electric motorbike in 2019, an Enduro qualifiying for both street and off-road use despite its classification as low-powered moped. Still it puts an extra punch into acceleration.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 06:23 pm

Piaggio kicking-off Vespa Elettrica sales in Europe

Here she is, the most original scooter from Italy only electric. Piaggio has finally started selling their Vespa Elettrica. The updated classic will come to buyers in Europe first before pre-sales are to start in the U.S. and Asia. Just beware, the price tag makes this a luxury e-scooter.

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Oct 1, 2018 - 05:26 pm

Fly Free presents old-school e-bikes

A new California-based motorcycle company is making headlines with the presentation of their first electric motorcycle model. The design is strongly reminiscent of 1950’s and 60’s scrambler style motorbikes, giving it a very traditional, vintage look, combined with modern electric technology.

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Sep 12, 2018 - 01:13 pm

Yamaha expanding electric two-wheeler business

Yamaha is taking their electric bike business further into new markets. A cooperation with Gogoro for Yamaha to use the firm’s battery swapping system in Taiwan is just in the making. Yamaha will add their design and marketing power. Moreover, they started selling pedelecs in the U.S. for the first time.

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Sep 10, 2018 - 05:42 pm

UK: Funding boost for last-mile cargo e-bikes

The British government announces two million pounds to support the uptake of electric cargo bikes. Westminster hopes the zero emission wheelers will replace vans, particularly when making last-mile deliveries. Details are yet to follow.

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Sep 6, 2018 - 04:25 pm

Harley-Davidson planning R&D centre in Silicon Valley

The classic American motorcycle manufacturer has announced plans to open a research and development centre in Silicon Valley to help develop future products in their planned line-up of electric motorbikes. At the same time, the manufacturers presented a nearly serial-ready prototype of their first electric motorcycle.

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Aug 28, 2018 - 04:52 pm

Piaggio begins production of electrified Vespa

The cult classic is returning with an electric motor. Piaggio has announced the production kickoff for their electric Vespa for September. Next to a fully electric version, the Italian two-wheeler manufacturer is planning on offering a range extended version with an additional generator in future.

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Aug 21, 2018 - 02:20 pm

Berlin: Simple eScooter with Bosch motor for €2,000

Berlin-based startup Simple Mobility is making an electric scooter at a price below 2,000 euros. Their Simple eScooter uses Bosch technology in form of a 1,500 Watt electric motor and two battery options. They last for 50 or 100 km respectively. It sells online only.

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Aug 8, 2018 - 04:44 pm

Retro Honda motorbike Cub turning electric (video)

Honda has been making the Super Cub for some 60 years so that by now the little halfling of a motorbike and scooter has become legendary. Still only Shanghai Customs of China offers to convert the machine into an electric motorcycle, with growing success.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/07/26/bmw-considers-doubling-c-evolution-production/
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