Mar 17, 2023 - 10:24 am
LiveWire One launches in Europe
The first all-electric motorcycle of Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire brand can now be pre-ordered in Europe. Just in time for the motorcycle season. For a €100 down-payment, customers in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the UK can reserve a LiveWire One and “secure priority delivery beginning later in April”.
Mar 10, 2023 - 03:20 pm
Roam opens large-scale electric motorcycle plant in Kenya
Swedish-Kenyan company Roam will produce over 50,000 electric motorbikes a year at a new factory in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The company considers the 10,000 sqm facility, Roam Park, Africa’s largest such plant. It also forms Roam’s new HQ and battery lab.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:14 pm
Energica to expand HQ in Italy
The Italian electric motorbike manufacturer Energica, part of the US group Ideanomics, has begun expanding its headquarters in Modena. The expansion by another 1,150 square metres of space will serve research and development, prototype testing and the Energica Inside business unit.
Feb 16, 2023 - 04:23 pm
Schaeffler commercialises serial hybrid e-bike system Free Drive
The chainless drive developed for electric bikes by Schaeffler and Heinzmann has made it to market. The companies presented the Free Drive system in the summer of 2021 with a focus on inner-city logistics. Production is now underway and the first customers have lined up.
Dec 13, 2022 - 05:30 pm
Energica to sell electric motorcycles in Japan & Australia
Italian electric motorbike brand Energica has launched sales of its high-performance motorbikes in Japan and Australia. The first electric motorcycles are scheduled to arrive in both countries in the first quarter of 2023. With this, Energica aims to strengthen its market position in the ASEAN region.
Nov 8, 2022 - 05:53 pm
Vitesco presents improved hybrid motorcycle drive
At this year’s motorbike trade fair EICMA, the drive supplier Vitesco Technologies is showing the second development stage of its hybrid concept for motorbikes, which was presented last year. But there are also new Vitesco solutions for smaller two-wheelers.
Nov 7, 2022 - 03:24 pm
Gogoro partners up with Zypp Electric in India
In India, Gogoro has announced a strategic B2B initiative and partnership with the EV-as-a-Service platform Zypp Electric. The two companies have teamed up to electrify logistics fleets and last-mile deliveries using Gogoro’s battery-swapping stations.
Oct 24, 2022 - 06:11 pm
Renault Trucks moves into light electric vehicle space
Renault Trucks is taking a holistic approach to logistics as the French commercial vehicle maker strikes a new partnership. The company has joined forces with Kleuster, a Lyon-based e-bike manufacturer, to accelerate the production and distribution of e-cargo bikes.
Sep 28, 2022 - 12:44 pm
LiveWire hits the New York stock exchange
Harley-Davidson has completed the announced IPO of its electric motorbike brand LiveWire via a SPAC merger with the exchange shell AEA-Bridges Impact Corporation (ABIC). In addition, the second series model Del Mar can be reserved again.
Sep 22, 2022 - 12:25 pm
Magna invests in Yulu Mobility
Magna is expanding into the micro-mobility market by investing $77 million in Yulu, India’s largest electrified scooter-sharing provider, and creating a battery-swapping service joint venture.
Sep 5, 2022 - 02:41 pm
Vancouver’s public bike sharing launches first e-bikes
The public bike-share system Mobi by Shaw Go in Vancouver boosts its service by adding 500 e-bikes for the first time. The new pedelecs will charge at 30 e-bike stations and bring the Mobi fleet to 2,500 bikes and 250 stations.
Aug 30, 2022 - 04:11 pm
ESB launches e-bike sharing pilot in Dublin
Irish energy supplier ESB has launched an e-bike pilot project in Dublin called ESB eBikes. The trial will run for ten months and includes 112 bikes with 14 charging stations in some of Dublin’s busiest commuter locations. ESB also won experienced partners.
Aug 2, 2022 - 03:05 pm
E-Bike joint ventures by Porsche and Pon take up speed
The e-bike joint ventures launched by Porsche and Ponooc (part of Pon) are gaining traction. The partners announced that Porsche eBike Performance GmbH and P2 eBike GmbH began business. You may expect to see Porsche-branded e-bike drives across many labels in future.
Jul 27, 2022 - 01:59 pm
VinFast may bring e-scooters to the USA
VinFast may also offer electric scooters in the United States. Media reports see the Vietnamese company adding the Vespa-style LEVs to the lines of VinFast’s EV factory in North Carolina. The state had promised the manufacturer a lavish incentive of 1.2 billion dollars in March.
Jul 4, 2022 - 04:53 pm
Ducati presents electric motorcycle for the MotoE
The motorbike manufacturer Ducati, which belongs to Audi, has presented the V21L, the prototype of the electric racing motorbike for the MotoE. In this context, the Italians have also published the first technical details of the machine.
Jul 2, 2022 - 04:37 pm
Tier & Remondis to extend battery recycling operations
Micromobility provider Tier Mobility and Remondis have agreed to cooperate on recycling lithium-ion batteries on a large scale. As a result, Remondis will be responsible for recycling the batteries from over 160,000 e-kick-scooters, e-bikes and e-mopeds from the current Tier fleet in 16 European countries.
Jun 13, 2022 - 02:52 pm
Honda creates Striemo venture for micro-mobility
Honda announces a dedicated micro-mobility business called Striemo Inc. The new venture has already designed the first product, a three-wheeled scooter of the same name. The kickscooter features a special balance assist mechanism for more stable riding.
Jun 8, 2022 - 04:14 pm
Porsche acquires lightweight e-bike maker Fazua in full
Porsche has taken over Fazua, a manufacturer of light and compact drive systems for e-bikes. The take over follows Porsche earlier taking a 20-per cent stake in the German start-up. It is also part of a drive at Porsche to expand its e-bike business.
May 31, 2022 - 12:37 pm
Energica presents electric touring motorcycle
The Italian electric motorbike manufacturer Energica has presented its new Experia model. It is the first model of a new platform called ‘Energica Green Tourer’. The electric motorbike is supposed to be lighter and more rideable.
May 17, 2022 - 05:18 pm
Electric cargo bike with integrated solar panels
Two German companies, OPES Solutions and Urban Mobility, have teamed up to equip a heavy-duty electric cargo bike with integrated solar panels. The makers say this extends the range of the bike by up to 20 per cent with full utilisation of the 250 kg payload plus rider.
May 16, 2022 - 02:50 pm
Go Sharing releases 5,000 e-mopeds developed in-house
Dutch shared mobility provider Go Sharing announced 5,000 new e-mopeds ready to hit the road today. The new scooters look familiar but have been redeveloped by Go Sharing’s R&D department to include features to improve usability.
May 15, 2022 - 04:00 pm
Gogoro to expand to Israel
The Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro will soon bring its battery exchange network to Israel. For this purpose, Gogoro is cooperating with the two-wheeler dealer Metro Motor and the energy company Paz Group.
May 11, 2022 - 01:06 pm
Harley presents second LiveWire brand motorcycle
Harley-Davidson has presented the second model of its LiveWire electric motorbike brand. The LiveWire Del Mar is based on the new S2 Arrow platform and has an output of 60 kW. Interest seems to be high: a Launch Edition limited to 100 units was already sold out after a few minutes.