May 15, 2018 - 05:52 pm
ION Energy launches strong battery for e-bikes & e-trikes
Startup ION Energy presents its latest energy storage solution. The UDYR is a portable and modular battery using NMC cells from LG Chem. The young company aims for the market of electric two- and three-wheelers with an easy integration approach.
May 8, 2018 - 05:39 pm
Mini mid-motor for extra lightweight e-bikes by Bafang
With the China Cycle Show starting this Sunday, Bafang gears up to presents its latest pedelec technology, in this case its most compact mid-motor to date. The system including the hidden battery weighs less than 4.4 kilos but it is to be seen whether it is light enough to attract road cyclists.
Apr 18, 2018 - 06:17 pm
Citlar launches electric cargo bike Loadster
Berlin-based startup Citkar is mixing things up as its presents its Loadster, an electric cargo bike that carries on the amenities of a tiny car. The four-wheeled pedelec got a roof and a load capacity of 300 kilos, making it a serious and clean contender for last mile logistics.
Apr 13, 2018 - 06:56 pm
New bike startup VanguardSpark announced
Erik Buell and Frederic Vasseur from Spark Racing have announced their new bike startup VanguardSpark, which will be producing electric bikes. The New York based firms first project will be a pedelec named Speedbike.
Apr 10, 2018 - 07:37 pm
Uber integrates e-bikes into fleet
The ride-share provider Uber has added a new tool to their case: electric ride-share company Jump Bikes, that is currently active in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The pedelecs are already available via the Uber app.
Mar 27, 2018 - 06:21 pm
CityQ presents light electric vehicle in Berlin
The Norwegian company CityQ is presenting a light electric vehicle of the same name in Berlin in April. The vehicle itself is a cross between an electric bike and a car. The market launch is planned for this year.
Mar 21, 2018 - 03:29 pm
Fazua’s hidden e-bike drive receives €6.5 millions
Munich-based Fazua receives 6.5 million euros in funding for its integrated pedelec drive evation. Venture capitalists trust the company to both expand their production and circle of clients beyond Bianchi, Cube, Pinarello, and Focus.
Mar 18, 2018 - 04:02 pm
Electric scooter sharing to free float in Zurich
200 electric scooters are to arrive in Switzerland to form a new rental fleet in Zurich. Built by Etrix and managed by Mobility, the two-wheelers will free float and can be booked without reservation and every minute counts.
Mar 12, 2018 - 06:06 pm
$100M in funding for last mile electric kick scooter by Bird
Founded by a former Uber executive, L.A.-based Bird has been reeling in the money for its electric kick scooter business. Less than a month after announcing a $15 million funding round, the shared electric scooter startup raised a further $100 million.
Mar 2, 2018 - 12:17 pm
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.
Mar 1, 2018 - 05:54 pm
Menza Motors presents next Indian E-Motorbike
The Lucat electric bike, presented by Menza Motors, is heralded as an electric “power commuter”, and will feature 18 kW of power for a range of 145 km and a top speed of 120 km/h for regular street use.
Feb 28, 2018 - 06:00 pm
Peugeot tunes e-bike line with performance Bosch system
Peugeot presents its latest electric bicycle. The eM02 FS Powertube mountain bike precurses a line of what the carmaker’s design lab calls “in-frame eBikes,” pedelecs with the battery integrated in the frame. The on sale is imminent.
Feb 19, 2018 - 06:15 pm
Cit-Kar: four-wheeled pedelec with a roof from Berlin
Berlin-based startup Cit-Kar is working on a pedal-assist bike of the same name. It runs on four wheels and that is not the only reminiscence of the car, as the e-bike features weather shelter and heavy load capabilities. Plus, it is more than a concept.
Feb 14, 2018 - 05:10 pm
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.
Feb 13, 2018 - 07:56 pm
LimeBike to bring 500 Pedelecs to Seattle
The Californian bike-sharing startup LimeBike, which already holds approximately 3,000 bicycles in Seattle, will be starting roll-out of their first 500 pedal electric bikes, which they will be calling Lime-E.
Feb 8, 2018 - 06:49 pm
Elpedal introduces new prototype Podbike
Elpedal of Norway has introduced a prototype pedelec with a twist. The so-called Podbike features four wheels, pedals, a drivers’ cab and a removable battery. Moreover, it has a dual-motor chainless setup, which has also been dubbed a rolling chassis.
Feb 7, 2018 - 04:15 pm
Electric superbike by Emflux to hit India with full force
Indian startup Emflux is at the Auto Expo with its first electric motorcycle. A superbike, it says, that accelerates fast while offering a range of up to 200 km. On sale is set for 2019 and Emflux also plans to set up fast-chargers across India and Europe.
Feb 3, 2018 - 06:58 pm
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.
Jan 31, 2018 - 11:21 am
Harley Davidson readies first electric motorbike for market
Finally. Four years after the LiveWire project, Harley Davidson confirms that an electric motorcycle is to hit the road for real. The latest strategy strengthens electrification and the first electric Harley is to go on sale within the next 18 months.
Jan 22, 2018 - 04:30 pm
Pragma to offer more H2 pedelecs for a lower price
French manufacturer Pragma Industries wants to expand production of its H2 bicycles for fleet operators and municipalities from lately 100 units to 150 units in the present year. The current price of 7,500 euros is to drop to 5,000 euros.
Jan 12, 2018 - 10:04 am
Zero to launch longer-range 11kW Zero DS in Europe
Electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles announced to launch an 11 kW version of its DS in Europe that provides double the battery capacity of the previous DS ZF7.2 – of course, with significant effects on the range.