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.
May 2, 2022 - 02:13 pm
Europcar puts folding e-bikes by Brompton & Volt into vans
Following a three-month trial in Birmingham, Europcar Mobility Group UK is rolling out folding e-bikes across its UK network. Europcar delivery drivers will use the bikes from Brompton and Volt on the last miles to and from a recipient’s address.
Apr 27, 2022 - 05:42 pm
Bolt set to expand with €150m investment
The Estonian mobility company Bolt Technology is going to invest more than 150 million euros this year to expand its e-scooter and e-bike business. By the end of this year, Bolt aims to expand its fleet to more than 230,000 micromobility vehicles in over 250 cities across Europe.
Apr 11, 2022 - 03:05 pm
Voi, Tier and Bolt win electric scooter tender in Oslo
The sharing providers Voi, Tier and Bolt have won a tender from the Norwegian capital Oslo to provide electric scooters. The three providers are each allowed to place 2,667 electric scooters in the city for a period of one year.
Apr 7, 2022 - 12:16 pm
Bolt Technology launches longer-range kickscooter Bolt 5
Bolt Technology has taken the veil off its latest e-scooter, Bolt 5. Plans will see the Estonian company roll out 20,000 new scooters in European cities in the coming months. The Bolt 5 features a wider footboard and replaceable battery said to provide up to 55 km of range. There’s also news on sustainability.
Apr 6, 2022 - 04:28 pm
Gogoro completes US IPO
Gogoro has completed its IPO in the US. The Taiwanese electric scooter and battery exchange provider completed its merger with the special purpose vehicle Poema Global and is now listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbols ‘GGR’ and ‘GGROW’.
Mar 28, 2022 - 04:08 pm
Can-Am to become electric motorcycle manufacturer
Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has announced that its Can-Am brand will return to its roots as a motorbike manufacturer with an all-electric model line. To mark the brand’s 50th anniversary, the company will launch newly developed electric-powered motorbikes.
Mar 14, 2022 - 02:01 pm
Scotland takes stock of eBike Grant Fund in year four
Scotland has delivered the latest numbers for its successful eBike Grant Fund scheme in its fourth year. In this new round just closed, the Scottish Government has provided over £825,000 to support 36 e-bike projects with projects for disabled people and rural communities leading the way.
Mar 9, 2022 - 06:16 pm
Electric cargo bike pilot starts in Ghana
Impact Hub Accra and Siemens Stiftung has just launched the project Electric Cargo Bikes ‘Made in Ghana.’ The first two workshops in Accra and Tamale will start operations in March and will use a business model focussed on small entrepreneurs in the delivery sector.
Mar 9, 2022 - 04:05 pm
Dance expands + adds new electric two-wheelers
Berlin-based startup Dance is now rolling out its premium subscription service for e-bikes to Hamburg, Munich, Vienna and Paris. In addition to expanding into new markets, Dance is adding another e-bike model and electric mopeds to its product range.
Mar 9, 2022 - 12:57 pm
Gogoro & ProLogium presents lithium-ceramic solid-state battery
Electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro has unveiled a prototype lithium ceramic solid-state battery for two-wheel battery swapping. The prototype, jointly developed by Gogoro and solid-state battery specialist ProLogium Technology, integrates with Gogoro’s existing vehicles and battery swap network.
Mar 3, 2022 - 12:10 pm
Berlin’s Tier acquires Spin sharing service from Ford
Berlin-based Tier Mobility is acquiring Spin, the micro-mobility service owned by Ford. While Spin has recently restructured due to profitability issues, the move enables Tier’s entry into North America’s LEV sharing market.
Feb 25, 2022 - 04:34 pm
Tier Mobility launches battery reuse campaign
Micromobility provider Tier and Berlin-based startup Vertical Values are collaborating on solutions to extend the life of lithium batteries. The goal is to use reuse and circular economy practices to reduce environmental impact.
Feb 23, 2022 - 04:29 pm
LiveWire to launch Arrow platform for lighter e-motorbikes
Harley-Davidson is planning a second model called Del Mar for its electric motorbike brand LiveWire for the second quarter of 2022. As a more affordable model below the LiveWire One, the Del Mar is to be based on a new platform called Arrow, which has a special technical feature.
Feb 18, 2022 - 02:46 pm
Gouach gets over €3Mn to push repairable e-bike battery
French startup Gouach has received 3.3 million euros to bring forward its repairable batteries for the micromobility segment. Think Fairphone principle, since Gouach’s patented battery design makes it possible to replace defective components while keeping the rest intact easily.
Feb 17, 2022 - 04:40 pm
British eCargo bike maker EAV finds new funding
Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) has completed a funding round led by H+ Partners. Based in Oxfordshire, the company is working to produce enclosed delivery electric bikes and says the funding will help to scale up its operations.
Feb 9, 2022 - 02:05 pm
Triumph presents electric motorbike prototype
The British brand Triumph Motorcycles has presented the prototype of an electric motorbike, the TE-1. The machine was developed in a joint project with Williams Advanced Engineering and the University of Warwick. Now the TE-1 is to be tested for six months.