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.
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.
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.
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.
Superpedestrian closes largest funding round at $125Mn
Superpedestrian announced today closing its largest-ever funding round, adding $125 million in debt and equity capital to the scooter company. The MIT spin-off says it will use the funds to expand the Link shared e-scooter service, boost R&D, and deploy more advanced scooters that utilise AI.
Yamaha introduces new electric scooter ‘EMF’
Yamaha is expanding its portfolio of Gogoro-powered vehicles with the new EMF electric scooter. The Yamaha EMF joins the existing EC-05 that launched in 2019. Utilising Gogoro’s battery swapping platform, the EMF will launch on the market in Taiwan in March.
Bolt Technologies closes largest funding round to date
Bolt Technology, easily tagged as Estonia’s answer to Uber, has completed its largest funding round to date. Investors poured 628 million euros into the company, which had received another €600Mn in financing only last year. Bolt’s e-scooter hire is but one part of the growing business.
Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire to go public
Harley-Davidson plans to list its LiveWire electric motorcycle brand that launched in May. The listing will take place via SPAC merger with exchange shell AEA-Bridges Impact Corporation (ABIC). LiveWire’s shares are expected to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LVW in the first half of 2022.
Vitesco brings out e-motors for two wheelers
The German automotive supplier Vitesco Technologies has just presented system solutions for 48-volt electric drives for two-wheelers for the first time at the Milan motorbike trade fair EICMA 2021. A demonstration model of a hybrid motorbike will also be on display.
Gogoro & Gates debut carbon fibre belt drive FLO
E-scooter and battery swapping company Gogoro and belt-drive specialist Gates have co-developed a two-wheel electric drivetrain called Flo Drive. The system based on Gates Carbon Drive will be exclusively available to vehicle makers in Gogoro’s extensive network.