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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.