Jun 30, 2020 - 03:48 pm
Acciona expands scooter sharing to Rome
The Spanish company Acciona has expanded its electric scooter sharing to Rome. Operations will kick off in the Italian capital with 500 vehicles. According to Acciona, it already has more than 10,000 electric scooters in sharing use in various cities.
Jun 27, 2020 - 08:23 pm
Bosch reveals e-bike components for model year 2021
Bosch eBike Systems has just presented its innovations for the next model year, including a new onboard computer, software updates for various drive systems, a function extension for the Bosch Performance Line CX and a new eBike design study.
Jun 23, 2020 - 03:36 pm
Yamaha Motors moves services to Europe
Yamaha has reorganised the sales and service of its e-bike systems. Starting next month, Yamaha will service European customers of its e-bike systems directly from Europe.
Jun 15, 2020 - 03:46 pm
Silence S02: Electric Scooter from Spain
The Spanish electric scooter manufacturer Silence is launching the new model S02 Low Speed on the European market. The model is to be specially designed for urban use for private individuals and commercial users.
Jun 15, 2020 - 02:25 pm
Mahindra to discontinue GenZe
GenZe, the US subsidiary of the Indian car manufacturer Mahindra specialises on electric scooters and electric bicycles. GenZe is on the verge of collapse and Mahindra plans to dissolve the subsidiary within the next six months, reabsorbing the intellectual property rights for various other projects.
May 31, 2020 - 02:08 pm
Gogoro offering first lightweight e-bikes under Eeyo brand
Taiwan’s e-scooter manufacturer Gogoro is expanding its range to include electric bicycles. Under the new brand name Eeyo, the company has now introduced the first models Eeyo 1 and Eeyo 1S, built to score points above all with their low weight.
May 15, 2020 - 03:50 pm
Premium e-bikes & e-scooters by Ducati incoming
The Italian motorcycle Ducati is entering the micro-mobility space as the VW brand launches folding e-bikes and kick-scooters with electric drive under the Ducati Urban e-Mobility line. They are working with Italy’s MT Distribution for the new model range.
May 11, 2020 - 06:50 pm
Shimano launches three new e-bike batteries
Shimano is launching three new batteries for its Steps electric bike drive system, including internal and external versions with what Shimano claims is unprecedented battery capacity. Also, there are new twelvefold chainrings and a new system display.
May 5, 2020 - 04:14 pm
Tier Mobility integrates Bosch’s old e-scooter fleet
About two months after taking over the electric scooters of Bosch’s discontinued scooter sharing service Coup, Tier Mobility is now starting to build up their multimodal service in Berlin. Also, the electric scooters are soon to be offered in two more cities.
Apr 21, 2020 - 02:05 pm
Kawasaki electric motorbike named EV Endeavor
After Kawasaki officially confirmed the development of an electric motorcycle last year, the Japanese manufacturer has now released a series of videos with further details. The electric bike is to be called the Kawasaki EV Endeavor.
Apr 13, 2020 - 04:19 pm
Damon builds on sold-out Hypersport e-motorcycle series
There’s news from Damon Motorcycles, which presented the performance electric motorcycle Hypersport with a solid range and loads of hi-tech in January. Damon now generated an extra $3M and acquired the intellectual property of an e-drive.
Apr 9, 2020 - 12:30 am
Metz & Intis inductive charging for e-kick-scooters
German manufacturers Metz & Intis have created an inductive charging platform for electric kick-scooters. The wireless solution called Easy Charge is suitable for the Metz Moover, but will also be available for electric scooter models from all other manufacturers. This inductive charging solution is also possible in retrofits, making it viable for other light electric […]
Apr 6, 2020 - 01:31 pm
New York legalises e-bikes, pedelecs & kick-scooters
New York City has officially legalised the use of pedelecs up to 20 mph, e-bikes up to 25 mph and electric kick scooters up to 15 mph top speeds. This seems the end to New York’s battle to keep electric bikes off the streets.
Apr 3, 2020 - 03:13 pm
E-scooter maker Kumpan Electric gets €3M for expansion
InnoEnergy is investing around three million euros in e-bility, the manufacturer behind the German electric scooter brand Kumpan Electric. The goals of the cooperation are the further development of e-bility’s product and service range and faster market launch in other European countries.
Mar 31, 2020 - 05:13 pm
Bafang aims to cover price-effective pedelecs
The Chinese manufacturer Bafang has presented its new mid-engine drive system M200 for pedelecs in the entry-level segment. The drive system is already in series production and is already being used in several pedelecs in the second quarter of 2020.
Mar 27, 2020 - 12:51 pm
Lime is facing tough times due to Covid-19 pandemic
Due to the coronavirus crisis, the electric kick scooter rental company Lime has largely ceased operations, and sales have therefore shrunk sharply. According to a media report, this could even call the future of the company into question.
Mar 17, 2020 - 06:32 pm
UK to test electric kick-scooters for legalisation
In the UK, the government is catching up on kick-scooters and is now discussing to legalise the micromobility vehicles. The Department for Transport is proposing four future transport zones’ to trial future regulation.
Mar 16, 2020 - 01:06 pm
Newron Motors presents extravagant e-motorbike
The French startup Newron Motors is exhibiting an extravagant electric motorcycle called EV-1, which is to be offered with wooden-looking frame elements, among other things. Initially, they plan a small series of twelve units, to be delivered from 2021.
Feb 27, 2020 - 04:02 pm
Ford’s e-scooter sharing service Spin expands to Europe
Spin, the electric scooter supplier acquired by Ford at the end of 2018, has announced its expansion into Europe. The company will launch its first international fleet in Cologne this spring, with other European cities to follow soon after.
Jan 27, 2020 - 10:43 pm
Bird confirms take-over of rival Circ
The US-American e-scooter sharing Bird has taken over German competitor Circ tonight. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed, yet it is likely Bird hopes to close the gap with Uber-financed Lime, especially in Europe.
Jan 13, 2020 - 02:44 pm
Lime is withdrawing e-scooter sharing from 12 cities
The shared e-scooter supplier Lime is withdrawing from twelve cities due to lack of profitability. In the USA these include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, in Latin America Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Austrian city of Linz in Europe.
Jan 8, 2020 - 01:42 pm
Canada now has its own electric superbike
Damon Motorcycles from Vancouver, Canada has announced an electric motorcycle with impressive performance data at the CES. For the time being, however, only a premium small series is planned, a standard version will follow later.
Jan 8, 2020 - 01:11 pm
Niu presents new electric motorbike & 3-wheeler
Niu has just presented the RQi-GT electric motorcycle and the TQi-GT three-wheeled electric scooter at the CES. The Chinese manufacturer is planning to put the two new models into series production in the second half of 2020.
Dec 13, 2019 - 03:40 pm
BMW launches electric scooter sharing in Barcelona
Together with the mobility service provider Cooltra in Barcelona, BMW Motorrad has launched a sharing offer with the BMW C evolution electric scooter. After an initial test phase, a station-based service is apparently to be offered in the city.
Dec 5, 2019 - 01:17 pm
Kumpan Electric receives multi-million dollar investment
E-Bility GmbH, the company behind the German electric scooter manufacturer Kumpan Electric, has received an investment in the lower two-digit million range in a financing round and has also taken over the Berlin-based electric scooter company Scrooser.
Dec 4, 2019 - 06:34 pm
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid pedal-assist light electric vehicle
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH has completed the first application trials with its Bio-Hybrid pedelec. The four-wheeled electric vehicle is scheduled to go into series production at the end of 2020. This LEV is set to make a name for itself in many disguises.