Feb 16, 2023 - 04:23 pm
Schaeffler commercialises serial hybrid e-bike system Free Drive
The chainless drive developed for electric bikes by Schaeffler and Heinzmann has made it to market. The companies presented the Free Drive system in the summer of 2021 with a focus on inner-city logistics. Production is now underway and the first customers have lined up.
Dec 2, 2022 - 04:49 pm
Amazon expands micromobility fleet; new hubs in the UK
Amazon has announced expanding its UK e-cargo bike fleet with the launch of three more micromobility hubs in Manchester and London. This is part of the online giant’s one-billion-euro initiative to decarbonise logistics in Europe.
Oct 24, 2022 - 06:11 pm
Renault Trucks moves into light electric vehicle space
Renault Trucks is taking a holistic approach to logistics as the French commercial vehicle maker strikes a new partnership. The company has joined forces with Kleuster, a Lyon-based e-bike manufacturer, to accelerate the production and distribution of e-cargo bikes.
Apr 4, 2022 - 04:51 pm
Green Cell opens plant for e-bike batteries
Green Cell, a Polish specialist in batteries and charging technologies for mobile devices and electric vehicles, has opened a new plant for e-bike batteries near Krakow. Up to 50,000 batteries per year are to be assembled at the plant in Balice.
Jul 28, 2021 - 12:12 pm
Bio-Hybrid goes bankrupt
The pedelec start-up Bio-Hybrid has finally failed. After the management had to file for insolvency in April this year, the search for investors was unsuccessful. The start-up was dissolved in the commercial register in mid-July.
Jul 26, 2021 - 01:36 pm
BMW presents electric scooter and cargo bike
The BMW Group research department has presented concepts for an electric cargo bike and an electric trek scooter. The Munich-based company does not intend to produce the two vehicles itself, but there are apparently talks with potential licensees.
Apr 22, 2021 - 08:38 pm
Deutsche Post DHL expands electric fleets in Germany
After Deutsche Post DHL Group presented its sustainability strategy in March, the Group has now given more details on the plans for its Post & Parcel Germany division. This will include 6,500 more StreetScooter vans, 5,000 e-trikes and expanded charging infrastructure.
Apr 22, 2021 - 12:48 pm
Bio-Hybrid company files for insolvency
Bio-Hybrid GmbH has filed for insolvency with the Nuremberg District Court. The start of series production, which was planned for mid-2021 after the separation from Schaeffler, is thus in jeopardy.
Apr 21, 2021 - 12:51 pm
Tier continues to clean up e-scooter operations
Micromobility provider Tier Mobility has partnered with Ari Motors and Ono to electrify the fleet for operational use. Tier staff will employ electric transporters from Ari and cargo pedelecs from Ono to exchange the batteries and kick scooters in the fleet.
Feb 17, 2021 - 05:36 am
Scotland targets ebikes and EV charging
The Scottish Government has just awarded over £633,000 to support 45 e-bike projects across the country. The government has also awarded £210,000 to test new ways of improving accessibility across ChargePlace Scotland’s electric vehicle charging network.
Oct 17, 2020 - 12:07 am
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH gets a new owner
Schaeffler has sold all shares in its subsidiary Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH to Micromobility Services and Solutions GmbH, based in Berlin. Series production of the four-wheeled pedelec Bio-Hybrid is scheduled to start in mid-2021 under the new owner.
Jul 26, 2020 - 04:26 pm
EAV presents second cargo pedelec
The English startup EAV (Electric Assisted Vehicles), which presented the covered, four-wheeled delivery vehicle with pedelec drive EAVan last year, is now presenting its second model: the 2Cubed with a load volume increased to two cubic metres.
Jul 3, 2020 - 12:51 pm
Transport Scotland funds eBike Grant round 4
Another £900,000 were committed by Transport Scotland towards the eBike Grant Fund for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Round four of the grant programme is now available to assist the adoption of eBikes, eTrikes and electric cargo bikes in Scotland.
Apr 27, 2020 - 04:19 pm
Malta launches clean vehicle scheme
The Maltese government is providing 3.5 million euros in subsidies for the changeover to cleaner vehicles. Grants are to be given to anyone who de-registers and scraps their old combustion engine, while grants of between 400 and 6,000 euros are available for electric vehicles ranging from pedelecs to cargo bikes and cars.
Dec 22, 2019 - 01:46 am
EAV launches refrigeration cargo bike
English startup EAV (Electric Assisted Vehicles) has launched a fully temperature-controlled eCargo bike. Designed for urban delivery of chilled or frozen goods within a continuous cold chain, the EAVcool Cargo is a purpose-built, zero-emissions quadracycle.
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.
Oct 24, 2019 - 04:28 pm
Electric scooter companies go for battery exchange
VOI Technology is apparently operating its electric kick scooter rental service completely emission-free in a trial city through the use of electric transporters and cargo pedelecs. Tier Mobility and Circ are also using new electric kick scooters with replaceable batteries.
Sep 23, 2019 - 04:41 pm
Scottish e-bike grants show effects
The Scottish eBike Grant Fund has first results and says it enabled the purchase over 100 e-bikes to 19 organisations across Scotland for 2019/20. Over £273,000 has been granted by the Government so far, with additional grants expected to come through before the end of the year.
Aug 2, 2019 - 03:20 pm
EAV presents EAVan delivery Pedelec
The English startup EAV (Electric Assisted Vehicles) has presented the EAVan, a covered, four-wheeled and modular delivery vehicle with pedelec drive. There is already a first customer.
Jun 19, 2019 - 04:09 pm
Bosch has new drive for electric cargo bikes
Bosch eBike Systems has presented its new products for 2020. In addition to better batteries and quieter motors, there are several new digital functions – as well as new drive units for electric cargo bikes.
May 5, 2019 - 07:56 pm
Volkswagen (VWCV) presents serial cargo e-bike
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles took its smallest delivery vehicle to date to the new “micromobility expo” in Hanover. The VW Cargo e-Bike (sic!) is due to hit the road this year, and the start of serial production imminent.
Feb 11, 2019 - 05:57 pm
Scotland funds e-bikes with half a million pounds
The Scottish government is serving the second round of its eBike Grant Fund designed to help organisations, universities and communities to purchase e-bikes. A total of £462,000 (526,925 euros) will go into buying new e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes.
Nov 19, 2018 - 06:22 pm
Hamburg: DPD to deliver with electric vehicles exclusively
Delivery company DPD will electrify their entire fleet in Hamburg by summer next year, meaning they will operate with zero local emissions in the city centre. DPD will incorporate a mix of electric vans and trucks and smaller light electric vehicles such as scooters and bikes.
Sep 19, 2018 - 07:24 pm
Volkswagen debuts 5 electric commercial vehicles
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles follows the parent company’s lead and is electrifying mightily. They brought no less than five world debuts to Hanover that range from electric transporters over a cargo e-bike to a fuel cell van.
Sep 10, 2018 - 05:42 pm
UK: Funding boost for last-mile cargo e-bikes
The British government announces two million pounds to support the uptake of electric cargo bikes. Westminster hopes the zero emission wheelers will replace vans, particularly when making last-mile deliveries. Details are yet to follow.
Aug 20, 2018 - 05:24 pm
Citkar wins new investor for cargo e-bike Loadster
Berlin-based startup Citkar has found a new investor that will help kick-off series production of their four-wheeled cargo pedelec Loadster. Investor TEC Ventures is active in the clean energy industry and is to reload logistics now.
Jul 8, 2018 - 06:29 pm
DLR develops fuel cell pack for cargo e-bikes
The Fuel Cell Power Pack (FCPP) developed by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is a novel system specifically design for electric cargo bikes. It has twice the range and durability of comparable battery-electric pedelec systems, the researchers say.
Jul 5, 2018 - 06:17 pm
Postal services in Poland and Netherlands go electric
Not only Deutsche Post looks into electrifying their delivery operations. A new initiative by the Dutch PostNL now replaces diesel vehicles with electric cargo bikes in Utrecht. Also the mail service in Poland, Poczta Polska, wants to electrify by developing their own vehicle.