Tag: E-Bikes

Mar 7, 2019 - 01:21 pm

Harley-Davidson upgrades electric motorbike range

It is not “just” cars at Geneva; there are some exciting two-wheelers as well. Take Harley-Davidson and the LiveWire. The electric motorcycle received yet another upgrade as H-D specifies more range. On top, e-bike concepts are on show, and Harley just bought into the market for the youngest easy riders ever.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 02:35 pm

Ireland: An Post to deliver with 750 electric vehicles

An Post, the state-owned provider of postal services in Ireland, plans to purchase 750 electric vehicles by 2022, of which 200 will be on the roads this year. All deliveries in central Dublin are to be a 100% electric by the end of 2019 with other urban areas of Ireland to follow suit.

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Nov 11, 2018 - 03:22 pm

Paris to launch world’s largest electric bicycle fleet

The greater Paris area will be launching a state-funded initiative to move commuters from driving cars and switch to electric bicycles. Starting in September 2019, Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) will set up 10,000 e-bikes for long-term rental, with an option to expand to 20,000, which would make it the world’s largest e-bike rental programme.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 04:19 pm

Voltabox acquires Accurate

The German battery system manufacturer Voltabox has completed a corporate takeover. This time, the expansion cost 5 million euros, going to a German supplier of battery systems specialized on pedelecs; Accurate Smart Battery Systems.

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Sep 12, 2018 - 01:13 pm

Yamaha expanding electric two-wheeler business

Yamaha is taking their electric bike business further into new markets. A cooperation with Gogoro for Yamaha to use the firm’s battery swapping system in Taiwan is just in the making. Yamaha will add their design and marketing power. Moreover, they started selling pedelecs in the U.S. for the first time.

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Aug 21, 2018 - 06:02 pm

Norway controlling border with Russia on e-bikes

Norway is taking a new approach to controlling its close to 200-km border with Russia. Border patrols are testing off-road electric bikes that allow for a much stealthier approach, while being kinder to the taiga’s flora and fauna.

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Aug 20, 2018 - 07:06 pm

Uber’s electric bicycle sharing kicks-off in Denver

Denver aka the Mile High City, a name it owes both its location in the Rocky Mountains and its lax legislation of Cannabis, has got a new service in town. Uber-owned Jump Bikes has let loose 250 e-bikes. Their number is to double next year.

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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. 

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Aug 8, 2018 - 02:33 pm

USA: E-bikes to be hit with 25% import tariff

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) now finalised the list of of Chinese products that will be hit with a 25% tariff. Despite opposition from the industry, e-bikes remain included but there is one more chance to petition.

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Jul 23, 2018 - 07:16 pm

MTB: Brose and Shimano introduce new e-motors

Brose and Shimano have introduced new motors for e-mountain bikes; the Drive S Mag (Brose) and the E7000 (Shimano). While one is designed for the more athletic tours, the other is designed with an affordable price in mind.

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Jul 19, 2018 - 04:58 pm

Govecs takes over Stuttgart ID bike brand Elmoto

The electric scooter manufacturer Govecs is taking over the brand Elmoto from ID-Bike, further expanding their electric scooter model range. The company will begin releasing their next bike, the Elmoto HR4 at the start of next year.

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Jul 13, 2018 - 03:47 pm

Giant sets up pedelec factory in Hungary

The Taiwanese bike manufacturer has announced construction plans for a new factory to manufacture pedelecs in the Hungarian Gyöngyös. Cost for the construction will run up to 46 million euro.

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Jul 10, 2018 - 06:53 pm

Denmark grants speed pedelecs access to bike lanes

Speed Pedelecs, meaning electric bicycles with a maximum speed of 45 kph are allowed on bike lanes in Denmark as of July. Until now, they had to be registered as a small motorbike and had to follow rules different from those for bicycles.

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Jun 25, 2018 - 05:40 pm

LAPD patrolling on speed pedelecs by Bosch

The Los Angeles Police Department has had a quirky addition to their fleet of patrol vehicles as they acquire 20 electric bikes. They have been specifically designed for the force and assist officers up to a speed of 28 mph (45 kph).

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Jun 23, 2018 - 02:46 pm

US-China trade war to hit e-bike market with price surge

Trump could be responsible for hitting U.S. sales of electric bikes hard as pedelecs from China are included in a list of goods proposed for a 25% import tariff hike. This would drive prices up a couple of hundred dollars, potentially stifling a strong-going industry.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 05:22 pm

UPS launches custom-made cargo e-bikes

34 new cargo pedelecs have joined the European fleet of logistics giant UPS. The bikes were specifically developed for the carrier together with Rytle. After initial testing in Germany, the cargo e-bikes are now coming to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Jun 11, 2018 - 07:03 pm

EC wants mandatory e-bike insurance

The European Commission has decided that electric bicycles must have a third party liability insurance. While the draft still needs to go through the EU Council and Parliament, it effectively undermines current legislation that equals pedelecs with bicycles.

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Jun 6, 2018 - 03:40 pm

Uber to share e-bikes in Europe, expanding UberGreen

Uber has not given up on Europe despite a ban of their ride hail service in many cities. Instead the firm tries to tie in with local authorities on a greener note. They want to launch electric bike sharing through their Jump subsidiary and also UberGreen, first in Berlin.

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Jun 5, 2018 - 07:45 pm

Ansmann launches multi-use e-bike drives

Ansmann will present various solutions for electric bikes at this year’s Eurobike in July. Their focus is on hub motors with no less than six novel variants. Moreover, Ansmann integrated an automatic gearshift developed by Schaeffler into its drive system.

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May 31, 2018 - 05:59 pm

Frisco’s Scoot Networks coming to Europe

Scoot Networks, the electric scooter sharing company from San Francisco, has just set up its European HQ in Barcelona. Catalonia’s capital now also got about 1,500 electric two-wheelers to share at their disposal and Scoot plans to take shared mobility further.

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May 17, 2018 - 05:15 pm

Korea to fully electrify buses and trucks by 2030

The government in Seoul wants all buses and trucks to run with zero emissions by 2030, according to local media reports. Moreover, they want to increase the number of fast-charging stations for electric cars to 10,000 by 2022 and also electrify mail delivery.

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May 17, 2018 - 04:38 pm

Cruising e-bike Scrambler S by Vintage Electric

In the U.S. retro-style electric bikes are in season every summer and it is the same with this beach cruiser from California. Vintage Electric presents the Scrambler S, a strong electric bike able to go as fast as 58 kph – mostly illegally so.

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May 8, 2018 - 05:39 pm

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.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/07/harley-davidson-upgrades-electric-motorbike-spec/
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