Nov 15, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Volta, Cake and H&M to turn Zero trucks into mobile micro-hubs
Sweden’s Volta Trucks is taking a holistic view of logistics as it strikes a deal with its compatriot startup Cake. Their electric motorcycles will literally get on board Volta trucks as last-mile solutions, and the new partners have already found a prolific client in H&M.
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.
Aug 11, 2022 - 03:13 pm
Isetta-style convertible coming in as Evetta Openair
The German EV manufacturer ElectricBrands debuts the Evetta Openair, a convertible based on the mini light electric vehicle, Evetta. The Evetta Openair First Edition is limited to 999 units and is available to pre-order now.
Aug 2, 2022 - 03:05 pm
E-Bike joint ventures by Porsche and Pon take up speed
The e-bike joint ventures launched by Porsche and Ponooc (part of Pon) are gaining traction. The partners announced that Porsche eBike Performance GmbH and P2 eBike GmbH began business. You may expect to see Porsche-branded e-bike drives across many labels in future.
Jul 27, 2022 - 01:59 pm
VinFast may bring e-scooters to the USA
VinFast may also offer electric scooters in the United States. Media reports see the Vietnamese company adding the Vespa-style LEVs to the lines of VinFast’s EV factory in North Carolina. The state had promised the manufacturer a lavish incentive of 1.2 billion dollars in March.
Jun 27, 2022 - 01:26 pm
“Sorry, Elon,” the My Ami Beach Buggy was sold in mere minutes
Citroën says their My Ami Beach Buggy sold out in just 17 minutes and 28 seconds. Admittedly, it was a very limited edition, with a designated 50 units clearly not matching the nearly 1,800 expressions of interest the French brand received. Still, such instant success prompted a rather cheeky poster campaign.
Apr 28, 2022 - 05:26 pm
Electric Isetta clone sees revision number three (or so)
This is a trip down memory lane to first encounter the electric edition of BMW’s iconic Isetta. Micro Mobility Systems was the first to clone the bubble car, only to be taken over, with some hostility, by Artega and their version of the Microlino running as Karo. Now, there’s a third attempt to finally relaunch […]
Mar 14, 2022 - 02:01 pm
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.
Mar 3, 2022 - 12:10 pm
Berlin’s Tier acquires Spin sharing service from Ford
Berlin-based Tier Mobility is acquiring Spin, the micro-mobility service owned by Ford. While Spin has recently restructured due to profitability issues, the move enables Tier’s entry into North America’s LEV sharing market.
Feb 3, 2022 - 03:10 pm
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.
Nov 24, 2021 - 02:59 pm
Tazzari presents light electric vehicle trio
Italian electric vehicle manufacturer Tazzari has unveiled three new light electric vehicles at the Eicma trade fair in Milan: a two-seater city car, a delivery van and a retro-style four-seater buggy.
Apr 29, 2021 - 04:50 pm
GO Sharing to use €50m for multi-modal expansion
GO Green, the parent company of the Dutch e-scooter sharing provider GO Sharing, has raised 50 million euros in a new financing round. At the same time, the start-up announced that it has just launched operations in the Belgian city of Antwerp with 500 e-scooters.
Apr 29, 2021 - 03:11 am
Daymak LEVs to come with wireless charging
Canadian light electric vehicle manufacturer Daymak announced that its new EV series Daymak Avvenire will come standard with its patented Daymak Ondata wireless charging technology.
Mar 1, 2021 - 01:13 pm
Major motorcycle makers to standardise battery swaps
Honda, Yamaha, KTM and Piaggio have founded a ‘Swappable Batteries Consortium for Motorcycles and Light Electric Vehicles’. Starting in May, motorcycle makers want to define replaceable battery system standards for use in L-category vehicles.
Feb 25, 2021 - 06:19 pm
Flipkart & Amazon electrify fleets with EVs from Mahindra Electric
Amazon India has just partnered with Mahindra Electric and has announced they will deploy close to a hundred Mahindra Treo Zor EVs in seven major cities across the country. Amazon’s rival on the e-commerce marketplace in India, Flipkart, has also just announced that they will deploy more than 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030.
Feb 1, 2021 - 05:57 pm
Lime adds shared electric mopeds to the fleet
Lime is adding electric mopeds to its micromobility platform and said it plans to launch as many as 600 LEVs on its platform in Washington D.C. this spring. The company is also working with authorities to pilot the mopeds in Paris.
Feb 1, 2021 - 04:45 pm
Energica e-motorbikes adds CHAdeMO fast-charging
The Italian electric motorbike manufacturer Energica is now adding the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard to its motorcycles. Energica is thus responding to the needs of the Japanese market, which the company has just entered.
Feb 1, 2021 - 04:30 pm
Ireland advances e-scooters + new grant scheme for cabbies
The government of Ireland has launched new schemes for e-mobility. One prepares for the use of e-scooters and e-bikes to become legal. The other concerns incentives for electric vehicles in the SPSV sector, which covers taxis, hackneys, and limousines.
Jan 26, 2021 - 06:36 pm
Arcimoto to acquire Tilting Motor Works
US firm Arcimoto, known for its light electric vehicles, has reached an agreement to acquire Tilting Motor Works, the creator of the TriO three-wheel conversion kit for touring motorcycles.
Dec 16, 2020 - 07:09 pm
India: Ola invests €265 million in e-scooter plant
India may see what Ola deems the world’s largest e-scooter factory being built next year. The Indian ride-service provider has just announced the intent of construction with an investment of 324 million dollars (€265M). The company also wants to sell in Europe and global markets.
Nov 26, 2020 - 07:11 pm
Daymak reveals 6 micromobility vehicles with Avvenire
The Canadian manufacturer Daymak has announced a series of six electric light vehicles under the name Avvenire. The range includes an e-bike, a covered recumbent and covered e-scooters, a two-seater coupe and even an electric aircraft.
Sep 11, 2020 - 03:02 pm
Cocoa Motors delivers carry-on LEV called Walkcar
The Japanese company Cocoa Motors finally started the worldwide sale of what they call the Walkcar in August after they introduced the skateboard-like concept in 2015. The LEV weighs only 2.9 kilos and is the size of a 13-inch laptop.