Brose has developed a full system for e-bikes
Brose is transforming itself from being an electric bicycle drive supplier to being able to provide a whole system. At the Eurobike Media Days, Brose presented a specially developed e-bike system for the first time and can now offer drives, batteries and displays from a single source.
Uber launches JUMP pedelecs in Berlin
Uber today launched its e-bike-sharing service Jump in Berlin as the first city in Germany with around 1,000 pedelecs. The bright red electric bicycles are now available in 12 districts of the German capital.
ALYI to fill order of ReVolt e-motorcycles in Kenya
Alternet Systems (ALYI), U.S battery, e-motorcycle and military applications manufacturer, has just announced a prospective order for two thousand of its ReVolt Electric Motorcycles which would total $20 million in sales. The Denver-based company is looking to open an assembly plant in Kenya, to complete manufacturing in Africa for ReVolt Electric Motorcycles to be sold […]
Fraunhofer presents fuel cell bicycle
In Germany, the Fraunhofer ISE is undertaking the LiteFCBike project, which is developing a compact fuel cell system offering a fully-fledged replacement for a pedelec battery. The Fraunhofer ISE is currently presenting this hydrogen technology at the Hannover Messe.
GM and Tesla looking to enter e-bike business
General Motors is the most recent major carmaker looking to join the pedelec business. GM announced plans to design two compact electric bikes, one of which will be a folding bike. Also Tesla has hinted at wanting to launch an electric two-wheeler.
Audi A4 with added health benefits
There is a most unusual conversion that turns an Audi A4 into a fitness machine. The FitCar PPV is pedal-powered but still said to reach the same performance as the real Audi, only that pedals connected to a flywheel activate the accelerator.
Pedelec sales in Switzerland.
Is a drop of 12 percent in pedelec sales the end of a trend? Not quite as the Swiss market made up for the loss in 2013 with a rise in sales of speed pedelecs (45 kph) by 7.7% compared to 2012. Overall, every seventh bike sold in the Alps is electric nowadays.