Feb 28, 2023 - 01:56 pm
Nextbike: New locations for e-bike sharing in Spain
Nextbike, the bike-sharing provider acquired by Tier, is expanding its presence in Spain. The service’s launch in Palma de Mallorca just before the turn of the year was followed by launches in the Barcelona metropolitan region, Getxo and Mislata at the start of 2023.
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.
Sep 5, 2022 - 02:41 pm
Vancouver’s public bike sharing launches first e-bikes
The public bike-share system Mobi by Shaw Go in Vancouver boosts its service by adding 500 e-bikes for the first time. The new pedelecs will charge at 30 e-bike stations and bring the Mobi fleet to 2,500 bikes and 250 stations.
Aug 30, 2022 - 04:11 pm
ESB launches e-bike sharing pilot in Dublin
Irish energy supplier ESB has launched an e-bike pilot project in Dublin called ESB eBikes. The trial will run for ten months and includes 112 bikes with 14 charging stations in some of Dublin’s busiest commuter locations. ESB also won experienced partners.
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.
Jun 8, 2022 - 04:14 pm
Porsche acquires lightweight e-bike maker Fazua in full
Porsche has taken over Fazua, a manufacturer of light and compact drive systems for e-bikes. The take over follows Porsche earlier taking a 20-per cent stake in the German start-up. It is also part of a drive at Porsche to expand its e-bike business.
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.
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 9, 2022 - 04:05 pm
Dance expands + adds new electric two-wheelers
Berlin-based startup Dance is now rolling out its premium subscription service for e-bikes to Hamburg, Munich, Vienna and Paris. In addition to expanding into new markets, Dance is adding another e-bike model and electric mopeds to its product range.
Feb 18, 2022 - 02:46 pm
Gouach gets over €3Mn to push repairable e-bike battery
French startup Gouach has received 3.3 million euros to bring forward its repairable batteries for the micromobility segment. Think Fairphone principle, since Gouach’s patented battery design makes it possible to replace defective components while keeping the rest intact easily.
Feb 8, 2022 - 02:32 pm
EU likely to adopt battery standards by March
After the EU Commission presented proposals for mandatory sustainability criteria for batteries at the end of 2020, the Commission’s text with amendments is expected to be adopted by the EU Parliament in March 2022.
Nov 21, 2021 - 03:28 pm
Porsche takes majority stake in e-bike maker Greyp
Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in the e-bike manufacturer Greyp Bikes. The sports car manufacturer’s venture capital arm, Porsche Ventures, has held a stake of around ten per cent in the Croatian company since 2018.
Oct 25, 2021 - 04:24 pm
Tier Mobility raises $200 million
The Berlin-based micromobility provider Tier Mobility has raised $200 million (171 million euros) from existing and new investors in its Series D funding round.
Sep 7, 2021 - 12:58 pm
BMW hits up the IAA loaded with electric two-wheelers
BMW presented several concepts for electric mobility on two wheels at the IAA in Munich. With these vehicles, the German company wants to cover various aspects of urban mobility – and in doing so, go beyond the currently permissible legal framework.
Sep 3, 2021 - 01:36 pm
BMW presents new bike concept and licensing agreement
BMW presents an electric two-wheeler concept in Munich that is somewhere between a motorbike and a scooter. In the course of the IAA, the Munich-based company will also announce the licensing of its e-bike/e-trek scooter duo presented in July to partner companies Cube and SoFlow.
Aug 31, 2021 - 01:12 pm
Schaeffler announces chainless e-bike drive
Schaeffler will present the new ‘Free Drive’ chainless electric drive system for bicycles at Eurobike 2021 in Friedrichshafen. The ‘Bike-by-Wire’ system is a joint development with the two-wheel electric drive specialist Heinzmann and does without a mechanical connection between generator and motor.
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.
Jul 16, 2021 - 11:48 am
Li-Cycle to recycle batteries for Helbiz
The Canadian recycling company Li-Cycle and the Italian-American micromobility provider Helbiz announce their intention to jointly develop recycling solutions for spent lithium-ion batteries from e-scooters and e-bikes. The collaboration is expected to result in a recycling cooperation.
Jul 14, 2021 - 11:47 am
Siemens is supporting African e-mobility startups
The Siemens Stiftung has awarded prize money of between 10,000 and 50,000 euros to five African social enterprises in its first competition in the field of electromobility. The money is intended to help the winners establish their products and services on the market.
Jun 28, 2021 - 07:01 pm
Bird expands offer to include e-bikes
The kick-scooter rental company Bird is entering the sharing business with e-bikes. The provider will initially launch the Bird Bike this year in “select cities” in North America, and Italy, Spain, Germany, Ireland, and France in Europe.
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.