Category: Electric bicycle

Electric bikes are still selling like crazy, and it might even increase soon

E-bike sales have been growing around the world for years, with the United States seeing particularly drastic year-over-year growth. But never before have we witnessed the kind of colossal growth brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. And according to industry leaders, there are no signs of slowing down. When the pandemic hit the United States […]

PeopleForBikes announces major investments to expand market and access to e-bikes

BOULDER, COLO (August 25, 2021) – PeopleForBikes, a national nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization and trade association for the bicycle industry, is committing more staff and resources to support use and access to e-bikes across the United States Industry analysts estimate that more than 12 million e-bikes will be sold in the United States between 2020 […]

Juiced Bikes launches new electric bike at a big discount

San Diego-based Juiced Bikes today announced the launch of a new version of the electric bike, the Cross Current X Step-Through. The original Cross Current X with a spanning frame is Juiced’s first commuter and urban e-bike in years. Now the company is launching a new step-by-step version of the bike and drastically reduces the […]

1854 Cycling launches electric bicycle for first responders, complete with drone – Framingham SOURCE

Editor’s Note: Published July 18. Updated July 19 at 8:55 a.m. In full transparency, the press release and the photo have been submitted to SOURCE media for publication FRAMINGHAM – 1854 Cycling, an innovative manufacturer of electric bikes based in Framingham, recently launched their flagship product to help first responders better serve communities in the […]

Pueblo County launches e-bike program for essential workers

How to Ride a Bird Electric Scooter Pueblo got its first electric scooters in May, providing an easy new way to get around town. Sara Wilson and Heather Willard, Wochit Pueblo County will equip low-income essential workers with electric bicycles as part of a new program to provide reliable transportation options and reduce greenhouse gas […]

Lyft redesigns its electric bike with integrated screen and speakers

Lyft’s e-bikes across the US are getting a boost. Unveiled on Wednesday, Lyft’s next-generation e-bike has a new look with an LCD screen and built-in speakers, a bigger battery, and a wider, easier-to-adjust seat. Lyft designed the bike in-house after acquiring bikeshare company Motivate in 2018. Motivate had bike programs like Bay Wheels in San […]

‘Bike-1’, Greece’s First 4-Wheel Electric Bike — Greek City Times

Engineer Dimitris Gloubos built Greece’s first four-wheeled electric bicycle, during the country’s second and third lockdowns. Talk to NAMAGloubos said his technological creation “Bike-1” aims to help the environment and make Greek cities “greener and cleaner”. “Bike-1” works with a lithium battery that charges with the same process used by electric vehicles, or alternatively with […]

Greek engineer invents 4-wheel electric bike ‘for cleaner cities’

Bike -1 works with a lithium battery. 1 credit A Greek engineer from the northern town of Kozani has built a four-wheeled electric bicycle to protect the environment and make Greek cities “greener and cleaner”. Dimitris Gloumpos, 52, said he created his e-bike during the long coronavirus lockdown. It is believed to be the first […]

E-bike cyclists must pass a knowledge test to ride on the roads under proposed changes to the Road Traffic Act

SINGAPORE: Electrically assisted cyclists will have to pass a road safety theory test before being allowed on the roads under proposed changes to the Road Traffic Act (RTA) presented to parliament on Monday April 5. The changes are aimed at making roads safer, the Interior Ministry (MHA) said in a statement on Monday. This test […]

A mechanical engineering student designs and builds an electric bicycle

While some people took on the early challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by taking advantage of Netflix specials or catching up on sleep, Ben Grice, a mechanical engineering junior from Louisiana Tech University, used his free time to design and build an electric mountain bike. When the pandemic hit last spring, Grice was determined to […]

The easiest way to charge an e-bike with solar energy (even at night!)

There’s just something so natural about charging an e-bike from solar power. Electric bikes are already such eco-friendly alternatives to cars that they make me want to go all the way and charge them in a form that also feels eco-friendly – with the solar power that I myself produced on site. I have already […]

E-bike prices are rising, and it’s not just because pricing exceptions have expired

Electric bike prices have followed a rollercoaster trajectory over the past few years. While there are still several great options for low-cost e-bikes on the market, prices are trending up right now. Here’s why. The ongoing trade war between the US and China isn’t the only reason for inflated e-bike prices, though that certainly hasn’t […]

This hilarious video will absolutely convince you to buy an electric bike

As e-bike sales have hit record numbers lately, fewer people need a lot of persuasion to get out of a car and onto a fun, energy-efficient e-bike. But for the few people scratching their heads and wondering what the fuss is about, this video is for you. The 5-minute video is technically clever marketing from […]

The e-bike demo program kicks off

Source: Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) EZ Bike Project, a new electric bike (e-bike) demo program run by SBCAG Traffic Solutions Division, kicks off by offering a wide range of free e-bike demos of various models, including cargo bikes, cruisers, city ​​bicycles and folding bicycles for local residents and commuters as a measure […]

Aventa lightweight e-bike launched by FuroSystems

FuroSystems has just unveiled the company’s latest urban electric bike, the Aventa. Fresh out of a £750,000 funding round, UK e-mobility company FuroSystems is adding the lightweight Aventa to its range. At just 16.5 kg (36 lbs), the aluminum alloy e-bike is definitely on the lightweight end of the e-bike spectrum. Although we’ve seen lighter […]

New 30% US tax credit introduced for e-bike sales

Federal legislation was introduced today to create a federal tax incentive for the purchase of e-bikes in the United States. Electric cars and motorcycles already have their own federal tax incentives in the United States, and now e-bikes could be next. That’s thanks to the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment (E-BIKE) Act, which […]

Top 5 Electric Bike Predictions for the Electric Bike Industry 2021

While the e-bike industry has witnessed impressive growth over the past few years, 2020 has witnessed rapid gains in the industry unlike anything we have seen before. But what does the e-bike industry have in store for us in 2021? Here are my top five predictions for this year. Wave of affordable mid-drive e-bikes Mid-drive […]

An alternator-powered e-bike provides insight into the rotor’s magnetic field

For anyone involved in building small electric vehicles, it has become very interesting to be able to make a cheap high-power electric motor from a humble car alternator. It’s a conversion made possible by the advent of affordable three-phase motor controllers, and it’s well presented by [austiwawa]electric bike build video (embedded below). The bike itself […]

First look at the new LeMond Prolog ultralight 26 lb electric bike

When cycling legend and three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond announced he was launching a pair of new e-bike models last year, we knew these weren’t going to be ordinary e-bikes. With deliveries set to begin next month, LeMond Cycles releases the first official photos of one of the new e-bikes. The new model, […]

Electric bike manufacturer SONDORS will unveil an electric motorcycle next week

Sondors is starting 2021 with a bang by announcing the unveiling of the “final chapter in the SONDORS story” on January 14th. And the last chapter looks suspiciously like an electric motorcycle. The SONDORS electric motorcycle is coming? SONDORS debuted in 2015 with budget-conscious $500+ low-power e-bikes. Since then, they’ve mostly shifted to e-bikes, except […]

There are only 20 Harley e-bike prototypes in the US

Harley-Davidson caused a stir on the Intertubes last month when the company launched its first pedal-assist electric bike through its new spin-off, Serial 1 Cycle Company. Well, the prototypes are here – all 20 of them – and the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer delivers on everything it promised, and more. The new Harley Davidson Serial […]

Watch this e-bike ambulance in action fly through heavy traffic

Bikes, and especially e-bikes, are often the fastest way to weave through city traffic. So it only makes sense to see them transform into electric ambulance bikes for first responders. That’s exactly what a team at tech company Wunderman Thompson Paris set out to do when they designed their own e-bike ambulance. They teamed up […]

Aventon Level Electric Bike Review: Please Take My Money!

I used to bemoan the high cost of e-bikes, but lately we’ve seen prices go down while component quality goes up. And the Aventon Level Electric Commuter Bike is a prime example of fair pricing paired with quality components. And the performance is great to boot! Aventon Level Electric Bike Review We’ve reviewed Aventon e-bikes […]

Ducati unveils new ‘pure performance’ e-bike and updates other bikes

Ducati is following just behind fellow motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson in rolling out new e-bikes for the 2021 season. While last week’s announcement from Harley-Davidson saw new urban-oriented e-bikes from the legacy motorcycle maker, Ducati’s e-bikes are built for the dirt. The latest electric mountain bike to earn the Ducati badge is the new TK-01RR electric […]

E-bike chargers replace ashtrays in the Netherlands

Finish the old, make way for the new! Dutch train stations are getting a facelift, including replacing their old ashtray terminals with new e-bike charging stations. Some days the world smiles at you when you wake up to wholesome, old-fashioned good news. Today is one of those days. After Holland banned smoking in all of […]

Harley-Davidson launches an e-bike so you can say you ride a Harley

On November 16, Harley-Davidson unveils its new bike: a real bike. The Serial 1 is the first electric bike in what will be a new product line from the American motorcycle manufacturer. Harley-Davidson introduced its first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire, last year, but soon ran into production issues (with the battery). The company doesn’t share […]

Harley-Davidson launches new e-bike company Serial 1 Cycle Co

That’s it. Harley-Davidson has been teasing us with the prospect of its own in-house e-bikes for over two years. And today, the bar-and-shield motorcycle maker finally announced its new dedicated e-bike brand known as Serial 1 Cycle Company. The brand name is a tribute to the very first motorcycle ever built by Harley-Davidson in 1903, […]

E-bike sales are higher than ever, but that’s created a new problem

While the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world and the e-bike industry with it, the pandemic has also led to a huge increase in e-bike sales. Almost every company that offered e-bikes soon found itself with empty shelves and warehouses. Between people who are at home with more free time, cyclists coming out of lockdowns […]

Sales of electric bicycles and electric motorcycles explode positively this year

While the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated some parts of the global economy, it has also created unique economic engines in others. One of the “winners” of the new world we live in has been electric two-wheelers like electric bicycles and electric motorcycles, which commuters have turned to in droves. Most e-bike and e-motorcycle companies are […]

This 15 lb e-bike set a world record and pushes the boundaries of e-bike building

We’ve seen lightweight e-bikes before, but none have ever come close to the 15.15 lb (6.872 kg) Freicycle e-bike built by mechanical engineer Dennis Freiburg. Its featherweight e-bike recently set a new Guinness World Record for lightest e-bike – prototype. The Freicycle took Freiburg a good part of the year to design and build, part […]

Simon Cowell of ‘AGT’ backs up after falling off an e-bike

Kim Willis and Bill Keviny | USA TODAY ‘AGT’ judge Simon Cowell breaks his back in e-bike accident The ‘America’s Got Talent’ star is doing well after surgery. USA TODAY, Wochit MALIBU, Calif. — Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bike at home. The 60-year-old entertainment mogul broke his back […]

Simon Cowell hospitalized with broken back after falling from e-bike – The Hollywood Reporter

Simon Cowell broke his back on Saturday afternoon while testing his e-bike in Malibu, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. The English record executive and host of America’s Got Talent is being treated in hospital and was due to undergo surgery. “Simon fell off his bike on Saturday afternoon while testing his new electric bike in the […]

First real test of the $799 Indiegogo e-bike

The Fiido D11 folding electric bike just launched last week on Indiegogo for pre-order at $799. That’s an incredible price for a sleek e-bike, but who really knows in advance if a new product launched on Indiegogo is bang or bust? So I spoke to the company and convinced them to send me one of […]

Truth: How far can an e-bike really go on a single charge?

One of the biggest benefits of e-bikes is that they can help riders go further with the same leg power. But with manufacturers quoting wildly different range ratings for seemingly similar e-bikes, how can you tell what an e-bike’s true range is? It’s actually easier than you think. And after spending over a decade working […]

Say goodbye, GM kills off its short-lived electric bike

GM has officially announced that it is ending its ARIV e-bike program, blaming the decision largely on the havoc wrought on its balance sheets by COVID-19. GM’s Ariv e-bike program was announced in late 2018 with a flashy competition that allowed the public to nominate the e-bike. The winner received $10,000 and the Ariv name […]

Electric bike sales soar during coronavirus lockdown

As government-mandated shutdowns spread across the United States in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses are suffering. With people stuck at home and tightening their purse strings, many feared the hardship would be felt acutely by the dozens of e-bike companies that have sprung up in recent years. But it turns out that […]

How e-bike motors are made: a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bafang factory

If you’ve ever ridden a few e-bikes, you’ve probably found yourself using Bafang’s e-bike parts without even realizing it. Bafang is one of, if not the biggest, e-bike motor and component manufacturers, and we were lucky enough to be invited into their factory to see how they build e-motors. Getting the chance to see how […]

Ducati’s first e-bike starts sales in the United States

Hey, any Americans want a cheap Ducati? How about an electric? There’s only one catch: it’s a Ducati electric bike. Oh, and it’s only cheap if you compare it to the rest of the Ducati lineup. The electric bike is the Ducati MIG-RR. It was first unveiled at last year’s EICMA Milan 2018 motorcycle show. […]

This 50 MPH Police Edition Electric Bike Could Replace Cops’ Electric Motorcycles

Electric motorcycles are increasingly entering police fleets for patrol, but now we could see e-bikes entering the mix as well, thanks to the new Delfast Top Cop e-bike. Delfast Top Cop Electric Police Bike Delfast’s Top Cop e-bike is based on the company’s Top 2.0 high-power e-bikes. The Top 2.0 is (believe it or not) […]

The X One e-bike is so futuristic it’s years ahead of its time

At a time when many e-bike manufacturers are showing small incremental advancements, the X One e-bike is ready to surpass them all. That’s because this futuristic e-bike combines sleek, futuristic design with new technology rarely seen in an e-bike. And the price is pretty groundbreaking too, in a good way. The X One high-tech electric […]

E-bike sales soar as Giant forecasts 600,000 e-bike sales this year

If you’ve done a double take recently after seeing an otherwise unassuming cyclist zip past you or climb a steep hill without the typical blast, you’re not crazy. You’ve probably seen one of many e-bikes in a rapidly growing wave of e-bike adoption. And Giant’s massive e-bike sales forecast for this year further underscores the […]

How much power does an electric bike need? Here is a helpful guide

Electric bikes are available in a wide range of power levels. From adorable little 250W e-bikes to massively overpowered 10kW+ motorcycle level e-bikes. But which power is best for you? Keep reading to find out more! Just a quick note before we get to power level comparisons: not all motor horsepower ratings are created equal. […]

Delfast’s new 50mph (80kph) e-bike stretches the word ‘bike’

In what is sure to divide the e-bike world, Delfast has updated its latest high-speed e-bike. The Top 2.0 is a high-powered 80 km/h (50 mph) e-bike that pushes the boundaries of e-bikes. Delfast Top 2.0 Electric Bike The Delfast Top 2.0 is the company’s latest high-speed e-bike update. The original Delfast Top e-bike had […]

Delfast, maker of 380km range e-bikes, has a new bike for deliveries

Delfast is no stranger to long-range e-bikes. The company now offers a new model specially designed for delivery people. It looks like with those specs, there might also be a lot of commuters lining up to buy the bike. Delfast currently holds the world record for the longest distance on an e-bike on a single […]

Priority Embark review: What makes this belt-drive e-bike worth $4,000?

With so many cheap e-bikes to choose from these days, many people wonder what sets the more expensive e-bikes apart. This was one of the reasons I wanted to get a hands-on experience with the new Priority Embark e-bike, to see what made this premium Class I e-bike different. Marketed as a maintenance-free e-bike, I […]

A new standard has finally been developed to measure the range of electric bikes

These days there seems to be an endless supply of new e-bikes being announced every week. From inexpensive e-bikes with just 7.5 mi (12 km) of range to specialty e-bikes with 400 mi (643 km) of range. But consumers have always had to take these range estimates with a grain of salt due to the […]

10 tips to make your e-bike faster

Whether you want to feel the wind in your hair like Tom Cruise racing an F-14 Tomcat on the track in Top Gun or just want to get to work faster, there are several ways to increase the speed of your electric bike. Here, we’ll cover the top 10 methods for getting more speed out […]

Juiced Bikes’ new retro e-bike goes faster and farther for less money

There’s a new trend in the world of plug-and-play e-bike design: retro minibike-style e-bikes. A few years ago, Lithium Cycles released its Super 73 electric bike with a design reminiscent of something between an old minibike from the 1980s and a Honda Ruckus. Unimoke followed that up with a strikingly similar design, which was then […]

Xiaomi’s new $261 e-bike is gearing up to shake up the e-bike industry

The Chinese company Xiaomi offers an impressive range of affordable products, ranging from consumer electronics to sofas. They are also no stranger to personal electric vehicles, having produced a very popular electric bicycle as well as an equally popular electric scooter. And now they’re doubling down on affordability even more with their new e-bike, the […]

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