Electric bike

Posted May 20, 2022

DANA POINT, Calif. (BRAIN) — The closing session at this year’s Bicycle Leadership Conference was not the flashiest or the best attended. But it probably was the most sobering 60 minutes of the two-day conference.

Posted May 17, 2022

Electric cargo bikes present the opportunity to transform last-mile deliveries in cities. Will the United States follow Europe’s lead?

Posted May 16, 2022

SCHLITTERS, Austria (BRAIN) — E-bike brand Nox Cycles officially opened its new headquarters in the Austrian Alps on Friday, combining production, administration, warehouse, showroom, and an in-house demo center.

The cost of the facility was 3 million euros ($3.1 million).

Posted May 10, 2022

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized on Tuesday announced a new line of e-bikes under the Globe brand, which Specialized has used in the past for city bikes. The company said Globe will let independent bike shops compete with D2C-only e-bike brands.

Posted May 10, 2022

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — A two-alarm fire at a Queens bike shop on Monday was caused by a charging lithium-ion battery, according to FDNY.

Posted May 8, 2022
ASI's 2BTube e-bike controller

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Several companies that offer electronic controllers — the component that tells an e-bike motor how to behave based on various inputs — say they can help bike brands offer customers a tailored experience that separates them from the pack.

Posted May 6, 2022
A safer, more powerful battery is 'the light at the end of the tunnel' for the e-bike market.
Samsung SDI R&D Center.

SEOUL (BRAIN) — Samsung SDI is accelerating solid-state battery development and said it will produce them early next year. The company said the technology will be a safer and more powerful alternative to the lithium-ion battery that's at the forefront of the e-bike and micromobility industry.

Posted May 6, 2022

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Santa Cruz Bicycles has recalled some 2022 Heckler 9 E-MTBs because the latch securing the battery pack can fail, allowing it to dislodge from the frame and creating a fire hazard.

Posted May 5, 2022
Kristen Pokky rides a Pedego Stretch to keep her active while battling a muscular disease.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Don DiCostanzo has heard the stories. The 14-year-old with bone cancer regenerated leg movement riding an e-bike after having surgery. A woman who began e-biking to recover from a heart transplant. Another battling a muscular disease now is able to maintain mobility with the help of an e-bike.

Posted May 3, 2022

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — CAKE, a Swedish electric motorcycle brand led by POC founder Stefan Ytterborn, has released a new kids product line that progresses from a balance bike to a pedal bike to a small electric offroad motorcycle.

The company calls the product line the "CAKE Kids Evolution Program."

Posted April 29, 2022

LONDON (BRAIN) — Thanks to the Cooper family's notoriety in the auto industry, its new line of e-bikes has generated plenty of free press globally. They are not available in the U.S. but feature an innovative hub motor worth making note of.

Posted April 26, 2022

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Many of New York's tragic and highly visible fires have involved e-scooters and e-motorcycles. Does the distinction matter?

Posted April 20, 2022

MADRID (BRAIN) — Spanish e-bike brand Crow Bicycles secured its first investment round, which it said it will use to consolidate international growth and further develop its lightweight R&D capabilities.

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