Electric bike

Posted November 23, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Vela Bikes, an e-bike brand launched in Brazil 12 years ago, plans to move all its operations and manufacturing to the U.S. by early next year. The company is moving its headquarters to Detroit and will partner with Detroit Bikes to manufacture its bikes in the city.

Posted November 22, 2022
Pedego Electric Bikes Fort Myers donates e-bike to the police department nearly a week after it is given a temporary home.
Pedego Electric Bikes Fort Myers gave the police a $2,400 Element e-bike.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (BRAIN) — Despite the hardships of losing her store to Hurricane Ian in October, Lisa Badolato said it was time to thank the Fort Myers Police Department.

Posted November 22, 2022

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has produced a one-page buyer's guide to help mountain bikers understand e-bike technology, regulations, and other issues before they buy an e-bike. 

Posted November 17, 2022
Founder Mike Radenbaugh will become chairman of the board.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Mike Radenbaugh, who built his first e-bike in his garage 15 years ago, will step down as Rad Power Bikes CEO and transition to chairman of the board to focus on e-bike advocacy and innovation.

Posted November 15, 2022
SaferCharging held a news conference Monday.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — New York fire officials say they agree with five bills that the City Council is considering to address lithium-ion battery fires. A group calling for solutions to the city's charging-related fires held a news conference before the meeting.

Posted November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — After issuing "stop-ride" notices in August and September to some e-bike owners, Rad Power Bikes is now working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct a recall on what appears to be the same issue. Almost 30,000 bikes are involved in the recall.

Posted November 9, 2022

(BRAIN) — TheInformation.com, a tech trade title, is reporting that Sequoia Capital's China wing has made a recent investment in the e-bike brand Aventon. The investment would value the company at $590 million, according to the report, which cites two anonymous sources.

Posted November 8, 2022
Fire officials speak to the media following Saturday's fire. FDNY Instagram photo.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The City Council will discuss five proposed legislative bills about lithium-ion battery fire safety next week in response to the outbreak of incidents this year.

Posted November 7, 2022
Image from an FDNY Instagram post.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The New York Fire Department said lithium ion batteries on e-mobility devices caused an apartment building fire on Saturday that injured 38 people.

Posted November 2, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has added a free weekly email newsletter devoted to e-bike industry news.

Posted November 1, 2022

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Recon Power Bikes entered a global licensing agreement with GMC to release a new e-bike here today at the SEMA Show to complement the auto manufacturer's Hummer EV Supertruck.

Posted October 26, 2022

DENVER (BRAIN) — Organizers of The Big Gear Show and the new (e)revolution e-bike show plan to run them concurrently at the Colorado Convention Center here next June 8-11.

The first two editions of The Big Gear Show, which includes bike and outdoor exhibitors, have been held in Park City, Utah.

Posted October 25, 2022
Jim Moss

Attorney Jim Moss explains an aspect of the recent State Farm vs. Rad Power Bikes lawsuit.

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