Electric bike

Posted October 9, 2018

HAMPSTEAD, Md. (BRAIN) — Maryland fire investigators say a 25-year-old man assembling a do-it-yourself e-bike caused a fire that destroyed a house.

No one was injured in the fire, which started Sunday afternoon. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted September 12, 2018
Don DiConstanzo

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — In May, more than a month before the Trump administration proposed a 25 percent tariff on China-made e-bikes, Pedego co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo went to Vietnam to look for factories to make e-bikes.

Posted in International Tagged Trade/tariffs / Electric bike
Posted September 10, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The four-session Supplier Seminar Series presented by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association at Interbike features a new focus on three industry hot-button issues: the 25 percent additional tariffs on Chinese-made bikes and bike-related products, the U.S.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Trade/tariffs / Electric bike / Interbike
Posted August 22, 2018
Lighter, discrete drive units are tuned for sporty road use. "You just maybe use (the motor) for 20 minutes."
Maserati Trofeo e-road bike, with Bafang's motor, was a Eurobike hit.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It was a hard-to-miss trend at Eurobike this year. Electric drive systems are now appearing on the holiest of holy bikes: the high-end performance road bike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Posted August 16, 2018

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based direct to consumer e-bike brand, says it will increase the price of its U.S. e-bike models by $200, and its commercial-grade e-trike model by $800. The price increases will take effect Aug.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Trade/tariffs / Electric bike
Posted August 15, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the schedule for the 2018 edition of its Electric Theatre, which includes e-bike education sessions offered each day during the trade show. The Electric Theatre's presenting sponsor is Bosch.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Retailer education / Electric bike / Interbike
Posted August 13, 2018

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing says it racked up double-digit sales growth in e-bikes in Europe in the first half this year, contributing to a 7.9 percent increase in revenue. The company brought in NT$29.17 billion ($947 million) in the first half. 

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike
Posted August 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bulls has made a three-year sponsorship agreement with the owners of the Sea Otter Classic. Bulls will be the official e-bike sponsor of the event through 2021. Sea Otter's e-MTB race will be named the "Bulls eMTB Race ePowered by Bosch."

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike / Racing & Sponsorship
Posted July 31, 2018

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — Harley Davidson announced an ambitious growth plan Monday that includes the launch of a variety of new products, including, possibly, e-bikes.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Electric bike
Posted July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Two members of the U.S. e-bike industry testified Wednesday in opposition to the Trump adminstration's proposed 25 percent tariff on e-bikes from China.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Trade/tariffs / Electric bike
Posted July 13, 2018

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group announced Friday that it has increased its minority stake in Velosophy to take over 100 percent ownership in the Dutch e-cargo bike company.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions

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