Electric bike

Posted June 6, 2024

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Congressional bike advocate Earl Blumenauer's newest bill is aimed at rejuvenating U.S. bike manufacturing.

Posted May 29, 2024

ALBANY, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The New York State Senate passed a legislative package aimed at strengthening lithium-ion battery safety standards, including one that will recognize the European testing standard EN 15194 along with UL 2849.

Posted May 23, 2024

DETROIT (BRAIN) — E-bike brand Benno Bikes will utilize Bloom as a development and marketing center for its U.S. operations, tapping into the platform's support, logistics, and future brand development services.

Posted May 22, 2024

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Trade Representative published a Federal Register Notice on Wednesday concerning the Section 301 tariffs on China but it's still unclear whether existing bike products will continue to receive exclusions as the May 31 deadline for ending all exclusions approaches.

Posted May 16, 2024
The legislation now goes to the Senate.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Setting Consumer Standards for Lithium-Ion Batteries Act on Wednesday that would establish a federal safety standard for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in mobility devices like e-bikes and e-scooters.

Posted May 15, 2024
PeopleForBikes says the industry needs 'clarity and relief' on the proposed new tariffs
Biden on Tuesday after signing a document related to the China tariffs. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — It's unclear if the Biden administration's proposed steep increases in tariffs on Chinese EVs will affect the bike industry.

Posted May 14, 2024

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Light electric vehicle vertical integration partner Bloom added Cleveland-based LAND Energy as its e-moto battery supplier.

Posted May 2, 2024

DENVER (BRAIN) — The Colorado General Assembly has passed an expanded Right to Repair bill, but it's unclear if it will apply to e-bikes because motor vehicles are excluded.

Posted April 21, 2024
Norco Sight VLT.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Norco Bicycles celebrates 60 years in 2024, and its attendance at the Sea Otter Classic last week was a chance to reacquaint the U.S.

Posted April 19, 2024
Pat Hus, left, and Adrien De Alexandris with the new MXC.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — How do you sell e-MTB retailers on GASGAS and Husqvarna, two brands known more for their power bands than pedal power?

Talking face-to-face with dealers in an authentic way. And free burritos and beer doesn't hurt either.

Posted April 15, 2024
Updated with more details following an FDNY news conference Monday afternoon.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — For the first time in its campaign to help the city address escalating lithium-ion battery fires, the Fire Department of New York filed criminal charges against a Brooklyn e-bike shop owner for illegal storage and charging on Friday.

Posted March 19, 2024

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Industry group PeopleForBikes will work on a "comprehensive comment" in support of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's decision to address e-bike injury risks with new federal rules.

Posted March 4, 2024

OBERWANGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — E-bike brand myStromer AG said it achieved "sustainable" growth last year of more than 10%. The privately held company did not release financial details. 


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