Electric bike

Posted August 4, 2020
The ISO published its 10th specification for e-bike manufacturing safety.

GENEVA (BRAIN) — The International Organization for Standardization published its 10th specification for e-bike manufacturing safety, this one addressing requirements and testing methods for motors and electrical systems.

Posted July 22, 2020
E-bike sales will extend the 2020 bike boom, the industry says.
Photo courtesy of Shimano Steps.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — As the industry debates whether the pandemic-driven bike boom will end with a bust as supply dwindles, or reset as the new normal for years, consider one key difference between this boom and the early 1970s edition: This time we have e-bikes.

Posted June 26, 2020

(BRAIN) — The United Kingdom bike industry says e-bike sales growth stalled in Q1 and during the country's COVID-19 lockdown. The industry is urging the government to provide financial incentives for e-bike purchases and create a public awareness campaign to encourage the use of e-bikes for transportation.

Posted June 24, 2020

DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes is releasing a new e-bike called the E-Sparrow, a $900 commuter based on its popular Sparrow model. The company's first e-bike, the E-Sparrow features a 36V/250W Bafang rear hub motor.

Posted June 24, 2020
The Charge comfort model.

BETHEL, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries, which owns Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, and other brands, is re-launching its Charge brand in the U.S., with a line of affordable e-bikes to be sold online and through bike shops.

Posted June 18, 2020
Triumph's Trekker GT e-bike.

HINCKLEY, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — The British motorcycle brand Triumph is releasing its first e-bike, an aluminum-frame model that will retail for about $3,750.

Posted June 15, 2020

It's amazing how much has changed in just one year.

Posted June 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Public comment periods begin ending Monday, June 8, for the U.S. Department of Interior's policy proposal to regulate e-bikes as traditional bikes on non-motorized lands.

Posted April 8, 2020
Following 60 days of feedback from the public and groups, the policy could become federal regulation.
The Interior department's proposal to allow e-bikes is under review.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The U.S. Department of Interior's policy proposal last year to regulate e-bikes as traditional bikes on non-motorized lands is now under standard review with a public comment period.

Posted April 3, 2020

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — E-bikes and e-scooters officially became legal Thursday night when the state Assembly approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill that was introduced in his executive budget in January.

Posted March 11, 2020
Townsend and Franze were friendly neighbors.

FULLERTON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Among the strategies retailers use to make room for e-bike opportunities, Mike Franze has taken a novel approach: He bought the e-bike store next door.

Posted March 11, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes entered 2020 with momentum toward eventually getting universal e-bike legislation passed in every state.

Posted March 8, 2020

JANESVILLE, Wis. (BRAIN) — LeMans Corp., one of the largest powersport parts and accessory distributors in the world, will soon be offering Intense's new Tazer MX electric mountain bikes to its dealers.

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