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 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 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 August 24, 2018
Fishman (center) is president and co-founder of Pure Cycles.

Michael Fishman provides a glimpse into how a small-business owner is dealing with the recent increase in tariffs on Chinese-made goods being imported into the U.S., including the e-bike tariff that took effect Thursday.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 July 6, 2018

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has formed a new e-bike committee focused on developing equipment regulations for competition.

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