Electric bike

Posted September 18, 2023
Plaintiff's counsel: 'Rad Power Bikes put profit over the safety of its riders.'

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A Maryland man filed a class-action lawsuit against Rad Power Bikes on behalf of himself and other consumers for manufacturing a faulty fork and quick-release skewer design that combined with the weight of the bike can allow the wheel to disengage.

Posted September 14, 2023

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The City Council on Thursday approved a two-year city-funded trade-in program to get uncertified e-bikes and lithium-ion batteries off the streets in the latest legislative action to reduce the growing number of fires that have averaged four a week.

Posted September 12, 2023

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes announced Tuesday that all of its e-bikes and lithium-ion batteries will meet UL certification going forward.

Posted September 12, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The industry's e-bike battery recycling program has collected and recycled more than 43,000 pounds of batteries since the program began in November 2021.

Posted September 12, 2023
Ilya Nikhamin and Kasia Nikhamina.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our September magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: How does your shop manage e-bike battery risk? What steps do you take to manage uncertified batteries, and do you participate in any battery recycling programs?

Posted September 11, 2023
Lectric eBikes XP 3.0 Black.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Lectric Ebikes is recalling the front and rear mechanical disc brake calipers spec'd on its XP 3.0 models because they can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.

Posted September 8, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A trial date was established Thursday in a man's lawsuit claiming general negligence, product liability, and breach of warranty against Rad Power Bikes after the case management conference was canceled.

Posted September 5, 2023
Carsten and Gaby Sommer and Sven Bauer, right.

SCHLITTERS, Austria (BRAIN) — Lithium-ion battery manufacturer The BMZ Group acquired e-bike brand Nox Cycles Austria, its sister companies in Germany and Switzerland, and the Hawk Bikes brand.

Posted September 5, 2023
Christian Dahlheim, left, of Volkswagen, and Janus Smalbraak of Pon.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Pon Holdings and Volkswagen Financial Services will collaborate to expand e-bike leasing for employees and commercial customers in the U.S. and Europe.

Posted August 31, 2023

LONDON (BRAIN) — British e-mobility company Lavoie has acquired VanMoof and intends to stabilize, grow, and develop the Dutch e-bike brand that declared bankruptcy in July.

Acquisition terms were not announced.

Posted August 30, 2023

WELS, Austria (BRAIN) — Pierer Mobility AG, the owner of Felt Bicycle and e-bike brands including Husqvarna and GASGAS, announced first-half revenues of 1.154 billion euros ($1.26 billion), up 20.2% from the first half last year. 

Posted August 30, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — E-Bike Smart is a new electric bike safety education online course created by PeopleForBikes, the League of American Bicyclists, and Bicycle Colorado to help riders of all ages and experience levels learn how to ride responsibly.

Posted August 21, 2023

CYPRESS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yamaha Bicycles started a click-and-collect program through its network of dealers, giving customers the option to buy online and pick up at the nearest Yamaha dealer

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