Electric bike

Posted September 28, 2020
Voltaire Cycles now has three franchise locations.

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Voltaire Cycles will open its third e-mobility franchise — this one in Bend, Oregon — offering road and off-road personal electrical vehicles for rent and purchase.

Posted September 24, 2020
Recalled Cylinder Cable approximate location.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Pedego has informed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that it is recalling six e-bike models because of a fall hazard involving an improperly manufactured electrical cable.

The cable can cause these models to accelerate unexpectedly, posing the user fall hazard:

Posted September 16, 2020
 VanMoof raised $40 million from Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — E-bike manufacturer VanMoof announced Wednesday it raised $40 million from Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital as it continues to expand its market share in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Posted September 9, 2020
VanMoof's new Seattle store.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — The Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof has opened a new company-owned retail store in Seattle, its third location in the U.S.

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.

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