Electric bike

Posted August 20, 2023
Company is also developing an extinguisher for battery fires.

WATERTOWN, Conn. (BRAIN) — A 25-year old Connecticut packaging supply company has new technology that it claims will suppress lithium-ion batteries being stored or shipped.

Posted August 15, 2023

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — E-bike reseller Upway will offer a repair program exclusively for VanMoof owners here beginning the week of Sept. 4.

Posted August 3, 2023

BETHESDA, Maryland (BRAIN) — Mike Fritz left last week's Consumer Product Safety Commission public hearing on lithium-ion battery safety confident he and other industry representatives convinced the agency mandatory regulations are needed.

Posted August 1, 2023

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — E-mobility rental and sales company micromobility.com submitted a non-binding bid to acquire e-bike brand VanMoof, which was declared bankrupt by the court of Amsterdam on July 17.

Posted July 28, 2023

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Envo Drive Systems, the maker of various electric vehicles including e-bikes, has acquired VeloMetro Mobility, a fellow Vancouver-based company, which went bankrupt last winter.

Posted July 27, 2023
FDNY photo from a battery-charging business it shut down this year.

BETHESDA, Md. (BRAIN) — Mandatory federal regulations will be necessary to curb the growing fire danger from lithium-ion batteries, industry representatives said at a Consumer Product Safety Commission public hearing Thursday.

Posted July 26, 2023
The meeting is open to the public via videoconferencing.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Representatives from various organizations — including the bicycle industry, independent standards groups, and consumer safety advocates — will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT to discuss lithium-ion battery safety at a Consumer Product Safety Commission forum.

Posted July 26, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Lyft is listening to purchase and investor offers for its e-bike and e-scooter bikeshare division, according to a blog post on its website on Monday.

Posted July 25, 2023
Now it's up to the CPSC to decide — and if any other bike regs should be updated.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A 60-day comment period ended Monday, giving interested people an opportunity to weigh in on whether federal bicycle safety requirements – in particular a requirement that sidewalk bikes have coaster brakes —  are outdated.

Posted July 24, 2023
Deadline was Monday to submit public comments online.
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WASHINGTON — The last time the Consumer Product Safety Commission took an in-depth look at its bicycle safety regulations, it was the mid-1970s and the industry was just emerging from that decade's bike boom. The agency had only been launched in 1972.

Posted July 24, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it illegal for kids under 12 to operate an e-bike. It also would require e-bike riders who don't have driver's licenses to take an online test and have state-issued identification.

Posted July 18, 2023

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — E-bike brand VanMoof officially has been declared bankrupt by the court of Amsterdam, which withdrew suspension of payment proceedings on Monday and cleared the way to a possible asset sale.

Posted July 13, 2023
VanMoof's Seattle store showroom.

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof has been granted temporary court protection from creditors.

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