Electric bike

Posted March 14, 2023

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BRAIN) — The Bureau of Land Management is considering allowing e-bikes on the Campbell Tract, which is a 730-acre Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) here.

Posted March 4, 2023
FDNY began cracking down on some retailers even before the law's passage.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Shops will have six months to sell non-certified bikes. What then?

Posted March 2, 2023
If signed by Mayor Eric Adams, e-bikes would need to meet UL 2849 or similar certification; batteries would have to meet UL 2271.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The City Council on Thursday passed its lithium-ion battery safety legislative package in reaction to the growing number of fires, including prohibiting the sale of e-bikes, other powered mobility devices like e-scooters, and batteries that don't meet recognized certification like UL.

Posted March 1, 2023
CPSC Chair Alex Hoehn-Saric

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Alex Hoehn-Saric told BRAIN the agency doesn’t recognize the industry’s three e-bike classes but instead treats the regulation of e-bikes on a case-by-case basis.

Posted February 27, 2023
Chinatown shop with a wall of lithium-ion batteries being  charged.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — After another fire in the city Friday that officials say was caused by a lithium-ion battery, FDNY and sheriff's office officials inspected five Manhattan bike shops and other locations and found improper storage and charging of hundreds of batteries and dozens of e-mobility devices that violated fire codes.

Posted February 21, 2023

SVETA NEDELJA, Croatia (BRAIN) — After acquiring a majority interest in Greyp in 2021, Porsche announced the Croatian e-bike brand will operate under the Porsche eBike Performance group.

Posted February 16, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Linus Bikes is recalling some Cesta 500 and Ero 500 e-bikes because the fork can crack.

The company has had no reports of incidents or injuries as a result of the issue. 

Posted February 15, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Lithium-ion battery fires and e-bike standards generated plenty of debate within the industry in 2022, but little argument exists within the industry over how some unregulated packs and bikes enter the U.S. and become potentially hazardous products.

Posted February 9, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Two trade organizations and some well-known experts find themselves in opposition as the industry reacts to well-publicized fires, deaths, and injuries involving e-bikes and e-mobility devices.

Posted February 6, 2023
Clint Sandusky.

E-bike rider education — and how retailers can foster it — was highlighted at the California Association of Bicycling Organizations' CABDA West Expo booth.

Posted February 2, 2023

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is now maintaining an e-bike database that includes supplier-provided information on certifications and insurance policies for bikes available in the U.S.

Posted January 27, 2023

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes CEO Phil Molyneux said in an email to customers this week that the company has made mistakes and will learn from them.

Posted January 27, 2023

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — GEF Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has made an investment in MURF Electric Bikes, a seven-year-old brand with its roots in surf culture.


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