Tag Archives: e-bikes

VanMoof raises $40 million to further capitalise on e-bike boom

VanMoof has announced a $40 million investment from Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital. The Series B financing comes after a $13.5 million investment in May and bolsters VanMoof for further global expansion, giving the company a stronger e-bike market share in North America, Europe and Japan. The …

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Ridgeback expands e-bike range

Ridgeback has revealed its new range of bikes, including an expanded line-up of e-bikes. The range also includes a streamlined leisure and commute collection, revamped entry-level mountain bikes, and a colour refresh for the touring and children’s bikes. Ridgeback now has 18 e-bikes in the line-up. There are three e-cargo …

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Velotton develops new Vekkit travel e-bike kit with two-speed motor

Velotton has launched the new Vekkit travel e-bike kit with a two-speed motor. The first speed mode has more power and a maximum speed of 15 km/h, the brand said, and the second one has higher speed and uses less power. The modes are switched using the handlebar remote or …

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Bosch eBike Systems to begin 11th season of retailer training this year

Bosch eBike Systems is set to begin the 11th training season for retailers on 12th October. With more than 320 dates in 14 countries, and for the first time also in the Czech Republic, e-bike retailers will be able to expand their knowledge about the Bosch eBike Systems product range, …

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Free electric bike trial scheme launches in Leeds

Commuters in Leeds can now borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks as part of a new council initiative to promote sustainable travel. The scheme will be based at the new pop-up bike hub at Kirkgate Market and follows the council’s ‘EV Trials’ scheme earlier …

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Free battery transport information now available through cross-industry platform

LEVA-EU has joined the cross-industry platform BatteriesTransport.org to provide light, electric vehicle (LEV) companies with better information on the rules governing the transport of li-ion batteries. The association, alongside Recharge, EPBA, Eurobat, PRBA, EBRA, ACEA and MDBTC, has made free content available on the requirements as set out by the …

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Canyon launches two new e-bikes

Canyon has launched two new e-bikes, the Commuter:ON and the Precede:ON. The Commuter:ON relies on an integrated Fazua Evation drive system to make it a lightweight and modern e-bike with exceptional handling. For the Precede:ON, Canyon’s designers and engineers made “maximum functionality, everyday usability and state-of-the-art design their top priorities”, …

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LEVA-EU calls on European e-bike companies to report “aggressive” customs actions

LEVA-EU is calling on European e-bike companies to report cases in which EU customs authorities have been “aggressive and invasive”. It said it has recently been informed on a variety of actions against companies. According to the association, the allegations include, among other things: – Buying from a European supplier …

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IAA to focus on bicycles for 2021 event in Munich

The IAA is coming to Munich in September 2021 and, for the first time, will focus on bicycles. Tobias Gröber, executive director, business unit consumer goods at Messe München, and Dr Martin Koers, VDA managing director, Association of the Automotive Industry, discuss the plans, goals and ideas that are to …

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VOLT on opening its new UK manufacturing facility during COVID-19

VOLT recently opened the doors to a new UK manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes, a move which represents a significant investment by the firm and centralises its production within a new facility. Rebecca Morley catches up with James Metcalfe to find out more Earlier this year, VOLT officially opened the …

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