Tag Archives: micromobility

£2 million eCargo Bike Grant Fund awarded to local authorities

Funding has been awarded to 18 local authorities from the £2 million eCargo Bike Grant Fund, funded by the DfT and delivered by Energy Saving Trust. Local authorities across England were invited to bid for up to £200,000 each to purchase e-cargo bikes for use by local businesses or deployment …

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Rad Power Bikes unveils new electric cargo bike

Rad Power Bikes has unveiled the newest iteration of its RadWagon electric cargo bike. Fully redesigned from the ground up, the RadWagon 4 offers “enhanced strength, stability, and versatility, setting a new standard for what can be expected in an electric cargo bike”. “We went back to the drawing board …

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Government urged to recognise ‘enormous’ health benefits of e-bikes

E-bike riders are healthy, happier and less likely to use their car, new research from Gocycle has found. The business surveyed owners of its fast-folding Gocycle GX model and found that 62% have used their car less since owning the bike, with 27% saying they have reduced their monthly car …

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ZyroFisher partners with Walberg Urban Electrics in UK and Ireland

ZyroFisher has partnered with Walberg Urban Electrics to distribute its premium foldable electric scooter brands Egret and The-Urban in the UK and Ireland. Florian Walberg set up Walberg Urban Electrics, based in Hamburg, Germany, in 2011. “We are proud to have won ZyroFisher as a partner for the UK,” said …

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E-bike use ‘could cut car emissions by up to 50%’

E-bikes could cut car carbon dioxide emissions in England by up to 50% if used to replace car travel, University of Leeds researchers from the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) have found. This equates to about 30 million tonnes per year, researchers said. Even replacing just 20% …

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CONEBI calls for €5 billion EU e-bike access fund

CONEBI and its advocacy partners are calling for investments in cycling infrastructure and a €5 billion EU e-bike access fund. At the European level, CONEBI has signed a letter to the European Commission which was developed together with organisations representing public transport authorities and operators, business associations and Polis, the …

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Northern Ireland scraps “outdated” e-bike rules

Cycling UK has welcomed the Northern Ireland Assembly’s decision yesterday, 12th May, to relax regulations on the use of e-bikes (electrically assisted pedal cycles or EAPCs). The move comes into force today and brings Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK, where e-bikes are exempt from the …

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E-scooters: A matter of when, not if

Pure Scooters recently rebranded to encompass all e-mobility solutions, including e-bikes. James Groves sits down with CEO Adam Norris and international managing director Peter Kimberley – now of Pure Electric – to find out more about how this flourishing trend could fuse with the cycle industry

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LEVA-EU says ‘blanket’ EU regulation ‘choking’ LEV sector

LEVA-EU is calling for an “urgent” change in EU regulations it says are “seriously hindering manufacturers”. The advocacy group said the issue has been brought into focus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with cities across Europe encouraging use of more light, electric vehicles (LEV), such as e-bikes, as …

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E-scooters to be trialled in Birmingham and Coventry

E-scooters are set to appear on West Midlands streets in a trial to help get the region moving once lockdown restrictions start to be lifted. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Birmingham City Council and Coventry City Council will now work together to test the technology and better understand the benefits …

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