eBike News: Carving eTrike, eCruisers, eRoad Bike, eBike Share, & More! [VIDEOS]

carqon_1carQon Carving Electric Cargo Trike

Electric cargo bikes and trikes are great car alternatives. UPS is even using them for deliveries!

The carQon is an electric trike that can carve into corners similar to a 2 wheel eCargo bike. 

In addition the carQon has suspension, a Brose mid drive motor, a belt drive, and more.

Here is a video of the [Read more…]

eBike Year in the Rearview Mirror: 2016 eBike Trends & Highlights [VIDEOS]

trek-super_commuterAs 2016 disappears from view and e-bike manufacturers look to what 2017 will bring, ElectricBikeReport.com outlines what it sees as the main trends that emerged in e-bike design over the last 12 months and of course the highlights. 

E-BIKES GO MAINSTREAM….IN THE MEDIA TOO

Whilst its been known for some time that countries like the Netherlands and Germany are leading the e-bike charge in the western world (in terms of sales numbers anyway) 2016 seems to be the year when other countries long languishing in the doldrums really began to catch up – the US and the UK in particular.

E-bikes also made it big in mainstream media too, from the mainstream cycling press to ABC and [Read more…]

eBike News: Endless Lifespan Battery, New eBikes, Top eMTBs, Safer Bike Lanes, & More! [VIDEOS]

peugeot-folding-electric-bikeBatteries with Endless Lifespan?

Bike Europe reports that MIT and Samsung have partnered to develop a new solid electrolyte lithium battery that has the potential for an endless lifespan, improved capacity (range), and it could be significantly safer than the current technology. 

Because it uses a solid electrolyte there would be “nothing to burn” and the cost to transport lithium batteries could be reduced. 

Another improvement would be that these would not be affected by cold weather [Read more…]

eBike News: BMW eBike, Mainstream Media, eBike Investing, New eBikes, & More! [VIDEOS]

bmw-electric-bikeBy Richard Peace

Mainstream Media

Why are e-bikes all the rage? 

The LA Times posted this great article “Why are e-bikes all the rage? Because they’re plenty of fun to ride” and the title pretty much nails it.

The article has some inspiring stories of how people are using electric bikes, eBike benefits, some of the market trends, and of course how fun they are to ride!

Family e-Cargo bikes Inspire U.S. Families

The Chicago Tribune detailed one resident’s journey from bus passenger with toddlers to e-cargo bike family rider. [Read more…]

2017 Electric Bikes: Tern, Faraday, ProdecoTech, Haibike, Magnum, Easy Motion, eProdigy, Biomega, Vintage, Big Cat [VIDEOS]

faraday-cortland-electric-bikeIn this second part of the new 2017 electric bikes report you will see videos from: Tern, Faraday, ProdecoTech, Haibike, Magnum, Easy Motion, eProdigy, Biomega, Vintage, and Big Cat.

Make sure you checkout the first part of this report from Interbike with new eBikes from:

BESV, BULLS, Bosch, Blix, Wallerang, Stromer, Gocycle, ProdecoTech, Yuba, and Pedelec Adventures.

Orbea, IZIP, Tempo, OHM, A2B, COBI, Juiced Bikes, eJoe, Smartmotion, EZ Pedaler.

Riese & Muller, Benno, Raleigh, Renovo, Bikee, Oyama, Nomad

In this series of reports from Interbike you will get an in depth look at many of the new 2017 eBikes and learn more about the companies that are involved in the North American electric bike industry. Enjoy the videos! [Read more…]

UPDATED: Interview with eBike Adventurer Susanne Brüsch: Sand to Snow in the USA [VIDEOS]

pedelec-adventures.com_Sand-to-Snow_2016-05-26_183318_Bryce_S-Bruesch_IMG_3653_webSusanne Brüsch is an adventurer at heart.

She jumped into the electric bike industry in Europe nearly 20 years ago when eBikes were just barely a blip on the radar in the European marketplace.

After working through the trials and tribulations of the young industry she set her sights on electric bike adventure tours to show the world what electric bikes are capable of.

With her company Pedelec Adventures, she has had amazing eBike adventures in Morocco, Mongolia, Iceland, many parts of Europe, the Southwestern USA, and a soon to be extensive trip through other parts of Africa.

I had a chance to catch up with Susanne after her recent Sand to Snow eBike adventure [Read more…]

Eurobike Electric Bike Roundup – Part 2

bianchi-electric-road-bikeBy Paul Willerton

Welcome to Part Deux of our 2016 Eurobike Roundup.

As you may have seen in Part One, the eBike has already reached parity with traditional pedal bike market in Europe.

This massive acceleration has been unlike anything I’ve witnessed in the cycling industry in the past 30 years.

Granted, every class of eBIke has benefitted from those 30 years of gradual improvements in bicycle design and production.

Here is more from the show floor. [Read more…]

Eurobike Electric Bike Roundup – Part 1

Haibike Yamaha electric mountain bikeBy Paul Willerton

I’ve been to a lot of bike shows around the world over the past 30 years. I believe that Eurobike, held annually in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is the best there is.

Beautiful location, great riding all around the area, young and energetic attendees, quality food and drink, creative companies and designs, and the list goes on.

2016 marks a turning point in that it was the year the eBike reached parity with the rest of the cycling industry. Equal floor space, basically. From almost nowhere eight years ago, eBike’s have bridged the gap completely. [Read more…]

eBike News: Eurobike Innovations, Titling eTrike, Chainless, New Bosch, & More! [VIDEOS]

CD1_Cargo_02By Richard Peace

The electric bike scene continues to be a highlight at Eurobike (largest European bicycle tradeshow) and we have some of the cool new eBikes from the show for you.

Prizes & Innovation from Eurobike

Notable winners in the Eurobike e-bike and pedelec prize category include Haibike’s SDURO AllMtn 8.0 (innovation being cloud based communication possible for the first time on an e-MTB), and the Elby [Read more…]

The Statistics of the E-Bike Cycle Tourists Record Breaking Journey

DSC06486By Gary Corbett

In many ways it is hard to believe, but the E-Bike Cycle Tourists quest to set a new world e-bike long distance record in mainland Europe and the UK has come to a successful conclusion after e-biking 27,800kms over the past 16 months.

The journey, which took us through 13 countries from London in April 2015 through to Friedrichshafen in Germany in August 2016, not only smashed the previous record of 16,047kms, but hopefully set a new challenging benchmark for someone else to better. [Read more…]