eBike News: Rim Motors, eCargo Food Delivery, Win an eBike, Winter eMTB Riding, & More! [VIDEOS]

velogical-velospeederIn this week’s eBike news roundup: 

  • Lightweight rim motors
  • New friction drive motor
  • Enter to win a $4,000 eBike
  • Food delivery with electric cargo bikes
  • Winter eMTB riding in France
  • And more!

Velospeeder Now Available for Bromptons

Velogical is an ingenious German engineering firm who, after developing the highly efficient and tiny Velogical rim dynamo, [Read more…]

New Electric Bikes from the Birmingham UK Cycle Show

bosch-motorBy Richard Peace

Having been to the trade and press day of the UK’s Birmingham Cycle Show for the past three years it was interesting to see an explosion in the number of electric bikes present.

There were more European firms especially keen to get in on the action of an apparently burgeoning e-bike scene.

Taking centre stage were the e-bike motor manufacturers, namely Bosch and Shimano, each with their own stand, making it clear the resources they were putting into a nascent UK market.

The Bosch e-MTB test track apparently involved moving several hundred tons of earth. [Read more…]

eBike News: Big eCargo, Light Folding eBikes, eTrikes, & More! [VIDEO]

procargo-ct1_system-unit-5By Richard Peace

Sortimo Broaden Horizons to commercial e-cargo bikes

Sortimo is a German manufacturer of storage systems integrated into car and van bodies; the kind of thing you see in use every day by tradesmen and other skilled workers who need to carry a range of spares and tools and need to be well-organised with a range of limited stock and mobile.

They have now diversified into e-cargo bikes in a collaborative process with HNF Heisenberg whose titling trike was [Read more…]

Folding Electric Bikes Guide

gocycle folding electric bike

Folding electric bikes are very convenient if you travel a lot, use multiple forms of transportation, or if you want a bike that can be stored in a small place.

It is amazing how small some of these folding e-bikes can be when they are completely folded up!

Folders are great when combined with other forms of transportation like the bus, subway, train, ferry/boat, taxi, car, etc.

They are also handy if you have limited storage areas at home or work.

To give you some ideas on the different types of electric folding bikes out there, I have put together this guide. [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-7-11

Brompton folding electric bike

Brompton folding electric bike

It’s time for an electric bike news recap from the week of February 7, 2011!  As usual there is a lot of cool electric bike happenings in the world.  This week there were a lot of videos.  Check it out!

And now…the e-bike news!

How would you like to ride a wireless electric bike?  Sounds cool to me.

I really like this idea: testing an electric bike for a two week trial period to “test before you invest”.  That is what the community group has put together.  I have [Read more…]