eBike News: DHL Cubicycle, More Bikes Than Cars, Expo Highlights, Video Cam & Light, & More! [VIDEOS]

In this week’s eBike news roundup:

  • DHL’s new fleet of pedal electric cargo delivery vehicles 
  • Copenhagen now has more bikes than cars!
  • Elby & Riese & Müller design award & honor
  • Long Beach Expo highlights
  • EVELO 4 year warranty
  • More mobile bike shops
  • Copenhagen Wheel & Haibike in mainstream media
  • Rear view video camera & light system
  • And much more!

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San Francisco Electric Bike Expo March 24-26. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEOS]

Electric Bike Expo 1The San Francisco Electric Bike Expo is on March 24-26 at the San Mateo Events Center and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.

And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

In addition you can enter to win a $4,000 electric bike from Tempo Bicycles and learn more about the latest electric bikes by talking directly to the manufacturer reps.

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eBike News: Ducati eWheel, eChopper, Enclosed eTrike, Recalls, & More! [VIDEOS]

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In this week’s eBike news roundup:

  • Ruffian eChopper with Bosch available in N.A.
  • New Ducati all-in-one eWheel
  • New eBikes from Kalkhoff & Winora
  • New Sinclair enclosed trike
  • Vintage showroom grand opening
  • New Xtracycle cargo conversion kit
  • Haibike recalls
  • And much more!

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eBike News: Internally Geared Motors, eMTB Racing, Battery Tech, eBike Boat, & More! [VIDEOS]

bike_mit_komponenten-2Panasonic 2-speed Mid-drive Now Award Nominated 

Of the various e-bike contenders for the Dutch based 2017 Fiets Awards one caught our eye.  

The speed pedelec FLYER U-series utilises a 2-speed Panasonic motor with manual and automatic switching options; in theory this should give a much wider range of speeds over which the motor can operate efficiently, which could in theory mean greater range, greater climbing ability and more assistance at speed.

Panasonic and Flyer class it as a ‘world-first’ so it will be interesting to see just how it fares at the awards.

See the summary video below to get a feel for the features and operation of the system. [Read more…]

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.

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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…]