eBike News: New Stromer, Lightweight Volta, New eBike Reports, Innovative Locks, & More! [VIDEOS]

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In this week’s eBike news roundup: 

  • New Stromer ST1 X with some ST2 features for less $
  • Pure Cycles lightweight Volta eBike
  • Hercules folding eBike with Bosch system 
  • Report: eBikes getting more people riding in the US
  • Report: eMobility for all. Financial Incentives for e-Cycling
  • Cinch strap Ottolock
  • Hexlox anti-theft for seat, wheels, handlebars, etc.
  • And much more!

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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: Affordable Gocycle, Wireless Solar Charging, N.A. eBike Tour, & More! [VIDEO]

Gocycle GS electric bikeBy Richard Peace

Gocycle

Gocycle is a well-known name in the US and the UK where it was invented and they have recently taken to Kickstarter with a US goal of raising $250,000 to introduce the GoCycle GS to the US market.

The GS starts at $1,699 with the limited supply of “early bird” orders.

Already in Europe there have been three successive designs of the foldable e-bike that uses its own hi-tech technologies such an injection-molded magnesium alloy frame and miniature hub motor integrated into quick release wheels.

Here is a video with more about the new GS: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Felt E-Cargo, New Haibikes, Light & Portable A-Bike, & More! [VIDEOS & PICS]

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The new Felt Brühaul electric cargo bike will be available very soon!

This e-cargo features 24″ wheels front and rear for a stable ride, a solid mix of components from Bosch, Shimano, Schwalbe, and others. Felt will be offering a number of cargo accessories for the new Brühaul and it is priced at [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Controversy, Carbon Frame Kit, “Food Bikes”, Solar, Chop-E, & More! [VIDEOS]

Storm fat electric bikeThe Sondors (formerly Storm) fat electric bike has been creating a storm on the internet! It is a fat electric bike being offered on IndieGoGo (crowdfunding site) at an introductory price of $499 now $599 (plus up to $194 in shipping) and they have raised millions of dollars.

There are many that are warning that this deal could be too good to be true (Yahoo, Treehugger, CNET, [Read more…]

New Pedego Electric Bikes: Stretch E-Cargo, Boomerang Step Thru, & Ridgerider E-Mtb [VIDEOS & PICS]

pedego stretch electric cargo bikePedego has been busy this year!

For 2015 they are introducing an electric cargo bike, a super e-step thru, and an electric mountain bike.

And that is in addition to new features that they will be adding to their existing line of e-bikes which includes beach cruisers, commuters, a fat bike, and a tandem.

Pedego showed off these new 2015 e-bikes at Interbike in Las Vegas; the largest bicycle trade show in the US.

Don DiCostanzo, the CEO of Pedego, was on hand to show off the new Pedego’s in the following videos. [Read more…]

From Ford Cars to Ford Electric Bikes (by Pedego)

The Ford Super Cruiser electric bike by Pedego.

The Ford Super Cruiser electric bike by Pedego.

This is a press release from Pedego Electric Bikes.

Longtime Barrington, Road Island residents may remember DeStefano Ford (originally County Motors), which until about 20 years ago, stood prominently on the site now occupied by TD Bank on County Road.

Last week, Mark DeStefano, son of the late Luke DeStefano, and grandson of Sebastian (Buster) DeStefano, who co-founded County Motors almost 100 years ago, opened a new dealership and is selling Fords once again.

However, these Fords are of the two-wheeled variety — built for the Ford Motor Company by Pedego Electric Bikes of [Read more…]

What Happened, What Comes Next: A Recap of Important Events from the 2013 Electric Bike Industry

This is a guest post from Ed Benjamin, Senior Managing Director of eCE and LEVA Chairman.

Reviewing 2013:

The electric bike industry enjoyed a successful year in 2013. Here is recap of what happened in some of the most important markets.

Electric bikes sales in China grew, but slowly. There is now an estimated 170 million electric bikes in use in China and the replacement of aging electric bikes is around [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2013 – Part 1 – Pedego, Haibike, eFlow, IZIP, Optibike, & BH Easy Motion [VIDEOS]

Wow, there was a lot happening in the electric bike world at Interbike 2013!

Interbike is the largest bicycle tradeshow in the US and it is where bicycle brands show off their new products for the next year and meet with their dealers to talk about orders for the next year.

This first part of electric bike coverage at Interbike features videos of the new electric bikes for 2014 from brands like Pedego, Haibike, eFlow, IZIP,  Optibike, and BH Easy Motion.

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E-Bike News: New E-Bikes at Eurobike, Gates Drive Unchained, New E-Cargo Bike, Darfon’s Besv Thinks For Itself, & More! [VIDEOS]

We can barely keep track of the number of e-bikes that are making their world debut this week at the huge Eurobike Show in Germany.   Only a few years ago, e-bikes were only an asterisk at this show, but now they’ve taken center stage.

The only real question is which of these beauties will make it to the U.S. market.  We’ll have a better idea when we see who’s wheeling and dealing at [Read more…]