In this week’s ebike news roundup:
- Tretbox eCargo Delivery Trike
- New 2018 Ampler Bikes
- Top eMTB Picks of 2017
- Rad Power in Entrepreneur List
- eBike Legal Update
- And More!
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Batteries 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…]
UPS Starts eTrike Deliveries in Portland, OR
Well-known global transport logistics firm UPS has started delivery by electric bike in Portland, Oregon reports Bike Portland.
This is apparently a first for the company in the US and it is initially a testing phase – perhaps no surprise that it has chosen one of the country’s most bike-friendly cities to launch the pilot [Read more…]
By Richard Peace
Quantifying Bicycles’ Economic Contribution
The U.S. House of Representatives have just passed the Outdoor REC (Recreation’s Economic Contributions) Act, moving it one step closer to being signed into law by the president.
As suggested by its title, The Outdoor REC Act would require the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor, working with federal land management agencies, to provide statistics on the economic contribution of recreation to the U.S. economy – and that inlcudes bikes’ and e-bike’s contribution.
People for Bikes said:
‘We believe it is time for the bike industry’s economic statistics to be measured in the same way as other sectors such as the automobile, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Measuring the economic benefits of bicycling will demonstrate that investment in bike infrastructure leads to economic development, jobs and healthier communities. [Read more…]