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Electric bike news

E-bikes "could get Britain back to work"
University of Leeds researchers have concluded that a switch from cars to e-bikes could reduce CO2 emissions by millions of tonnes, while providing commuters with a safer route back to work amid the coronavirus crisis
£50,000 grant brings e-cargo to Nottingham
The legendary Nottingham-based bike brand have produced the e-cargo bikes on behalf of the council thanks to a £50,000 government grant
Giant and ConnectBike launch 'Giant Deliver E'
The world's largest food delivery chain Domino's were involved in the specialist e-cargo bike's development, and they're set to be rolled out for delivery couriers to use from this July
Northern Ireland finally make e-bikes legal
As of 13th May, residents of Northern Ireland are no longer required to have licencing, insurance and registration to ride an e-bike in the country
Swytch waiting list surpasses 100,000
The company behind the Swytch e-bike conversion kit say they've been inundated with orders due to the UK government urging us to cycle instead of use public transport during the pandemic
An electric revolution? Specialized launch Vado SL
The all new mid-motor Vado SL weighs in at just 14.9kg, with the motor on Specialized' own SL 1.1 system accounting for just 1.95kg of that
Pedal Me warns Amazon: "We're coming for you"
The London-based e-cargo and taxi firm have offered to co-operate with Amazon – but they're prepared to go head-to-head with them too
Shimano launch their biggest ever e-bike battery
As well as launching three new batteries for their STEPS e-bike system, Shimano have also added 12-speed chainrings and a new computer display that is backwards-compatible
Schwalbe launch e-bike specific inner tube
Schwalbe says the new Air Plus inner tube features increased wall thickness, that leaks less air than a conventional tube
The electric bike re-imagined in the 1960's
Uswitch have taken six modern tech inventions and re-imagined what the adverts would have looked like if the gadgets were invented 60 years ago... one of which is the e-bike!
Researchers develop rechargeable graphene batteries
In partnership with Trinity College Dublin, Graphene Flagship claim to have produced rechargeable batteries and energy storage devices that are non-toxic because of their graphene construction
Chinese battery production falls by 10% in 2020
Two of China's biggest lithium-ion battery manufacturers are facing disruption due to production facilities being located in affected areas, so production is expected to slow while things return to normal
Nominate an incredible individual for bike giveaway
Bikes from Marin, Raleigh, Ribble, Specialized and Trek are looking for deserving homes
Hellobike integrate social distancing tech
Hellobike's new shared e-bike model has built-in smart voice navigation, which can help users maintain social distancing while the country emerges from its strict lockdown
Pure Electric taking on 11 Cycle Republic stores
85 jobs have been saved by transferring the Cycle Republic stores over to Pure Electric, with the e-scooter company securing the deal with Halfords Group PLC under TUPE regulations
Pedal Me reveal adaptions they've made during pandemic
Rather than slowing down, London e-cargo and passenger service Pedal Me are busier than ever... delivering PPE to hospitals and ferrying goods for businesses that have been forced to switch online due to the closure of non-essential retailers
Taking on coronavirus with an e-bike
A transport consultant has shared her experience of starting an e-cargo delivery service to help small shops do business online, claiming she did 99 deliveries in 150 miles of riding over the first 11 days
FLX Babymaker raises £2 million on Indiegogo
The intriguing-looking FLX Babymaker was road-tested by its founder during a 2,200 mile trip across Europe before it began crowdfunding, and it's proved very popular so far
Fazua upgrade motor system with Black Pepper update
Fazua claim Black Pepper gives their highly praised Evation motor system sharper power, more efficiency and a much wider cadence range for a natural ride experience
Canyon launch the Endurace:ON AL
The online bike retailer has unveiled their first electric road bike, which is also the first e-bike shipping with the Fazua motor system's Black Pepper firmware update for much improved power delivery