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Electric bike news

Genesis launches Smithfield and Columbia urban e-bikes
Urban bikes with front and rear lights now have up to 150km range of pedal assistance in Eco mode
Another e-bike firm has started accepting cryptocurrency
Leading electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has flip-flopped over accepting Bitcoin due to concerns over the environmental impact of the currency
World's largest e-moped factory to be run entirely by women
8.5kW Ola S1 offers 181km of range and allows different speed and area restrictions to be applied for different user profiles
Yeti unleashes the 160E - A race team race bike with a motor
Yeti's new ebike rocks all-new suspension platform with adjustable leverage rate
Toyota to invest $13.5bn in battery development
Solid-state plans remain on track despite prototype battery’s short lifetime
Yamaha’s new PW-X3 mid-motor
Major changes bring firm’s offering in line with Bosch Performance Line CX and Shimano EP8
Swapfiets introduces a cheaper subscription e-bike
Shimano mid-motor bike expected to be in the UK by November
BMW’s geofencing vision of the future of electric bikes
“Classifications such as ‘car’, ‘bicycle’ and ‘motorcycle’ should not determine the nature of the products we think up”
Northampton e-scooters replaced 200,000 short car journeys
Sustrans has expressed concern that the vehicles are also being used where people would previously have walked
Vaast launches E/1 urban adventure e-bike
Step-through frame, rack and carrier combined with Performance Line CX motor and NAILD React suspension
Scott introduces the Patron eRIDE
New ebike sets the benchmark for integration and gets new Bosch motor
EV owners could earn by selling energy back to grid
Energy regulator proposes smart charging to address peaks and troughs in demand
Schaeffler’s Free Drive is a chainless electric drive system
“Bike-by-wire” technology removes the need for a chain and so allows far greater design flexibility
Cake launches Makka electric moped
Moped power with an e-cargo bike feel
Shell to install 50,000 on-street EV charge points
Oil giant offers to help cover installation costs for local authorities
Fiido X crowdfunder hits £1m
Chinese firm’s second crowdfunded e-bike launch with an e-scooter due soon
Storck and Porsche Digital launch Cyklær e-bike brand
Cyklaer is available as a gravel or urban bike
Bosch unveils smart system for e-bikes
Motor system will offer more range and also benefit from ‘over the air’ updates to allow for improvements throughout the lifespan of the bike
Free e-scooter safety training sessions in London
Tier is also encouraging people to trade in privately-owned e-scooters for recycling in exchange for ride credit
Power Switch: London plumber has switched to an e-cargo bike
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