Electric BikesNews

LEVA-EU, the trade association for the light electric vehicle sector in the EU, has voiced its frustration on learning that another mobility safety study is to be carried out by the European Commission ahead of implementing any changes to regulations the association says are urgently needed for an innovative sector ‘desperate to break free from …

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Electric bike brand Volt this week opens its new UK production facility in Milton Keynes. Volt’s founding brothers, James and Lyle Metcalf, made the decision to bring assembly back to the UK a year ago, with exit from the EU looming. Centralising production within the 20,000 sq ft factory will facilitate the build of up …

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A collaboration between Southampton University, Monash University and IBM has developed an electric bike which uses EEG (electroencephalogram) to regulate motor assistance to the rider, by recording and responding to the cyclist’s changes between central vision and peripheral vision. ‘Ena’ is an EEG-electric bike prototype system that detects electrical activity in the brain via an …

Electric BikeseRoad, eCargo and CommutingNews

Cube recently launched the Bosch-powered, step-through with 20” wheels for people to “ride the future and save the planet.” With the UK slowly increasing mobility again, Compact’s timing is right on cue. Demand for electric bikes is soaring. Cube see the Compact’s role as avoiding built up traffic, whilst contributing to improving air quality with …

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A University of Leeds study published this week has found that electric bikes have the capability to cut car carbon dioxide (C02) emissions in England by up to 50% if used to replace car travel. CREDS (Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions) was established in 2018 to work with businesses and policy makers to …

Electric BikesNewsUK Electric Bike Law

Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, this week brought updated electric bike usage law to the Assembly in Northern Ireland, the affirmation of which means e-bikes can now be used on NI roads without registration or licensing. Mallon said: “On 4 February I announced my intention to bring forward legislation to encourage use of electric bikes by …

Electric BikeseRoad, eCargo and CommutingNews

German brand Convercycle has tapped into the idea of a ‘2 in 1’ e-bike, offering the flexibility of turning a city bike into an e-cargo with a simple unlocking and unfolding action of the rear wheel to create a 60cm x 40cm load basket behind the saddle. The company say: “The Convercycle bike combines the …

Electric BikesExhibitions & EventsNews

Originally postponed until July 2020, the London Bike and Triathlon Show’s organisers have released a further statement to say the show is now being pushed back until March 2021. The show will be held at London’s ExCel – currently the site of the NHS Nightingale Hospital – and now take place from 5th-7th March 2021, …

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Mobility retailer Pure Electric has this week announced it is taking over 11 Halford’s Cycle Republic stores earmarked for closure. The move secures 85 jobs and is part of the rapid expansion plan for Pure Electric to gain a stronger foothold in the UK electric bike market. Launched just 14 months ago by former Hargreaves …

Electric BikeseRoad, eCargo and CommutingNews

With the coronavirus pandemic changing mobility, a combination of enforced car diets, homeworking or reluctance to use public transport has spotlighted the enjoyment and uses – as well as the all-round practicalities of – electric bikes as a greener form of transport. From solo exercising to e-cargo deliveries for local residents in need, as well …