Electric BikesNews

Halfords have reported a 5.9% increase in cycling revenue for the 14 week period to 3 January, putting the car products and bike retailer on track to meet profit forecasts. Sales across electric bikes and scooters were up 96% year-on-year for that quarter, with one in five adult bikes sold through Halfords now electric. Halfords …

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Now in its fifth year of trading, Westhill Electric Bikes initially operated as a team of five – including founder, Nick Skilton – in a 3,000 square foot unit; the company sold mainly to local dealers and customers in and around their Devonshire base. The company has since expanded their dealer network throughout the UK, …

Electric BikesExhibitions & EventsNews

Organisers of the Cycle Show have announced a new dedicated electric bike event at Battersea Park, lining up the latest models, 400m test track, industry speakers and a “drop-in clinic” for visitors wanting pre-purchase advice. Exhibitors already confirmed to attend the 2020 festival include Shimano Steps, Bosch e-Bike Systems, Ridgeback, Specialized, Canyon, Ribble, Raleigh, Haibike, …

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A delivery of new electric bikes has been stolen from a lorry on its way to Batribike in Lincolnshire this week. The bikes, which had come from Europe, were taken from a guarded lorry park. The company say part of the shipment was the Vista – a brand new model for 2020 – which will …

Swytch conversion kit
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Swytch’s new and lighter conversion kit launched this afternoon on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. After just an hour of going live, 321 backers had raised over £100k from ‘early bird’ offers on Swytch’s new kits. Oliver Montague, CEO of Swytch, told Pedelecs that the new kit “smashed its predicted launch sales” and shortly after “crashed” Indiegogo …

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Transport for London (TfL) has awarded £50,000 to support a new zero-emissions freight hub in Hammersmith. Parcels Not Pollution aims to reduce traffic, thereby easing congestion and improving air quality in Hammersmith town centre. Hammersmith & Fulham Council and e-cargobikes.com are working in partnership to deliver the scheme. Local businesses signing up to the service …

Electric BikesExhibitions & EventsNews

The 18th Cycle Show saw the event moved to Halls 2 & 3, with an outdoor 2Km MTB track, separate outdoor circuit for e-bikes in the Commuter Zone and ABS test strip.      DryCycle had a 4-wheeled electrically assisted prototype for testing on the e-bike circuit; entering the market this winter, company founder Andy Murphy …

Electric BikesExhibitions & EventsNews

The NEC’s Cycle Show turns 18 this year, with over 30,000 visitors expected over the long weekend from 13th-15th September. This year’s Cycle Show will be based in Halls 2 and 3, with 200 exhibitors showcasing 500 brands across bikes, e-bikes and cycling accessories, while adventure-seekers will find travel brands offering training weekends and tours …

Electric bike conversion kitsElectric BikeseRoad, eCargo and CommutingNews

Swytch Technology will use Eurobike to showcase the latest version of their ‘Swytch Kit’ conversion kit in September. Their ‘hand-held’ updated kit has shrunk from the size of a car battery to a palm-sized power pack weighing 1.5Kg (reduced from 3Kg), clipping to the handlebars of any bike to convert it to electric with a …

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Recently launched into the electric bike crowdfunding world is a new breed of ‘ultrabike’ according to Berlin-based founders Nilesh Bothra and Huzaifa Harawala, who say this e-bike will represent a “giant leap for e-bike technology.” 250w and 750w versions of the Bafang powered e-bike are listed as estimated shipping from February 2020, with parts manufactured …