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Private Equity Firm Trigenta Forms e-Bike Group

Triginta Capital, a Düsseldorf, Germany based independent private equity partnership have created a new e-bike group by taking over a 51% stake in Clean Air Bike GmbH as well as all the shares of Velodrive GmbH and bicycle supplier Hawk Bike Entwicklung & Marketing GmbH. Stefan Schulte from Triginta, told Pedelecs: “The three companies, Clean …

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ETRA campaigns for improved regulation on electric bikes

Etra (European Twowheels Retail Association) is currently lobbying the European Parliament for better technical regulations for electric bikes and light electric vehicles. Whilst the association was arguing its case on the basis of “encouraging a shift to sustainable mobility” it has found itself unintentionally in a cyclists versus electric cyclists confrontation. Etra is asking the …

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Lithium….. really hot batteries

Just a little too hot, wouldn’t you say? A couple of evenings ago at mid-night, having handed over the watch to the Ships’ Cat, I retired to my trusty hammock to nuzzle down, just as I was drifting off I heard a distant but unfamiliar squeaking. In my somnambulant state, I almost concluded that the …

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Dutch electric bike market shows no sign of slowing

Last year around 180,000 electric bikes were sold in Holland bringing the total to 600,000. In March alone, sales jumped by over 31% compared to 2010. The big increase is welcome news for IBD’s with e-bikes now making up to 44% of their total turnover. With total turnover remaining flat (for pedelecs and non-powered bikes), …

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BEBA parliamentary electric bike day – 11th May

BEBA are holding a meeting in the Palace of Westminster next Wednesday, 11th May to to encourage the powers-that-be to take electric bicycles more seriously when considering the UK’s Transport mix. Afterwards there will be a come and try event in Black Rod’s Garden where members of parliament can ride bikes from a number of …