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New Stromer ST5 with Blubrake ABS wins iF Design Award

The new Stromer ST5 with Blubrake ABS has won a 2021 iF Design Award. “We have contributed to the safety of the Stromer ST5 ABS without marring its design,” said Fabio Todeschini, founder and general manager of Blubrake. “We take pride in what the iF Design Award acknowledges: that Blubrake’s …

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Specialized UK announces e-bike battery recycling initiative

Specialized UK has announced a new nationwide recycling scheme to tackle battery recycling for electric bikes. In the UK, sales of Specialized Turbo e-bikes have more than tripled in the last two years alone. To get ahead of the potential long-term impact of e-bike batteries before their end of life, …

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LEVA-EU holding information meetings on EU battery proposal

LEVA-EU has organised two information meetings on the Commission’s new battery proposal, both taking place this week. The Commission’s proposal to the European Parliament and Council for new battery legislation is ‘no less than an existential threat’ to most companies in the Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) sector, said the association. …

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Sea Otter Europe adds e-bike World Cup event, reaffirms commitment to sustainable mobility

Sea Otter Europe has announced the addition of an electric bike World Cup event. The World E-Bike Series – the electric MTB World Cup organised by the UCI – is an international circuit launched in 2019 in Monaco, which, this year, will consist of six events, one of which will …

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France set to offer car owners chance to trade in vehicle for electric bike

France is set to offer car owners the chance to swap their old vehicles for €2,500 towards the purchase of an electric bike. Deputies in the Assembly voted for an amendment to the French Governments’ Climate and Resilience plan to extend the “prime à la conversion” to a series of …

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Voi partners with Closca to encourage more riders to wear helmets

Voi Technology has partnered with Closca to create a range of reflective folding helmets. From 12th April, Voi’s monthly pass users will be able to redeem their free Voi/Closca helmet online when they sign-up for the Voi monthly pass. The helmets, which are ordinarily priced at €79.90 on the Closca …

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UKCA certificate awarded to Bafang for M200 Central Motor Drive System

Bafang has received a UK Conformity Assessment Marking (UKCA) from TUV SUD Certification and Testing. It indicates that Bafang’s Central Motor Drive System M200 (M200) conforms to the latest market access requirements of the UK. It is also the first UKCA certificate issued by TUV SUD to China’s e-bike industry. …

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Bird Two adds ‘Beginner Mode’ to increase safety for new riders

Bird has launched Beginner Mode, a new safety feature built for the Bird Two alongside autonomous emergency braking, skid detection and the IP68-rated waterproof battery. Beginner Mode is a gentle acceleration option that lets new riders gradually work their way up to full speed. It is aimed at riders who …

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Voi teams up with Open Inclusion to improve usability and accessibility

Voi has teamed up with Open Inclusion – a London-based accessibility consultancy for inclusive research, user insight and service design solutions. Open Inclusion has a UK wide panel of more than 500 people, including those who are deaf or have hearing loss, blind or partially sighted, neurodiverse, mobility or dexterity …

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Voi offering discounted rides to and from UK COVID-19 vaccination sites

Voi is supporting the UK vaccination programme by offering discounted rides to and from the COVID-19 vaccination centres in all the cities and towns where the trials are present. To claim one of the £8 discounts, users need to have or download the Voi app (available for free in the …

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