Features

In-depth opinions, analysis and interviews with the key players in the industry

‘Why now is the right time to make e-bike safety a priority’

By Lisa Conibear, global commercial director, Zoomo  Between 2020 and 2023 more than 130 million e-bikes are expected to be sold worldwide, with over 40 million units being bought in 2023 alone, making them the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. To put this in context, only 12 million new electric vehicles …

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Will innovations in e-scooter safety lead to a change in rules against road-use?

By Dominic O’Connor, Senior Associate at international intellectual property firm, Marks & Clerk In the UK you can’t use your own e-scooter on the road, but a Government trial could soon change that. Central to the success of the trial will be whether safety concerns with scooters can be overcome, …

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‘To really push adoption of micromobility, I see no barrier to banning cars from city centres’

David Latimer, CEO of Yorkshire-based technology firm Magnomatics, explains how magnetic gear technology can improve micromobility Observe any road popular with commuters and the view is quite depressing – car after car with a single occupant in vehicles designed for four or in the case of SUVs, even more.  It …

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E-bike Grand Prix: Racing for the future

The E-bike Grand Prix is a new technology-driven race series, established with a mission to showcase electric bike development. Judith Rowan, global host cities director of the event, sets out the future of e-bikes This piece first appeared in our sister title BikeBiz’s April magazine – get your free subscription here …

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‘I have been a cyclist for over 25 years – but we need to offer alternatives’

Matthew Pencharz, Voi’s head of policy, UK, Ireland and the Netherlands is a shared e-scooter and e-bike devotee. But as a keen cyclist in his own time, he discusses the role played by micromobility in reducing reliance on polluting vehicles I have been a cyclist for over 25 years, since …

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The importance of data in the active travel spectrum

By Mark Nicholson, CEO and co-founder, Vivacity Labs This piece first appeared in the February edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here Sustainable travel is gaining momentum across the UK. With a vast range of ways to travel on the cards, it’s now time to harness the right …

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A new innovation for micromobility

 By Charlie Welch, CEO and co-founder of ZapBatt The revitalization of lithium-titanate As an aerospace engineer and battery expert, I spent many years at defence and technology companies working in applied research, where I tested various battery chemistries. During that time, I realised the great potential of lithium-titanate for micromobility. …

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‘Looking towards the next generation of battery technology’

Laura Hensel, Sustainability Manager, Dott Batteries are a big challenge in our industry. They are made of finite resources, repairing is often impossible due to the protective design, and they are very difficult to recycle.  At Dott, as we work towards our mission to free our cities with clean rides …

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What is the true cost of micromobility?

A new study has found that e-bikes and scooters may emit more emissions than the journeys they replace – Alex Ballinger explores the potential limits of micromobile cities “In the way they are currently used, shared e-scooters and e-bikes do the climate more harm than good,” is the stark warning …

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The trends reshaping shared micromobility

By Gunnar Froh, Founder and CEO, Wunder Mobility Operators and city authorities alike are capitalising on growing consumer demand for shared micromobility. They are doing this not only by bringing new services to cities, but also by evolving existing businesses and turning to more innovative business models to increase revenue …

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