Tag Archives: e-bikes

Why e-bikes need to be at the forefront of decarbonisation

Lisa Conibear, global commercial director at Zoomo, explains the role e-bikes can play in decarbonisation This piece first appeared in the October edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here The world is warming faster than at any point in human history, something we experienced first-hand this summer, …

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Conversion kits: A lower-cost alternative to e-bikes

While e-bikes present a revolution in urban transport, the cost may still be prohibitive for many potential riders. Myles Warwood investigates a lower-cost alternative – the conversion e-bike This piece first appeared in the September edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here The bike market is showing sudden …

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Consumers cycle almost twice as much after buying an e-bike, study finds

Consumers buying an e-bike increase their cycling by almost double, according to a new study.  The research, carried out by experts at the Institute of Transport Economics in Oslo, Norway, involved a total of 954 participants, who answered surveys or provided a travel diary to help the researchers track their …

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E-bike brand Volt rolls out 2022 generation of Regent and Connect models

Volt has launched the 2022 generation of its Regent and Connect electric bikes. The 2022 Volt Regent is the “epitome of a classic step-through e-bike”, said the e-bike brand. It features upgraded suspension, improved brakes, and a standard battery that powers riders over 70 miles on a single charge. Moving …

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Bristol e-bike operator forced to halt service due to vandalism 

Bristol’s shared e-bike operator has been forced to pause its service due to the extent of vandalism to its machines. Big Issue E-bikes, the name given to a ShareBike-run e-bike service in the city, was launched six months ago, but the company says bikes have been subject to “extensive and …

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“Greater dialogue with operators and parking alternatives are solution to e-bike congestion in Central London”

UK shared transport charity CoMoUK has called for further dialogue between Westminster City Council and London’s e-bike operators, following the removal of bikes from the streets in central London. Westminster City Council earlier this week began seizing dockless bicycles left strewn on roads and pavements across central London, following a …

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E-bikes 101: Getting the price right

E-bikes pose an enormous opportunity for bike shops willing to embrace urban transport, but getting started can be intimidating for retailers. Myles Warwood explores the fluctuating costs of electric bikes This piece first appeared in the August edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here During the pandemic, bike …

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Dublin Bus employees to pilot Voi e-bikes to move between depots in city centre

Dublin Bus has partnered with Voi to launch an innovative new pilot project. From today, Dublin Bus employees will be able to access a special fleet of Voi e-bikes to enable them to travel between the eight depots which house the 1,000 bus fleet of Dublin Bus. The new initiative, …

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Swytch unveils first ‘pocket-sized’ e-bike battery 

E-bike conversion brand Swytch has unveiled what it calls the ‘world’s first pocket-sized e-bike battery’.  The London-based firm, which specialises in almost-universal battery kits for bikes, has developed a new power unit that’s similar in size to a smart-phone. Swytch’s new battery still provides 250w of power and nine miles …

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British e-bike brand Eskuta unveils new motorbike-inspired SX-250 

British e-bike brand Eskuta has unveiled its new model, inspired by the looks of motorbike but will all the benefits of an e-bike. The SX250 Series III has been designed as an alternative to traditionally-styled e-bikes, instead offering rear view mirrors, indicators, motorbike suspension and brake, and security features like …

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