Tag Archives: e-bikes

Fire chief issues safety warning for new micromobility users after Christmas 

A fire chief has issued a safety warning over lithium-ion batteries for new micromobility users, following the Christmas period.  People that received e-bikes and e-scooters for Christmas are being warned of the dangers posed by faulty micromobility batteries, by deputy chief fire officer Dave Walton of West Yorkshire Fire and …

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Lime electric bike hire scheme set to launch in Nottingham next spring

Lime electric bikes will be available to hire in Nottingham from spring 2023 thanks to an exclusive partnership between the provider and Nottingham City Council. A fleet of up to 700 dockless Lime e-bikes will be available to hire on a pay-as-you-go basis from virtual parking bays in key city …

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More than half of would-be e-bike consumers would prefer bikes with anti-lock brakes, according to new research 

More than half of potential e-bike buyers would prefer bikes with anti-locking brakes (ABS), according to new research from e-bike publication Move Electric.  In a survey of e-mobility consumers, Move Electric found that 55% would be more interested in buying an electrically assisted bike with ABS fitted.  The same survey …

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Exertis launches new e-bike brand Peddle with four models

Technology distributor Exertis has announced the launch of new electric bike brand Peddle. Ranging from commuter-friendly city bikes to extra long-range, adventure-ready off-roaders, the new Peddle range includes four models: the Peddle Go £1,599, Peddle Step £1,799, Peddle Ride £1,799, and Peddle Pro £2,599. The Peddle Go, Peddle Step, and Peddle …

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‘You either love e-bikes, or you haven’t ridden one yet’

Founders of Hertfordshire-based e-bike brand Estarli, Alex and Oliver Francis, are hoping to bring affordable bikes to a new audience. Alex Ballinger travelled to Estarli HQ to test out the brand’s offerings This piece first appeared in the October edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here “We’re constantly …

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How e-bikes are changing the face of independent bike shops

Rebecca Bland looks at how the growing popularity of e-bikes is changing the face of independent bike shops This piece first appeared in the October edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here For bike shops and distributors across the country, the last few years have been a bit …

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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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