Tag Archives: e-cargo

Blubrake presents ‘first and only’ ABS for e-cargo bikes

Blubrake has developed the ‘first and only’ anti-lock braking system (ABS) specifically designed for e-cargo bikes, set to reach the market in the coming months. “The braking stage is of particular importance for these vehicles,” said Fabio Todeschini, founder and general manager of Blubrake. “E-cargo bikes are heavier and faster …

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Southampton City Council launches new electric cargo bike loan scheme

Local organisations in Southampton can now benefit from a new scheme supporting the uptake of alternative sustainable delivery methods across the city region. The RIDES (Realising Innovative Deliveries in Southampton and Eastleigh) project has been launched by Southampton City Council in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council and will see a …

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Proposals for new ZEV concept presented to European Commission

Trade association LEVA-EU has laid out in full and presented to the European Commission its proposals for a new legal classification of light electric vehicles. The organisation has also called for better representation for Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), the new concept of vehicles it has proposed, in a bid …

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Over £600,000 awarded to e-bike projects across Scotland

The Scottish Government has awarded over £633,000 to support 45 e-bike projects across the country. Through the latest round of the eBike Grant Fund, delivered through Energy Saving Trust, schools, hospitals and community groups will establish projects to adopt e-bikes, adaptive bikes and e-cargo bikes as an alternative to car …

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Sheffield City Council takes delivery of 25 e-bikes and cargo bikes from Pure Electric

Sheffield City Council has taken delivery of 25 e-bikes and cargo bikes from Pure Electric. The city will be operating a city-wide Social Prescribing Scheme which is being set up by Heeley development trust in partnership with the primary care networks. As part of this scheme, Pure Electric is supplying 21 …

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Birmingham City Council launches e-cargo bikes in time for Christmas deliveries

Birmingham City Council received its first batch of e-cargo bikes last Friday, 18th December. Manufactured by Raleigh, the bikes will be used by the Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) to support community food deliveries in the lead-up to Christmas. In May this year, Birmingham was one of the local authorities to …

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Bosch-powered e-cargo bikes to help redistribute surplus food throughout lockdown

Bosch eBike Systems has collaborated with Food Connect to help redistribute surplus food throughout lockdown and beyond. Food Connect is a food redistribution initiative, first active in Milton Keynes, that was founded by London-based charity Hubbub in June 2020. With the help of a mini-fleet of Bosch-powered e-cargo bikes, including …

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Electrifying the transport sector

The Ebike Summit 2020, in partnership with EDF Energy, took place online last month, with speakers discussing how the e-bike industry can help promote sustainable transport. Rebecca Morley looks at what this means moving forward E-bikes have been growing in popularity for some time – offering people an easier, sweat-free …

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Government seeks views on e-bikes and digital mapping to connect rural areas

Drone deliveries and digital mapping for easy-to-access walking and cycling routes could soon be a reality for people living in rural areas across the UK, following the launch of a call for evidence to help develop the Government’s Future of Transport: rural strategy. The Future of Transport: rural strategy – …

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Trial shows benefits of cargo bikes in improving cityscapes

A trial has shown the potential of cargo bike in improving the cityscape, with pollution being reduced by over 300kgs of CO2. Last-mile logistics firm Stuart conducted a five-week trial using electric cargo bikes supplied by Pure Electric, with each bike making an average of 100 deliveries a week and …

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