bikes scooters – Veldia http://veldia.net/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 22:23:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://veldia.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-92-150x150.jpg bikes scooters – Veldia http://veldia.net/ 32 32 More 11K scooters and e-bikes to operate in Austin during SXSW https://veldia.net/more-11k-scooters-and-e-bikes-to-operate-in-austin-during-sxsw/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 21:07:46 +0000 https://veldia.net/more-11k-scooters-and-e-bikes-to-operate-in-austin-during-sxsw/ AUSTIN (KXAN) — On the eve of the 2022 South by Southwest conference and festivals, Austin residents and visitors alike might notice a new sea of ​​scooters hanging around the city. With traffic volumes increasing as tourists flood the capital, transport officials in the city are encouraging residents to hitchhike, scooter-style. Austin executives discuss safety […]]]>

AUSTIN (KXAN) — On the eve of the 2022 South by Southwest conference and festivals, Austin residents and visitors alike might notice a new sea of ​​scooters hanging around the city. With traffic volumes increasing as tourists flood the capital, transport officials in the city are encouraging residents to hitchhike, scooter-style.

Austin Department of Transportation data Shared micromobility documents report that there are currently 11,176 scooters and e-bikes available, as of this month – 253 bikes and 10,923 scooters. The city has authorized the use of four providers, described below:

  • Bird: 4,500 scooters
  • Lime: 5,850 scooters; 500 bikes
  • LINK: 1,500 scooters
  • Wheels: 1,750 seated scooters

And while residents and visitors might notice what appears to be more scooters near the downtown corridor, the volume of individual scooters and e-bikes has not changed for SXSW. ATD officials said six-month KXAN vendor licenses are licensed twice a year, in June and December; temporary specialty licenses to increase the number of scooters and bicycles allowed were not issued for SXSW.

For new providers, licensed fleet sizes are limited to 500 devices and can only operate in the city center. When renewing the license, companies can then apply to increase the size of their fleet of scooters and bicycles.

More than 11,000 electric scooters and bikes will be available at the 2022 South by Southwest conference and festivals. (KXAN Photo/Kelsey Thompson)

With many roads partially or fully closed in the Downtown Corridor for SXSW, city transportation officials are encouraging attendees to use public transit and micromobility options to get to and from the festival. During the Spring Festival season, roads such as East 6th Street, Rainy Street, Congress Avenue and Red River Street will be partially or completely closed to through traffic.

Sixth, Red River and Rainey Streets will be closed to traffic daily and will be pedestrian-only areas, officials said. Signs will be posted outside the barricades asking riders to get off their scooters or bikes outside the barricades and walk to their event. Although participants are allowed to cross with their scooter or bicycle, they are asked not to leave the device inside the barrier zones. If traveling to the other side of the barriers, passengers are requested to disembark and pass their device through the barriers before re-boarding and rolling to the other side.

A downtown overview of partial and full closures, event barriers, and pedestrian pick-up and drop-off areas. (Courtesy of Austin Department of Transportation)

City officials said all cyclists and micromobility riders are expected to obey traffic laws as motorists unless otherwise directed by a police officer or traffic lights, signs and directions in the region. Children under 17 must wear headphones when using a device.

Riders are not permitted to use cell phones or other electronic devices while using an apparatus. Parked bicycles and scooters “must not impede or obstruct pedestrian traffic on sidewalks”, according to city ​​regulations.

For more information on SXSW transportation operations — including shuttles, rideshares, and Capital Metro transit offerings — click here.

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Tucker Powersports Becomes Exclusive Distributor of FUELL Inc. Electric Bikes and Accessories https://veldia.net/tucker-powersports-becomes-exclusive-distributor-of-fuell-inc-electric-bikes-and-accessories/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 14:02:00 +0000 https://veldia.net/tucker-powersports-becomes-exclusive-distributor-of-fuell-inc-electric-bikes-and-accessories/ FUELL recently launched its line of three e-bikes, the FUELL Flluid-1 (20mph top speed), Flluid-1S (28mph with Shimano Hub) and Flluid-1E (28mph with Enviolo CVT). All three models come standard with two large 504Wh batteries, a 500W torque-sensing mid-motor and a Gates Carbon belt drive with an internally geared hub. Technology and design were driven […]]]>

FUELL recently launched its line of three e-bikes, the FUELL Flluid-1 (20mph top speed), Flluid-1S (28mph with Shimano Hub) and Flluid-1E (28mph with Enviolo CVT). All three models come standard with two large 504Wh batteries, a 500W torque-sensing mid-motor and a Gates Carbon belt drive with an internally geared hub. Technology and design were driven by a famous motorcycle designer Erik Buell and his team, who focused on electric mobility products after successfully launching innovative motorcycles under the Buell and EBR brands.

Fuell’s products will join Tucker’s expanding ePower product portfolio, which now includes e-bikes, e-scooters, e-skateboards and utility/adventure bikes.

The e-bike and e-mobility category is seeing dramatic growth in markets around the world, with analysts predicting significant revenue growth will continue for the foreseeable future.

“This new partnership is a real success for both brands. Delivering desirable products through an exceptional dealer network that offers sales outlets and service close to every rider has long been Tucker’s forte. FUELL’s strengths lie in designing and manufacturing innovative products for the electric mobility market, this makes a dream couple for enthusiasts who want cutting-edge designs but need strong local support. Tucker’s management team has the breadth of knowledge and experience to fully embrace this emerging market, and FUELL’s management is very excited for the future together.” ~ Erik Buell – CTO at FUELL Inc.

“Our dealers have been extremely receptive to having ePower products in their dealerships. They will absolutely love the addition of FUELL e-bikes to our offering. The exceptional performance and stunning design of FUELL Flluid, along with the touch offered by Tucker dealerships are a great combination to offer consumers looking for an e-bike”, ~ Jamie Kempinski – Director of Business Development at Tucker Powersports.

FUELL products will be available to Tucker Powersports dealers this month.

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Yamaha unveils new electric moped, plus e-bikes and scooters https://veldia.net/yamaha-unveils-new-electric-moped-plus-e-bikes-and-scooters/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 15:11:00 +0000 https://veldia.net/yamaha-unveils-new-electric-moped-plus-e-bikes-and-scooters/ We knew Yamaha was soon to have a big reveal as part of the brand’s new “Switch ON” campaign to showcase its electric vehicle, but we were surprised by how many vehicles Yamaha finally brought to the scene. With six new electric two-wheelers on show, Yamaha caused a stir and underlined its commitment to lightweight […]]]>

We knew Yamaha was soon to have a big reveal as part of the brand’s new “Switch ON” campaign to showcase its electric vehicle, but we were surprised by how many vehicles Yamaha finally brought to the scene. With six new electric two-wheelers on show, Yamaha caused a stir and underlined its commitment to lightweight electric vehicles ranging from e-bikes to e-scooters in the 50cc to 125cc equivalent class.

The star of the show was perhaps the most radical two-wheeler on stage, the Yamaha B01.

The eye-catching trellis frame creates a stepper bike that fits right into the electric moped category with its chunky street tires and mid-mounted electric motor linked to a pedal drivetrain.

In fact, the bike looks so good it even conjures up memories of another recently revealed e-bike, the Fantastic Isimo. I recently saw the Issimo in person at the Milan Motorcycle Show and it’s an electric moped beauty.

Turns out, Yamaha seems to have teamed up with Fantic, resulting in the Issimo ending up on the Yamaha stage adorned with a new Yamaha badge.

Whatever its name, the bike certainly embodies a new design to challenge many of the same older recycled moped designs we’ve seen over the years.

Yamaha offered specs of up to 45 km/h (28 mph), making it a speed e-bike in Europe (similar to a Class 3 e-bike in the US).

It looks like Yamaha is planning to bring the B01 concept to life.

As Eric De Seynes, President of Yamaha Motors Europe explained:

“His future will come true sooner. We will start production of this vehicle within a year, starting in 2023.”

It’s hard to say what motor and battery Yamaha plans to put in the B01.

The Fantic Issimo came with a Bafang M500 mid-drive motor in the urban version of the bike, and the company paired it with a 630 Wh battery. Yamaha may very well want to use its own brand of engine instead of going with a Chinese alternative like Bafang, but that remains to be seen as the B01 progresses towards production.

Electric bikes for gravel, streets and mountains

Yamaha also introduced three e-bikes in the categories of gravel bikes, road/commuter bikes and mountain bikes.

The gravel bike is the Yamaha Wabash RT and the commuter bike is the Yamaha CrossCore RC. Both were also unveiled in the US, where we got to see the full specs. The bikes share the same Yamaha-developed 500W mid-drive motors as well as the same 500Wh batteries.

The third bike, a dedicated full-suspension e-MTB, seemed to be shrouded in some sort of digital camouflage.

While the Yamaha Motor Europe team made it look like a new model, it may well be new to Europe as it bears an uncanny resemblance to the Yamaha YDX Moro previously unveiled in the US. This e-bike uses an innovative triangulated frame that tucks the rear suspension inside the two-piece top tube. It’s a nifty way to increase suspension travel while saving lots of battery space.

50cc and 125cc electric scooter equivalents

Finally, we finally had the chance to see the two electric scooters we were really waiting for.

The Yamaha E01 concept that we first saw in 2019 has finally launched as the new NEOS. A second NEOS scooter has also been unveiled alongside the E01’s offspring, although we haven’t received any detailed technical specs on either model. Instead, we’re told we’ll have to wait “a few more weeks” to find out more.

Both scooters are likely to compete well in the European market, leveraging Yamaha’s brand heritage and technological prowess in two-wheeler design.

What do you think of Yamaha’s new electric two-wheelers? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

And to help you gather your thoughts, watch the full unveiling ceremony in the video from Yamaha Motor Europe below.

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The future of Best Buy: Selling home gyms, e-bikes and grills https://veldia.net/the-future-of-best-buy-selling-home-gyms-e-bikes-and-grills/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 20:13:00 +0000 https://veldia.net/the-future-of-best-buy-selling-home-gyms-e-bikes-and-grills/ best buy (BBY) on Thursday outlined plans to expand its footprint in health, fitness, personal electric transportation, outdoor products and other potentially big areas outside of its core consumer electronics business. It adds merchandise to stores in dedicated sections, such as Hydrow and NordicTrack home gym equipment, Super 73 and Segway e-bikes and scooters, and […]]]>
best buy (BBY) on Thursday outlined plans to expand its footprint in health, fitness, personal electric transportation, outdoor products and other potentially big areas outside of its core consumer electronics business.

It adds merchandise to stores in dedicated sections, such as Hydrow and NordicTrack home gym equipment, Super 73 and Segway e-bikes and scooters, and Weber outdoor barbecue grills.

Best Buy is betting it can move into those areas smoothly as more consumers use technology for activities like working out and commuting during the pandemic.

“We are expanding our addressable market by entering new categories in areas such as healthcare and e-bikes that are being disrupted by technology,” CEO Corie Barry said during an investor presentation on Thursday. “Forty percent of Americans are using digital technology or the internet in new or different ways than before the pandemic.”

At the same time, the company plans to close 20 to 30 stores a year over the next three years as it tackles the trend of its customers to buy more online. Best Buy has approximately 1,000 stores in North America.

The company’s sales surged during the pandemic as stuck-at-home consumers bought electronics for their home offices, home gyms and living rooms. But sales are slowing.

Last quarter, sales fell 2.6%, including a worrying 11.2% decline online. Sales of mobile phones, games and tablets have all declined.

The company also expects sales to decline by up to 4% in 2022. After stocking up for the past two years, many consumers have already purchased most of the electronics they need, while others are cutting back on spending due to rising prices, analysts said.

Nearly 40% of Best Buy’s business now comes from online sales, nearly double what it was before the pandemic. Best Buy is increasingly using its stores to ship online orders to customers’ homes.

“We remain optimistic about Best Buy,” retail analyst Neil Saunders said in a note to clients Thursday. “It’s a solid, well-run company with a clear vision. However, there’s no denying that it’s now in a more difficult situation.”

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City seeks feedback on publicly available bike, e-bike and e-scooter system – City of Mississauga https://veldia.net/city-seeks-feedback-on-publicly-available-bike-e-bike-and-e-scooter-system-city-of-mississauga/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 17:10:14 +0000 https://veldia.net/city-seeks-feedback-on-publicly-available-bike-e-bike-and-e-scooter-system-city-of-mississauga/ Interested in e-scooter, e-bike and self-service bike services? Want to share your thoughts? Join the City of Mississauga for an online community meeting to learn more and provide feedback on the introduction of a system of publicly accessible bicycles, power-assisted e-bikes, and/or electric scooters. kick in our city. the online community meeting will be […]]]>

Interested in e-scooter, e-bike and self-service bike services? Want to share your thoughts? Join the City of Mississauga for an online community meeting to learn more and provide feedback on the introduction of a system of publicly accessible bicycles, power-assisted e-bikes, and/or electric scooters. kick in our city.

the online community meeting will be on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. This is your chance to learn more about how various shared micro-mobility systems work, ask questions, and share feedback about the system you think will would best meet the needs of Mississauga.

You can also share comments via a online survey until Friday March 25.

Bicycles, pedal-assist e-bikes, and electric kick scooters are called micro-mobility devices and are transportation alternatives to vehicles. They are lightweight, low emissions and help connect residents and commuters to their destinations. Currently, shared micro-mobility systems are not permitted to operate in Mississauga.

Feedback from the online community meeting and survey will help determine how best to introduce a shared micro-mobility system in Mississauga. A recommendation will be presented to Council later this year.

What:

Community feedback on the introduction of a publicly accessible bicycle, e-bike and e-scooter system in Mississauga.

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WHO:

  • Mississauga Residents
  • Mississauga Business Owners
  • Individuals who own and operate an electric scooter in Mississauga
  • Cyclists who use Mississauga’s cycling infrastructure (e.g. multi-use trails, bike lanes)
  • Pedestrians using multi-use pathways in Mississauga
  • Drivers and commuters
  • Community groups, organizations, businesses and anyone interested in micro-mobility and shared micro-mobility systems

context
In February 2021, the City of Mississauga updated its Parks Bylaw, Transit Bylaw, and Traffic Bylaw as part of an interim e-scooter strategy to regulate where personal e-scooters could be used in Mississauga. Currently, personal electric scooters can be used on public roads with a posted speed limit of 50 km/h or less and on cycling infrastructure, including cycle paths and multi-use paths along roads.

The goal of the draft e-scooter strategy was to get community feedback on the use of e-scooters in the city, and for city staff to use that feedback to help determine if a system shared micro-mobility should be part of the Mississauga network. transportation system in the future. The City’s Transportation Master Plan recommends that a shared system of bicycles, e-Bikes or e-Scooters be created in Mississauga.

To visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/micro-mobility for more information, to register for the online community meeting and to take the survey.

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New rules for e-bikes and e-scooters OK | Local https://veldia.net/new-rules-for-e-bikes-and-e-scooters-ok-local/ Sun, 13 Feb 2022 10:06:35 +0000 https://veldia.net/new-rules-for-e-bikes-and-e-scooters-ok-local/ The Moscow City Council on Monday passed new city rules banning the use of electric assist devices such as e-bikes and e-scooters on sidewalks in downtown Moscow from June 1. Moscow expects these devices to become more popular, especially as companies want to roll out e-bikes and e-scooters in the city. Deputy City Supervisor Cody […]]]>

The Moscow City Council on Monday passed new city rules banning the use of electric assist devices such as e-bikes and e-scooters on sidewalks in downtown Moscow from June 1.

Moscow expects these devices to become more popular, especially as companies want to roll out e-bikes and e-scooters in the city.

Deputy City Supervisor Cody Riddle said the city wants to support the use of these devices but not risk pedestrian safety.

“Some of these devices get quite heavy and can run at significant speeds,” he said.

To avoid putting pedestrians at risk, new rules will establish a ‘take down’ or ‘no ride’ zone for electronic assist devices in the city centre. Staff will put up signs displaying the rules.

The devices can still work on downtown streets, as well as on sidewalks outside of downtown. The speed limit on sidewalks outside of downtown will be 10 mph. Non-motorized trails will have a 15 mph limit.

The new city code provides exceptions for electric wheelchairs and electric police bicycles.

The city will enter into a licensing agreement with the companies that would require them to provide a local agent who can handle device repairs and locate abandoned ones.

The company should also have a 24-hour helpline to handle complaints and requests for immediate removal of vehicles.

Moscow City Council also gave approval on Monday to launch a project to improve how first responders communicate with Whitcom, the regional emergency dispatch center.

The city will enter into an agreement with Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers to begin developing a new emergency radio communication system that is supposed to eliminate dead zones where first responders cannot communicate via their radios.

According to the agenda for Monday’s meeting, these dead zones result in late notification and late response by police officers, both of which have increased the risk to citizens, officers and property.

It will also eliminate the need for police and firefighters to change radio channels, said city supervisor Bill Belknap.

Councilwoman Gina Taruscio said it was “terrifying” that police officers had to spend time changing radio channels while responding to an event.

“It scares me,” she said.

The project includes the installation of a new simulcast system and the replacement of all mobile and portable radios.

The total project will cost approximately $3.4 million and take 24 months. Moscow is using CARES Act money as well as city funds accumulated over time to pay for the project, Belknap said.

The city also on Monday ratified a $955,000 Economic Development Administration grant that will fund construction of a Sixth Street bridge over Paradise Creek near Mountain View Road.

The single-span bridge will replace existing culverts that have been damaged by age and recent flooding in 2017 and 2019. It will also include sidewalks and bike lanes.

This EDA grant will be matched with $515,000 from the city. Construction is expected to begin this summer and be complete by the end of 2022.

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Pilot program could bring e-bikes and scooters to Overland Park https://veldia.net/pilot-program-could-bring-e-bikes-and-scooters-to-overland-park/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 01:19:58 +0000 https://veldia.net/pilot-program-could-bring-e-bikes-and-scooters-to-overland-park/ OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A new fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters could hit the streets of Overland Park later this spring. On Monday, the Overland Park City Council will consider an agreement with Bird Rides, Inc. to launch a pilot program of e-bikes and e-scooters. Over the past two years, the city has been in […]]]>

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A new fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters could hit the streets of Overland Park later this spring.

On Monday, the Overland Park City Council will consider an agreement with Bird Rides, Inc. to launch a pilot program of e-bikes and e-scooters.

Over the past two years, the city has been in contact with electric scooter sellers Bird and Lime. In November, City Council approved a resolution to create a small vehicle sharing pilot program.

At the council’s request, city staff approached vendors to create a pilot program with e-bikes and e-scooters. Bird offered to enter into an exclusive agreement with the city to provide both modes of transportation.

If the deal is approved, Bird would roll out 75 e-scooters by April 15 and 25 e-bikes by July 1. Bird would have the ability to increase the size of the fleet up to 400 vehicles within the city limits.

Throughout the 18-month pilot program, Bird will provide the city with monthly rider data reports. Under the agreement, the city would receive an annual payment of $500 and a fee of $0.25 per ride from Bird.

E-scooters and e-bikes would be driven on the right side of city streets and can only be parked in designated areas. The speed of scooters will be capped at 15 mph and bicycles will be limited to 20 mph.

Helmets are recommended for cyclists, and Bird will provide up to 200 free helmets to residents throughout the pilot period through community outreach programs. The company has pledged to deploy at least 10% of the fleet daily to low-income areas identified by the city.

The board will consider the proposal at the next regular meeting on Monday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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Electric bikes – Have the manufacturers finally put the pedal to the metal? https://veldia.net/electric-bikes-have-the-manufacturers-finally-put-the-pedal-to-the-metal/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 16:29:47 +0000 https://veldia.net/electric-bikes-have-the-manufacturers-finally-put-the-pedal-to-the-metal/ There’s more to motorcycle culture than leather jackets and chrome exhausts. Since the 1970s, bicycles have developed an almost religious association, as best-selling philosophy book ‘Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance‘. It lasted almost 50 years later, with Jeff Goldblum recently on our screens to talk about all things bike related. But now there […]]]>

There’s more to motorcycle culture than leather jackets and chrome exhausts. Since the 1970s, bicycles have developed an almost religious association, as best-selling philosophy book ‘Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance‘. It lasted almost 50 years later, with Jeff Goldblum recently on our screens to talk about all things bike related.

But now there seems to be a fork in the road. Other vehicles are on the cusp of an electric revolution, while motorcycles are lagging behind. We are already seeing push bikes and scooters being redefined. Electric bike sales are on the rise 16% faster than their analogue predecessors, and UK cities are test electric scooters as a serious alternative to public transport. In both cases, the benefit is obvious: fewer emissions, less traffic and an increasingly mobile city.

Despite this, the motorcycle industry remains heavy on its electric adoption. But that could change. The goal of eliminate petrol and diesel vehicles means manufacturers are moving into the electric vehicle market, including motorcycles. It looks like an electric motorcycle might just become the norm rather than a novelty.

The journey so far

Today, “electricity” (along with “range”) is a bit of a buzzword in the automotive industry. As a result, we are seeing more and more push bikes and electric scooters being introduced to the market. AT CES 2022, for example, we’ve seen a few automakers discuss the “eMobility experience” while unveiling their technology. One such manufacturer, Segway, came to CES with a new line of scooters called the P-Series and a new moped-style electric scooter, the E11a. With wider running boards and handles, these nimble vehicles are ready to enter the personal market and provide shared operators.

As for bikes, Ukrainian startup Delfast showed off an upgraded model of its Top 3.0 e-bike. According to the company, these bikes can travel up to 200 miles on a single charge and are equipped with a smart computer that can receive software updates and immobilize the vehicle if stolen. It’s part and parcel of the “connected vehicles” theme we’ve been hearing a lot about lately.

But CES didn’t just highlight advances in electric bikes and scooters. Of a new Mercedes boasting 621 miles per charge to an electric BMW crossover that can change color, it goes without saying that electric cars are starting to find their groove. In fact, some would say they already have. In the UK, the Tesla Model 3 is the executive car of choice and became the second best-selling new car in 2021.

Yet these vehicles are not really affordable. At £42,500 ($57,500), Tesla’s electric car remains exclusive to the wealthiest British households. It’s not unique to Tesla either; four out of five British drivers say electric cars are generally too expensive. And that takes into account government support to buy them. Additionally, although cost is a factor, customers are hesitant to invest in technology that has not yet solved an infrastructure problem. Namely, the shortage of charging stations globally.

This could be the reason for a perceived lack of interest in electric motorcycles. Although there is an example to the contrary, which wins the hearts of tankers and proves that electricity can look good on two wheels. This example is the XP Zero, winner of 15 international design awards and capable of 110 hp from an electric motor. But as with other Zero Motorcycles models, customers are looking for a £12,000 to £20,000 ($16,000 – $27,000) price tag. So how do you make e-bikes more accessible?

Hope on the horizon

It’s no secret that the more diverse the market, the better for consumers. And it’s likely we’re about to see electric motorcycles go mainstream soon. While they have yet to unveil a personal vehicle, Ducati has shown off its first electric racing motorcycle ready to join MotoE. Known as the Ducati V21L, the electric prototype completed several laps on the Marco Simoncelli track at the Misano World Circuit. The significance here, of course, is that the motorsports industry often leads the way in terms of innovation – where they go, motoring as a whole tends to follow.

Internationally, there are already business cases for electric motorcycles. Thailand is testing e-bikes as taxis. On a single charge, these bikes can travel around 100 km – and the government is currently studying their impact on the economy and the environment. In Africa, electric vehicle manufacturer Opibus has formed a partnership with Uber to provide 3,000 electric bikes. With a large bike rack, the bikes are ideal for transporting luggage.

Interestingly, Opibus’ bikes are built around an interchangeable dual battery instead of relying on EV charging ports. It’s something we see on a much larger scale in China. NIO, often called Tesla in China, pioneered battery-swap technology in its home market and recently revealed it has installed 778 stations on major highways and cities. In effect, this means that instead of having to search for charging ports, consumers can swap out batteries when theirs runs out – a process that takes just three minutes. Norway is the first European country to sell NIO vehicles, and already 92% of buyers have subscribed to the battery swap functionality compared to traditional charging stations. Again, this is good news for motorcycle enthusiasts, who can expect the freedom to cover hundreds of miles at a time without worrying about restricted power sources.

Like motorsport, innovation in business is generally good for the consumer. As we see more stories about electric motorcycles being used in racing and retail, we can expect to see manufacturers eyeing the consumer market. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean audiences will flock to them. There’s a reason the motorcycle industry has been one of the slowest adopters of electrics, and it’s something manufacturers will need to overcome.

Road to Adoption

For many motorcyclists, the lure is unfolding a map and plotting a course across the country, continent or world. The EV infrastructure raises fears that these long, sprawling journeys will be limited to the limited charging points or battery stations currently available.

The loss of sound is another sticking point. The roar of motors will never be reproduced in e-bikes in the same way. Co-founder of Fonz Moto, Michelle Nazzari, recently described how their social media feeds were often hit with “emasculating comments” about silence.

The environmental benefits may outweigh this loss, especially since traditional motorcycles emit higher levels of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. It’s something manufacturers will likely introduce to younger generations – those who fell in love with motorcycling not because of the roar of the engines, but for their eco-friendly performance.

With 60% of young people saying they felt worried or very worried about climate change, there is an argument to be made that there has never been a better time for electric motorcycles. Young people want a solution to rising emissions, and these motorcycles provide it. Additionally, with battery swapping providing an alternative to charging ports, the infrastructure for electric vehicles is set to grow significantly.

At Wejo, we have our own plans to support the growth of electric vehicle infrastructure. By leveraging the billions of data points we process every day, we are able to visualize how cities move. We intend to provide this information to government authorities, who in turn can improve electric vehicle infrastructure and remove even more barriers to mass adoption of electric motorcycles. For manufacturers, it’s simply a race across the line to see who can provide the Tesla equivalent of the e-bike.

What do you think?

Join the conversation about electric vehicles on our social media. After all, manufacturers are designing new electric vehicles right now, so why not tell us what you want to see on our LinkedIn and Twitter? You will also find updates on autonomous and connected vehicles.

In the meantime, if you would like to contact us for anything else, fill out our contact form and a member of the team will contact you.

There is no doubt that the future of mobility lies in electric and autonomous vehicles. The original automakers are working hard to keep pace with new entrants to the industry and the technology companies that are revolutionizing it. With transport emissions representing 29% of carbon emissions in 2019, the race towards cleaner and more sustainable transport and a greener future is definitely on.

But as the race intensifies, the challenges associated with developing a comprehensive support infrastructure, including charging networks, become greater. The benefits and widespread adoption of electric mobility can only truly be realized when the EV infrastructure is in place to provide universal access to charging networks.

To enable enterprises to meet this challenge head-on, Palantir has developed the EV Infrastructure Operating System (OS). The app, created in partnership with Wejo, helps ensure that investment in electric vehicle infrastructure is not only efficient and data-driven, but also sustainable.

With this in mind, Palantir’s software and Wejo’s data provide enterprises with advanced site selection capabilities and network operation tools to build, scale and operate efficient electric vehicle charging networks.

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The best cheap electric bikes 2022 https://veldia.net/the-best-cheap-electric-bikes-2022/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:00:27 +0000 https://veldia.net/the-best-cheap-electric-bikes-2022/ A cheap e-bike can be a game-changer, and there are some great options out there if you know where to look. Just a few years ago it was next to impossible to get one from a reputable bike manufacturer for less than $2000, but luckily the tide has now changed and there is a huge […]]]>

A cheap e-bike can be a game-changer, and there are some great options out there if you know where to look. Just a few years ago it was next to impossible to get one from a reputable bike manufacturer for less than $2000, but luckily the tide has now changed and there is a huge range of budget e-bikes out there. which are a joy to ride and won’t break the bank.

Sure, you can buy a much cheaper e-bike if you’re willing to settle for an unknown brand, but that’s something we’d avoid. The bikes listed here are all from manufacturers with a good track record and strong after-sales service. Their bikes also comply with the local rules and standards where they are sold, so you can be sure you won’t be arrested for riding anything illegal.

Almost all of these bikes have been tested in the UK and therefore have a top speed of 15.5mph with the engine running. Versions sold in other countries (especially the United States) may have a higher top speed, which means higher battery usage and reduced range. Take a moment to check the specs on the retailer’s site before making your final choice – and happy driving.

Rad Power Bikes RadMission 1 Electric Bike in White

(Image credit: Rad Power Bikes)

A no-frills hybrid e-bike with great specs for the price

Characteristics

Vary: 45+ miles

Weight: 21.5 kg for the straddle frame, 22 kg for the straddle

Reasons to buy

+Ready to roll out of the box+Convenient hybrid design+Good specs for the price

Reasons to avoid

Only one frame size

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Jump bikes, e-bikes and scooters have new rules in Sacramento https://veldia.net/jump-bikes-e-bikes-and-scooters-have-new-rules-in-sacramento/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://veldia.net/jump-bikes-e-bikes-and-scooters-have-new-rules-in-sacramento/ City officials say the new rules are an effective way to help prevent scooters and bicycles from blocking sidewalks. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Anyone cruising through Sacramento on an electric bike or scooter will have new rules to follow in 2022. Impacted bicycles and scooters are part of carpooling programs. Generally, people can pay to borrow […]]]>

City officials say the new rules are an effective way to help prevent scooters and bicycles from blocking sidewalks.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Anyone cruising through Sacramento on an electric bike or scooter will have new rules to follow in 2022.

Impacted bicycles and scooters are part of carpooling programs. Generally, people can pay to borrow these bikes and ride them around town. However, city officials say the ride-sharing program has caused problems with people leaving bikes in areas where they block sidewalks.

This has led to new rules affecting where carpoolers can leave that bike or scooter when they are done using it.

“We hear from many people that shared vehicles are not parked properly and are blocking sidewalks and accessible travel routes,” said Jennifer Donlon Wyant, transportation planning manager. “Shared scooters must now have locks to ensure they are safely out of public right-of-way. The same goes for shared bikes. Data from other cities shows it’s an effective way to reduce blocked sidewalks. “

In general, riders will need to lock rented scooters and bikes to bike racks or to the scooter or bike itself at specific drop-off areas throughout the city. There are 35 drop-off zones throughout Sacramento with over 7,000 bicycle parking spaces.

The city charges operators $15 for each bike or scooter blocking sidewalks or ramps. This burden must be passed on to the company’s riders.

For an overview of the drop zones in the city, see the map below.

A list of the new rules is available below:

  • Lock scooters and bikes to bike racks.
  • Lock the vehicle onto itself in the identified drop zones.
  • Do not lock shared vehicles to benches, sign posts, fire hydrants or anything that is not a bike rack.

Sacramento to start fining people $207 for riding e-bikes, scooters on the sidewalk

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