pedal assist – Veldia http://veldia.net/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 21:51:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://veldia.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-92-150x150.jpg pedal assist – Veldia http://veldia.net/ 32 32 SUPER73-C1X 75mph electric motorcycle unveiled, plus new e-bikes https://veldia.net/super73-c1x-75mph-electric-motorcycle-unveiled-plus-new-e-bikes/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 20:12:28 +0000 https://veldia.net/super73-c1x-75mph-electric-motorcycle-unveiled-plus-new-e-bikes/ SUPER73’s highly anticipated debut (then canceled, then rescheduled, then delayed a bit again today) took place a few minutes ago in Los Angeles. The brand had teased several new e-bike models and hinted at a lightweight electric motorcycle. Luckily for anyone who appreciates their e-bikes with one or two excess extra sides, SUPER73 comes with […]]]>

SUPER73’s highly anticipated debut (then canceled, then rescheduled, then delayed a bit again today) took place a few minutes ago in Los Angeles. The brand had teased several new e-bike models and hinted at a lightweight electric motorcycle. Luckily for anyone who appreciates their e-bikes with one or two excess extra sides, SUPER73 comes with it. The SUPER73-C1X electric motorcycle concept was unveiled alongside a new entry-level Z-series electric bike, an updated R-series bike and a new electric balance bike for child.

Anyone familiar with SUPER73 already knows that the brand falls somewhere between “super-powered electric bikes” and “electric motorcycles that you can park on the rack”.

Look no further than the 2,000W, 30+ mph R-Series e-bikes that SUPER73 has unveiled as the brand’s first full-suspension models.

But now the new SUPER73-C1X cranks up the power even further, dropping the pedals and any remaining e-bike charade with them.

The SUPER73-C1X electric motorcycle unveiled

Instead of a high-powered electric bike, the C1X gives us a low-powered naked electric motorcycle. SUPER73’s disclaimer highlights the fact that this is no longer your typical e-bike: “License, registration and insurance required”.

Going further, CEO LeGrand Crewse described it on stage as “the natural evolution of a SUPER73”.

The small size and 31-inch seat height make it more like a Honda Grom than a full-size street bike, and the smaller-format 15-inch wheels should keep it pretty nimble.

The bike is also expected to be lighter than full-size motorcycles, as the company claims it has a “target weight under 300lbs.”

The C1X features a mid-mounted engine, although the company has yet to release a horsepower figure for the engine. SUPER73 said it should allow cyclists to reach a top speed of “over 75 mph”, or at least 120 km/h for anyone following the pond.

SUPER73 opted for a chain drive on the C1X, so don’t expect it to be a quiet electric motorcycle. Unlike most electric motorcycles that use belt drives, chain-driven electric motorcycles tend to have a little more chainsaw noise than motor roar.

It’s not yet clear how big the SUPER-C1X’s battery is, but the company says it can achieve a maximum city range of 160 km.

What is the range at its top speed of 75 mph? Your guess is as good as ours, but around half that number or less would be a smart bet.

Recharging should be fairly quick though, as the company claims an 80% charge in less than an hour.

The price adds to the lack of published information for the C1X. SUPER73 hasn’t revealed a final figure for the brand’s first road-legal bike, but they’re taking $73 deposits for reservations. Production is expected to begin “end of 2023”.

Brooklyn SUPER73-R Electric Bike

The SUPER73-R Brooklyn has been unveiled as the latest full-suspension e-bike in the brand’s lineup. While the brand’s previous R-series e-bikes have focused more on off-roading, the Brooklyn model will be intended for on-road use.

The street-specific SUPER73 LZRD tires and new handlebar should combine to deliver better performance on the road.

The bike also includes a healthy mix of new components along with popular retained features, as the company explained:

“The SUPER73-R Brooklyn now includes a front and rear lighting package plus a horn – items that were previously reserved for the RX. The R Brooklyn also gets air assist for its inverted coil spring fork to improve comfort and control, while its hydraulic twin-piston brakes are retained.As before, the SUPER73-R Brooklyn features a powerful internally geared brushless DC hub motor capable of a peak output of 2300 watts. a state-of-the-art 960 watt-hour battery, the R can deliver over 40 miles of range at 20 mph under throttle activation, or over 75 miles using ECO pedal assist mode, selected via phone SUPER73 app.”

The bike can have a range of 40 miles at 20 mph, but many riders will surely want to unlock its top speed at the more thrilling 28 mph.

SUPER73 Z-Miami Electric Bike

The new Super73 Z-Miami may look like a familiar Z1 e-bike as we’ve seen before, but it sports a few key updates.

A removable battery, new tread pattern, new lightweight aluminum frame and new paint colors adorn the updated bike.

The bike sports a healthy performance as well, as the company explained:

“The internally geared brushless DC hub motor is capable of 1200 watts of peak power. Coupled with a long-lasting removable 615 watt-hour battery, the SUPER73-Z Miami is capable of delivering over 30 miles of range at 20 mph in throttle-only mode, or approximately 50 miles of range using power assist mode. ECO pedal via selectable driving modes in the SUPER73 phone app. Additionally, it will come pre-wired for easy installation of optional accessory lighting.

SUPER73 Youth Series Children’s Electric Bike

SUPER73’s new electric kids’ bike is a little more of a motorcycle than a balance bike, although SUPER73 CEO LeGrand Crewse certainly touted it as a balance bike to help kids ages 4 to 8 year olds learning to ride a bike and developing key balancing skills on a two-wheeler.

The bike features a right-side twist throttle, low seat height, large foot platforms, and a cute little removable battery pack with 60 minutes of ride time. There’s even a hydraulic disc brake setup in the rear—a surprisingly nice component for a kids’ bike.

There are several parent-controlled ride modes that should allow moms and dads to adjust the intensity of the ride as juniors’ skills improve.

With a maximum rider height listed at 48 inches, it looks like some taller kids might enjoy it for more than just “learning.” Riding the block on the smallest little electric motorcycle you’ve ever seen sounds like a hoot.

Better make your parents pay though – the youth series will cost $995.

Electrek’s Grasp

The design of the C1x will certainly divide. In fact, SUPER73’s European website accidentally leaked the design when someone found a cached version of the C1X launch page and posted it on the SUPER73 subreddit. The mods did a quick job of deleting the Reddit post, but not before comments poured in largely about the aesthetics of the bike.

Then comes the price. It was always going to be difficult for SUPER73 to compete on price – it’s just not in the company’s playbook. SUPER73 has always charged a premium over comparable performance bikes like those from Ariel Rider. Then you have to consider that something like CSC’s City Slicker electric motorcycle, which runs at almost 80 km/h, comes at a price. at only $2,795. Not to mention a more comparable spec Kollter ES1, which can reach 120 km/h for only $5,995. Without yet knowing what SUPER73 will charge, it remains impossible to say whether it can compete with the many new entrants in this growing market. But with global markets plummeting and the company likely very aware of the SONDORS metacycle debacle, not announcing pricing until multi-year production draws closer was probably a wise move.

The youth series is an interesting initiative for the company. I don’t know how much of a need there was for an e-bike in the 4-8 age bracket, but I really want to try riding this little thing.

The Brooklyn version of the R-series definitely seems like a good move, as this bike will be a great e-bike in a set of e-bikes for street commuters.

Overall, SUPER73 had strong performances. Now the waiting game begins to see if we ever get a C1X and if it comes in at a reasonable price.

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E-bikes as an alternative to cars are gaining ground in the face of rising gas prices https://veldia.net/e-bikes-as-an-alternative-to-cars-are-gaining-ground-in-the-face-of-rising-gas-prices/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 17:54:26 +0000 https://veldia.net/e-bikes-as-an-alternative-to-cars-are-gaining-ground-in-the-face-of-rising-gas-prices/ The e-bike alternative to rising gas prices Due to skyrocketing gasoline prices, people are looking for alternative means of transportation, including electric bicycles. HUNTINGTON BEACH – As gas prices continue to rise in California and across the country, some are considering alternative modes of transportation to help ease the pain at the pump. At Fresh […]]]>

As gas prices continue to rise in California and across the country, some are considering alternative modes of transportation to help ease the pain at the pump.

At Fresh Electric Bikes, an e-bike shop in Huntington Beach, there has been a surge in e-bike sales during the pandemic and especially now that gas prices continue to rise.

For those unsure, maybe it’s the cost – it’s a bit more than a traditional bike.

They start at $1,500 and can go up to around $2,800, depending on what you’re looking for.

You don’t even have to pedal on the way to work, maybe do some pedal assist on the way home and exercise.

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A good option – they also rent bikes here at Fresh Electric.

To charge they give you a charger – take it out and plug it in like a cell phone.

At last check, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in California is the highest in the country at $5.44, according to AAA — a number that is expected to rise after President Joe Biden banned Russian oil imports on Tuesday in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Governor Gavin Newsom has offered to send money back to taxpayers to offset record gas prices, but rejected calls for more oil drilling, saying he wanted to free the state “once and for all from the grip of the petro-dictators”.

Newsom’s proposal, announced during his annual state of the state address, would likely take the form of a tax refund. But the governor gave no details, saying he will work with legislative leaders “to put money back in the pockets of Californians to deal with rising gas prices.”

Electric bike prices can range from around $2,400 all the way up to $6,000 and beyond depending on your needs and abilities.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ampler now offers five e-bikes for all types of riders https://veldia.net/ampler-now-offers-five-e-bikes-for-all-types-of-riders/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://veldia.net/ampler-now-offers-five-e-bikes-for-all-types-of-riders/ Ampler is back with two all-new pedal-assist e-bikes – the Juna and Axel – which join updated versions of the company’s Curt, Stout and Stellar. The range of five relatively lightweight e-bikes offers something for everyone with the aim of appealing to all types of riders of varying sizes and tastes, with designs that feel […]]]>

Ampler is back with two all-new pedal-assist e-bikes – the Juna and Axel – which join updated versions of the company’s Curt, Stout and Stellar. The range of five relatively lightweight e-bikes offers something for everyone with the aim of appealing to all types of riders of varying sizes and tastes, with designs that feel like regular bikes thanks to batteries that are neatly integrated into down tubes.

I saw each of the new Amplers at a private event at the company’s new showroom and service center in Amsterdam. Every e-bike—from the sporty Curt and Axel to the laid-back Juna and Stellar steps to the rugged Stout—expresses a maturity in form and function you’d expect from a company that helped kickstart the electrification of the city and bicycle commuters desirable.

Ampler adds Juna and Axel models to updated Curt, Stout and Stellar.
Image: Ampere

“We call it the second generation because nearly everything is new, including the fully in-house developed frames and electronic systems designed to deliver the full Ampler experience,” says Ampler CEO and co-founder Ardo Kaurit, in a press release. “It’s our passion to create e-bikes that serve urban commuters – bikes that are exciting, durable, safe and responsibly built. I believe we have taken a big step towards our goal with the new generation.

Ampler, based in Estonia, was formed in 2014 by three friends: a professional motocross racer, an engineer and a bike designer. The company walked through the door in 2016 with a trio of attractive e-bikes at a time when the category was dominated by massive bolt-on battery designs mostly ridden by older people. Today, Ampler employs over 140 people and has shipped over 15,000 e-bikes. He recently secured million new investments to expand its European operations and build a new factory in its hometown of Tallinn while expanding its showrooms beyond Tallinn, Berlin and Cologne to new facilities in Amsterdam and Zurich.

All Ampler e-bikes now come with a new built-in display.
Image: Ampere

The upright and relaxed Juna (16.5 kg / 36 lb 6 oz) can accommodate smaller riders from 150 cm (4 ft 11 in), while the Axel (16.3 kg / 35 lb 15 oz) suitable for riders up to 200cm (6ft 7in) tall. Juna and Axel come with single-speed Gates belt drives and feature 27.5-inch rims and wide 50mm puncture-proof tires that should soak up bumps while carrying heavy loads.

All five Ampler models now feature Bluetooth, GSM and GPS for theft protection and remote access in Ampler’s refined app, improved cable routing, torque sensors for natural power assist, bright front lights from Busch & Müller, brake lights integrated in the rear. fenders (except Curt, which holds the taillight in the seatpost), new integrated displays on the top tubes, and a more convenient power button under the top tube.

The e-bikes are powered by Ampler-developed 250W rear hub motors and 48V 336Wh batteries that charge from zero to full in 2.5 hours. Combined, they give a top speed of 25 km/h (according to European legislation) and a range of 50 to 100 km, with 70 km of average indicated, according to Ampler. The built-in battery is not user-removable but can be removed for service, and the bikes lack the throttles popular on faster e-bikes in the United States.

The updated Ampler Curt.
Image: Ampere

The Ampler Curt remains one of my favorite e-bikes from any manufacturer. At just 14.4 kg (nearly 32 pounds), the new Curt is still one of, if not the the lightest fully equipped (lights, fenders, kickstand) e-bikes available anywhere. Its aggressive geometry, however, may be too uncomfortable for some.

The all-new Axel is the model that intrigues me the most as a city/commuter e-bike. It features a reasonably sporty geometry with a low-maintenance belt drive. It also comes standard with mudguards, integrated lighting and a kickstand, making it suitable for use as an all-weather city bike for family errands or as a commuter bike that can move the cyclists to a remote office without breaking a sweat. It’s also the model I’ll be reviewing in bike-obsessed Amsterdam over the next few weeks – so stay tuned.

The Ampler Juna and Axel are available now for €2,590 / £2,490. Availability of the updated Curt will be announced next week alongside the Stout and Stellar models. Ampler’s bikes aren’t cheap, but the company isn’t going to kill you to death with subscription add-ons like some e-bike manufacturers either.

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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.

When or:

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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You can now “change” any bike with electric bikes that have a range of 70 km https://veldia.net/you-can-now-change-any-bike-with-electric-bikes-that-have-a-range-of-70-km/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 12:36:32 +0000 https://veldia.net/you-can-now-change-any-bike-with-electric-bikes-that-have-a-range-of-70-km/ On January 7, 2022, GoZero Mobility, a company that designs its e-bikes in Britain but manufactures them in India, unveiled its unique “Switch” campaign. The main feature of this campaign is that it allows customers to bring their conventional bikes of any brand at a price between Rs 7,000 and Rs 25,000 and exchange them […]]]>

On January 7, 2022, GoZero Mobility, a company that designs its e-bikes in Britain but manufactures them in India, unveiled its unique “Switch” campaign. The main feature of this campaign is that it allows customers to bring their conventional bikes of any brand at a price between Rs 7,000 and Rs 25,000 and exchange them for a new GoZero electric bike. (Image above: on the left, a boy riding a conventional bicycle and on the right, a GoZero electric bicycle)

“You can swap out any conventional bike and swap it out for the top three GoZero e-bike models – Mile X, Skellig X, and Skelling ProX. There are certain parameters regarding the bike you can swap in. We take two things into consideration different sizes – 26 inches (designed for people between 5 feet and the smaller end of 6 feet) and 27.5 inches,” says Sumit Ranjan, co-founder of GoZero Mobility, speaking for The best India.

Priced at Rs 34,999, the Mile X has a battery life of 45 hours on a single charge (pedal assist mode), reaches a top speed of 25 km/h and takes 3 hours to fully recharge. Powered by a 250W BLDC hub motor, it comes with an LCD display that shows your current speed, last ride distance, battery charge level and operates your headlights.

If the battery or motor is not working or there is a problem with the controller, the rider will receive an error code on the LCD screen that specifies what the exact problem is with the e-bike. All of their e-bikes, including the Mile X, come with modular components and removable batteries that customers can charge at home, in the office, and more.

The Skellig X, on the other hand, comes with a 45km battery range on a single charge, but comes with a fancier composite steel frame and larger LCD screen.

Priced at Rs 45,999, the Pro X offers 70km battery range on a single charge and 5-level pedal assist. It has a 400Wh lithium battery (2000 charge cycles), which takes about 3 hours to recharge from 0-90%. The dashboard is highlighted by the GoZero Drive Control Version 4.0 LCD screen and there is also a flashlight with a guide-me-home activated system.

It gets a tough build with its composite mild steel frame and front suspension fork, mated to an alloy stem grip. Customers get a two-year battery warranty on the Pro X, while other models offer a one-year warranty. Besides the e-bike, cyclists will also receive a charger.

Sumit Ranjan, co-founder of GoZero Mobility

How does the Switch campaign work?

Over the past month, over 500 bikes have been traded in. However, the campaign will be valid for less than two months until April 9, 2022. How can I exchange my bike?

It starts with calling the GoZero Mobility helpline number and finding the nearest dealership. Once a customer has found the dealer, show the conventional bike to be traded in, after which the dealer will contact the GoZero team.

“Our company has a team dedicated to this program. We have developed our algorithm to calculate the value of the old bike. Once calculated, we offer a 20-40% discount on the purchase of our electric bike,” notes Sumit.

Swap your bike for this e-bike
Swap your bike for this e-bike

Why should cyclists trade in their bike for an e-bike?

“We have a growing customer base who are educating themselves and considering e-bikes as their next upgrade. For us, the end use or motive for this campaign is to refurbish all collected bikes and use them for internal purposes. This small step is also directed towards our larger goal of clean and emission-free mobility. Consumers always choose to be different, the idea of ​​this campaign is why settle for less,” says Sumit.

Also, many people have bicycles at home but do not use them regularly, except for avid cyclists. “For most people, bikes are often left at home and sit largely unused. We offer them the possibility to upgrade the bikes to a GoZero electric bike. With our electric bikes, cyclists benefit from many features such as the “Throttle” mode where they can use it like a scooter and the “Pedal-Assist” mode. As for the latter, each time you pedal the e-bike, the motor will provide additional assistance. Plus, you can increase or decrease the assist level and even turn it off completely and ride it like a normal bike,” he explains.

GoZero Mobility started operations in 2019. They started the business in Kolkata but moved their base to Delhi-NCR. Today, the company has manufacturing plants in Kolkata and Gurugram.

After the Switch campaign, GoZero plans to expand its presence in northeast India. It has partnered with Kolkata-based Kirti Solar for product development and manufacturing and earlier this month announced plans to invest $1 million for the same.

(Editing by Yoshita Rao)

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Devou Good is offering a $500 e-bike incentive rebate https://veldia.net/devou-good-is-offering-a-500-e-bike-incentive-rebate/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 20:35:00 +0000 https://veldia.net/devou-good-is-offering-a-500-e-bike-incentive-rebate/ The Devou Good Foundation is offering a $500 discount to residents of select communities on both sides of the river who purchase an e-bike after Feb. 15. (photo: provided) by Robin Gee Starting Tuesday, Feb. 15, people who live in the northern Kentucky river towns of Bellevue, Covington, Dayton, Ludlow, and Newport, and select Cincinnati […]]]>
The Devou Good Foundation is offering a $500 discount to residents of select communities on both sides of the river who purchase an e-bike after Feb. 15. (photo: provided)

by Robin Gee

Starting Tuesday, Feb. 15, people who live in the northern Kentucky river towns of Bellevue, Covington, Dayton, Ludlow, and Newport, and select Cincinnati zip codes, will be eligible for a $500 purchase rebate. of an e-bike, thanks to a grant program through the Covington-based Devou Good Foundation.

The privately funded organization focuses on projects that support the community, including those aimed at “improving active transportation.” In northern Kentucky, the foundation has worked with neighborhood groups to improve traffic safety and flow through its Vision Zero program.

In Fort Thomas, the organization has partnered with Chesapeake residents to adopt a slow streets program, and in Newport, the group is helping support ephemeral bike lanes in hopes they will become permanent.

Devou Good launched its Active Transportation Fund last year, setting aside funds to support bike lanes, cycling infrastructure, pedestrian safety initiatives and the new e-bike grant program.

What is an electric bike?

E-bikes are bicycles equipped with a battery-powered electric motor to provide “pedal-assist” power for climbing steep hills. President of the Devou Good Foundation Matt Butler said the additional power boost makes it easier to tackle the many hills in our area, which he hopes will encourage more people to ride.

“When it comes to e-bikes, what people will find is that it’s a lot of fun, and they’re more likely to ride their e-bikes than not. not get used to,” he said. With e-bikes leveling those daunting hills, “people will be drawn back to the fun they had as kids riding bikes, and they’ll rediscover that joy.”

With increased use, he says, comes a host of benefits.

“E-bikes reduce a rider’s carbon footprint, improve their physical and emotional health while eliminating road wear,” he said. “E-bikes are a key part of active transportation and creating a sustainable future. They emit 25g of CO2e per person per kilometer, while buses emit 110g and cars 240g.”

He said he hopes the program will add 100 voters who support the development of e-bike and bike-friendly infrastructure.

“Another reason we’re interested in getting more people to ride bikes is to have more people asking their local governments, demanding their local governments, to provide safe places to ride bikes.”

How electric bikes work

Butler said the small e-bike motor is a force multiplier. In other words, the rider first has to pedal to start the engine, but once it starts, it provides extra power that essentially levels out hills. Those who ride e-bikes still have to pedal, so they’re still getting exercise, but hills are easier. With that, Butler said, the hope is that people will get out and ride more often and go further.

The batteries are small and light, and can be removed and charged at home overnight, much like a cellphone or laptop, he said.

“The batteries draw minimal electricity. And the great thing is that the range is extended,” Butler said. “I have an e-bike. I can ride about 30 miles round trip. My bike gets me to most of the meetings I need to attend. Obviously I don’t go all the way to Sharonville, but I can go about 10-12 miles.”

He said he faces some pretty steep hills to get anywhere from home, but with the e-bike it’s an easier and more enjoyable ride.

Most mainstream e-bikes cost between $1,500 and $4,000, and today almost every major bike manufacturer offers a range of e-bike models. The $500 discount can be applied to purchases made at physical bike stores and online stores. One of the reasons the foundation chose the city’s river corridor and a particular set of Cincinnati neighborhoods was both access to riding locations and proximity to bike shops in those areas.

The first modern e-bikes hit the market in the United States in 1998 and interest has grown steadily. According to data from the NPD Group, the 2020 e-bike retail market in the United States was estimated at $547 million, more than double the market in 2019. Industry analysts estimate that more than 12 million electric bikes will be sold in the United States between 2020 and 2023. Global sales figures are expected to bring in $130 million over the same period.

How to get your discount

“There’s been a lot of interest already,” Butler said. “…So if people are interested, I would encourage them to get ready to buy their bike and submit their rebate request as soon as possible. [after February 15]because the fund is limited to $50,000.”

Reimbursement is open to people living in Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow, or Cincinnati ZIP Codes: 45202, 45203, 45204, 45205, 45206, 45219, 45214, 45220, 45223, and 45226.

Here are the steps for the refund:

  • Buy your e-bike in a store or online after February 15 and keep the receipt.
  • Go to the Discounts on Devou Good Foundation electric bikes Web page.
  • Complete the application, which includes a seven-question survey, and upload your receipt.
  • Once approved, the Devou Good Foundation will send you a check for $500.
  • After 90 days, the foundation will send you another survey to complete. This one will ask you how you used the bike. Some of the questions, Butler said, will ask whether having the bike has changed your transportation choices. Have you used your e-bike for running errands? Did it allow you to go further in less time, opening up more possibilities for shopping or working?

Where to ride

The Foundation collects the e-bike data in hopes that it will support the expansion of bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly policies and projects in the region.

Currently, trails and places to ride safely are dotted around our area. On the north Kentucky side of the river there is the River Commons Trail and the Licking the Riverfront Greenway Trailsbut Butler noted that these, like similar trails across the river, are in “pieces and parts”.

Cyclists can venture to Cincinnati via the Purple People Bridge or the Suspension Bridge to connect with the Ohio River Trailalso in the sections at present, he says.

While people on both sides of the river are actively working on plans, Butler said the big challenge in northern Kentucky is the number of individual municipalities along the river and building connections across them.

Devou Good sponsors a “Map of low-stress bikes” available through Three-state trials which provides information on trails and low-speed streets. Made by cyclists, the map indicates the streets to avoid and the recommended streets.

The Devou Good Foundation was founded by Rebecca Gensler, Butler’s wife, who established the fund to support and work with nonprofits and municipalities seeking to improve the quality of life for residents. For more information, visit Devou Good Foundation website.

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Slight majority of respondents support e-bikes on Twin Buttes trails – The Durango Herald https://veldia.net/slight-majority-of-respondents-support-e-bikes-on-twin-buttes-trails-the-durango-herald/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 01:38:11 +0000 https://veldia.net/slight-majority-of-respondents-support-e-bikes-on-twin-buttes-trails-the-durango-herald/ Advisory councils should make recommendations on whether to allow pedal-assist bicycles John Glover, director of Mountain Bike Specialists, describes the characteristics of an e-bike to Jonathan Bell in May 2017. The City of Durango’s Parks and Recreation, Natural Lands Preservation and Multimodal Advisory Boards discussed the data collected as part of a two-year study of […]]]>

Advisory councils should make recommendations on whether to allow pedal-assist bicycles

John Glover, director of Mountain Bike Specialists, describes the characteristics of an e-bike to Jonathan Bell in May 2017. The City of Durango’s Parks and Recreation, Natural Lands Preservation and Multimodal Advisory Boards discussed the data collected as part of a two-year study of whether to allow e-bikes on the Twin Buttes trails. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)

Results compiled from a two-year test study of whether to allow e-bikes on Twin Buttes trails reveal that a majority of residents are in favor of the popular new bikes.

After the survey period ended in November, the city sent the survey data to Fort Lewis College for analysis.

Paul Clay, associate dean of the School of Business, said 237 trail users completed the survey during the two-year trial period at Twin Buttes.

Of those surveyed, 83% were cyclists, 3% were e-bikers, 12% were hikers, and 2% were runners.

Clay said the big question to focus on in the survey was whether respondents were against or in favor of e-bikes. Survey results showed that 57% of respondents said they would like e-bikes on the trails and 43% said they would not like to allow e-bikes on the trails.

“The core question of the survey is really question two, which is really why we’re all here,” he said. “Overall, 57% of all respondents thought e-bikes should be allowed on the Twin Buttes trail system. For me, this is the main conclusion of this investigation. »

In addition to the data collected on the Twin Buttes Trail, the city received approximately 130 emails from residents supporting or opposing allowing e-bikes on soft-surface trails.

Durango’s Parks and Recreation, Natural Lands Preservation, and Multimodal Advisory Boards held a joint meeting Wednesday on whether to permanently allow e-bikes on Twin Buttes trails.

“We really just wanted to share our new information from the investigation so that our three councils could have a general discussion,” Parks and Recreation Manager Ture Nycum said.

A motion to support continued e-bike use at Twin Buttes was presented to all three councils near the end of the meeting, but was tabled so that each council could make its own decision.

The type of e-bikes in question are Class 1 electric-assist mountain bikes, which are pedal-assisted up to 20 mph.

Public feedback at the meeting was overwhelmingly supportive of allowing e-bikes on city trails.

Proponents of e-bikes explained how they allow people with physical limitations to use and explore local trails. Those against bikes worry about the speed of e-bikes on the trails and the etiquette of riders.

At the meeting, a sub-committee between the three councils was formed to work on allowing e-bikes on local trail systems other than Twin Buttes. One of the big things to consider in allowing e-bikes on trails outside of Twin Buttes is how it will work with conservation easements on certain trails.

“We want clarity on these conservation easements and what they mean moving forward if we decide we want to allow e-bikes on more trails,” Nycum said. “There are no conservation easements at Twin Buttes.”

E-bikes remain permitted at Twin Buttes as a recommendation and decision is under discussion.

njohnson@durangoherald.com

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Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee discusses e-bikes on the trails | News https://veldia.net/lewes-bicycle-and-pedestrian-committee-discusses-e-bikes-on-the-trails-news/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 22:15:00 +0000 https://veldia.net/lewes-bicycle-and-pedestrian-committee-discusses-e-bikes-on-the-trails-news/ LEWESOf the. – The Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee discussed e-bikes and possible concerns they have with motorized bicycles at their last meeting. Pedego in Lewes rents and sells electric bikes. “People are going out and loving the freedom these bikes give them,” said Pedego store manager Lenny Richardson. The bikes, considered class two, […]]]>

LEWESOf the. – The Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee discussed e-bikes and possible concerns they have with motorized bicycles at their last meeting.

Pedego in Lewes rents and sells electric bikes.

“People are going out and loving the freedom these bikes give them,” said Pedego store manager Lenny Richardson.

The bikes, considered class two, allow people to ride regularly, with pedal assist or a throttle. They can go up to 20 miles per hour.

The committee is considering how to enforce a policy for e-bikes on city trails.

“E-bike sales are really skyrocketing, and it’s the predominant bike being sold, so I think more and more you’re going to get a lot more e-bikes on these trails. So if you have 50 e-bikes trying to ‘move as fast as they legally can,’ said committee member John McGovern.

So far, the city says there have been no complaints about e-bikes, but it hopes to create a uniform set of rules.

“I hope they don’t impose any regulations on this because it’s really opened the door for a lot of people who haven’t ridden a bike, who have had knee or hip issues, to get back on these bikes gives them that little bit of assistance because they always want to exercise.Studies prove that every time you ride an e-bike, you go 30% further and you’re more likely to do it every days, which is great,” Richardson said.

While some committee members worry about the future, Richardson encourages visitors and locals to try out the bikes at Pedego.

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Popular wheelie: e-bikes take over the roads https://veldia.net/popular-wheelie-e-bikes-take-over-the-roads/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 05:15:37 +0000 https://veldia.net/popular-wheelie-e-bikes-take-over-the-roads/ Electric bikes are not a new invention. the first patent for an electric bicycle was registered on 31 December 1895 with Ogden Bolton for a battery-powered electric bicycle with a “6-pole commutator brush-type direct current (DC) hub motor mounted in the rear wheel”. But they didn’t get it until Yamaha built one of the first […]]]>

Electric bikes are not a new invention.

the first patent for an electric bicycle was registered on 31 December 1895 with Ogden Bolton for a battery-powered electric bicycle with a “6-pole commutator brush-type direct current (DC) hub motor mounted in the rear wheel”.

But they didn’t get it until Yamaha built one of the first prototypes e-bikes in 1989, then invented the pedal-assist system in 1993. Over the next decade, global e-bike production increased by 35%.

Today, thanks to improved technology, affordability and growing concern for the environment, they are booming all over the world, with the Asia-Pacific region being one of the biggest e-bike markets in the world.

The first patent for an electric bicycle was filed in 1895.
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Electric mobility startup VAAN Electric Moto launches e-bikes in India https://veldia.net/electric-mobility-startup-vaan-electric-moto-launches-e-bikes-in-india/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 06:21:00 +0000 https://veldia.net/electric-mobility-startup-vaan-electric-moto-launches-e-bikes-in-india/ Indian e-mobility lifestyle startup VAAN Electric Moto Pvt Ltd has launched its e-bike-Urbansport in the country. Union Minister of State for Skills Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar launched the Van Electric Moto brand in India during a virtual event held in Kochi on Friday The electric bike is available in two variants – […]]]>
Indian e-mobility lifestyle startup VAAN Electric Moto Pvt Ltd has launched its e-bike-Urbansport in the country. Union Minister of State for Skills Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar launched the Van Electric Moto brand in India during a virtual event held in Kochi on Friday

The electric bike is available in two variants – Urbansport and Urbansport Pro, priced at Rs 59,999 and Rs 69,999 respectively and will initially go on sale in Kochi, before launching in other high-potential markets like Goa, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi in the future.

According to VAAN, the vehicles offer a maximum assist (top speed) of 25 km/h and a pedal-assisted range of 60 kilometers.

VAAN claims that a full charge would only require half a unit of electricity, costing around Rs 4-5. The removable battery, with a net weight of 2.5 kg, would provide more convenience and need 4 hours for a full charge.

Leader of the Opposition in Kerala Assembly, VD Satheesan and Chairman and CEO of OilMax Energy Pvt. Ltd, Kapil Garg has jointly launched VAAN electric bikes in the Indian market.

Ernakulam MP Hibi Eden unveiled the VAAN brand logo during the event which former MP Chandran Pillai also attended.

Both e-bikes get compact unisex 6061 aluminum frames, saddle, rims and handlebars designed by Benelli Biciclette, the Italian brand’s upright e-bike.

“VAAN has linked with them for engineering and supply chain and worked closely with the Benelli team for the development of the Urbansport duo,” the group said in a statement.

VAAN claims its removable battery is a first in this segment, adding that the bikes feature a 7-speed Shimano Tourney derailleur system, front and rear disc brakes and Spinner USA front shocks.

“The electric pedal assist system consists of a 250W hub-mounted electric motor, a removable 48-volt, 7.5Ah lithium-ion battery and a total of 5 speed levels electricity,” he said.

VAAN Urbansport e-bikes have a smart LCD display showing all the necessary information, which can also be used to control the front and rear lights.

“The Urbansport is the more practical of the two and has 20-inch spoked wheels, a luggage rack that can carry up to 15 kilograms and an exposed electric motor. Urbansport Pro is a sleeker and more range that features alloy wheels and an electric motor that is seamlessly integrated into the rear hub,” the statement read.

The company’s factory in Ernakulam has an assembly capacity of 2,000 cycles per month and is initially targeting sales of 8,000 to 10,000 cycles per year.

“We used to target a younger audience, but now we’re even looking at people between the ages of 40 and 55 who don’t need to be bike enthusiasts, given the benefits of our product that offers three modes,” said said Jithu Sukumaran Nair, CEO. and founder of VAAN Electric Mobility said.

He said the e-bike has an assisted mode with five electric gears and a full-throttle mode that boosts speed up to 25 km per hour.

VAAN says the removable lithium battery weighing around 2.50kg with a two-year warranty can be fully charged in around four hours and lasts 50-60km depending on how the bike is used.

KISKA GMBH, owned by KTM, Austria, manages the brand strategy of VAAN, an Indian lifestyle e-mobility start-up.

It was launched globally at the EICMA motorcycle show in Italy. Vaan has a technological partnership with the famous motorcycle manufacturer Benelli.

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