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  • Porsche to develop e-bike drive system in collaboration with Ponooc Investment

    Motors, batteries, and software will be designed by Porsche eBike Performance GmbH, located in Ottobrunn. Stuttgart-based P2 eBike GmbH — powered by Porsche will use the new drive systems to create a new generation of Porsche e-bikes. A new management team will steer the Porsche-Ponooc partnershi...
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  • E-bike motor trends: mid-drives vs. hub drives

    E-bike motor trends: mid-drives vs. hub drives

    (BRAIN) — When Specialized announced the re-launch of its Globe brand in May as an affordable electric bike purveyor focused on car-replacing transportation, the company released only one spy photo showing an e-bike obscured by cargo baskets and cactuses. While the e-bike’s frame was largel...
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  • E-bike proponents continue push for subsidies after scaled down bill’s passage

    E-bike proponents continue push for subsidies after scaled down bill’s passage

    WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The industry expressed disappointment that the Inflation Reduction Act leaves out an e-bike tax credit and other initiatives that were part of more ambitious but failed climate-change legislation earlier this year. But proponents won’t stop advocating for federal subsid...
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  • PeopleForBikes recommends Class 1 e-bikes for mountain bike trails

    PeopleForBikes recommends Class 1 e-bikes for mountain bike trails

    LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes is urging land managers to allow the use of Class 1 e-bikes — but no other e-bikes — on all non-motorized, natural surface trails (including singletrack mountain biking trails) where traditional bicycles are allowed. The recommendation, if adopted by la...
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  • 8 Bike Accessories No Bike Owner Should Live Without

    8 Bike Accessories No Bike Owner Should Live Without

    Whether you have a one-gear “fixie” that you ride along side streets to the farmer’s market once a week or a fully loaded e-bike that you use to weave through downtown rush hour traffic, you know that riding a bike is more than just a hobby or a mode of transportation. It’s a lifestyle. To help...
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  • Intro to Electric Bikes – What They Are & How They Work

    Intro to Electric Bikes – What They Are & How They Work

    What are electric bicycles? When someone hears electric bicycle, the first image they imagine may be a scooter or electric motorcycle – but they actually look pretty different. Just picture a regular bicycle, then add several electrical components to it like a motor, a battery, and a contro...
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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RUN AN ELECTRIC BIKE?

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RUN AN ELECTRIC BIKE?

    So you’re thinking of buying an electric bike, but you don’t want to take the plunge without considering all of the costs involved, right? No problem, we’ve created this handy guide to help you figure out electric bike running costs so you can decide whether or not an electric bike is right for ...
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  • What is an electric cargo bike?

    What is an electric cargo bike?

    E-cargo bikes are becoming more and more popular, especially in the world of delivery drivers. Also known as e-bikes, these power-assist bikes offer businesses and families an easy, eco-friendly way to transport—whether it’s taking a customer’s order or sending a child to school. But ...
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  • BELT DRIVE TECHNOLOGY

    BELT DRIVE TECHNOLOGY

    Most of us have a chain on our bike. But now there’s another option. We’ll explain more in this article. SAY HELLO TO A HASSLE-FREE CYCLING EXPERIENCE Now, before you think about throwing out your chain. Don’t be too hasty. There’s still a perfectly good place for the good old trusty chain....
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  • E-BIKE BUYING GUIDE

    E-BIKE BUYING GUIDE

    Combining the classic bicycle look and lightweight feel with the added power of a battery and plenty of modern design, electric bikes really do offer the best of both worlds. Find the perfect electric bike and take your bike to the next level Whether you’re new to cycling, just starting out...
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  • ELECTRIC BIKE LAWS

    ELECTRIC BIKE LAWS

    Because of the motor on an electric bike, there are laws in place to ensure they’re safely used on the UK’s roads and cycle paths. We’ve put together everything you need to know about electric bike laws in the UK before purchasing your first eBike. Electric bicycle laws and regulation...
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  • ELECTRIC BIKE JARGON EXPLAINED

    ELECTRIC BIKE JARGON EXPLAINED

    Ever wondered what a hub motor is or where the term Pedelec comes from? We’ve created a handy guide to explain common electric bike jargon that you might come across and help you explore electric bikes with more confidence. E-BIKE A shortened term to describe electric bikes. MOTOR SYSTEM Th...
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