Dutch University and Gazelle Develop Smart Power Steering for (Electric) Bikes

DELFT, the Netherlands – It’s a kind of power steering for e-bikes but much smarter than the ones for cars. At least this is what the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands and Gazelle claim. They have developed “smart steering support” for bikes. It comes as a headset integrated motor that adjusts the steering when the cyclist is in danger of falling down.
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Brose Introduces New Displays

BERLIN, Germany – E-bike system supplier Brose developed an all new line of displays to make operating an e-bike more intuitive and ergonomic. “The displays are designed to meet different riders’ unique needs and fit perfectly in the existing Brose Drive product family,” said Brose in a statement.
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E-Bike and E-Scooter Operator Voi Expands Rapidly in Europe

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The urban mobility company Voi Technology is currently planning a large-scale expansion in 150 European cities with e-step-scooters, as well as e-bikes and e-cargobikes. The Voi sharing system of this Scandinavian start-up was successfully launched in the summer of 2018 in Stockholm. For their ambitious European roll-out program the Scandinavians recently presented a new series of improved e-scooters and e-bikes.
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Production at Fritz Jou Bikes Europe Picks Up Speed

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Fritz Jou Mfg. Co. Ltd was among the first overseas companies who announced to invest in a production facility in the Bike Value Portugal. Bike Europe had the opportunity to talk exclusively with Fritz Jou Mfg. Co, Ltd founder and President Fritz Jou about his European ambitions. “The factory is already operational and by the end of 2019, we expect everything to be ready. Then our annual capacity is 300,000 units,” said Fritz Jou.
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Breakthrough in Batteries Claimed with Graphene-Polymer Technology

WUXI, China – Inefficient charging and a limited battery life has been the main problems which have restricted the development of e-bikes as well as other e-vehicles. The Wuxi-based battery developer Jiangsu NESC Science and Technology Company claims to have found a breakthrough solution for these issues, applying space technology and Graphene.
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Hayes Components To Make Kids’ Cycling Safer

MEQUON, USA – Hayes Performance Systems’ product development team designed a set of kids components. “Our inspiration was fueled when we saw so many kids struggling with the lack of performance-level components,” the US based component manufacturer states in a press release.
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Next Automotive Powerhouse Steps into E-Bikes: Michelin

PARIS, France – After a big and growing number of suppliers from the automotive sector made their appearance within the e-bike market, the next powerhouse appears now. And this time it’s an unexpected one. Michelin is making it acquaintance in electric bicycles with “E-drives powered by Michelin”.
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2nd Electronics Powerhouse from Taiwan Enters E-Bike Market

TAIPEI, Taiwan – After Darfon Electronics Corp. entered the e-bike market in 2015, now another computer giant from Taiwan is making its appearance. And this one is even much bigger compared to Darfon. It’s a multi-billion computer laptop, tablet etcetera maker based in Taiwan which is now stepping into the electric bicycle market through one of its subsidiaries.
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Also in 2019 E-Bike Sales Keeps Growing in Big Numbers

AMERSFOORT, the Netherlands – After a year that saw unprecedented growth in the main markets for e-bikes; one of those markets continues to show a large growth. During this year’s first quarter the sale of city e-bikes (turnover-wise) grew by some 44 percent in the Netherlands. In 2018 (volume-wise) electric bike sales in Holland rose by close to 38 percent to close to 410,000 units growing to be the biggest category.
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Austria’s (Electric) Bike Sales Reaches Record Highs

VIENNA, Austria – 2018 wasn’t only a good year for bicycles in Germany, but also in neighboring Austria. The main trend here is the same as in many other European countries: e-bikes, e-bikes and e-bikes. Growing to a 33 percent market share (2017: 29 percent), Austria is now one of the biggest EU e-bike markets; in fact, the third largest (behind Belgium and the Netherlands and before Switzerland and Germany).
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HYC Launches Recyclable Thermoplastic Frame Technology

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Displaying fully automatic frame production in combination with a hundred percent recyclable material made Hsin Yung Chien Co., Ltd. (HYC) one of the remarkable exhibitors at this year’s Taipei Cycle Show. The frames are mainly made of recyclable plastics.
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Study Reveals: Widespread E-Bike Adoption Coming

EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands – A YouGov study, commissioned by Shimano, indicates that a quarter of all Europeans are now willing to commute to work by e-bike. This independent research of over 12,000 people across 10 countries reveals that fact. What especially stands out in the research results is that in Spain and Italy – countries that still have relatively low e-bike sales – many people are willing to switch to e-bikes for their daily commute.
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E-Bike Sales Also Boomed in France Last Year

PARIS, France – Apart from Germany and the Netherlands where 2018 e-bike sales increased by close to 40 percent; France is the next market in Europe that saw a likewise development for electric bicycles last year. According to the statistics of the French Bicycles Observatory which were published yesterday, 2018 e-bike sales increased by 21 percent to an all-time high of 338,000 units. The e-bike category in France now represents 535 million euro in sales, which accounts for more than 40 percent of the total bicycle market value.
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One Million E-Bikes Sold in Germany in 2018; Up 36 Percent!

BAD SODEN, Germany – E-bikes are boosting the German bicycle industry as the sales volume hiked by a staggering 36 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. No less than 980,000 units were sold last year. Today every one out of four bicycles sold in Germany is an electric one.
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