Costly InTube Systems Dominate E-Bike Offering at Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – 1.3 million euro costs the license for an InTube battery system, according to sources. At least that’s said about the one Bosch is selling for its frame-integrated batteries that come with its drive-units and other components. This license derives from the InTube battery patent that is now owned jointly by Accell and Bosch. It presents the leading drive systems maker the right to exclusively sell the license. This and other patented InTube systems are dominating the e-bike offering at the 28th Eurobike that started yesterday.
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E-Bike Sales Skyrockets Across Europe

DOETINCHEM, the Netherlands – The hot and rain-free super summer of 2018 made e-bike sales skyrocket across Europe. Here’s an overview of what happened in most markets. Starting in the North shows that the markets of Sweden, Denmark and Finland are growing to maturity. Sweden even ranks now among the largest e-bike markets of Europe.
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Gates Expands E-Bike Range and Pushes into E-Scooter Market

DENVER, USA – Twelve years after launching Gates Carbon Drive for the bicycle market, Gates is building upon its success unchaining bikes to bring advanced drivetrain solutions to electric motorcycles or e-scooters and the wider marketplace of light electric vehicles (LEVs).
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Rehau’s E-Bike Body Project Goes Consumer-Direct

BAYREUTH, Germany – The car parts manufacturer started its e-bike project already in 2013, which two years later led to the introduction at Eurobike. Over the past years, Rehau, the billion-dollar polymer specialist that is behind the development of advanced composite body’s for e-bikes, has drastically adjusted its business model. Instead of producing and selling these body’s to e-bike OEMs, Rehau now opts for the direct sale to consumers of complete electric bikes under the Nuvelos brand name.
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Bosch eBike Systems and Magura Join Forces for Servicing e-Bikes

REUTLINGEN, Germany – Bosch eBike Systems and Magura announce a closer cooperation in service and replacement parts distribution. Bosch eBike Systems is taking a 50 percent stake in Magura Bike Parts, a subsidiary of Magura. The new joint venture will operate under the name Magura Bosch Parts & Services GmbH & Co. KG.
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Method Discovered for Improving Fire Safety E-Bike Batteries

CHICAGO, USA – Researchers of the Chicago College of Engineering (University of Illinois) have discovered a method which greatly improves the fire safety of Lithium-Ion batteries. This is good news for all sectors of the e-mobility industry, where fire safety is a major concern. As even Tesla is reportedly experimenting with this new method implementation chances increase.
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Italy’s E-Bike Sales Make Big Step Forward

MILAN, Italy – In line with the 2018 market statistics in other EU countries, also the Confindustria ANCMA, Italy’s National Association of Cycle, Motorcycle and Accessories Industry reported a double digit sales hike in e-bikes. Also the production of e-bikes increased substantially.
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Halfords UK Expects Huge Increase in E-Bike Sales

REDDITCH, UK – Based on company data, population, car registration figures and the latest market statistics, Halfords UK expects that some 1.5 million e-bikes will be sold by 2050 in Great Britain. This outlook was published in a blog last week by Halfords.
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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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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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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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E-Bike Now Biggest Category in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Increasing consumer spending, sunny weather during the summer of 2018 and an ongoing interest in e-mobility products led to an unprecedented market expansion in the Netherlands. The e-bike’s market share jumped from 31% to 40% while the total market volume increased by 5.7%. In value, the Dutch market reached historical high levels.
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UK E-bike Imports Hold Steady in 2018 and Show Swing to EU

LONDON, UK – An analysis of the UK’s HM Revenue and Customs trade statistics comparing Jan-Dec 2017 with the same period for 2018, detailing e-bikes entering the UK under CN code 8711 60 10 shows only a modest increase in the total of units entering the country. They increased from 62,544 to 63,673, year on year growth of around 1.8 percent.
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