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Snazzy new Bounce e-bikes trace at Uber’s e-scooter long run

A swappable battery and no more clunky U-lock or keypad? These are just some of the changes coming in January on the red Jump electric-assist bicycles rentable through the Uber app. The next generation of the shared bikes was announced Tuesday, almost a year after Uber acquired the bicycle company and integrated the bike service...CONTINUE READING

GM’s next electric vehicle is an e-bike

The company behind the all-electric Chevy Bolt car is releasing two electric bicycles next year. General Motors announced Friday that its two commuter-friendly bikes will be “integrated and connected” and one will fold. The other is compact. Full details on the bike’s motor, battery, frame, and more aren’t out yet, but speculation about the forthcoming...CONTINUE READING

What I learned on the longest, craziest electric bike ride of my life

I had pedaled the first 20 miles up Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park, cursing its misleading name — far from flat, the route gains 7,000 ft in altitude — when my electric bicycle’s battery finally died. That’s when I had one of the strangest good news-bad news moments of my life. Good...CONTINUE READING

Uber acquires electric-assist bike-share company Jump

Uber is making a big push into bicycles.  The ride-hailing company announced Monday it was acquiring bicycle-share company, Jump. The San Francisco-based company known for its red frames with a battery-powered boost had partnered with Uber for the past few months in San Francisco. Uber Bike is sticking around. SEE ALSO: Here’s what it’s like...CONTINUE READING

NYC lifts ban on electric bikes, but hoverboards still illegal

New York City is home to one of the biggest bike-sharing networks in the country, but until this week electric bicycles — regular bicycles with an electric motor to give rides a boost — were banned in the bustling city. The confusing ban has kept out bike-sharing companies and frustrated delivery workers. On Tuesday, though,...CONTINUE READING

E-scooter company CEO wants to ‘Save Our Sidewalks’ from bike litter

Bird is flying into more cities, and as the electric scooter-share company spreads its wings, it wants to make sure it doesn’t destroy communities with its short-range vehicles. Bird expanded from Southern California this week to San Francisco and San Jose, California, along with Washington, D.C. With the expansion, CEO Travis VanderZanden introduced the “Save...CONTINUE READING

Yamaha unveils fleet of electric-assist bicycles available in U.S.

Yamaha, the Japanese company better known for its motorcycles and pianos, is riding into the pedal-powered bicycle world with new models — all with an electric boost, of course. The company‘s four electric-assist bicycles will be available in the U.S. market this summer. The range includes the CrossConnect, daily commuter bike; the CrossCore, a fitness...CONTINUE READING
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