About the Author

Micah Toll

@MicahToll

Micah Toll is a battery nerd, personal electric vehicle enthusiast and author of the books DIY Lithium Batteries, DIY Solar Power and the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide.

You can send him tips at Micah@electrek.co

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Yesterday

Rayvolt is a premium electric bicycle manufacturer located in Barcelona. They are celebrating three years of operation today and invited Electrek out to Barcelona to see their full line of vintage-inspired e-bikes. Despite their young age, Rayvolt has built an impressive number of bikes that have been delivered all over the world.

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March 19

If you’re like me then you probably considered Schwinn to be your standard department store budget bicycle brand.

But now it appears that the company is stepping up their game with a new line of e-bikes sporting nicer specs.

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Arcimoto, an Oregon-based electric vehicle manufacturer, is famous for its three-wheeled Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV). The FUV was originally designed as a passenger vehicle, but the company is now showing off two new versions for emergency services and delivery companies.

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March 18

Gravel bikes are a category of bicycles growing nearly as quickly as electric bicycles. While sales are stagnant or dropping in pretty much every other category, both gravel bikes and e-bikes are seeing impressive growth. So it only makes sense that the two should blend into an e-bike that is just as comfortable on asphalt as on the trail.

Yamaha’s new Wabash electric gravel bike seeks to set the standard for electric gravel bikes. I was invited by Yamaha to join the first exclusive test ride of the Wabash. And I’m glad I did, because this was perhaps the most fun I’ve had on an e-bike in a long time. Read on to see why.

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NIU’s Q4 2018 and end of year earnings reports were just released. They provide an excellent view into the financial stability of the company as well as its impressive growth. They also hint at NIU’s plans for further worldwide expansion, as the company seeks to maintain their position as one of the most innovative electric scooter companies in the world.

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March 17

After the recent unveiling of Greyp’s new G6 electric bicycle, Electrek was invited to take part in the first test ride before the public will get their hands on the new electric bicycle.

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March 15

The new Greyp G6 electric mountain bike was unveiled minutes ago in Zagreb, Croatia.

Electrek was front and center at the event to report on the impressive array of tech included in the Greyp G6 — much of it never before seen in an electric bike.

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Electric scooters are one of the best options for portable electric transportation. They are nimble on the street and bike lanes, yet can be quickly folded and carried with you when you arrive at your destination. And while some heavier scooters can be a bit more challenging to lug around, the EMOVE 2.0 electric scooter from Voro Motors stands out as one of the lightest electric scooters in the market.

At just 7 kg (15 lbs), this scooter is the lightest I’ve ever seen. Check out my full analysis and video review below. expand full story

March 14

Shared electric scooters such as those used by Bird and Lime are winning over more riders every day. But Harley-Davidson wants to show those riders that they can do even better with the brand’s upcoming personal electric vehicles including H-D’s electric scooters and e-bikes.

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In a disasterous turn of events, a garage fire broke out in the facility holding the MotoE racing series electric motorcycles. Early reports are that all 18 bikes were consumed in the blaze.

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March 13

Future Motion, the company behind the popular Onewheel electric mobility device, has just unveiled the latest model in the lineup. The Onewheel Pint is a smaller, lighter and more affordable version of the company’s popular Onewheel+ XR.

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March 12

A new bill being proposed in congress could soon benefit commuters who ride bikes or e-bikes. The bill would allow riders to take a tax deduction similar to the ones that drivers can already take.

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March 11

For the first time ever, the 24 Hours of Lemons race will include an electric car category. The event, which features cheap, inexpensive cars battling it out over 24 hours, is set to award the first ever electric-class winner with 1 Million nickels (or $50,000, for those that don’t want to do the math).

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Blix Bikes offers a line of stylish and affordable Dutch-inspired electric bicycles designed for commuters. Now the company is releasing their first electric cargo bicycle, the Blix Packa. The Packa finally adds an affordable option to the electric cargo bike market.

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There are plenty of simple, lightweight scooters for casually tootin’ around town. This is not one of those scooters. The Turbowheel Dart is part electric scooter, part main battle tank. This is the kind of electric scooter that can tackle any commuting scenario and still have something left in the tank for screwing around doing donuts in parking lots on your way home.

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March 8

Electric scooters have been hailed as efficient alternatives in urban transportation. But they aren’t without their downsides, with one of the major ones being injuries. As the number of accidents increases, hospitals and even the CDC are conducting studies to better understand the issue.

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March 7

Quadro Vehicles just unveiled an electric version of their popular four-wheeled Qooder at the Geneva Motor Show. The eQooder blurs the line between electric motorbikes and cars.

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With so many different electric scooters on the market, it can be difficult to stand out. That has led companies to get creative with the features they include in their scooters.

InMotion took that notion to heart with the design of their InMotion L8F electric scooter. In addition to the standard scooter features we all know and love, they included some fun and fascinating new features I haven’t seen in any other model.

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March 6

Lightning Motorcycles still hasn’t entirely dropped the veil on their upcoming 150 mph (241 km/h) Strike electric motorcycle. But they have shared a number of details, with the latest being the multitude of fast and slow charging options.

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Harley-Davidson’s new LiveWire premium electric motorcycle will begin deliveries this fall. Ahead of production, the company has now released more finalized specs including better range than originally expected.

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