About the Author

Micah Toll

@MicahToll

Micah Toll is a personal electric vehicle enthusiast, battery nerd and author of the Amazon #1 bestselling books DIY Lithium Batteries, DIY Solar Power, The Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide and Electric Motorcycles 2019.

You can send him tips at Micah@electrek.co

Micah Toll's Favorite Gear

Today

The Specialized Kenovo SL electric mountain bike was just unveiled today, bringing the Kenevo into the “Super Light” family of Specialized’s Turbo e-bike line.

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The Volcon Grunt is rolling toward its summer 2021 ship date and has already begun early-stage production at the company’s Texas facility.

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A teaser image released by the San Diego-based electric bicycle company Juiced Bikes suggests that the popular e-bike brand has a new electric bike set to debut soon.

But another photo may have already spoiled the surprise.

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Yesterday

There’s no two ways about it, Rad Power Bikes is absolutely crushing it in the e-bike market. The Seattle-based electric bicycle manufacturer holds the largest share of the US market by far with all other companies competing for a distant second.

To learn more about what the leading e-bike brand is up to next, we caught up with founder and CEO Mike Radenbaugh. In speaking with Mike, it is obvious that he is an e-bike rider first and CEO of an e-bike company second – his passion for the electric bike community shines through every time he talks about the company. Having founded Rad Power Bikes after working on his own experiments with building electric bikes in his garage, he’s seen the larger industry grow even as Rad has grown within it.

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May 11

In other “this wasn’t news that I was expecting to write today” news, the video game firm behind a series of classic titles has inexplicably developed a new electric bicycle, and it actually looks pretty slick. The Paperboy electric bike is designed as a no-nonsense commuter that you can barely tell is an e-bike.

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Lectric eBikes’ cult-classic Lectric XP electric bike appears to be getting a new generation next week.

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Toronto-based light electric vehicle (LEV) company Daymak has announced that it has over $300 million in pre-order commitments across its Avvenire line of various electric vehicles. The Avvenire line includes a wide range of EVs from smaller electric bicycles to a three-wheeled electric car and even a flying vehicle.

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Husqvarna has a new electric two-wheeler in the works, which was just unveiled as the Husqvarna Vektorr electric scooter concept.

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May 10

Harley-Davidson announced today that its electric motorcycle operations would be spun-off into a new all-electric brand known as LiveWire.

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While electric bikes are loads of fun and make for great utility riding, they aren’t known for being cheap. Adding extras like fat tires or full-suspension only send the price higher. So I wanted to see how good one of the cheapest full-suspension fat tire electric bikes on the market could be. And to do so, I turned to the Aostirmotor S18 e-bike.

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May 8

I think anyone who has ever suffered through a traffic-infused commute can agree that there are just too many cars out there. And while it’d be great to take a pile of cars off the road in one fell swoop, that’s easier said than done. But what if instead of taking cars off the road, we could take a pile of wheels off the road instead? That’s exactly what could happen if we all make the logical choice to ditch our four-wheeled cars and switch to this cheap little three-wheeled solar-powered electric tuk-tuk I’ve found!

And it’s so awesome (and kind of weird) that it has won itself the distinct honor of being named the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week. Join me while we take a deep dive into this unassuming little three-wheeler that’s ripe to steal the hearts and minds of commuters everywhere.

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May 7

The SONDORS Metacycle is slated to become the first low-cost highway-capable electric motorcycle released in the US. We’re still a few months out from the initial fall 2021 deliveries, but now Electrek has learned of several new updates that will be available once the bike is released later this year.

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In the electric motorcycle vs. gas-powered motorcycle debate, range and refueling time have become the only two areas where e-motos don’t quite stack up yet. But that could soon change.

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May 6

Belgium’s Cowboy has already run through several generations of its popular urban-oriented electric bicycles. Now the company has just unveiled the new Cowboy C4 e-bike, which is available in two different models.

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Forget high-performance electric scooters – we’ve now entered a whole new field of “ultra performance” electric scooters. Case in point: The NAMI BURN-E electric scooter just launched in the US by Miami-based FluidFreeRide.

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Lime is continuining its expansion of seated electric scooters, often referred to as electric mopeds, with NYC becoming the latest city graced by the new two-wheelers.

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May 5

The Aventon Aventure was just released earlier this week, marking the popular e-bike company’s first foray into the full-size fat tire e-bike market.

And that’s good news for anyone on the hunt for a full-size fat tire e-bike that combines a sleek design with the latest tech.

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Yamaha has been slowly clawing its way back to relevance in the electric motorcycle industry, determined not to be passed by a new wave of electric two-wheeler startups. Now we’re getting our first look at the production version of the upcoming Yamaha E01 electric scooter, which could be a big leap forward for the company.

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May 4

Tesla’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen might have his plate full, but that didn’t stop him from testing out a smaller format electric car known as the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) from Arcimoto.

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May 3

Ribble is no stranger to lightweight e-bikes. Now the company’s latest model, the Ribble Endurance SL e Hero, is pushing the brand even further as it becomes one of the lightest e-bikes in the world.

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