More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 1:06pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 9 matches: Lizard Bikes"... but not THESE Lizard Bikes:

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Lizard Bikes Electric Bike Designed For The Streets:
https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/lizard-bi ... 4-05-2018/

Starts:
Lizard Bikes based in Ireland has created a new electric bike specifically designed for the “streets of the World”. Offering a rear brushless sealed motor 36V 250W, which is street legal in the European Union. Together with magnesium alloy wheels and a rechargeable 36V 10Ah Li-ion battery capable of providing a range of up to 70 km and a top speed of 25 km.
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The electric bike is now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges available from €2,922 or approximately £2,560. If all goes well and the campaign is successful worldwide shipping is expected to take place during September 2018.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20 ... c-in-style

To date:
CA$ 1.00 pledged of CA$ 120,287 goal
1 backer
13 days to go
Converted from €1.00 pledged of €80,000 goal
Oooops. :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 1:18pm

Press Release from Canadian outfit Rad Power Bikes...

Rad Power Bikes Expands Canadian Business with Vancouver Showroom
("After two successful years of bringing high-performing affordable ebikes to Canadians through its online store, Rad Power Bikes is putting down roots"):
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 54174.html

Starts:
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rad Power Bikes, a global direct-to-consumer electric bike brand, is growing its Canadian headquarters and opening a retail showroom in East Vancouver this summer. The expansion will bring a physical presence to the company's well-established Canadian online business and fan base, which has been thriving since 2015. The new location will give customers a chance to kick the tires, take a test ride, and talk face-to-face with the local team. Rad Power Bikes will host a grand opening celebration when the showroom opens in June.
PARTY AT RAD POWER! :mrgreen:

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The Vancouver showroom will be Rad Power Bikes' third brick and mortar location, joining the Seattle, Washington headquarters and European showroom in Utrecht, Netherlands.
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The company was born in rural California in 2007 when the founders launched their first ebike prototypes. In 2015, after noticing that it was nearly impossible to find an affordable, high-performing ebike through traditional bicycle shops, they began selling their own models directly to consumers. Since then, they have been at the forefront of sustainable electric vehicle development and accessibility, and in 2017 were named to Forbes and Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30" lists. Based in Seattle, Vancouver, and Utrecht, Netherlands, the team of passionate ebike enthusiasts create ebikes that are built for everything and priced for everyone.
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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 1:30pm

Hehe... LA Times article getting HUGE...

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Scooter-Shares Grow, but Users Regularly Ignore Safety Rules:
http://www.govtech.com/fs/transportatio ... Rules.html

Obviously haven't seen watt those naughty Grrrls and Boyz are up to over on the `Sphere... :lol:
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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 1:53pm

:lol:

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Scooter Startups Have Launched a Revolution. Can They Control It?
("Lime, a scooter-sharing company, is racing to stay ahead of competitors and critics."):
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Just after 7 a.m. on a recent weekday morning, Alexander Berg pulled his van — bright green, with the word “LimeBike” emblazoned on the side — over on a corner on the edge of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Berg, a thin, cheerful 31-year old in a hoodie, pulled on a pair of black gloves and threw open the back of the van, which was filled with electric scooters. “We’ll do three here,” he said.
Berg’s employer, a startup named Lime based just south of the city in San Mateo, is one of a handful of companies that have spent the last few months sprinkling hundreds of bikes and electric scooters around American cities.
Wait'll they hear about the Ebike Nation Steamroller... :lol:
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The ebike trade-off seems to be less exercise, more enjoyment. And fewer showers.:
https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyl ... 08ecd.html

Hehe... That Washington Post item getting bigger...
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Bicycle industry expects rise in value of exports
("ELECTRIC SUPPORT: The volume of exports fell last year, but that was more than compensated by a rise in prices, making for overall export growth"):
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/arc ... 2003693670

Starts:
The outlook is bright for the nation’s bicycle exports this year, Taiwan Bicycle Association chairman Michael Tseng said yesterday, citing increasing penetration of electric models in major markets.

The volume of bike exports might decrease from last year’s, but the higher average prices of electric models and other high-end products should see the industry’s total export value grow this year, Tseng told a news conference for the Taipei International Cycle Show to be held in fall.

“The global bicycle market is going through a transition period,” Tseng said, referring to a significant shift in customer demand to electric bicycles.
:mrgreen:

Goes on:
VOLUME GROWTH

In the first four months of the year, the nation’s electric bike exports jumped 55.51 percent year-on-year to US$113 million, from US$73 million, with outbound shipments growing 34.35 percent to 82,900 units.

From January to last month, exports of nonelectric bicycles totaled US$435 million, a 14.16 percent increase from NT$381 million in the same period last year, even though overseas shipments declined 11.75 percent to 740,000 units.
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MERIDA

Tseng also serves as chairman and president of Changhua County-based Merida, the nation’s second-largest bike maker, which is capable of manufacturing more than 200,000 electric bikes per year.

He said that he is upbeat about Merida’s sales for the coming quarters, as customer demand for the company’s high-end models continues to grow.

Apart from high-priced electric mountain bikes, Merida plans to launch new electric commuter bikes to broaden its customer case, Tseng said without elaborating.

Electric bikes contributed about 25 percent to Merida’s total revenue last quarter, company data showed.
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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 5:33pm

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Since 2006, Streetsblog has covered the movement to transform our cities by reducing dependence on private automobiles and improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. Our reporters have broken important stories about transit funding, pedestrian safety, and bicycle policy from day one. And our writing makes arcane topics like parking prices and induced traffic accessible to a broad audience.
Caltrans Deputy Director’s Ride Shows Potential for California Transportation Investments:
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The annual Caltrans (Deputy) Director’s ride kicked off a tour of Sacramento’s and West Sacramento’s burgeoning bike infrastructure earlier this week. This year’s ride featured more riders and less spandex than previous rides, and there was plenty of new infrastructure to explore and discuss and to imagine in the future.

It offered a glimpse into a future in which California invests in transportation for people, not just cars.

This year’s ride was hosted by Caltrans Deputy Director Ryan Chamberlain, and attended by about thirty people, among them Caltrans Sustainability Chief Ellen Greenberg—who showed up on one of the new-to-the-region Jump bike-share bikes—and her deputy Jeanie Ward-Waller, Kate White of CalSTA, Rachel Carpenter, Bike and Pedestrian Safety Chief at Caltrans, Jim Brown of Sacramento Area Bike Advocates, and other Caltrans and city employees, including planners and engineers.
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Caltrans Sustainability Program employees Joanne Valdivia, Jeanie Ward-Waller, and Ellen Greenberg before the Caltrans Deputy Director’s Ride.

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Then there is the recent launch of an all-electric bike-share fleet of 300 Jump bikes in Sacramento, West Sacramento, and Davis, with plans to expand to 900 when the program is fully rolled out. Just within the first four days of its existence, 800 people joined the program and logged over 1,800 rides.
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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 5:48pm

Hehe... and Australia chips in...

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Share scooter start-ups are the new share bikes. Can they ride out the hatred?: :shock: :lol:
http://www.afr.com/technology/apps/busi ... 524-h10iun

(Joshua Brustein article on Bloomberg... with a "slightly different" heading...) :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 6:05pm

(Aside: Cowboys WR Terrance Williams hitting the papers again, w/release of that police vid (seen on ES via YT...) and STILL many news outlets are calling it an "electric bicycle".) [grumble grumble] :lol:

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eMTBs to Require Third Party Insurance in Europe:
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With potentially wide-ranging consequences on the emerging and ever-growing e-bike market, today the European Commission declared that pedelec e-bikes (that enhance pedal input by the rider with an electric motor) will require third-party liability insurance, similar to motor vehicles.

The initiative is a blanket cover-all that puts e-bikes in the same category as motor vehicles, requiring them to have third-party insurance.

The European Cyclists' Federation, who are pro e-bike, said in a press release:
(NOTE to self:) MUST remember to write sensational half-truths and lies... get higher hit counts... :evil:
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Post by wineboyrider » May 24 2018 6:39pm

Copy and pasted from pinkbike So in a world where anyone can go and buy a road bike, go as fast as humanly possible on any road anywhere, cause as much damage as they like when they come unstuck on their uncontrollable, under braked, tiny handlebarred death machine and just walk off, if they can, but e-mountain bikers have to pay money to the insurance company stake holding friends of the politicians proposing this wank, just to have the right to travel literally half as fast out in the woods somewhere with only trees to hit. There is no justification for this, more blanket shit that f*cks the 95% to pacify the moron 5% and make money at the same time.

And most you will support this shit as well won't you, that is until they come for you too...
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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 8:00pm

^^ Hehe... My take? Just bureaucrats whining about how to get more taxes to support their paychecks. :lol: Where in truth, encouraging travels by bikes will save a bundle on "infrastructure" by saving the billions being spent already on property damages etc etc due to large, heavy vehicles used for personal use. Suspect bureaucrats have relatives in the health care industries... anxious not to see car injuries dry up. :lol:
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Garfield County is included in the Glenwood Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Edwards-Glenwood Springs, CO Combined Statistical Area.
White River Forest summer travel season under way:
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White River National Forest summer travel season began on May 21 and ends on Nov. 22, meaning high-country forest roads are open for back country access, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Some higher elevation roads and motorized trails do not open until later in May or early June. Call any local WRNF Ranger Station for information and check on the local road and trail status before heading out on your trip.
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Electric assist, or E-bikes, are considered a form of motorized transportation on all national forests across the country, the Forest Service also advises.

E-bikes may be ridden on designated motorized routes shown on maps including National Forest System roads open to all vehicles; and National Forest System trails open to all motorized vehicles. Traditional (non e-bike) bicycles are allowed on designated trails and roads where mechanized (non-motorized) use is permitted. Off-road and trail travel is prohibited.
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Cross streams only at designated fjords.
??? Watt must confuse a lot of Scandinavian visitors... :roll:
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Post by AWD » May 24 2018 10:14pm

If an eBike rides in a forest and there is no one around to see it, was if really there?

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Post by LockH » May 24 2018 10:16pm

^^ Hehe... :mrgreen:

News re Rad Power Bikes on the Wet coast (sp?) getting bigger...

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Rad Power Bikes breaks ground on Vancouver, B.C. office:
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new ... r-b-c.html

Starts:
The physical presence builds on the electric bicycle company's well-established online business in Canada, which launched in 2015.
... and then the rest of their article is "paywalled". :)

Fun pics though... like Rad Power Bikes headquarters and flagship store in Seattle

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Amusing... perhaps... ESB "Search found 6 matches: StoreDot". Again:

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Electric-car batteries that charge in five minutes have lured an unlikely investor: Big Oil:
https://qz.com/1287299/electric-car-bat ... ource=qzfb

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In the 1990s, oil companies and and car makers once worked together to scupper the electric vehicle industry in the US, according to the documentary Who Killed the electric car? about America’s first mass-produced electric car. That was the EV1, which General Motors rolled out in 1996, and terminated just a few years later.

Fast forward two decades, and Big Oil appears to finding it hard to resist the booming electric vehicle (EV) market, which saw an annual 50% growth rate in global sales last year. The latest example is BP, the British multinational oil and gas giant, which is betting on the development of a battery that can be recharged within five minutes. BP’s venture arm invested $20 million in the Israeli battery startup StoreDot, which has been working on the technology, according to BP’s announcement on Tuesday (May 22).
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Perplexing Decision by European Commission: E-Bikes Must Be Insured:
http://www.bike-eu.com/home/nieuws/2018 ... d-10133795

Starts:
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Commission has decided that regular 25km/h – 250W electric bicycles need to have a third party liability insurance. This decision, which is a proposal for a statutory regulation that still needs to be assessed by the European Parliament and Council, is sidelining all previous regulations concerning ordinary electric bikes. These characterize this category as ordinary bicycles for which no legally required insurance applies.
:evil: Wanna bet the auto insurance industry is mixed up in this? :cry:

Ends:
ECF will challenge the European Parliament and Member States to overturn this decision by the Commission to go ahead with criminalizing millions of their citizens, because:

There are around 4 million pedelec riders in Germany
Around 45% of bicycle sales in Belgium are pedelec
A quarter of all Dutch cyclists now use a pedelec
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The Bright Future of Citi Bike:
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... ibike.html

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Program head Jay Walder testing out an e-bike, showing usual newb idiot grin.

Starts:
If there’s one corporate headquarters where it’s acceptable to show up for a meeting disheveled after a long ride, that would be Motivate. From its offices in Industry City, the company runs Citi Bike and similar systems in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Portland, and Washington, D.C. Working up a sweat is part of the point. Motivate’s CEO Jay Walder greets me in a T-shirt and baseball cap, and together we stick our heads into the shop where mechanics are assembling prototypes for the next generation of shareable bicycles.
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I have ridden my own wheels to get here, but Walder dispatches me onto the streets of Sunset Park on a partly electric prototype, which feels like changing out of ski boots and into feather-light sneakers. This is a different creature from the throttle-controlled electrified bikes that delivery workers use to whip through their rounds (and that the city has banned). Rather, it’s a heavy, thick-wheeled beast, familiar except for the little battery-powered angel that nudges you gently along as you pedal, so that you feel as though you’re always traveling downhill. The motor adds buoyancy rather than speed, and cuts out when the bike hits 18 miles per hour; after that, you’re on your own. As soon as I travel a block, it’s obvious that these machines make biking instantly more practical for longer trips, older riders, and anyone who would rather not huff up a hill or arrive in disarray.

That extra bit of ease can have a powerful effect. Walder sketches out a hypothetical but not-too-distant future in which e-bikes might make up half the fleet. “We’re at an inflection point right now. The more we can broaden the constituency for biking, the easier it is to adapt public space.” Which is to say, the more New Yorkers ride, the more bike lanes they will demand, and those in turn will attract ever-greater numbers. A dysfunctional subway, glacial buses, and paralytic roads make the future of urban biking look especially good. If e-bikes become popular, they might even wrest the cycling culture from the fit and the quick, lowering the obnoxiousness quotient and embracing more women, seniors, and kids. The ability of some to go a little faster could actually prod others to slow down.

(The potential of e-bikes goes far beyond Citi Bike. UPS has deployed an initial fleet of pedal-assisted cargo vehicles in Paris and Pittsburgh, which hints at a future of fewer delivery trucks idling and double-parked.)
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Hehe... Maybe amusing to note that this latest mixup in Europe re electric bikes stems from an accident in 2007, where Slovenian farmhand Damijan Vnuk was knocked off a ladder by a reversing tractor and demanded that he be paid compensation. Vnuk’s lawyers argued that the EU’s 2009 Motor Insurance Directive meant the tractor driver should pay up.

The driver and his insurance company disagreed, saying his insurance policy only covered accidents that happened while on a public road, not while reversing on private land.

The court battle made its way to the European Court of Justice, which in 2014 sided with Vnuk and ruled that the EU directive required insurance policies to cover all possible third-party accidents in all places and at all times.

In some countries, including the U.K. and Ireland, governments had interpreted the law as meaning that it only applies to vehicles driven on public roads. The judgment means that those national laws must now be changed to ensure that all vehicles must now be insured for third-party losses, including Formula One racing cars, mobility scooters, antique trams and Segways.

Seen here:
https://www.politico.eu/article/how-a-s ... d-kingdom/

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Go “Behind The Brew” with Cycle City’s Craft Beer Bicycle Tour:
http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2018/05/2 ... ycle-tour/

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For a unique very Vancouver experience, just in time for Bike Month and Craft Beer Week, consider Cycle City‘s Craft Beer Bicycle Tour. Guests will get the chance to ride an electric bike through Vancouver’s most interesting neighbourhoods and visit 3 award-winning Craft Breweries for a sampling of tasty brews, brunch and a behind-the-scenes tour.
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From these folks:
https://cyclevancouver.com/

So in the city of Vancouver at least, it's OK to drink and ride (on an electric bicycle)! :mrgreen:
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The Southwest Journal is a free community paper covering 21 neighborhoods in Southwest Minneapolis. Founded in 1990...
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Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. As of 2016, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 45th-largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 413,651. The Twin Cities metropolitan area consists of Minneapolis, its neighbor Saint Paul, and suburbs which altogether contain about 3.6 million people, and is the second-largest economic center in the Midwest.
City Council approves Nice Ride dockless bike share pilot:
http://www.southwestjournal.com/voices/ ... are-pilot/

Starts:
Nice Ride Minnesota will be shifting its gears to “dockless” bikes starting this August after receiving Minneapolis City Council approval May 11 for a three-year pilot.

Instead of requiring riders to rent and return bikes at stations, dockless bike sharing allows riders to find a bike using an app and, when they’re finished, park it in any approved area near their destination. Nice Ride is partnering with Motivate for this expansion, which will be privately funded.
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Nice Ride will still maintain its docked system this year and will start transitioning that out as bicycles and stations need to be replaced. They will add 1,500 dockless bikes each year for the next four years. They currently have 1,850 bikes. They plan to include at least 150 electric-assist bicycles as part of the transition.
Gee... I wonder watt ones will be more popular... :lol:
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Got a problem with potholes? Better check with an electric bicycle specialist...

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The Sun has the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the United Kingdom, but in late 2013 slipped to second largest Saturday newspaper behind the Daily Mail. In January 2018 it had an average daily circulation of 1.5 million.
HOLE LOTTA TROUBLE Motorists face worst pothole crisis for nearly a decade – with 10,000 reported in just FOUR MONTHS
("April was the worst month ever, with 3,283 potholes reported in the UK"):
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New figures show April was the fifth worst month ever, with 3,283 sightings in Britain.

The sudden upsurge has led cycling experts to demand prompt and effective action by local authorities.

Scott Snaith, founded of Leicestershire-based 50cycles, the UK’s longest running electric bicycle specialist, said: “Every pothole poses a potential risk to a cyclist.

“While most of the focus is usually on car owners, cyclists pay their taxes and are entitled to ride on safe and clear highways too.

“The cold winter weather was brutal and has undoubtedly contributed to the significant increase in potholes, but more still needs to be done to counter the problem."
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TRU Employee E-Mountain Bike Incentive:
https://www.kamloopscity.com/tru-employ ... incentive/

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The new TRU E-Mountain Bike Incentive (E-MBI) will incentivize purchasing a personal bike, providing a more affordable commuting option to employees. The E-MBI will encourage a healthy and active lifestyle while reducing SOV commuting and related emissions.

The program will utilize TRU’s purchasing power to provide a significant discount (up to 30%), allow employees to pay back a portion of the cost over a year, and offer an incentive of 10% through the Sustainability Grant Fund. Varied pay structure options will be available that include paying back the cost over a year through payroll deductions. Swap approximately one year of parking costs with an investment in an E- bicycle, or opt for a flexible parking pass.
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The European Commission has the data on tariff duties, the technical requirements to trade, food health requirements, anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties and other issues.
European Commission> Trade> Policy> Accessing markets> Trade defence

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/tdi/case_hist ... &init=2292
Investigations
History of proceeding

Type of proceeding:
Anti-dumping
Product(s):
Bicycles (electric)
CN(s): 8711601000, 8711609010
Countries investigated:
People's Republic of China

Current/last measures

Status: No measure
Type of measure: Not available
Date of expiry: Investigation ongoing
CN(s): 87116010, 8711609010
Information about Complaint/Request 20 October 2017 Executive Summary of the Anti-Dumping Complaint under Article 5 of Reg …
Initiation 20 October 2017 Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports …

Registration 3 May 2018 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/671 of 2 May 2018 making …
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Pros and Cons of the Electric Motorcycle:
http://www.motorcycle.com/features/pros ... cycle.html

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Love them or loathe them, electric vehicles are here to stay. Electric cars are already highly practical: Tesla’s Model S can go over 300 miles on a charge, and even the subcompact Chevy Bolt EV hatchback is supposedly able to go 238 miles. But those are cars, and the Tesla’s battery weighs 1200 pounds, the Bolt’s 960. Not so practical for a motorcycle, where the whole vehicle needs to weigh about half that.

What’s really needed to make the electric motorcycle really take off, of course, is new battery technology that allows those electricity-storage containers to get lighter and smaller.
Or for more folks to be urban, traveling at slower speeds over shorter distances. :roll: :mrgreen:

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PRO

They’re Electric!


:mrgreen:

Low maintenance... Instant torque... Silent running... Not hot and stinky... [Blah Blah Blah... usual stuff...]

CON

Initial cost


[More usual Blah Blah] ... Range anxiety... Charging time (just ignore how long it takes to swap packs...)

Apparently the Energica Evo is "exotic"... apparently including the weight at 570 pounds (bet it's hard to pedal...)

HAHA...
No more mechanicing in the garage

If you liked to play with your tools while listening to your Zamfir CDs and tuning out the world, electric motorcycles will give you less opportunity to do that, but then they’re great for running to the Harbor Freight yet again while you work on the old Triumph. For the vast majority of people interested in electrics, the lack of maintenance is a selling point, not a detractor.
Sounds like somebuddy doesn't know watt a Volt-Ohm-Ammeter is about. :lol:

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Editor’s comment: Why third-party insurance for electric bikes would be a huge mistake:
https://cyclingindustry.news/editors-co ... e-mistake/

Go Mark! :mrgreen:

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The key word there is IF.

At this stage the proposal is just that. No law has, at present, changed and it looks very much as though member states could veto any cementing of a poorly considered action to move forwards with the draft. Brexit, in theory, could hand the UK it’s own destiny, though thus far legislation has voluntarily fallen in line with mainland Europe for a number of reasons.
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