More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 4:44 am

... and news about the CES jumps across the Pacific to pop up in the Philippines...

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Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport:
http://www.eaglenews.ph/beyond-the-car- ... transport/

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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 4:54 am

... and to Singapore... Getting to be "big" news... :)

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Beyond the car: How tech firms are exploring the future of transport:
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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 5:33 am

In the continuing saga of "the blind leading the blind"...

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The Lancashire Evening Post is a daily newspaper based in Fulwood, a suburb of the city of Preston, Lancashire, England.
... and:
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. On the north bank of the River Ribble, it is an urban settlement and unparished area that together with surrounding rural civil parishes forms the City of Preston local government district of Lancashire. The Preston Travel To Work Area, in 2011, had a population of 420,661 compared to 354,000 in the previous census.
How alternative transport could be about to revolutionise how we get around:
https://www.lep.co.uk/news/transport/ho ... -1-8953797

(Apparently, for some folks, electric traction is "alternative transport". :lol: )

Starts: Not since the engine took over from real horse power has transport faced a bigger revolution.

:mrgreen:

Apparently in Lancashire the roads are "congested", some roads "choked"... "a huge problem" ... sound familiar? :lol:

Includes:
The brains behind the scheme say 80 per cent of people questioned would welcome a return to a tram system which last functioned in 1935.
(And "the brains" notes that most maybe haven't tried the bettery-electric bike... yet)


... and:
Everyone knows about Blackpool’s trams...
:mrgreen: (ESB "Search found 25 matches: Blackpool"...)

And:
On your bike
The former head of world cycling wants to get Lancashire back on its bike. And Brian Cookson, whose four-year stint as president of the Union Cycliste Internationale came to an end recently, is calling on the county council to do more to help two-wheeled transport on the county’s congested roads.
:)

AND:
The charge to electric vehicles
Electric cars are the future, whether we like it or not. With the days of diesel numbered and petrol ultimately sharing the same destiny, battery powered vehicles are on the charge in 2018. There are already more than 1,000 on the road in Lancashire and a high voltage surge is expected over the next few years.
"There are already more than 1,000 on the road"... Yeah? And how many ebikers. :wink:

AND:
Yet still the biggest worry for drivers thinking about converting to these cleaner, greener and quieter eco-vehicles is: Will I run out of juice before I get where I’m going?
:roll:

AND:
There are currently only around 60 public charging points in the whole of the county – and a quarter of those are sited at car dealerships. Lancashire County Council announced in 2016 it was going to install another 150 charging points after winning a grant from the Department of Transport.But that still might not be enough...
... and here's one 21st-century urban guy sitting surrounded by 120VAC electrical outlets. And can "fully recharge" MY "electric vehicle" in about ONE MINUTE (by swapping packs)... HELLO? :lol:

Anybuddy else laughing at this writer? :lol:
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... and BIGGER...

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Evolving with the times, our content includes current news, business, ebikes, sports, community, tech, lifestyle and world news, as well as expert analysis and dynamic videos.

The website was recognised in 2014 as one of the best in Asia by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport:
https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-ne ... transport/

Heavy "churnalism" kicking in here. :lol:
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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 6:00 am

[Yawn] Seen enough "Market Research" Public Relations" reports yet?

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Top 5 Vendors in the Global Bicycle Crank Motor Market- Technavio :
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ ... rank-Motor
Technavio has published a new market research report on the global bicycle crank motor market 2017-2021 under their automotive library.
"under their automotive library"... :lol:

Includes:
According to Amey Vikram, a lead analyst at Technavio for powertrain research, “Almost 60% of the bicycle crank motors in the market belong to the four large vendors that are Bosch, Panasonic, Yamaha, and Continental. In terms of revenue, Bosch is performing better than the average industry standard, followed by Panasonic. In terms of R&D expenditure, Bosch and Panasonic lead the market with higher R&D expenditure when compared with the other vendors.”
Surprise! ... if ya ignore the many sources for the DIY Krew... :lol:
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Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

:mrgreen:

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CES 2018: Tech firms predict future of transportation to go beyond cars

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Great start to bid to raise cash for special new bike for Tobias:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/bracon-ash- ... -1-5351945

Starts:
A fundraising campaign to raise money for a teenager living with disabilities has fetched more than £1,500 in a week.

Tobias Hill, 17, from Bracon Ash, near Wymondham, had his specially-designed bike stolen and vandalised in November.

The teenager, who lives with a chromosome condition which limits his movement and development, used to sit on the front of the bike while his father, Chris Hill, cycled.

So far, £1,625 out of the £5,000 target has been raised.
(Update: GoFundMe site "Tobias Hill bike fundraising":)
https://www.gofundme.com/tobias-hill-bike-fundraising

... todate up to £1,865... :mrgreen:

Article in Norfolk Eastern Daily Press includes a pic:
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("Chris Hill with his son Tobias,17, and the specially adapted disabled bike that was stolen and trashed. Picture: Nick Butcher")

... and includes: “An option would be a chariot-styled attachment to a motorised bike, with a proper seat and pedals so he can pedal or enjoy the ride and I can ride the electric bike up the hills.

:mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

Hehe... Silly Giggle [Search] function... Just listed a "retro" news article from Feb 4, 2014... watt I can't find posted on ES? BUT, just in keeping with mentioning "watt others are seeing/reading"... (and hoping yer stomach is settled...)

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Outside is an American magazine focused on the outdoors. The first issue of Outside was published in September 1977. Its mission statement is "to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle." But maybe not electric bikes...
Why E-Bikes Are Terrible for You
("Your e-bike is a trail menace, and it’s making you lazy."):
https://www.outsideonline.com/1921226/w ... rrible-you

:roll: :evil:

Starts:
Full disclosure: I have never owned, or wanted to own, an electric bicycle, so I can't bring the experience of an extended test period to this article. But I did work as a bike shop salesman during my poor college student days, so I have spent a lot of time around e-bikes and the people who buy them.
"I did work as a bike shop salesman"... who maybe learned about ZERO???

(On that site for twits ("twitter") the writer says he's currently a "Recovering journalist" in Dallas, TX... who believes it's everyones right to dress "funny"...)
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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 10:03 am

Hehe... Maybe somebody "slipped up"...

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Global Bicycle Motors Market 2017-2021:
https://www.oilandgas360.com/global-bic ... 2017-2021/

Starts:
Global Bicycle Motors Market 2017-2021
DUBLIN, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The "Global Bicycle Motors Market 2017-2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
... and:
One trend in the market is an inclination toward crank motors in electric bicycles. Generally, electric bicycles come with hub motors. However, today, electric bicycles are also fitted with crank motors as they provide higher performance capacity and are suitable for uphill rides than hub motor bicycles. A crank motor is placed in the middle of the bicycle frame and normally is in the bottom brackets.

The global bicycle motors market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.34% during the period 2017-2021. According to the report, one driver in the market is fuel-efficiency of bicycles. Fuel prices have increased significantly in the past few years and continue to fluctuate. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the average price per barrel of crude oil was $43/b in 2016.
:lol: The "fuel-efficiency of bicycles"...
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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 12:11 pm

HAHA...

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Why bikes and e-bikes will eat cars:
https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/why-bi ... -cars.html

Starts:
Cities should prepare for, and encourage, an electric bike revolution

It seems that all the news coming out of CES is about self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles (AVs), how everybody is working on them, and how they will make the world safe for them. But we have other options and other choices, and perhaps people should step back and think again about what kind of future we want. In a post last year I noted that we are not giving nearly enough attention to bikes and in particular, the rapid expansion of e-bikes, and quoted analyst Horace Dediu, who was covered in CNN:

Dediu argues that electric, connected bikes will arrive en masse before autonomous, electric cars. Riders will barely have to pedal as they whiz down streets once congested with cars.
:lol: :mrgreen:

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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 1:27 pm

Hehe... Maybe chuck in the Super-Duper (TM) series of stuff... :lol:

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Best electric bikes :lol:
("We help you choose an electric bike and review a selection of the best."):
https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/test-cent ... s-3670308/

Starts:
Electric bikes have existed for years, but until recently were rare in the UK. Those who bought one were either cycling enthusiasts or people who specifically needed a helping hand because they couldn’t cycle without assistance, or wanted to cycle longer distances.

Now, you can buy electric bikes from plenty of bike shops and they’re even in Halfords. Prices have come down, too, and the cheapest models start from around £500.

You might consider that a lot of money, but it’s cheap compared to a top-end electric bike which costs several thousand pounds.

Riding an e-bike is great fun, not least because you can accelerate away from a stop quickly and beat your friends to the top of hills. And they take the misery out of hills.
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MIT Is Pioneering an ‘Autonomous Bicycle’ and It’s Not Just For Lazy Cyclists
("Can an autonomous bike usher in a new era of driverless vehicles?"):
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/arti ... y-cyclists

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In a future world imagined by MIT researchers, you can summon a tricked-out driverless tricycle much like you would an Uber or Lyft car now. The lightweight shared-use bike would arrive wherever you are and off you go, as it takes you to your destination while you sit in its lone passenger seat.

Or, if you have a package that needs to be delivered, you could request the same bike and place the goods in an enclosed area on the vehicle and, without you at the wheel, it pedals away to the package’s destination.

The innovation created by MIT is dubbed PEV (Persuasive Electric Vehicle), and sports a 250W electric motor and 10Ah battery pack. It can run on 25 miles per charge with a top speed of 20 miles per hour.
NOT to be confused with the Giggle "self-driving bicycle", released to the world on April1st, almost two years ago...:
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Swagcycle Debuts at CES: Fun, 'Green' and Economical:
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PS... Jennifer D. Bosavage is a New York-area journalist specializing in technology and business writing. Her work has appeared in InformationWeek, CRN, and VARBusiness, as well as a number of tech-focused blogs. Lately, she has been writing about the Internet of Things, particularly in the retail space. She has a knack for drawing readers in and informing them about complex subjects including innovative IT and business trends, including cloud computing. She also has written extensively about customer service and the power of wow, and probably knows squat about electric bikes.
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Chinese Cities Aim to Throw the Baby out with the Bath Water

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Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom:
http://thecityfix.com/blog/chinese-citi ... hui-jiang/

Starts:
Dozens of “dockless” bike-sharing startups have emerged in the past few years, offering apps where riders can locate bicycles, unlock them and leave them wherever their ride ends. The result in some Chinese cities has been more than a million bicycles piling up in public spaces, blocking entrances to buildings and public transit stops, and obstructing sidewalks. Not only is the situation disorderly, it’s dangerous: Discarded bikes can block pedestrians’ paths, causing them to trip or forcing them to walk in the road.

But the chaos may be coming to an end: New regulations aim to restore order to the city’s streets while still allowing bike-shares to thrive.
... and mentions exactly ONCE ... banning shared electric bikes,

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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 4:08 pm

ESB "Search found 55 matches: Orbea"... again:

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Orbea achieves 20% year-on-year turnover growth in 2017, targets €150 million value :
https://cyclingindustry.news/orbea-achi ... ion-value/

Starts:
Orbea has revealed that it achieved a 20% turnover growth during 2017, a year during which the business overhauled its Mallabia facility to improve efficiencies and drive growth.

Starting the year with a forecast to grow turnover by 8%, the brand’s progress was driven by Orbea’s “value proposition and new ability to add customisation“, according to Gonzalo Garcia, Orbea’s global sale manager.
(Forecast 8%... Actual 20%... Can you say "bad budgeting"?)

Includes:
Specifically looking at global markets, Europe and the United States led the charge, according to Jon Fernández, General Director of Orbea.
8)

... and:
As is the case with many other industry brands, electric bike growth too is a key factor to the target smashing turnover. In this segment, Fernández outlined that average sale price growth had been a significant plus point for the business.

“Both the high-end bikes – in all their categories: road, MTB, etc. – and e-bikes are two important growth levers at Orbea. Our average prices are increasing noticeably… If we break down the 18% accumulated growth we had in September, 10% corresponds to price increases – units with greater value – and 8% to an increase in units.”
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Spin Electric Bicycles Removes The Need For Bikeshare Stations:
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/12/sp ... -stations/

Starts:
Bikesharing has taken off slowly in the US, but has been more prominent in Europe. A few of the problems that come with the idea is how to make money with it and how to build its infrastructure. Spin, a San Francisco electric bicycle (e-bike) mobility company, has a good idea. How about doing away with stations and introduce station-less e-bikes to the public?
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... and had a vid on YT (Spin Bikeshare FAQ):


... and ends:
We like the idea of a station-less e-bike sharing system. It makes sense for all and we can’t wait to take a ride on Spin’s system.
Hehe... "can’t wait to take a ride"... so stay tuned. :wink:
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Post by LockH » Jan 12, 2018 10:33 pm

Hehe... News getting bigger... (Seen in ES Newz a few daze ago...)

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You Can Now Legally Ride Your UBCO 2×2 Utility Electric Bike On Streets:
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/12/ca ... e-streets/

Maybe in the US of A? Not sure re Canada... Here would maybe require pedals... :roll: ... or a license and insurance...
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(Canadian laws vetted by lawyers... "How Can we make more money with "legal proceedings"?) :roll:
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Post by LockH » Jan 13, 2018 8:39 am

Honda invents battery swapping!

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Honda reveals electric scooter with standardised battery
("A battery that can be swapped at a vending machine, meaning no waiting around while it recharges. Is this the big eureka moment for electric bikes?"):
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-new ... ed-battery

Starts:
WHAT do you do when the batteries in the TV remote run out? Take some out of another household appliance, right?

Or when your gas canister for the barbecue runs out? You go and swap the empty for an identical full one.

Yet this idea of standardisation is one that has apparently eluded electric vehicle makers.

Until now.

Because Honda has taken on the same idea at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, showing a range of products that operate around a standardised rechargeable battery pack.
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The Luxembourg Times, part of the Saint Paul Group, is a digital news service providing high-quality, in-depth business and political journalism for Luxembourg's English-speaking community.

The editorial team aims to produce original, investigative stories and broad, insightful analyses on Luxembourg's economics, local politics, top companies, ebikes, business and culture, as well as the European Union institutions based within it.
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Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, together with Brussels and Strasbourg, is one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and Germanic cultures. This is emphasised by the three official languages, Luxembourgish, French, and German.
Vel'oh! to become completely electric:
https://luxtimes.lu/luxembourg/32455-ve ... y-electric

8)

Starts:
JC Decaux Luxembourg will continue to operate the bike rental system until April 2027 and introduce electric bikes in the coming months, Luxembourg City mayor, Lydie Polfer announced on Friday.

As of July 1st, a total of 800 e-bikes will be available at 80 stations. But this innovation has a price: the annual subscription will increase from €15 to €18.

The Vel'oh! network currently has 69 stations in the capital and 7,700 citizens have subscriptions.
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Post by LockH » Jan 14, 2018 7:17 am

ACK!

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Increasing the Intensity over Time of an Electric-Assist Bike Based on the User and Route: The Bike Becomes the Gym:
http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/18/1/220

Starts:
Abstract
Nowadays, many citizens have busy days that make finding time for physical activity difficult. Thus, it is important to provide citizens with tools that allow them to introduce physical activity into their lives as part of the day’s routine. This article proposes an app for an electric pedal-assist-system (PAS) bicycle that increases the pedaling intensity so the bicyclist can achieve higher and higher levels of physical activity. The app includes personalized assist levels that have been adapted to the user’s strength/ability and a profile of the route, segmented according to its slopes.
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Augusta County is a county located in the Shenandoah Valley on the western edge of the U.S. commonwealth of Virginia. It is the second-largest county in Virginia by total area, and it completely surrounds the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. The county seat of Augusta is Staunton, although most of the administrative services have offices in neighboring Verona.

The county was created in 1738 from part of Orange County, and was named after Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. It was originally a huge area, but many parts of Augusta County were carved out to form other counties and several states, until the current border was finalized in 1790.

As of the 2010 census, the county population was 73,750, which represented an increase of more than 34 percent over the 1990 figure. Along with Staunton and Waynesboro, it forms the Staunton–Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
More carbon emissions: Ebikes or conventional bikes?:
https://augustafreepress.com/carbon-emi ... nal-bikes/

Starts:
Dear EarthTalk: Is there any truth to the assertion that e-bikes recharged off the fossil-fuel grid actually generate fewer carbon emissions overall than conventional human-powered bikes?
– Sandy McClave, New York, NY


Well, actually, there could be. E-bike pioneer Justin Lemire-Elmore argues that e-bikes are better for the environment, at least if you compare the carbon emissions associated with producing enough extra food to fuel the rider of a standard bicycle against the emissions from coal-derived electricity used to charge an e-bike.
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The Taipei Times is the only printed daily English-language newspaper in Taiwan and the third to be established in the nation. Online competitors include The China Post, Focus Taiwan and Taiwan News. Established on June 15, 1999, the Taipei Times is published by the Liberty Times Group, which publishes the Chinese-language newspaper the Liberty Times, Taiwan’s biggest newspaper by circulation with a pro-Taiwan independence editorial line.

On May 15, 2017, the China Post was the Times' last English-language competitor to go out of print and the Taipei Times is consequently offered at most points of sale, hotels and libraries as the English-language option.
Giant, Merida revenues fall due to slow sales in China:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/arc ... 2003685773

Starts:
The nation’s two major bicycle makers, Giant Manufacturing Co Ltd (巨大機械) and Merida Industry Co (美利達), on Thursday posted annual declines in revenue for last year, due to slow sales in China.

Giant, Taiwan’s largest bicycle manufacturer, reported that last year’s sales dropped 3.8 percent year-on-year to NT$54.83 billion (US$1.85 billion), while Merida’s revenue fell 2.08 percent to NT$22.35 billion.

The two companies blamed the gloomy performance on falling revenue in China, despite a bike-sharing boom there.
Includes/Ends:
However, growing demand for electric bicycles in Europe offered a silver lining for Giant and Merida, as they have seen increased market penetration there.

Giant declined to provide shipment figures for its electric bicycles in Europe, saying only that sales of e-bikes grew by nearly 40 percent in Europe during the first half of last year.

Citigroup estimated that Giant’s high-end e-bike sales in Europe might have increased by up to 35 percent annually to about 80,000 units last year, with an ASP of above US$1,500 against a blended ASP of US$360 to US$370 for traditional bikes.

“Total e-bike sales are estimated to account for 9 percent of Giant’s 2017 revenues and we forecast Giant’s high-end e-bike shipment will grow at [a] 30 percent-35 percent compound annual growth rate [in] 2016-19,” Citigroup said.

Merida’s electric bicycle exports to Europe rose by 56 percent on an annual basis in the first three quarters of last year, with a total shipment of 65,000 units, the company said.

Overall, global e-bike sales volume rose by 58.6 percent year-on-year in 2016 and rose by 31.29 percent annually from the first quarter to the third quarter of last year, Capital said.

“Global e-bike sales are forecast to continue growing by 20 percent to 30 percent year-on-year in 2018,” Capital said.

The strong growth momentum in electric bicycles is expected to lend support to local manufacturers in the coming years, Taiwan Bicycle Exporters’ Association (台灣自行車公會) secretary-general Gina Chang (張蕙娟) said last month, adding that technological thresholds for e-bikes are higher than those for traditional models.

In the first 10 months of last year, Taiwan’s electric bicycle exports totaled US$196 million, up 70.83 percent from the US$115 million a year earlier, association data showed.
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Tech predictions for 2018: Drones, crypto, and the rise of the robots:
http://www.cityam.com/278755/tech-predi ... ise-robots

Starts:
The pace of technological change can seem exciting and daunting in equal measure. 2017, while seeing continued financial growth in the tech sector, brought even more sharply into focus the challenges inherent with the inexorable march of progress.
Includes:
Driverless keeps spinning

We’ve heard much about the development autonomous vehicles, and we’re convinced that this revolution will continue. Meanwhile, watch out for growth in electric bikes, especially for commuters. There are already 200m electric bicycles worldwide (mainly in China), and The Electric Bike Worldwide Report predicts (albeit rather ambitiously) that the electric bike industry is poised to grow to two billion by 2050.

Google has approached powered wheel specialist Electron as a potential partner for Google Assistant. Integration of this technology will enable users to voice-activate electric bicycle wheels, allowing them to keep their eyes on the road rather than on-app.
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Electric bikes brought to New Jersey at Pedego:
https://www.app.com/story/money/busines ... 008813001/

Starts:
Adam Levine owns Pedego Electric Bikes of Spring Lake.

When did you decide you wanted to be an entrepreneur?


For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to own my own business. I grew up watching both of my parents each own their own businesses and naturally, I wanted to follow in their footsteps. I wasn't sure what that business was going to be until recently. However, I did know that I wanted to make sure that it would be something that I was extremely passionate about and something that I would have a lot of fun doing.

Why did you start this business?

I had an unforgettable experience trying the bike for the first time while vacationing with my family. It was by far the most memorable and fun part of our trip.
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The Global Times (simplified Chinese: 环球时报; traditional Chinese: 寰球時報; pinyin: Huánqiú Shíbào) is a daily Chinese tabloid newspaper under the auspices of the People's Daily newspaper, focusing on international issues from a communist Chinese perspective. Circulation 1,500,000 (copies printed Mon-Sat), Chinese edition 200,000 (copies printed Mon-Sat), English edition.
The US isn’t ready for shared bikes:
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1084849.shtml

Starts:
When I sat down in December to have a holiday beer or two and my American friends found out I live in China, they all wanted to talk about the same thing - bicycles.

The Chinese shared bicycle apps are invading American cities, and my American friends, tickled by the idea, wanted to know how they've worked out in China.
Includes:
Then came the reality of millions and millions of bikes in a relatively small urban area. People dropped the bikes everywhere: on streets, on bridges, on footpaths and in tunnels. I saw a bike in the pond at my local park. The bikes tended to end up in heaps, blocking pedestrians and making parking electric bikes and motorcycles almost impossible in certain parts of Shanghai.
:roll:

... and ends:
Finally, there's safety. I've been riding an electric bike in Shanghai for over three years, and the shared bike phenomenon has changed the experience. Many inexperienced riders now crowd the streets, and the result is a lot of dangerous, unpredictable behavior.

In the US, with no recent history of bikes as an important mode of transportation, it's going to be worse.


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