The winner of the Vvolt vehicle will be announced next week on Ride On! and the following week for the Lectric XP 3.0.
Topics can range from new vehicles and business models, to government policy and city infrastructure. Our goal is to better explore and snapshot the weekly happenings of the fastest growing and funnest form of mobility in the world: small, electric vehicles.Chapters: 00:00 Rav Ride + 2 eBike Giveaways!
07:15 German eBike Sales!
18:43 New Book on Parking!
21:37 New Vehicle Launches!
30:19 Meet D-Fly’s Sport Scooter and CEO
To celebrate the conclusion of Micromobility Europe 2023, Dom Whiting—Europe’s hottest DJ on two wheels—will lead a techno-boosted group ride through Amsterdam’s vibrant Noord neighborhood on Friday, June 9th.Get tickets here: https://lu.ma/3ro4xap1?tk=SD7wV7
Electric Bikes outsell acoustic bikes in GermanyElectric bikes are expected to outsell regular bikes in 2023 in Germany for the first time. B/c of higher price point of eBikes, revenue has more than tripled over the past decade, to €7.4 billion last year. Drivers are eBike performance relative to conventional bikes, shared services exposing customers to eBikes, and policy. Bike and scooter media firm Micromobility Industries has tracked 87 active incentive programs in the US and Canada that encourage adoption, with over 230 similar efforts across Europe. German manufacturers’ domestic passenger car production slumped to just under 3.1 million in 2021, down by almost half from five years earlier and the lowest since 1975.British bicycle manufacturer Raleigh is expected to continue moving towards electrification of their vehicles, and their parent company Accell Group anticipates 2023 to be their first year selling more ebikes than mechanical bikes. Paved Paradise Paved Paradise, a new book by Henry Grabar, examines the massive role that car parking plays in perpetuating the climate crisis, the housing shortage, and the privatization of public land.Vehicle Launches: A new British startup, BackPedal, offers ebike theft protection via a monthly subscription, which includes an integrated GPS system with LTE capabilities for your ebike and a retrieval team that tracks lost bikes and connects law enforcement to intervene safely. San Francisco-based mobility subscription startup Tempo is offering flexible leases, for a wide range of vehicles. Their first partner is Äike, whose T scooter model will be available on Tempo for $75 per month. Amsterdam-based Veloretti released its Electric Two ebike line, which includes updated Ivy mid-step and Ace step-over models. Like the previous models, the Electric Two bikes will feature a mid-mount Bafang motor, Gates carbon belt drive, and Enviolo auto shifting hub - all high quality components. What’s new is a sleeker design via downtube-routed cables, an updated handlebar display, a more ergonomic cockpit button setup, and a companion mobile app. The rideable suitcase popularized by Kpop star Jennie Kim is available for purchase from Airwheel, starting at $1,000. It only maxes out at 8 mph, but its airplane-grade aluminum frame can bare a load of up to 242 pounds. If you’re looking for an extra boost in your escooter, the new Inmotion RS is more than enough. Sporting not one but two 2,000-Watt motors, the RS claims a top speed of 68 mph and a 0-30 mph acceleration in just three seconds.BMW and German ebike producer Cube have collaborated to create the Trike Hybrid, a three-wheeled electric cargo vehicle. Sporting a Bosch Cargo Line Gen 4 motor and claiming up to 485 pounds of hauling capacity, the Trike Hybrid appears to be a highly capable vehicle for cruising with the kids or carrying some luggage.We have the Co-Founder and CEO of D-Fly, Jez Williman. Jez’ passion for a perfect scooter came out of serious injuries he suffered while be an extreme sport athlete.