February 22, 2024

The Subaru of Ebikes is Here

Plus a major software update for Bosch's integrated smart systems, the new Quargos delivery moped with a 225 liter cargo bay, and more.

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Tern is known for their widely popular cargo bikes and now they’re expanding into new markets with the Orox, an off-road adventure e-bike that can lug a hefty 397 lbs (180 kg) of cargo. It comes in two frame sizes, features Bosch’s Performance Line CX motor, and can be outfitted with dual batteries for a maximum range of 300 km (186 miles).

The W1X is a new electric motorcycle with dual motors and an eye-catching design, with single swing-arms on opposing sides. It’s the first motorcycle from French company Moto Watt, who haven’t released full specifications yet but are aiming for A1 license compatibility with a tentative delivery target of Q1 2025.

India-based iVoomi is providing existing customers with access to new upgrades via their new Vehicle Upgrade Program. New smart features such as mobile app integration and keyless NFC operation can be unlocked for a one-time fee of ₹2,999 ($36 USD).

Quargos, a Pune-based startup, is working on a cargo moped for last-mile deliveries. It doesn’t have a model name yet, but it has some impressive hauling capabilities with a 225 liter cargo bay that supports up to 120 kg (265 lbs) of cargo.

The eBike Systems arm of Bosch announced a major update to their integrated smart systems. Primarily affecting Kiox displays and the Flow smartphone app, new features include customizable riding modes, adaptive display layouts, and third-party health & fitness integrations.

Electric scooter manufacturer Navee is getting into the e-bike game with a new range of shared models. Intended for rental fleet use, The S1 and C1 models are pedal-assist only with a top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph), and can be ordered with cargo accessories for delivery riders. The C1 features a removable battery that is cross-compatible with Navee’s shared scooter models.

The Skick is an imposing new mobility vehicle from Finnish startup Arctic Rides Oy. It’s like a kick scooter (hence the “kick” part of the name name), but with a giant off-road tire up front, and two small wheels in the rear of the split standing platform. The rear wheels fold up to allow skis to take over when riding on snow. Amusingly, it’s claimed to be easy to propel only by kick power… but we wouldn’t want to try with that curb weight of 65 kg (143 lbs).

The latest-and-greatest Juggernaut has been announced by Canadian e-bike manufacturer Biktrix, bringing a host of updates to one of their most popular models for ten years running. The newest version is rocking a 1200 watt TruckRun M09 mid-drive motor which has a massive 220 newton-meters of torque.

Kofa announced that the JIDI electric motorcycle is ready for production, with the first units already being assembled in Ghana. It features dual batteries for up to 100 km (62 mi) and is compatible with Kofa’s latest Kore2 battery swap network.

Is it still an e-bike if it has four wheels? FedEx is rolling out newly designed delivery vehicles in London, built by Electric Assisted Vehicles via a grant from the UK Department for Transport. These large pedicabs have a massive cargo bay with a payload capacity of 170 kg (375 lbs), and offer 72 km (45 mi) of pedal-assisted range on a single battery charge.

Article by Tyson Roehrkasse
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Tyson Roehrkasse is a technical specialist who has worn just about every hat there is in the IT and software development fields. He began working with PEVs in 2018 as a developer for Electric Bike Review, and immediately became obsessed with learning about e-bike technology. He soon began creating his own reviews on the EBR platform and to date is the second largest contributor of review content there. After a five-year tenure with EBR Tyson moved on to work with other companies in the industry, building websites for other reviewing companies and e-commerce platforms for EV manufacturers. He also continued working as a freelance reviewer, eventually partnering with the Micromobility Industries to produce reviews and other content for their partner site, Ride Review.

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