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Search for Cycling Leaders

The ECF Leadership Programme recognises that one of the best ways to build cycling in more European countries is to invest in small and medium sized organisations who could become influential national leaders. It is one of the important investments of the ECF Cycling Industry Club, allowing cycling ...

Follow the Opportunity with Climate Financing

Urban cycling is the growth engine of the global cycling industry as the mountain bike and road bike markets have peaked. This is especially evident in Europe where there is a paradigm shift happening as consumers move to e-assist bicycles to replace cars and overcrowded mass transit systems. But, w...

More Money Means More Flexibility Needed

Adding more flexibility to the supply chain was like last year again one of the much discussed topics at Taipei Cycle 2014. Why this was again raised is, apart from all other aspects, in my opinion simple: because the stakes are rising to unprecedented levels in the (European) bike sector. For an ex...

EU Strongly Recognise the Potential for 2-Wheeled Transport

In the last few weeks we have seen encouraging news that EU bodies strongly recognise the potential for two wheeled transport, and they are willing to put research funds behind the development of a next generation of electrical vehicles in Europe. However two initiatives have stressed that there are...

Model Years

In Bike Europe's November 2013 issue we reported extensively on all the happenings at Taichung Bike Week, which took place at the start of November. Lots of new components, as well as e-bike drive systems for model year 2015 were presented here, to product managers and buyers. It comes at a time dur...

Jack’s Blog: Pushing Boundaries

Of all the Eurobike 2013 trends, if there is one phenomenon that is to be singled out, then it must be how the show indicated where the bike industry is pushing its boundaries. Beyond 25 km/h, I mean. With all the e-MTBs, s-pedelecs and even e-road racers, that according to Haibike offer 'Uphill as ...

Rules & Regulations on E-Bikes & S-Pedelecs

In the June/July issue of print edition of Bike Europe we have tried to cover all aspects of electric bikes in this issue, varying from the latest (import) statistics to the latest in legislation. There's lots going on, with legislation in particular, especially the type-approval for speed pedelecs ...

How To Prevent Recalls of Li-Ion Batteries

HONG KONG - Reports from safety issues in the field require a recall of the whole batch. This is a not only a costly and complex operation, but also hurts the image of the e-bike manufacturer and the industry as a whole. There are a few simple steps e-bike manufacturers/importers can take – in clos...

Anti-Dumping-Duties - What About the Component Manufacturers?

In the past week it was a daily topic in the European living rooms: The European trade-commission decided to rise anti-dumping duties on solar panels made in China with the beginning of June. This decision caused many exclamations in the member states. But not only here in Europe: The Chinese prime ...

Who Makes Profit From Electric Vehicles?

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – “The bicycle industry and not the automotive business has successfully commercialized and made substantial profits from electric vehicles with more than 150 million units in use daily.” This is stated by Ed Benjamin Managing Director eCycleElectric Consultants and Chairm...

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