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"The bike business is about to be disrupted on a grand scale"

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  1. chdot
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    "E-bikes change it because people are willing to pay more, the technology is more complex, and existing companies like Bosch have an advantage as they know everything about electric motors."

    Well yes.

    It remains to be seen if other companies will join Bosch and also if the existing motor industry will feel the need/desire to join the e-bike market and (try to) expand it significantly.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. chdot
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    "

    Now, after eight years and several failed tries, the manufacturer is readying the biggest change to the basic form of the bike since, well, ever. An electric assist motor co-developed with F1 racing team Williams is on the way. It will include a portable front-pack battery that can also charge your laptop or phone. All that while keeping the bike’s prime advantage — portability — intact.

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    http://www.ibtimes.com/iconic-brompton-folding-bicycle-going-electric-purists-get-over-it-2369089

    Posted 1 year ago #
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  4. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    "It will become possible to register e-bikes in Northern Ireland from Monday, as is required by law, according to officials."

    http://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dvla-to-register-ebikes-in-northern-ireland-from-monday-36022369.html

    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. paulmilne
    Member

    If car companies do decide to go all out for bikes the real game changer is likely to be the increased marketing (ubiquitous Ford/Volvo/Toyota/etc bike adverts showing beautiful people riding bikes in deserted cities) and also the political pressure on government to build infrastructure so more people will feel safe and normal riding bikes and so remove a big barrier to increased sales.

    I know, a year late to the conversation ...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. Iain McR
    Member

    beautiful people riding bikes

    they must be been to a PY / not-PY

    Posted 2 months ago #

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