Santa Monica Electric Vehicles (SMEV) is introducing their new electric-powered mountain bike featuring their patented ARC Drive System™ (ARC ds) at Interbike 2011 next week. Visit their booth (#38083, downstairs right beside the e-bike test track) and see how they have revolutionized the e-bike industry with their innovative transmission technology. More power, more torque and more range...take a test-ride and experience the difference. Read more.
LEVA Member Currie Technologies in the News! The era of ebikes is upon us.
Bikes with an electric-motor assist are beginning to change the
way people get around town, according to experts who declare the age of
the e-bike is upon us. E-bikes look and operate similar to their
traditional pedal-powered equivalents, but contain a battery-powered
motor that kicks on when, for example, pedaling up a menacing hill.
Read more here.
LEVA Member Conscious Commuter, a foldable electric bicycle company based in Portland, Oregon, has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign through the popular service Kickstarter to help raise capital for its latest product designed by Gabriel Wartofsky out of California. Read more.
LEVA Members Wisper Bikes and OXIS Energy Limited of the United Kingdom have announced a joint collaboration to develop and produce the world's 1st commercial e-bike battery system powered by OXIS's Polymer Lithium Sulphur chemistry and technology.
Both Companies have agreed to work together in the development of the prototype Polymer Lithium Sulphur battery system, set for release in Q4 2011. The objective is for the companies to engage, and complete, the certification of the battery system for Wisper bikes for the European markets during 2012. Read more.
LEVA Member ROBRADY Design really thinks outside the box!
This is not the typical article that you would expect to find here at LEVA, but read about how one of our members is helping to bring relief to millions of women for one of their most common complaints with Ziivaa, commercially available in the fall of 2011.
New Member Electric Peddler located in Dallas, Oregon
Read their August newsletter here.
New LEVA Member Revolution Electric Bikes in Houston Makes a Splash!
Read more here.
LEVA Member Spencer Bikes
Spencer Ivy, providers of high quality, stylish electric bikes, are giving away one of their top-of-the-range electric bikes to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Bridgestone Eco-Rally, launched by HRH The Prince of Wales. Read more.
League of American Bicyclists
Click here to read Robert Nordvall's article on "Life and Bicycle Changes" in this month's issue of American Bicyclist and how he discovered how a serious medical condition forced him to think beyond the pedal in order to continue the hobby he loves. LEVA has a special relationship with the League of American Bicyclists organization. LEVA Member eMoto EV bikes are pictured as well as EBWR and LEVA!
Pedego Electric Bikes
LEVA Member Pedego Electric Bikes, maker of premium and comfortable e-bikes announced today that their line will now be available throughout Europe through a distribution agreement with Clean Wheels, Ltd. Read more.
LEVA Member OHM Electric Bikes Being Evaluated for Police Use
UCSF Police Department has deployed OHM Electric Bikes (www.ohmcycles.com) in its daily operations around campus to evaluate the potential of using electric powered bicycles on campus. At the conclusion of the evaluation, UCSF will determine which duties are best suited for electric bikes. "We are excited to work with UCSF to demonstrate how our products can increase efficiency and productivity." said Michael DeVisser, co-founder of OHM Cycles. "OHM eBikes will allow officers to carry heavier loads and get to their destinations more quickly." More.
LEVA Member Optibike LLC,
the premier US based manufacturer of electric bicycles opened their
7500 sq. ft. Flagship Retail Store and manufacturing facility in the
iconic glass building that was formerly occupied by Champion Ford at
3200 28th Street in Boulder, CO. Read more.
LEVA Member Rakesh Dhawan Reports New Ebike Propulsion System to Launch at Eurobike!
New LEVA Member AllCell Tech has announced that they have developed a lightweight removable electric scooter battery for MATRA in response to their fleet customers' request for improved range and easier charging. Read more.
LEVA Member YikeBike is really excited to announce their new model - "The Fusion." This will now complement the current carbon fibre model, which they have imaginatively renamed as, "The Carbon."
The Fusion Model features the same YikeBike design, but is based on advanced composites and aluminum alloy components. The Fusion is very cost effective at just over half the price of the Carbon model. The price for the new Fusion model is USD $1995 on their website, excluding shipping, duty, and taxes.
Flagstaff (AZ) electric motor innovator LEVA Member Motor Excellence is broadening its range -- all the way to China and Europe. Read Here.
Watch LEVA-ETRA Member YikeBike on YouTube!
LEVA Member Susanne Bruesch has started a Pedelec Adventure Tour Program and her trip was over 1,200 miles on the Tour de Sahara through Morocco's desert and alpine reaches. Learn more.
LEVA Member Pedego Electric Bikes
Lee Fehrenbacher, writer for the Wenatchee Business Journal asks: Ever consider commuting to work on a bike but just can't seem to get past the excuses - it takes too much effort, there's not enough time, I don't want to get all sweaty before the day begins - not to? Read here about someone discovering the fun of Pedego Electric Bikes!
LAPD to Use LEVA Member Currie Bikes! Los Angeles, CA - On May 11th at 9:30 AM, Larry Pizzi, Currie's President, presented two IZIP Express™ Police Edition electric bicycles to LAPD Deputy Chief, Terry S. Hara and Sergeant Matthew Bygum, Officer in Charge of the LAPD Bicycle Coordination Unit and Lieutenant Dana Berns, Officer in Charge of LAPD Training Division. Read more
LEVA Member Clean Mobile and iwis, the global market leader for mechanical drive control systems, have formed a strategic partnership. Read full news release.
LEVA Members Mark Higgons of Team Hybrid (UK) and Rakesh Dhawan (India, USA) show off their team from Falco, electric bike propulsion kit makers www.teamhyridebikes.com.
LEVA Member Bill Ropp announces he has completed his 2011 USA Ebike Product Specific Study
custom prepared, simple, economical tool for OEM’s, Ebike Marketers, and parts'
suppliers in understanding specs, pricing, and key product details in the USA market. Additional
product specific research available upon request. Contact: Bill Ropp at firstname.lastname@example.org, Strategic Product
Planning LLC 513.793.1911.
World IP Organization Recognizes LEVA Members Segway, Trikke Europe and Yike Bike
OXIS Energy, Joint Member of LEVA and ETRA, up for prestigious research award!
STOCKHOLM, March 4th, 2011 − Six outstanding researchers have been nominated for the Globe sustainability Research Award 2011. The Research Award − one of four categories which make up Globe Award 2011 − It is given for original and prospective scientific research contributing to improving sustainability in the world. Read more...
JOINT LEVA_ETRA Member Trikke Europe wants to share their
new video. View it at:
Charlie McVean, founder of new LEVA Member Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid
Cycles, was recently inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs.
Pedego Again Leads the Charge...
Last weekend, in Huntington Beach California, the first ever PEDEGO OWNERS GROUP had over 40 people show up on their Pedegos
for a 12 mile ride along the Pacific Coast amid cool temperatures. Pictures can be found at www.facebook.com/PedegoElectricBikes.
AGOGS electric bikes has introduced new MTB Pedelec - Uphill
Submitted by LEVA Member Jakub Ditrich.
LEVA Corporate Member Heinzmann Pioneers Electric Mobility!