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MotoE Out Of Le Mans: Only Three Events Left On Calendar

New calendar to be announced. What could have been a promising debut for the all-new MotoE turned into a nightmare last week in Spain. Despite the major setback, Energica and organizer Dorna Sports confirmed they aren’t backing out. Until the new calendar comes out, looks like the number of events has now been slashed in half. You’ve probably seen the ...

No, Energica Electric Motorcycles Shouldn’t Catch Fire, Technically

03.23.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Energicas addresses concerned customers. Following the Jerez debacle that saw all 18 of the competing Ego Corsa destroyed in a fire last week, Energica addressed some of its customers’ (legitimate) concerns regarding their bikes’ potential as fire-food. The entire MotoE fleet went up in smoke in Spain last week. Unless you’ve been living under the literary rock, ...

Electric Scooter Sharing Is Coming To Montreal

03.20.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The city’s bicycle sharing service is expanding to scooters. Montreal, Quebec has one of the best city bicycle share programs, according to The City for Millennials. That service, known as Bixi, will be expanding its offerings to include a fleet of electric scooters this spring, reports MTLBlog. Montreal is far from the first city to introduce electric scooter sharing. Combining such ...

Energica Vows To Recover From Fire For 2019 MotoE Season

03.18.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

This might be the definition of “scrappy.” Just a couple of days ago Energica Motorcycles’ entire MotoE fleet of Ego race bikes was destroyed in a fire at the Jerez circuit. The entire community was, and remains, heartbroken for the company who lost so much equipment and research. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire. The opening race ...

Harley-Davidson To Challenge Bird, Lime In Rental Electric Scooters

03.17.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Those rental e-scooters that show up around your neighborhood might have “Harley-Davidson” on the side soon. You might think that Harley Davidson tried to draw younger, sportier riders a decade and a half ago with the addition of the Buell line of bikes, but anyone who ever stepped into a Harley dealer to look at a Buell could tell ...

MotoE Opener Cancelled After Fire Destroys All Motorcycles

03.15.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

MotoGP support series MotoE says its inaugural 2019 season will go ahead, despite having had to cancel the planned Jerez opener after all its bikes were lost in a fire. The 18 Energica Ego Corsa bikes that were set to contest the campaign were destroyed when the MotoE paddock caught fire overnight after the opening day of ...

Opinion: French Startup Illustrates The Issue With E-Bikes

03.15.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Overcome the issue of putting people on electric bikes, but not really. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the number of electric motorcycle startups has exploded in recent years and 2018 was no exception. All these newborn companies have the ambition of solving the age-old question of range and charging times as well as ...

Rise of the Surveillance Scooters?

Imagine being falsely accused of a crime, and even though you know you did nothing wrong, you’re forced to wear a tracking device that monitors every time you leave the house: where you go, when, and for how long. Even though you’re completely innocent, suddenly every errand and day trip is recorded, indefinitely, to be ...

Meituan confirms Mobike’s retreat from most overseas markets

TechCrunch reported last Friday that Mobike has scrapped operations across the Asia Pacific region as a key step towards a long-term plan to scale back its international business. On Monday, its parent company Meituan confirmed that the pioneer in China’s bike rental sector will shut down most of its foreign markets. “Mobike international business is ...

Is Kawasaki Near To Producing An Electric Motorcycle?

03.11.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Patent filings show some very interesting details. While there are just about a million different e-bike manufacturers popping up all over the place, and some well into production, all we have heard are a whole bunch of promises from the big, well-established motorcycle manufacturers. Does anyone own a LiveWire yet? Hopefully, that’s nearing a change, and though we first reported on Kawasaki’s possible ...