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Erik Buell launches electric motorcycle brand

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Erik Buell is riding back to motorcycle business with Frederic Vasseur of Formula E and F1 fame and entrepreneur, Francois Terny. Buell is all set to launch an electric motorcycle brand called Fuell.

Fuell Flow comes in 11kW (125cc-equivalent) or 35kW (A2-licence equivalent) versions and uses a hub motor on the rear wheel to leave space for 50 litres of integrated storage.

Fuell claims a city range of 125 miles for the Flow needing charging at a public charger. It carries an American price of $10,995.

The Fuell Fluid is an e-bike with a range of 125 miles at 20mph or 28mph versions producing almost 74ftlb of torque from two 500Wh, removable batteries.

The Fluid also uses a virtually maintenance-free carbon belt drive system and internal hub gears.

Fluid will cost $3295 in America, with financing options for both bikes favouring usage over ownership through credit, leasing or battery leasing.

More will be revealed in the coming months, but Fuell claim that deliveries of the Fluid will start in 2019, with the Flow rolling out in 2021.

There’s no mention of whether the bikes will be introduced in Europe.

Electric scooter sharing firm VOI raises $30 million for European expansion

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VOI-Electric scooter sharing firm VOI raises $30 million for European expansion

STOCKHOLM: Electric scooter sharing firm VOI Technology has raised $30 million in another fundraising round since being set up seven months ago for its European expansion and investment in research to fend off growing competition, it was reported on Monday.

Uber Technologies Inc, Alphabet and several other high-profile investors are very interested in gambling on scooter-sharing leading to rapid rise in Europe thanks to large commuter populations and lower levels of car ownership compared to USA.

Domestic startups such as Tier and Dott and U.S. rivals Bird and Lime raised thousands of dollars in 2018 to expand further into the crowded marketplace after having successfully put many scooters on European roads.

VOI is backed by investors such as BlaBlaCar CEO Nicolas Brusson and venture fund Balderton Capital. Their belief they can beat rivals by building closer relationships with city authorities gives them an edge over competitors such as Uber.

Unlike major rivals, “asking ‘permission’ before we enter new towns and cities means we can work with the authorities on the ground to offer more than just a viable alternative to cars,” CEO Fredrik Hjelm said. We could also “help people to combine their e-scooter journeys with the existing public transport network,” he added.

People can locate nearby VOI scooters via an app or maps and then ride it by paying a 1 euro unlocking fee plus riding costs of 0.15 euro per minute.

August launch has seen VOI build up over 400,000 riders, taking more than 750,000 rides, and it said it would use the new funds to expand in Italy, Germany, Norway and France.

Critics warn operators could face similar issues as bike sharing firms. Forced into price wars due to competition and facing backlash from authorities over rules and vandalism, bike operators GoBee and Mobike have retreated from Europe.

Threesome Report: Trikes News, Autocycle Adventures, Side-Car Views

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War Veteran Navy Seal’s custom Trike with a wheelchair in the back, New York delivery trike, Gas powered Dirt trike from Stanford University, Gotcha mobility e-trike, Australia Postmen get e-Trikes for their postage rounds.

Wayfarer reports on the three-wheeled industry boom

Incredible Custom Trike gets a War Veteran back on the road
T3 – A Delivery Trike Is Coming
Comanche gas / electric recumbent trike
Gotcha Unveils Electric Trike for mobility
Australian Postmen bikes to make way for e-trikes

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Top Electric Motorcycles For 2017

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Challenges have popped to the surface regarding electric vehicles. They might be more emission prone than petrol based vehicles. Batteries are nasty. We will see.

The world is fast changing. No, not Governments and definitely those Senators never leave or change. While the more Hollywood movies change, the more they remain the same.

Generations change and the new millennials have different priorities and preferences. Climate is supposedly (“allegedly”) changing.

Demand and Supply of big bikes have changed. There are again more British motorcycle brands in the market than American bikes with the return of Enfield, BSA, Norton and the veteran Triumph.

Roads have changed with new taxes tolls on rush hour routes. The year has changed to 2018. My underwear has changed from boxers to briefs. Bikernet.com has changed and become mobile friendly.

Last year, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by year 2030, and this just this year the UK government announced plans to ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040. China is leading the way with maximum ownership of electric vehicles in the world.

But the future is bright. In the four-wheel world Elon Musk is leading the way with his innovative Tesla brand, and over here in the two-wheel world there are a host of different manufacturers all looking to the future. Read more.

New Vanderhall Edison2 Announced

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IMS 2017

New Vanderhall Edison2 Announced
Electric Excitement to Auto Cycle Segment

Unveiled at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California, the Vanderhall Edison2 brings electrifying acceleration and zero emissions to the three-wheeler market.

At Long Beach, CA (November 17, 2017) — Vanderhall Motor Works debuted its latest three-wheeled auto-cycle model at the 2017 Progressive International Motor Cycle Show in Long Beach, California. An electric vehicle (EV) known as the Vanderhall Edison2, it joins the company’s two existing auto-cycle models: the carbon-fiber-bodied Laguna and retro-oriented Venice.

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