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Why Uber is buying e-bike sharing startup Jump Bikes

The big daddy of ride sharing, Uber, has officially jumped into electric bike sharing. On Monday Uber announced that it has acquired Jump Bikes, a 10-year-old venture capital-backed startup that rents out dockless electric bicycles to users around cities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but a report from last week said that …

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E-Bike Sales Soared in EU’s Main Markets

DOETINCHEM, the Netherlands – The ‘electrification’ of Europe’s main bicycle markets continued in 2017. Sales of electric bicycles, e-MTBs and speed pedelecs showed a big double-digit growth. E-bike popularity keeps growing in Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Of the four named markets e-bike sales in France showed the biggest …

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Thousands of kids injured by hoverboards in their first 2 years on the market

The hoverboard craze that swept the nation in 2015 and 2016 landed more than 26,000 kids in hospital emergency rooms, according to new research. Millions of the self-balancing scooters were sold before reports of batteries overheating and bursting into flames prompted widespread recalls. But it turns out that falls — not fires — were by far …

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E-Bikes Are Getting More People Out of Their Cars

Want to stir up the cycling masses on social media? Post something about e-bikes. Few topics in our sport raise hackles like bikes powered by batteries. Some welcome their potential to make cycling easier and more accessible, but others fear they’re too close in nature to motorcycles to earn the …

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