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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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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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Electrification Shift Picks Up Pace

DIEREN, the Netherlands – It will still take some years but eventually more e-bikes than conventional bicycles will be produced in Europe. The electrification shift is picking up pace every year, as was recently underlined by Dutch Royal Gazelle. Recently the company celebrated that its production crossed the 15 million …

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