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Bosch, electric bike, growth, Italy, transport -

According to industry association Confindustria ANCMA the electric bike explosion in Italy has really kicked off. Their just released 2016 market statistics on bicycle and e-bike production, import, export and sales reveal that Italians bought over twice as many electric bicycles last year as they did in 2015. The statistics indicate that 2017 sales will also see new highs. E-bike sales increased by a huge 121% in 2016 compared to the 2015 sales total. The number of electric bicycles sold stood at 124,400; in 2015 that total was 56,200. It is said that once a 4-5% market share is reached sales will...

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awards, electric bike, Haibike, Italy -

Seven full suspension electric mountain bikes won prestigious prize at the Design Innovation Awards 2017 in Italy. Haibike and Lapierre were two of the winners. The Haibike Sduro Nduro 8.0 2017 won for qualities like eConnect, which integrates GPS, GSM and Bluetooth and provides advanced e-bike functions such as alarming the vehicle, the brand-new Yamaha PW-X electric motor, and fantastic frame geometry. The unusual position of the battery and a carbon frame were highlighted for the Lapierre Overvolt AM Carbon 900+, powered by the top Bosch Performance CX motor.

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eco, electric bike, GiocoSolutions, Italy, wood -

We’re probably no different to you in enjoying a slightly out-there cycling story. Italian company GiocoSolutions are pressing ahead with an electric bike on an unusual frame. Less frame, more branch... At 22kg, the Wood E-Bike (or WEB) is made of birch wood and okumè (an African hardwood) and has undergone processed "boating" to make it water-resistant. There’s a rear hub motor and the 560Wh battery (up to 120km distance) is tucked away in the frame. Is it a great idea to have Lithium-Ion housed within wood? Presumably this has been considered. No price has been announced as yet.

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commute, concept, electric bike, Italy, London Design Musuem -

We came across this curiosity from the 90's recently, and it was a bit of a shock to find an electric bike on it. The London Design Museum held an exhibition during 1993 celebrating the Fiat 500 legend and heralding the arrival of the new Cinquecento. Fiat recruited eight Italian design houses to offer concept versions of the Cinquecento. Bertone made an off-road spider, Boneschi a minicab, Pininfarina a pick-up, ITCA a mini-cabrio, Coggiola went for a streamlined coupe, while Italdesign opted for a tailgated people carrier and the I.DE.A. Ins titute opted for a high-tech three-seater. Venerable Italian coachbuilder Zagato went for a...

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Alta Badia, Dolomites, electric bike, fitness, healthy, Italy, lifestyle, Moviment, Trek -

If you’re looking to do some e-biking in Europe over the summer, you might want to head for the hills - remember, hills hold no fears for us e-bikers. Packed with snow and skiers in the winter months, the Alps become an open-air playground for eMTBs in the summer. The same great hotels, restaurants, and lifts are in operation, but without the queues or the noise. Wherever you look, there are trees, mountains, blue skies, and temperate weather. Over the last few years, Alta Badia Movimënt in Northern Italy has been building a substantial program of outdoor events for the...

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