Everything Electric Show Organisers Embrace Micromobility

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Sydney Showgrounds, NSW Everything Electric returned for their second annual Australian expo, held from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th February 2024 at the Sydney Showgrounds. Last year, the event was branded the Fully Charged Show, matching the name of the YouTube channel founded by British actor Robert Llewellyn in 2010 that now has over one…

Advocacy Briefs: CEO Personnel Changes in Four Key Advocacy Organisations

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Three Australian and one International advocacy organisation have all recently announced changes at the CEO level. Bicycle SA CEO of Bicycle South Australia, Brett Gillett is stepping down from the role due to health reasons. Brett has run the peak cycling advocacy group for South Australia for two years after taking over from long-time previous…

World News Briefs: Some Good News From Around the World

Battery Fire Crisis Leading Towards Federal Legislation in USA On Sunday 3rd December another person died in New York City due to a lithium-ion battery fire. This was the 18th fatality in New York City so far in 2023 alone plus 145 injuries. Although not confirmed as the cause, from initial reports an e-bike was…

Handing Over the Editorial Reins

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This is my last issue as editor of the Micromobility Report and its sister publication, The Latz Report bicycle trade magazine. I would like to thank everyone I’ve met and that has helped us put these magazines together during my two and a half years in the role. The micromobility and bicycle sectors are full…

Yearbook Listing Invitation for Australia’s Micromobility Players

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Wollongong, NSW The first comprehensive, nation-wide listing of organisations in all sectors of Australia’s micromobility industry is scheduled to be launched later this year, with relevant organisations being contacted to confirm their details. The inaugural Micromobility Report Yearbook, incorporating manufacturers and distributors of e-bikes, e-scooters and other electric personal transportation vehicles, will be a valuable…

Green Focused Taipei Cycle to Push for Global Sustainability MOU

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Taichung, Taiwan Taiwan bicycle industry leaders have signalled their intention to use next year’s Taipei Cycle to achieve a global memorandum of understanding (MOU) for greater sustainability in the industry. US and European industry representatives focused on sustainable practices in their own markets would be invited to attended Taipei Cycle 2024 to take a global…

E-Bike Retailer Rebrand as Leon Cycles Owner Faces Fraud Charges

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Adelaide, SA Three Leon Cycles stores in Australia will soon revert back to their original branding, Hi5 E-Bikes. Their owner, Jamal Raad, said he is just waiting for the signage to arrive to convert his stores in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. The switch follows the arrest of the China-based owner of Leon Cycles, Lijun Ding,…

VanMoof Bankrupt and Rad Power Retreats from Europe

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Amsterdam, Netherlands A former beacon heading the rise of urban e-bikes, VanMoof, has been declared bankrupt. On 17th July, the Court of Amsterdam declared the Dutch legal entities VanMoof Global Holding B.V., VanMoof B.V. and VanMoof Global Support B.V. bankrupt, confirming rumours about the Netherlands company that has been a darling of the industry and…

Perth Investor Revives Tiller

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Fremantle, WA Fremantle e-bike manufacturer Tiller has been rescued by a new investor, Perth company Electro Ventures, Tiller founder and owner Julian Illich announced this month. Julian said the venture will move forward as Tiller 2.0, which will shift the business model to a lease-to-buy model, with weekly payments instead of up-front payment. He said…

Publisher Phil Latz Adds Media Sales Role

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Wollongong, NSW Micromobility Report Publisher Phil Latz has decided to also take over the role of Media Sales Manager. “We’ve had some challenges in successfully filling this role over the past six months,” Phil said. “As all business owners know, it’s been a very tough recruitment environment in the current era of full employment. “Rather…