Globe Lights Specialized Path to Everyday Commuting

Globe is set to spearhead Specialized push into bikes for everyday transportation. Photo credit: Specialized

California, US Australian buyers will have to wait patiently to access a new commuter e-bike venture launched by Specialized this month. The new business unit, Globe, will initially focus exclusively on the US market when it starts taking orders in late 2022, and Specialized Australia has confirmed there is no identified time frame for its…

Standardised Swappable Batteries at Heart of Lime Gen4 Bikes

San Francisco, California, US A global leader in shared micromobility services, Lime, has launched its Gen4 e-bike, featuring a new swappable battery that is also compatible with the company’s e-scooters. Lime CEO Wayne Ting said the standardised, interchangeable battery was the greatest advancement in the new bikes, which were officially launched in Washington DC on…

Tesla Kids Cyberquad Sells Out in Days

Tesla Cyberquad

California, USA Tesla this month launch launched a $1,900 four-wheel ATV for kids, based on the company’s Cybertruck and a full-sized ATV briefly unveiled in 2019. Despite a surprising lack of fanfare about the pint-sized version – and a warning they might not be available before Christmas – the kids Cyberquad has already sold out.…

New Bird Technology to Stop Riding on Footpaths

Bird Scooters Sidewalk Protection System

Santa Monica, California Bird has unveiled a new hyper-accurate global positioning technology to help stop people from riding e-scooters on footpaths. The Californian company has developed the Smart Sidewalk Protection system in partnership with Swiss-born tech developer u-blox, which is an industry leader in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). A…

Bird Branching out into Bike Sales

Bird Bikes are now available for sale

A global high-flyer in shared electric scooters has bolstered its expansion into e-bikes, with Bird announcing it will make its soon-to-be-released Bird Bike available for sale.

California to Subsidise E-Bike Purchases

Sacremento Capitol building

California may be the mecca of urban motorways and car culture, but their state government is achieving something that no Australian state has yet managed.
California’s latest state budget has allocated US$10 million (A$13.3 million) to help its citizens buy e-bikes.

Who Will Educate the Police?

Dana Point Police Ebike Safety Tips Flyer

Dana Point, California, USA This is a story about the local County Sheriff’s office in Dana Point, California. But it has relevance to police forces in Australia and elsewhere. Dana point is officially classified as a city, but it’s really part of the massive greater Los Angeles post-war urban sprawl. A very pleasant part mind…

Lyft Unveils its Latest Share E-Bike

The new Lyft e-bike

San Francisco, California, USA Lyft may not yet be in Australia, but as it is by far the biggest bike share provider in the USA, and part of a ride share/bike share company with a US$19.3 billion (A$25.7 billion) market capitalisation, the launch of their latest model is still significant. The new model, launched in…

Bird Adds to Mixed Fleet Trend

Lady riding Bird Bike

California, USA Ahead of its stock market debut, e-scooter company Bird is entering the bustling e-bike sharing business with planned launches in cities in the US and Europe. Bird has been a significant player in the rapidly growing e-scooter market over recent years and much like its competitor Lime, it is now expanding into electric…