[Webinar] The Micromobility City: Measuring the Impact of Greater E-bike Use

Plus, Bosch’s first 28-mph e-bike the U.S., Ola’s upcoming electric rickshaw, and more.

Welcome to Ride Review, your weekly roundup of new tech and vehicle launches in the world of micromobility.

Webinar Starting in 2 Hours

We’re kicking off a very timely webinar with the mobility experts at McKinsey in just two hours. The topic is the global (e)bike boom and how it is reshaping our cities. Horace Dediu and the folks at McKinsey will be giving us an exclusive look at some up-to-the-minute research about consumer preferences, e-bike adoption, and more. There will also be an audience Q&A afterward.

What You Need to Know Today

Netherlands-based Gazelle has introduced the Eclipse for the U.S. market, marking the first Bosch-powered 28 mph (45 km/h) e-bike in the country. With features like Bosch's updated Performance Line Speed Motor and Smart System, along with a Suntour Mobie 45 fork, 60mm tires the Eclipse offers a blend of classic commuter styling and trail-ready functionality. Prices ranges from $5,499 to $5,999.

Engwe has introduced the upgraded Engwe L20 2.0 e-bike, boasting reliable performance and affordability, although it doesn't include all the high-end features of competing models. With a 750W rear motor and a maximum speed of 28 mph (45 km/h) on pedal assist, it presents excellent value at $799, meeting the demand for Class 3 e-bikes in the US market.

India’s Ola Electric announced plans to release its first electric rickshaw later this month.

Lectric has been making waves in e-bike land this week with the release of the techy-but-affordable ONE. In case you missed it, here’s our verdict: “Lectric has managed to one-up itself in rather dramatic fashion, unveiling a new commuting electric bike called the One that's packed with some of the most premium components available on the market, but still priced at a budget-friendly price of $1,999. That might not sound super cheap --after all, Lectric sells the XP Lite for just $799-- but when you consider the hardware on the One, it's honestly mind-boggling that Lectric managed to keep the price under two Gs.”

ICYMI: We also reviewed of Lectric’s ever-popular XP trike and XPedition cargo ebike this past week.

This week MOD BIKES from Texas revealed its 2024 lineup, featuring new electric bike models and upgrades, including a torque sensor for more natural pedal assist and UL-certified 720Wh batteries offering up to 50 miles (80 km) of range per charge.

Norwegian startup CityQ has launched a car-like e-bike with four wheels and an enclosed roof. The e-bikes are lightweight, tipping the scales at just 265 lbs (120kg), boast a range of 68 miles (110km), achieved through the use of two swappable batteries, and can accommodate loads of 550 lbs (250kg), making them particularly attractive for commercial usage.

Leaked patent drawings reveal that Yamaha is working on an all-electric motocross bike, as well as offer hints about a new propulsion system.

LiveWire, Harley-Davidson’s electric brand, is recalling the 2024 S2 Del Mar in the U.S. due to a software issue that can cause the electric powertrain to shut off without warning.

Volcon’s 80-mph Stag, touted as the world’s fastest electric UTV, has finally entered production. The Texas company says the Stag will deliver 125 electric horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, offering an optional Power Boost feature.

Would you ever consider paying $28,000 for an overlanding trailer? This one from Sylvansport claims to have enough space not only to haul your e-bikes and ATVs, but also to sleep up to four people.

The new Scott Voltage eRide may not be the most powerful eMTB on the market. Its German-made motor only dishes out 50Nm (about 37 pound-feet) of torque, which is far less than some other e-bike systems on the market. However, it compensates for this by incorporating a “Force Sensor,” a sophisticated piece of tech that gauges input variables such as crank speed and acceleration independently from both sides, customizing power output for each pedal stroke.

Here’s a happy story to end on: The U.S.’s first fully adaptive e-bike trail system, designed for bikes that cater to people with disabilities, has opened in Vermont.