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Harley-Davidson to develop EVs with new R&D facility

Concept art of Harley-Davidson's new electric bike

The new centre is part of the More Roads to Harley-Davidson strategy Harley-Davidson will establish a new research and development facility in Northern California to support its future product portfolio, including the company’s first complete line of electric vehicles. “Recently, we shared with the world our accelerated plans to build …

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Greaves Cotton to acquire majority stake in electric vehicle company Ampere

An Ampere V48 scooter

Ampere Vehicles makes EVs for last mile mobility Greaves Cotton, one of India’s leading diversified engineering companies, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in EV company Ampere Vehicles, subject to customary closing conditions. This acquisition will accelerate the development of clean energy technology solutions for mobility …

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Harley-Davidson reveals electric motorcycle plan

LiveWire protoype

Harley-Davidson will release its first electric motorcycle in 2019 Iconic US motorbike maker Harley-Davidson has revealed its plans for future products, including new electric models. Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, LiveWire, will launch in 2019. It will be the first in a broad, no-clutch “twist and go” portfolio of electric two-wheelers …

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Alternet Systems updates ReVolt Motorcycle programme

The BMW R71 prototype

Alternet Systems is developing an electric version of the classic BMW R71 Alternet Systems has released an online presentation on the company’s ongoing ReVolt Electric Motorcycle pilot programme. In April of this year, Alternet announced the launch of the ReVolt Electric Motorbikes subsidiary as part of the company’s strategic plan to develop, …

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Lime receives investment from Uber and Alphabet

Lime co-founders Toby Sun and Brad Bao

Lime is now valued at US$1.1 billion Electric bike- and scooter-sharing service Lime has received US$335 million in investments from a number of companies including Uber and Google’s parents Alphabet. “The new funds will give us the ability to expand our operations globally, develop new technologies and products for consumers …

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Uber to bring bike-sharing service JUMP to Europe

Uber JUMP bike

Uber wants to diversify away from its controversial taxi business, but is bike-sharing just another battlefield? Ride-hailing company Uber is bringing its JUMP electric bicycle sharing service to Europe. Uber has had an uneasy relationship with Europe, having official or semi-official bans across a number of cities, which have seen …

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Alizeti launches e-bike conversion kit

Alizeti 300C

Canada’s Alizeti Kickstarts its easy-to-install e-bike conversion system As well as the growth of new fully-equipped e-bikes, many manufacturers are also targeting existing cyclists keen to make a quick jump into e-powered riding. Quebec-based Alizeti has now launched one solution that allows cyclists to repurpose existing bikes and convert them …

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Harley-Davidson and Alta in EV collaboration

The Harley-Davidson Liveware electric motorcycle
Source: Rider Magazine

Harley-Davidson has made a surprise investment in Alta Motors, as the two companies plan to work together to produce electric motorcycle technology and new product development The famous motorcycle company, Harley-Davidson (HD), has announced that it has made an equity investment, for an undisclosed amount, in Alta Motors. The latter is …

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