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Suzuki Aims to Successfully Commercialise Hydrogen Fuel Powered Motorcycles (Hydrogen Fuel News)

Japanese automaker Suzuki has plans to commercialize a new generation of hydrogen-powered motorcycles. The automaker is expected to begin testing new motorcycles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells on public roads in Japan at some point this year. The Japanese government is currently working on developing new safety standards concerning hydrogen …

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Paris to Launch Electric Moped Hire Scheme (Guardian)

Electric mopeds will be available for hire around Paris from this summer following an “encouraging” trial of the public scheme, the mayor’s office has announced. The service will see 1,000 scooters gradually deployed around the French capital, available to anyone aged over 20 with a moped licence. The electric bikes, equivalent to …

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Bosch Forecasts that 1 in 3 New Bikes will Be eBikes in the Medium Term

Read the full press release below: Stuttgart/Reutlingen – The market for eBikes achieved further significant growth in 2015. For the first time, more than half a million pedelecs are expected to be sold in Germany. One driving force in this growth market is Bosch eBike Systems. “We achieved double-digit growth …

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New Laws Open New Paths to Californian Electric Bikes and Skateboards (CPR)

Electric bike and skateboard riders will have new access to California roads in 2016, as well as new requirements.  A 1970s law barred the era’s loud and gas-powered motorized skateboards from public roads. Today’s quiet, electric skateboards have technically fallen under that ban.  Starting January 1st, electric skateboard riders can …

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Federal Tax Credit Approved For Electric Motorcycles (Gas2)

As part of $1.1 trillion dollar spending package approved by Congress last week, a federal tax credit for electric motorcycles that expired at the end of 2013 has been reinstated.  The new law authorises a federal tax credit equal to 10% of the purchase price of a qualifying plug-in two …

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