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Interested In Ebike Markets, Design, & Disruption? Virtual Conference At End Of October

The three-hour per day conference, with convenient hours for most time zones, will feature industry experts from three continents. Michael Barnard will be speaking about innovative disruption to transportation and cities due to electric bikes.

Two years ago I went deep and broad on the electric bike market and related transformations in CleanTechnica. The 20-article series included pieces on the global market, health implications, innovative disruption, urban planning implications, and design. Since then, electric bikes have proliferated on the streets and pathways of cities globally.

EBike Future Conference image featuring Michael Barnard's presentation

COVID-19 has turned the dial on ebike sales up to 11, with every manufacturer seeing massive upticks. Meanwhile, the legacy motorcycle industry is facing the aftermath of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally COVID-19 superspreader event, putting more strain on an industry that’s been challenged in recent years regardless.

And so, this year, the Ebike Future Conference is virtual and I’ll be one of the headliners. The list of speakers is broad. Kresimir Hlede of Greyp will be talking about his company’s Android-like connection platform for ebikes. Scott Montgomery of CrankTank will be talking about US-centric ebike trends. Thorsten Heckrath-Rose of ROSE Bikes will be speaking about the inside of the ebike business and how the industry is shifting at light-speed from bricks and mortar to clicks and shipping. Don DiCostanzo of Pedego will be talking about building a company based on values and how that shapes their market growth. Alec Lim of Singapore-based REEVO will be speaking about their hubless electric bike specifically for urban markets. Romain Erny of Choose Paris Region will be talking about the impact of ebikes on the timeless City of Light. Naroa Coretti Sanchéz of MIT Media Lab will speak about how electric bikes and small autonomous electric vehicles are at the center of their vision of the city of the future, something I explored in a two-part CleanTech Talk with Anthony Townsend earlier this year (part 1, part 2).

There’s more in the agenda, but the focus is on a convenient 5-day global conference, with three hours of presentations and Q&A per day in the afternoon in Europe, early morning on North America’s west coast, late morning on North America’s east coast, and evening in Asia.

Pick your tickets up here and let your urban planning, transportation entrepreneur, and cycling contacts know about it.

 
 
 
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is a member of the Advisory Board of ELECTRON Aviation an electric aviation startup, Chief Strategist at TFIE Strategy and co-founder of distnc technologies. He spends his time projecting scenarios for decarbonization 40-80 years into the future, and assisting executives, Boards and investors to pick wisely today. Whether it's refueling aviation, grid storage, vehicle-to-grid, or hydrogen demand, his work is based on fundamentals of physics, economics and human nature, and informed by the decarbonization requirements and innovations of multiple domains. His leadership positions in North America, Asia and Latin America enhanced his global point of view. He publishes regularly in multiple outlets on innovation, business, technology and policy. He is available for Board, strategy advisor and speaking engagements.

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