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Fika Mobility Wants To Jumpstart The Kenyan Electric Motorcycle Market With Battery Swap Model

February 18th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

According to the Motorcycle Assemblers Association of Kenya, there are currently about 600,000 commercial motorcycles in Kenya. Motorcycle taxis, known as Boda Bodas, are extremely popular, as commuters use them to whiz through Nairobi’s infamous traffic. Boba Bobas are also widely used in Kenya’s coastal resort towns, like Malindi, Watamu, Kilifi, Diani, the city of Mombasa, Rift Valley towns like Nakuru, and the inland port city Kisumu in Western Kenya


Global e-Mobility Funding Report — Q3 2019

February 13th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The Global e-Mobility Funding Report for the third quarter of 2019 showed a total of $2.7 billion raised by 45 electric vehicle (EV) companies across the world. This funding amount is even higher in reality since another 18 EV-related companies didn’t disclose any financial details


Segway To Launch Two Electric Dirt Bikes In Early 2020

December 30th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Since the Segway personal transporter debuted in 2001, the Segway product line has expanded considerably with offerings like a kids bike, scooters, a go-kart, electric skates, and a one-wheel. This year, the company is launching two new electric dirt bikes in the first several months of


Piaggio Launches Electric Ape With Battery Swap Tech

December 27th, 2019 | by Jo Borrás

The Piaggio Ape (that's "app-eh," not "ape") E-City will feature a long flat battery mounted low in the chassis. That design will help the three-wheeler to maximize interior cargo volume while also aiding in dynamic handling. That's because the heavy battery will help naturally lower the E-City's center of gravity


8 Tesla Dream Vehicles — Rendered

December 27th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Back in 2013, when Elon Musk first teased the idea of a pickup truck on Twitter, many thought he was kidding. First, the Tesla CEO had to make the company's fledgling sedan, Model S, a viable contender before moving on to another project that bold. Sure enough, Model S won countless awards and gobbled up marketshare. Years later, Musk's vision for a pickup truck — which certainly turned out to be bold — shocked the world


Scooters Have Improved, But They’ve Still Got Issues

December 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

For those of you who live in places with scooters on the sidewalks everywhere, this is probably old news, but my habit of living in the hinterlands does give me a unique perspective on the scooter phenomenon. I do ride one from time to time, but then I'm away from them for months at a time. When things change, I don't experience it gradually


The AppScooter Is The Tesla of Scooters — CleanTechnica Exclusive

December 15th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

The electric revolution comes in various shapes and sizes. We are all very familiar with the intricacies of electric cars, but a category that sometimes gets overlooked is scooters. This may be because there hasn’t been an example that shines like a beacon of hope the way Tesla does. Until now, that is, and the scooter we are talking about today is the Etergo AppScooter


BST HyperTEK: An Electric Motorcycle Like No Other

December 11th, 2019 | by Jo Borrás

Whether or not you call the BST HyperTEK a thing of beauty like the Ducati Supermono or 888 is up to you, but there's no denying that the organic-looking carbon fiber frame is a fantastic bit of engineering. Similarly, the copper honeycomb heat sink (?) that occupies the traditional "radiator" position up front, finned aluminum motor, and slick, single-sided rear swingarm also look top-notch


AMA Announces National Motocross Championship For Electric Motorcycles

December 11th, 2019 | by Jo Borrás

There aren't any series to race electric motorcycles in because there aren't enough electric motorcycles to build a series around, so nobody builds electric motorcycles for racing because there aren't any series to race electric motorcycles in. But you'll love this good news coming from the AMA: it is launching a brand-new Mini-E Jr. national championship class that's specifically designed for young riders on electric motorcycles!


Rayvolt Tapped To Supply Barcelona-Based Scooter & Bike Sharing Network YEGO

December 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

CleanTechnica visited Barcelona to get the inside scoop on ebike upstart Rayvolt and we happened upon some exciting news about the company building custom bikes for local bike and scooter sharing network YEGO. Rayvolt has been tapped by Barcelona-based scooter and bike sharing network YEGO to build a custom ebike and standing electric scooter to be used on the YEGO network


The Turboant X7 Electric Scooter Is An Affordable Last Mile Option For Commuters On The Go

November 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

In the world of electric scooters, the market is still very much in flux. The first round of e-scooters brought a glimpse of the promise of micromobility to the masses, but with many of the early products failing to hold up to the rigors of daily use. The team at Turboant has worked through the early learnings from the first iteration and is now back with the second version of the Turboant X7 that promises to correct the missing handle and loose battery issues that plagued the first of its name


Electric Moped Startup Revel Secures $27.6 Million In New Funding

November 6th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The New York-based electric moped startup, Revel, recently secured $27.6 million in new funding. Ibex Investors, Toyota AI Ventures, Maniv Mobility, Blue Collective, and Launch Capital were the backers. Revel's CEO, Frank Reig, answered some questions about the funding and company's growth for CleanTechnica


On-Road & Off-Road — The Daymak Beast 2.0 Is Appealing

October 31st, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Are you an adventurer who loves it all? Busy urban streets and ... winding, hidden country roads. This may be the perfect solo getaway vehicles. The Daymak Beast 2.0 is great for quiet cruises through the wilderness, or for city commutes


Micromobility Has Always Been King

October 26th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

In recent years, there's been a lot of buzz about micromobility, a term that varies depending on who is talking about it. Some writers only consider it to include shared vehicles of small size, while others limit the term to small electrified vehicles (whether personally owned or shared). Most writers would probably agree that the vehicles must be small, and that micromobility is something new that's going to expand and take a big chunk of the transportation industry


Lumos Matrix Helmet — The Gold Standard In Bike Safety

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

It's not often that we write reviews of a bike helmet on CleanTechnica. For most people, and for most helmets, there's nothing special. You find one that fits on your head and that meets the applicable safety standards, adjust it to fit, and go. Lumos decided to go above and beyond the normal with their new Matrix helmet. Not only does it protect your head, but it has features that can help prevent an accident from happening in the first place


Monday Motorbikes: The Gateway To Cool

September 23rd, 2019 | by Susanna Schick

I’ve had my eye on Monday since it first popped up on my Instagram feed. They’re cute. But they’re also cool. They’ve still got that vibe of the Puch 50 they’re modeled after. But they also have a modern feel, all black-clad. They follow the Henry Ford Design School -- you can have any color you want, as long as it’s black. Definitely the perfect vehicle for heading to the beach, or to work


The Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Is Officially In Production!

September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Mark Frohnmayer and the crew of creative crafters at Arcimoto have spent years refining the three-wheeled electric vehicle they call the Fun Utility Vehicle. After eight major revisions, 3 new configurations, a vehicle rental scheme, and all the excitement of taking the company public, they are finally starting production of the first retail builds of the Fun Utility Vehicle


Small & Micro EVs Would Sell & Work Better If They Didn’t Look Funny

August 24th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

As good as small EVs like the Smart (and its motorcycle-engined gas predecessors) do their jobs, they just aren't that appealing. They are built as tall as a more traditional compact hatchback, but much shorter and narrower. I'm sure the reason they're built this way is for ease of entry and exit and other utilitarian purposes, but it gives them a poor drag coefficient along with the odd looks



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