Regular visitors to the site will doubtless have noticed two things. The layout has changed and there have been fewer updates of late.
The reason for this is that we have formed a partnership with another local businessman and are in the process of launching a commercial operation.
For followers of the site this will change nothing save there will be a commercial section, 'Things To Come' will change it's name and when it does, all will be revealed.
We are not going into details of what we will be doing just yet as there is much still to do before the launch day which we hope will be the start of August.
Any updates that can be given will be posted here in the blog.
Yes, Your support is appreciated; but! there are fora for comment and it would be great if you could leave the occasional comment there not just email me; they are appreciated as well but using the fora does make the site look used and lived in!
Give it a try folks, it won;t cost you anything and you might even get to enjoy being part of the CAEV online community.
This is an unashamed direct copy of an eCE blog post.
Electric bikes take the spotlight at Eurobike - the largest and one of the most important bicycle trade shows in the world.This year's show took place in Friedrichshafen, Germany and featured 1,280 exhibiting companies that represented over 54 different nations around the world. Roughly 2,000 journalists covered this 5 day trade show which included one demo day to kick off week's events, 3 days dedicated to industry participants and a closing day which was open to the public.
Of all the companies exhibiting at Eurobike, around 165 of them were electric bike brands, OEMs, systems or component suppliers – which estimates to about 20 more exhibiting brands from 2012. In addition to taking the center stage at almost every booth, electric bikes also received a large amount of press coverage compared to other products and traditional bikes.
Consistent Trends at The Show
e Cycle Electric describe themselves thus:
eCycleElectric’s mission is to provide information and make connections that unite, advance and improve the global electric mobility movement, focusing on electric two wheelers.
Serving The Global LEV Industry
eCE is an international consulting firm and trusted advisor with deep industry and functional expertise in the Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) industry. Our carefully selected team has experience covering the last 40 years of the bicycle industry and has been involved in electric bicycles and LEV companies (electric scooters, motorcycles, drive systems, batteries, motors and controllers) since 1996.
Here is another good argument (as if it were needed) for using electric vehicles whenever possible. In towns and cities it is very likely that most of the vehicle on the road are 'local commuters' or delivery vehicles doing 'the last five miles.' All of these could be replaced with EVs.
Friends of the Earth Scotland published a report on 26 January 2014, highlighting pollution levels in Scottish towns and cities in 2013. Air pollution in Scotland continues to be a silent killer and prime contributor to lung disease. There is increasing evidence that long term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of having a heart attack.
The environment group’s analysis of official data of three key pollutants* shows high levels of air pollution in some of Scotland’s busiest streets, despite targets which were supposed to have been met in 2005 and 2010.
Emilia Hanna, Air Pollution Campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “Air pollution has remained the biggest environmental threat to people in Scotland in 2013. Fumes from cars, lorries, buses and factories are killing off more people than car crashes. Air pollution is like passive smoking, we do not choose to breathe in this poisonous air, it is inflicted upon us...”
*Nitrogen Dioxide, NO2 *Particulate Matter: Fine Particles (PM2.5) *Particulate matter: Small Particles (PM10)
For the report see: Friends of the Earth Scotland.