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The Electric Bike made in Britain

ETT Industries, specialists in electric vehicles, is excited to announce the global launch of RAKER and TRAYSER, industry-leading electric bikes set to revolutionise transport in the urbanenvironment. Designed to provide freedom and excitement to the urban commuter, the eye-catching bikes are now available to pre-order at www.ettindustries.com and will be shipping to customers within 90 days.

RAKER and TRAYSER are unequalled in design, constructed with a patented monocoque frame – the same concept used for F1 cars, but applied in a way previously unseen in bike design.
The result is an exceptional future-proof look; sharp, dynamic and proportioned. Nothing else on the road looks like these bikes. Both have won prestigious IF Design Awards.
CEO and Founder of ETT Industries, New Zealander, Jay Wen, gained his Masters in Automotive Design in Milan and honed his skills in automotive and transportation design with brands including Peugeot and Citroen.

ETT now has offices across three continents, blending highly adept transport design and technology to meet the growing demand for eBikes across the globe, with its own rebellious twist.

RAKER

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Breaking convention, RAKER changes the journey from a daily chore to the highlight of the day. A distraction from life’s worries, the bike’s design and drive offer an emotional escape, empowering the rider with a sense of freedom, spirit and rebellion.

Created for those wanting to stand out, RAKER appeals to leaders and trendsetters; those looking to travel with attitude; the adventurers and stylish amongst us.

Perfect for the urban rider, the simplicity of RAKER’s design delivers unparalleled reliability. Electrically powered, using a standard plug socket at the home or office a single five hour charge powers the bike to a range of at least 70 miles, making the journey cleaner, quieter and cheaper, while providing a true sense of escape to an otherwise claustrophobic urban environment.

With speeds up to 28mph, RAKER offers an ideal mental and physical escape in the concrete jungle, energising the driver through its smooth engine, near-silent powertrain. Meeting friends across town,commuting to work, or simply going for a ride to forget life’s worries, RAKER becomes a real pleasure of the day.

Bold in form and design, RAKER is available in four standard colours at launch: Gloss Yellow [Gloss Paint Finish], White [Gloss Paint Finish] , Black [Brushed Aluminium] & Brushed Aluminium.

TRAYSER

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With the commuter in mind, TRAYSER, an electrically assisted pedal cycle [EPAC], shares more than justits frame concept with its bigger brother; it too strives to offer urban freedom and excitement, but at a less extreme pace. Its angular, nimble form begs to be peddled; sharing the load with its rider and bringing ease, comfort and enjoyment to daily travels.

Instantly recognisable, TRAYSER’s profile stands out from the crowd. Sharp, dynamic and wonderfully proportioned, an eBike has never been so desirable, or as fun.

With only a three hour charge, TRAYSER has an amazing 90 mile range, a true enabler of freedom injecting energy into every journey, both in and out of the urban environment. In the spirit of being a true human-electric hybrid vehicle, the more energy put into the pedals, the further the range on a single charge.

With minimal effort, the bike’s electric motor can power the rider up to 15 mph; perfect for rebelling against the turmoil of city traffic, bringing happiness and freedom in equal measures.

With eBike sales increasing significantly year on year and the ‘Tour de France effect’ in full flow, TRAYSER is the antithesis of the dull beige sweeping the industry. With an entirely unique design and unparalleled customisation capabilities, TRAYSER creates smiles with every ride.

TRAYSER is available in four standard colours at launch: Blue [Gloss Paint Finish], White [Gloss Paint Finish], Grey [Gloss Paint Finish] & Dark Grey [Gloss Paint Finish]

Electric Vehicle Classifications & Limitations

RAKER is legally classified as a light electric motorcycle under EU Type Approval L1E. This class limits it,by law, to a maximum speed of 28mph and a motor of 4000W or less. This class requires RAKER, by law,to be registered with the DVLA, to display a licence plate, for the rider to be insured and to wear a DOT approved helmet at all times. A minimum licence consisting of a CBT is required to ride RAKER.

TRAYSER is legally classified as an Electric Pedal Assisted Cycle (EPAC) under EU Directive 2002/24/EC,and conform to EN 15194 specifications. This class limits it, by law, to a maximum speed of 15.5mph and a motor of 250W or less. This class requires TRAYSER, by law, to only be powered while the rider is actively peddling, though requires no registration, insurance, licence or helmet. ETT recommend a bicycle helmet always be worn however.

More info about ETT  http://ettindustries.com/

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After US Ninebot by Segway arrives to Europe

Segway, world leader in electric personal transport, opens a new European office in Amsterdam. With this office, Segway aims to better serve the European market with a comprehensive range of iconic business-to-business Segway products as well as new consumer products, under the brand Ninebot by Segway. The Segway Europe office was opened on June 21, 2016, in the presence of CEO Lufeng Gao.

The establishment of Segway Europe ensures availability of the full product line-up of both brands for the business-to-business as well as the consumer market. From the new office, Segway Europe can now serve these markets for the entire EU region, enabling professional distribution, central management and increased marketing activities. In the next few months two new mass market models will be launched – the Ninebot One S2 and Ninebot Mini Pro.

Dennis Hardholt is responsible for the introduction of Segway and Ninebot by Segway products in the EMEA region as the President of Segway Europe. “From our new European office we are able to serve all the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. We will immediately make a range of exciting new consumer products available that complement our existing line up. With these affordable models we will further open up the market for smart, green personal transportation. They will add a touch of fun and excitement to the daily lives of consumers, while answering to the practical need for short distance transportation and leisure activities.”

About Segway

Segway Europe has been founded by Ninebot Ltd. from Beijing, bringing together the brands Segway and Ninebot – both leading in electronic personal transportation. Both brands focus on research and development, design, manufacturing, sales and service in short-distance personal transportation, in order to increase the industry and to lead the revolution of mobile robotics solutions. Segway and Ninebot devote a great deal of attention to seamlessly connecting robotic solutions to smart phones and integrating existing technologies and future concepts, such as voice interaction and facial recognition with its robotic products – products that will be highly interactive and encourage smarter living. Segway Europe opened its first European office in Amsterdam in June 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.segway.com.

SOURCE Segway Europe

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EU Safety Standard for “The Segway Likes”

At the initiative of France, a voluntary standard will provide safety requirements for personal light electric vehicles (PLEV) in 2016. A framework dealing with their use will also be developed for these new modes of urban mobility; the Segway likes.

After e-bikes, now light electric vehicles (like electric step-scooters) and self-balancing vehicles (including single wheel transporters) are attracting the interest of consumers wanting to try such alternative modes of urban transport. These personal light electric vehicles are however put on the market without prior harmonized test methods based on shared methods. European Directives do indeed exist, but they don’t provide any specific requirements for these machines, nor do they prevent the sale of badly performing or even hazardous products.

Safety and performance guarantees

“Decathlon contacted us as early as 2013 to share this situation with us: the absence of any specific technical standard means that each manufacturer tests its products based on its own criteria,” explains Emmanuel Husson, head of this AFNOR standard development project and secretary of the European working group. “The safety and performance guarantees displayed are therefore of limited value. Decathlon has adopted a proactive approach by opting for standardization. It has agreed to share its test protocol as a basis for the work on the future European standard.”

Anticipating regulation

The safety standards development enables market players, in all their diversity, to adopt a self-regulation approach. With this voluntary standard, manufacturers are at the forefront of regulatory initiatives. Honda (via its Belgian subsidiary), Toyota (through its French presence), Egret (Germany), L-Trott (France) and Trikke (Netherlands) have properly understood this and are actively involved in the work. Representatives of public authorities (including the DGCCRF for France – Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control) and consumers (ANEC) are also present. “These entities have very high safety requirements,” adds Emmanuel Husson.

Product safety and usage conditions

The future European standard will cover light electric vehicles without seats and self-balancing vehicles, with or without seats, intended primarily for the transportation of one person in the urban environment. This standard excludes applications coming under the health field (covered by EN ISO 13482).

A technical part will propose methods for testing the vehicle’s mechanical and electrical components. Tests on brakes, tires, battery, handlebar, the robustness of the footrest, etc. All aspects of the vehicle will be covered to ensure a minimum safety level and limit main hazards.

In and excluded

Regarding the use, the voluntary standard will exclude vehicles having a maximum speed of 25 km/h. Included are machines designed to be used in public as well as private spaces, for instance in airports, libraries or large organizations, etc. In public spaces, they are already permitted on cycle tracks and sidewalks at a maximum speed of 6 km/h. “Due to the permitted tolerance, members of the working group have anticipated a possible future regulation with the addition of a specific button to switch to pedestrian mode,” mentions Emmanuel Husson. He continues: “The vast majority of manufacturers already offer a speed regulation system that could be useful if future legislation imposes a speed limit to be respected.”

The future voluntary standard will be proposed in a public inquiry in the first quarter of 2016, prior to publication in the course of the year.

Source: Bike-eu.com

 

More information:

European Committee for Standardization 

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Stigo, lightweight e-scooter that can be folded in 2 seconds.

The Stigo e-scooter, an Estonian invention, was formally presented to an international audience in Beijing. This event marks the launch of a mass production and international sales of the world’s most lightweight and fastest-folding e-scooters that Stigo developed over a number of years. The first Stigo e-scooters will reach end customers in June 2017. In Beijing, Stigo e-scooters were presented by the company’s CEO Ardo Reinsalu, designer Matti Õunapuu, and representatives of the Chinese joint venture Yizhou He and Yi Sun.

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Stigo electric scooter is designed mainly for urban use, people who need a vehicle that is lightweight (13.9 kg), and can be quickly folded so it can be trolled or taken indoors. Stigo is an environmentally friendly commuting means for urban users, caravan owners, yacht owners and can also be used, for example, in large factories, hospitals, and university campuses. It runs purely on electricity and costs only a few cents per mile. In addition to its unprecedented compactness, Stigo has received a lot of media coverage because of its streamlined pure design. In 2014, Stigo e-scooter prototype won the prestigious EDF Pulse Award in the category of Electricity & Smart Living.

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The Stigo e-scooter is type-approved in Europe, is E-marked, and is a street legal vehicle. The basic idea of Stigo is to solve mobility problems of urban residents. The concept of the product is ingeniously simple – the lightweight e-scooter can be folded in 2 seconds can be trailed behind like a golf bag or a suitcase on wheels. The dimensions of the package are only 48×40 cm. Therefore you can take Stigo anywhere with you, there is no need to look for a parking space, and you can charge it from a regular outlet. The e-scooter invented by Estonians is available in 250W motor and its top speed is 25 kmh. Depending on the model, the e-scooter can drive up to 30 kilometers on a single charge.

 

Stigo is a Class L1e street legal electric scooter.

 

WILL MY NEW ELECTRIC SCOOTER NEED TO BE REGISTERED?

If you intend to only use your electric scooter on private property, then no registration is necessary. When used on public highways, however, your electric scooter must be registered as a new vehicle with the DVLA. You will need to complete a V55/4 application form which is available at your local DVLA office. The registration fee is currently £55.00. Stigos come supplied with a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and Import Document to help with this process.

DO I NEED TO TAX MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER?

No, electric scooters are exempt from road tax.

DOES MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER REQUIRE AN MOT?

Yes, but only after 3 years, and then every year thereafter. Electric scooters have very few moving parts with virtually no maintenance required. But wearable parts such as brakes, tyres and lights will need to be checked regularly.

DOES MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER NEED TO BE INSURED?

Your electric scooter must be fully insured. Your insurance company will use the same classification as a 50cc motorbike.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A HELMET?

Legally you are responsible for wearing a motorbike helmet when riding an electric scooter.

DO I NEED A LICENCE TO RIDE AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER ON PUBLIC ROADS IN THE UK?

Yes. You must have a valid provisional or full driving license covering mopeds or motorcycles to ride electric scooters (which are classified as mopeds). If you already have a full licence covering cars you may be able to use it automatically as a license for riding our electric scooters.

As with all mopeds and motorcycles, you may need to complete a compulsory basic training course (CBT) to validate your license before you can ride on the road.

If you obtained your full driving license before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete CBT.
If you obtained your full driving license on or after 1 February 2001 then CBT is required after which you can ride without L plates.
If you have a provisional moped license then CBT is required and you must display L plates until you qualify for a full license – provisional entitlement with CBT is valid for two years after which CBT must be retaken.
CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £70. More information about Driver Vehicle Licensing including CBT can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring.

If you need more information please contact us in sales@personalelectrictransport.co.uk

More info: www.stigobike.com.

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E-Twow electric urban scooter now selling in UK

Electric scooters for kids and adults. Why should our kids have all the fun!

Light is great for lots of reasons, better handling and acceleration and unprecedented portability. Carry it into your office, upstairs to your flat, into a bus or tube. The newest Electric Scooter weigh less than 24 pounds a range of 22 miles per charge and up to 19mph top speed, you’ll change how you think about Electric scooters for urban transportation.

The philosophy behind the E-TWOW is to make life easier and to stop wasting our precious time and resources by simply pushing a button, scooting around and rediscover how easy is to reach your destination with an ecological, yet powerful and easy to handle vehicle!

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CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM

Press the acceleration right thumb for 5 seconds and the cruise control will automatically enter.

ZERO START FUNCTION

This function is for safety . When you want to ride the scooter, you should use your foot to slide it for a little distance, then press the right thumb accelerator, the scooter will go ahead. When you don’t use the scooter, if you press the right thumb accelerator by mistake, the scooter can’t go ahead.

THE MOST PRACTICAL ELECTRIC SCOOTER EVER

In addition to being an amazing ride, it’s also the perfect newest electric vehicle. When it comes to short trips, you can finally stop worrying about parking, traffic, garages, gas stations, pedaling, bike locks and pushing. With E-TWOW electric scooter, you can run quick errands, go to work and shopping, go to park, or link up with public transport. But most importantly, you’ll enjoy the ride every day.

POWER AND BRAKING

We can electronically limit the top speed without sacrificing the power you need to go on hills. On top of that, we’ve added regenerative braking by using KERS technology. It’s easy to learn, easy to handle and easy to control your speed using the brake, while recharging the battery.

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Top quality, innovative technologies and unique features, E-TWOW represents the best choice for you!

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Hoverboards and Scooters on UK streets

 

Is it legal or illegal using an electric light vehicle?

 

The rules of the road or the err… pavement.

You’ve probably seen online videos of people using electric scooters and electric monowheels. You might’ve already seen people zipping past you on the streets with them. As ‘self-balancing’ electric unicycles and electric scooters become more common across the UK, more people are starting to realize how much they can change their transport experience. Whether it’s commuting to work or simply riding around for pleasure, it’s amazing to discover how far these vehicles can take you. But what is the legality of riding them in public places? Here we have some handy facts to keep you on the right side of the law.

 

Where can I ride an electric scooter?

Unfortunately, it is not a regulation on where to ride electric scooters in the UK. Because they are motorized, are considered motorized vehicles by the Department for Transport and subject to road traffic laws. Oddly enough, electric bicycles, which are also powered, are waived from these requirements and are legal to ride under their own rules. The laws dealing with new electric motorized vehicles are woefully out of date. These new vehicles are green, make wonderful substitutes for bicycles and can reduce congestion in crowded cities. Personally, when using my e-scooter in London, I cut my commute time by a half and was able to operate the scooter safely in the bicycle lanes without any issue but let’s see

Under the Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986, the Department of Transport considers these electric scooters to be motor vehicles even though they travel at less than 18mph. These vehicles need to obtain registration and comply with basic safety standards. Most two-wheeled vehicles that travel faster than 4mph have to comply with the European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA), which came into operation on 17 June 1999. The European Union does not understand how to classify these new personal electric vehicles. Member countries can pass their own specific legislation to handle them but the United Kingdom has refused to do so.

The Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (VERA) states that every mechanically propelled vehicle used or kept on a public road should be registered and licensed. Because electric scooters do not meet the relevant requirements for use on UK roads they cannot be registered and licensed for use on a public road in the United Kingdom. As a consequence, any user of such a vehicle on a public road is likely at the very least to be committing the offenses of using the vehicle without insurance and using the vehicle without an excise license.

 

So What should I do?

Even when it is a relaxation enforcing the law is important to keep in mind everything from above. From our side, as a reseller, distributor, and enthusiast specialized in Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs), we make sure all vehicles sold by us are CE Compliance and comply with basic safety standards required to date. We have a lot of feedback from our clients and from own personal experiences commuting around, the best advice is the Common Sense Rule and here are few tips just in case:

  • Riding on pavement or crowded areas use your foot to kick.
  • Wear a helmet, high-visibility vest and use a bell (electric vehicles are pretty quiet so make sure people can see you)
  • Limit the speed of your scooter to 15.5mph on urban areas. (Check your manual on how to or contact us)
  • Cycle routes are the best place to ride. You are not a motorbike even if you feel like one
  • Respect road signs, rules, and other road users.
  • Smile and enjoy!

 Make you commute the best moment of your day.

 

The future is bright. The age of urban transport is upon us. So hop on and enjoy!

 

More information:

New European Standard

European Committee for Standardization