Category: Scooters and ebikes

E-Bikes. Now Triumph Motorcycles are doing them too.

A Triumph bike for less than £3,000?! Well yes, but this is an e-bike, not a motorbike or ….. errr.. an electric motorbike.. Confusing isn’t it? There’s electric motorbikes (like these) which are basically motorbikes powered by electric. Then there’s electric bikes (bicycles / cycles) which are electric-assisted …

The OBike – Unboxed

Over the years we’ve grown familiar with clever PR campaigns but this one is proper weird. No price, no details, no real shipping info or anything. We’ve just been sent a video of a bike. The website behind this is orionec.com and that basically contains an animated space …

Cowboy unveils their third generation electric bike

Since the lockdown we’ve all been having a look at how we get around. For some, things have changed dramatically – perhaps working from home now all the time or selling that second car because it’s no longer needed. For others, it might just be the type of …

Vekkit e-bike conversion kit now available

With costs starting at around €530 (~£472) with €25 (~£22) shipping, this looks to be a lot cheaper than the Swytch Kit we’ve covered before. Those prices do depend on how you configure the kit and they vary depending on the type of wheel, motor and battery you …

Cowboy sees record sales increase during the lockdown

One thing, at least here in the UK, that we’ve been able to do during the lockdown is exercise. Now, whilst there’ll be some hardcore cyclists (like myself) who will frown at e-bikes, they’re a great solution for many. The guys at Cowboy bikes have announced that their …

Electric scooters to be legalised in the UK?

Here in the UK these things have a bit of a vague legal stance for most people. If you’ve got a non-electric one, you’re probably scooting along the footpath. Likewise, if you’ve got one with an electric motor inside, you might assume that it’s fairly OK to hammer …

Cowboy introduces connected e-Bikes to the UK

We’re still looking around for an eBike company who wants to show us their bike outside of London, but until then, here’s UK launch of Cowboy. They’re introducing their urban commuter bike for £1,790. A lot of money yes, but they tell me that this combines intelligent technology, …

Swytch electric bike swapping kit achieves huge sales

Remember our story on the eBike conversion kit? It’s basically an Indiegogo project which delivers the bits you need to easily switch a normal push bike into an electric one. The guys tell me that the kit will go on general sale in April next year and prices …

eFOLDi mobility scooter goes on a diet

A few years ago we took a look at this, the eFOLDi. It’s a fully functioning scooter that folds into a suitcase and a chair. Now things have got even better. It’s lighter (15kg, making it one of the lightest on the marker) and has new features. This …

Give your bike electric power easily with the Swytch Kit

Available for £799 (with a 50% discount for Indiegogo backers plus a 40% off deal for pre-orders here), this is the first “hand-held” eBike kit which fits on any wheel size and any bike type. As you can see from the pictures here, the main part is the …

Electric scooter sellers! eBike stores! Get in touch!

I have a long story which I won’t go into right now, but let me tell you this. In two weeks I will no longer have a car. This will make the Coolsmartphone Podcast, recorded in the car, a little difficult. However, it does at least give me …

Transform your commute. Climb on the Cowboy!

Getting an electric scooter and trying to work out if you’re allowed to use it in various places? Yeah, tricky that. Most people tend to go for an electric bike if they’re wanting to get around without exerting too energy. Trouble is, electric bikes weight a tonne right? …

Xiaomi M365 Scooter. Get it for less with this code.

I love the amount of scooter and electric-bike emails I get. Sadly, I’ve not had one to test just yet. However, the people from Pure Scooters have sent us a special code that you can use until 2PM tomorrow. It’s valid on orders over £350 and the Xiaomi …

Uni Moke – A classic electric bike with style

It weighs 29kg and it looks a bit like a motorbike, but this is actually a new electric bike from Urban Drivestyle. There’s a kickstand, a big 7″ headlight, hydraulic brakes and you get Shimano 7-speed gears. However, it’ll do up to 25km/h (around 15.53 mph) or more …

Another electric scooter incoming

Last year we took a look at the Zap i300. It’s an all-electric scooter from a British company and prices start at £5,250. The cheapest version has a 5kg battery which charges fast and should see you go for 35 miles. Now another company, Etergo, has secured a …

Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter.

Earlier we saw the sneaky peek of the all-electric i300 scooter from British brand Zapp. Ideal for commuting in cities, this has a range of 35 miles and you can fully charge the removable 5kg battery in less than three hours. Prices start at £5,250 prior to the …

Zapp i300 electric scooter to be unveiled later this month

So, this is a British company and they’ve nudged me quite a few times. They’re called Zapp and they’re working to launch the UK’s first electric scooter. We’ve managed to get a teaser video to show you a sneak peek… They tell me that the i300 “re-thinks how …

A smart folding mobility scooter with style. Relync

I like this one. It’s called Relync and, unlike a lot of mobility scooters you’ll see, it’ll fold effortlessly and neatly in just 3 seconds. This, the Relync R1, can also be easily carried on a train or plane after switching to a “trolley mode” so that you …