Rad Power Bikes’ flagship electric bicycle, the RadRover, has a new look

Image: Rad Power Bikes Rad Power Bikes makes some of the most capable and affordable electric bikes in the US, like the RadWagon cargo bike and RadRunner utility bike. On Friday, the Seattle-based company introduced a brand-new bike — well, not exactly brand-new. It’s a new look for Rad Power Bikes’ flagship model, the RadRover. The original RadRover is a powerful fat bike, but it only came in one frame size: a high-step with a…

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Electric bikes and scooters will stay illegal in New York thanks to Governor Cuomo

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have made electric scooters and bikes legal in the state, citing the lack of a mandatory helmet requirement and other safety concerns. The veto means e-bikes and e-scooters will continue to remain technically illegal across the state, and will further delay any adoption of popular (if polarizing) shared mobility services like Lime or Bird. The bill…

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Pyka and its autonomous, electric crop-spraying drone land $11M seed round

Modern agriculture involves fields of mind-boggling size, and spraying them efficiently is a serious operational challenge. Pyka is taking on the largely human-powered spray business with an autonomous winged craft and, crucially, regulatory approval. Just as we’ve seen with DroneSeed, this type of flying is risky for pilots, who must fly very close to the ground and other obstacles, yet also highly susceptible to automation; That’s because it involves lots of repetitive flight patterns that…

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Today in Christmas miracles: a failed electric scooter company is getting bailed out

It’s a Christmas micromobility miracle! Failed scooter business Unicorn is getting bailed out by rival company Unagi, after Unicorn had to shut down recently without any money leftover for refunds. David Hyman, CEO of Unagi, told The Verge that he can offer a $1,000 Unagi electric scooter to any of the 350 people who bought Unicorn scooters. Nick Evans, CEO of Unicorn and co-creator of gadget tracker Tile, confirmed the deal, and said he will…

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Segway-Ninebot is getting into the electric moped and scooter game

Segway-Ninebot is taking its expertise in small electric vehicles and applying it to something slightly bigger. Two things, in fact: a new electric moped and an even larger electric Vespa-style scooter. Both vehicles will be on full display at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming January. But Segway-Ninebot is sharing a lot of information about each ahead of the show. Let’s start with the scooter, which is called the “Ninebot…

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Mercedes-Benz delays US launch of its first mass-market electric vehicle

Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Mercedes-Benz is pushing back the US release of its first mass-market electric vehicle, an SUV known as the EQC, to 2021. The $68,000 EV was originally supposed to start shipping in the US at the start of 2020. Announced in 2018, the EQC launched in Europe earlier this year. Mercedes-Benz says parent company Daimler made a “strategic decision to first support the growing customer demand for the EQC”…

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Volkswagen to bring self-driving electric shuttles to Qatar by 2022

Volkswagen Group and Qatar have agreed to develop a public transit system of autonomous shuttles and buses by 2022 for the capital city of Doha. The agreement signed Saturday by VW Group and the Qatar Investment Authority is an expansive project that will involve four brands under VW Group, including Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania, its shared ride service MOIA and Audi subsidiary Autonomous Intelligent Driving, or AID. The aim is to develop the entire transport…

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