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  1. Stromer ST7 — The world’s first e-bike with Pinion Smart.Shift

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    Maximum range. Maximum power and maximum passion. The ST7 is the new mobility solution for long-distance commuters: With the 1,440 Wh battery, a range of up to 260 km and the electronic Pinion Smart.Shift system, LEVA-EU member Stromer’s latest flagship is setting new standards in the Speed Pedelec market. 

    The Stromer ST7 is the first Speed Pedelec in the world with the new Smart.Shift technology from Pinion.

    Pinion Smart.Shift brings automotive riding dynamics to the e-bike. It combines reliable and virtually maintenance-free gear shifting technology with the advantages of electronic shifting via a shift lever. Shifting at the press of a button – fast, ergonomic and intuitive. The system shifts while riding, at a standstill and under load! It also has other smart functions: The start gear can be selected individually and, thanks to the integrated shifting indicator in the e-bike display, the selected gear is shown while riding. Details about Smart.Shift: https://pinion.eu/smartshift

    Low-maintenance drive combination and extra thrust

    The ST7 is particularly durable and low-maintenance thanks to the 12-gear C1.12 Pinion Smart.Shift drive with robust Gates carbon belt. Stromer‘s new rear-wheel motor (940 W / 52 Nm) not only provides powerful, dynamic and quiet assistance up to 45 km/h, the Sport mode also serves up an extra portion of thrust.

    High-end components – for an incomparable riding experience, range and safety while commuting

    The ST7 combines cutting-edge technology and high-end components to create a premium quality Speed Pedelec in the unmistakable integrated Stromer design. ABS from Blubrake seamlessly integrated into the frame, large-volume Pirelli Angel ST Sport tires, powerful 4-piston brakes from TRP and a high-quality Supernova light system with daytime running light, high beam and brake light offer the greatest possible safety in daily commuter traffic.

    The new BQ1440 battery (48 V/1,440 Wh), Stromer’s most powerful to date, allows long-distance commuters to achieve a range of up to 260 km. The battery can be easily inserted and removed in an instant and, like all Stromer models, can be charged directly or in the bike. The integrated charge level indicator is new on this battery model.

    As an option for added comfort, for example on rougher roads, the ST7 is also available with the upside-down suspension fork from Wren developed specifically for Stromer and/or with a suspension seatpost from Kinekt. With the free OMNI app, the ST7 also has full connectivity via cellular technology with over-the-air updates and smart extras like GPS localization, triple anti-theft protection, service reminder, crash alert, individual motor settings, statistics and more.

    Philip Henry, Product Manager at Stromer,  about the product: “My team and I are proud of the end result of this project: The ST7 doesn’t only once again redefine the limits of what’s possible in the S-Pedelec sector, with this bike we are also offering commuters with a daily commute of over 30 km efficient and environmentally friendly mobility. I truly believe that we will inspire many long-distance commuters with this and convince them to make the switch. In the end they benefit not only from the extraordinary performance and range, they are also getting a bike with state-of-the-art technology in integrated design.

    We are shifting gears into the future! The Stromer ST7 with electronic Pinion Smart.Shift technology heightens the shifting performance to the next level. In close cooperation with Stromer, we have successfully achieved complete system integration including the power supply from the e-bike battery, the display of all settings as well as the gear indicator on the e-bike display via CAN bus,” states Thomas Raith, managing director of Pinion GmbH.

    Availability and price

    The new power pack is available with a sports frame in three sizes (M, L and XL) from fall 2022 in the Launch Edition color Solid Gold as well as from January 2023 in Dark Platinum.

    EUR 12,140 Solid Gold / 12,490 Dark Platinum

    CHF 13,142 Solid Gold / 13,490 Dark Platinum

  2. Belgian Speed Pedelec registrations back on track

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    Despite years of constant growth, in 2020 and 2021, speed pedelec sales in Belgium went slightly backwards. This was probably entirely due to Corona. Working from home became the rule, so demand for speed pedelecs for commuting fell. Also, the fact that shops had to close a few times put a damper on sales, since speed pedelecs are still mostly bough in shops.

    But the registrations for the first half of 2022 show a full recovery. Between 1 January and 30th June, a total of 7,566 speed pedelecs have been registered compared to 6,266 registrations in the same period last year. That is an increase of more than 17% and almost 22% better than in the first six months of 2019.

    As for electric mopeds, the results do not yet confirm a final transition from ICE to electric motors. In category A (<25km/h), 520 vehicles were registered in the first 6 months. That is just over 14% more than in the same period in 2021. However, in category B (< 45 km/h) registrations fell to 1,335 vehicles, which is almost 20% less than the first half of 2021.

  3. Stromer and Pinion join forces for a new e-bike gearbox system

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    Source: Bike Europe, J-W. van Schaik

    Gearbox specialist Pinion will launch its next generation of e-bike drive gearboxes with introductory partner and LEVA-EU member Stromer at Eurobike 2022.

    After 10 years of growing central gearbox technology in the cycling marketplace, the next generation has arrived,” announces Pinion. The German high-tech company announced a further expansion of its cooperation with Swiss speed-pedelec pioneer Stromer.

    Integrated within the new Stromer ST7
    After two years of development, Stromer will be the first speed-pedelec manufacturer to integrate a completely new Pinion shift controller into the new flagship ST7 e-bike.

    The bike and system will be on display at the Pinion booth D08 in hall 12 and Outdoor Demo Area F12.0/139 as well as at the Stromer booth in hall 12/C17 and Outdoor Demo Area F12.0/H03.

  4. Klever launches new speed pedelec, the N Rogue 45 

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    Source: NieuwsFiets

    LEVA-EU Member Klever has introduced its latest e-bike model, the N Rogue 45

    The new launch reveals a brand-new frame design and is equipped as standard with an 850 Wh battery (a 1200 Wh battery is optionally available) and a 600W Biactron 2.0 rear wheel motor, which can be secured by means of the motor lock. The motor offers four different assistance options: N, Eco, Tour and Max. 

    N Rogue 45 is capable of carrying riders of up to 150 kg, and the XL version is suitable for taller riders up to 205 cm. 

    The e-bike is built primarily with own-brand Klever components, more and more of which are made in-house. This gives Klever greater control over all aspects of the bike to ensure all parts work together efficiently and reliably. Klever says it allows them to innovate regardless of the industry’s shortcomings. 

    The N Rogue 45 is Klever’s first speed pedelec under € 5000, with the brand aiming to make this segment accessible to a wider audience. Klever says they’ve put everything they’ve learned over the past decade into the N Rogue, making it practical, drivable and comfortable, as well as capable of carrying heavy loads. 

    As with other Klever products, dual sensor technology is in use; the N Rogue 45 is equipped with both a rotation and force sensor. This provides a natural and fluid support, without having to shoot forward with a single kick. 

    Regarding lighting, the N Rogue 45 is fitted with a powerful headlight of 730 Watt and 1350 Watt with high beam and a flashing light function. 

  5. Ellio develops Marty, pioneered for multiple cycling modes

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    Belgian brand Ellio has launched Marty, the cargo bike that can serve as a full replacement for the car. Marty was developed from the findings of an extensive survey among the Ellio community and Flemish workers. With Marty, Ellio wants to further respond to the needs of car users who want to make the “modal shift” to the bicycle. Commuting to work in combination with transporting children and shopping appears to be one of the main reasons for working people to take the car. With Marty, Ellio is the first to offer a real alternative.

    An online survey conducted by research agency iVOX on behalf of Ellio was undertaken between 4 and 11 May 2022 among 1,000 working Flemish people, representative by gender, age and diploma.

    The all-wheel drive E-bikes from Belgian-based, Ellio are notable for their unique design, with a low centre of gravity and unprecedented stability. In addition to the Ellio Elite, Enjoy and Essential, the brand is now releasing a new model called Marty. Marty retains the unique riding characteristics for which Ellio has become known, but also has a completely new frame that is also produced closer to home. Marty has been extended at the back so that groceries, children or extra luggage can easily be transported. The suspension is a first in the long tail bike market. As a result, shocks at higher speeds are absorbed perfectly.

    Marty will be available in two versions that refer to their speed limits: Marty 25 and Marty 45. Ellio’s main focus will remain on commuting, but now opens up possibilities for combined stops. From May 31 you can reserve a Marty in one of the four new colours: Mint Green, Light Blue, Rust Orange and Black Matt. The new model will officially go into production in the summer of 2023. And why the name Marty? It is a nod to Marty McFly, a character from Back to the Future. After all, the “long tail bike” is not a new concept, but Ellio is making it the future with Marty.

    “A cargo bike is nice for those who make short trips in the city, but you can’t call it a full-fledged alternative to the car because long distances are out of the question. With its large battery, the Marty 25 has an unprecedented range in the cargo bike market. Ellio goes even one step further with the Marty 45. It is the very first cargo bike that can really say it is a speed pedelec. The functionality of a cargo bike combined with the speed of a speed pedelec makes the model a worthy car replacement. ”

    — Jorrit Heidbuchel, co-founder Ellio

    With Marty, Ellio plays on combining commuting with shopping and transporting children. The design was extended at the rear and the brand developed attachments such as a children’s bench with footboard, and a cargo box to make combined routes feasible. No fewer than 7 out of 10 Flemings indicate that they sometimes make a stopover during their home-to-work journey. For example, 3 in 5 working Flemish people who do not only work from home, say that they sometimes combine their commute with shopping and 2 in 5 also combine this with picking up or dropping off their child(ren).

    It is remarkable that almost half of the working Flemish would consider making their home-work journey by bicycle if it is suitable for combined routes. Marty thus responds to a social necessity and appeals not only to the active Ellio community, but to the Flemish in general.

    The vast majority of Flemish people live within 40 km of their work. The ideal distance for Marty.

    We are increasingly living close to work. For example, more than 2 in 5 Flemish (43%) indicate that they have to travel between 10 and 40 kilometres from their main residence to work. For this distance, Marty 45 is the ideal commuter partner. A similar proportion (38%) say their work is less than 6 miles from their primary residence, an appropriate distance for the Marty 25.

    “For young families, the car is still too often the only option as a means of transport. Belgian legislation does not yet allow children to be transported on a speed pedelec. Ellio is therefore striving to apply a change in the law that allows children to be transported on a speed pedelec, provided that it does not go faster than 25 km/h. This way you can bring your children to school at a safe speed and drive straight to work on the higher speed of the speed pedelec. The potential for the modal shift is enormous!”

    — Tomas Keppens, Founder Ellio

    Sales info

    From May 31, the model Marty will go on pre-order in 4 colors: Mint Green, Light Blue, Rust Orange and Black Matt. Marty can be reserved online through the Ellio website.

  6. Research: Analysis of initial speed pedelec usage for commuting purposes in Flanders

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    Source: Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    New research by Herteleer et al. provides insight into commuter patterns in Flanders, Belgium

    The full research paper may be accessed here. The abstract below provides a synopsis of the researchers’ findings:

    “Speed pedelecs, pedal-powered two-wheelers with motor assistance up to 45 km/h, are relatively new vehicles for active travel on European roads, with Flanders at the forefront of adoption. Policies by European and national entities have allowed speed pedelecs to be used, yet the policies have been based on assumptions and modelling about speeds reached, rather than measured data. This paper presents an analysis of naturalistic speed pedelec behaviour by 98 individuals at 10 companies in Flanders, who logged commuting and leisure rides with smartphone GPS during three-week test periods as part of the 365SNEL project using fifteen-speed pedelecs, ranging in motor power from 250 W to 800 W. The cruising speed, the speed at which the largest distance is covered, and the 95th percentile (P95) speed (as a realistic maximum speed) are proposed as Key Performance Indicators to better evaluate speed pedelec behaviour. Cruising speeds for men were consistently higher than for women (mean values: men 38.2 km /h, women 33.5 km /h). For all participants, the mean commuting P95 speed of 40.1 km/h is 5 km/h below the expected 45 km/h, which points to potential over-regulation of speed pedelecs according to their expected maximum speed. Contrasting logged commuting cycling trips with leisure trips indicates that speed pedelecs can be characterised by their speed metrics, regardless of their travel purpose. Policymakers can therefore facilitate active travel with its commensurate physical and mental health benefits by investing in and designating routes for higher-speed (active) travel, and conversely reserve other routes for slower travel modes.

  7. Klever launches two new speed pedelec models

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    LEVA-EU member Klever Mobility launches two new top models utilizing ten years of design experience.

    N Rogue 45 – Discover more here

    Klever injects everything it’s learned over the past ten years into the N. It’s rideable, strong, practical, comfortable, and can carry heavy payloads. Plus, the N Rogue 45 is made mostly with an ever-increasing amount of in-house Klever components.

    The N Rogue 45 stands out for its value in the Klever Mobility range, being the first-speed pedelec retailing under €5,000. The brand new model features a fresh Klever frame design and is equipped with a 1200Wh battery and 600W rear wheel motor. This model is capable of carrying a payloads up to 150 kg, and the XL model is designed for riders up to 205 cm.

    As more and more Klever Mobility parts are made in-house, the brand gains the ability to control all aspects of the bike, ensuring all parts work more efficiently and reliably together. It also allows designers to innovate regardless of industry shortfalls.

    Y Muse 45 – Discover more here

    The new Y Muse 45 is the speed pedelec variant of the previous Y Muse 25 e-bike. The Y Muse 45 gives the rider unexpected high power, a fashionable design, and practical comfort. The model includes relevant safety features, a 600w rear wheel motor and is standard equipped with an 850Wh battery at a €5.299 price point. “If you are looking for everyday excitement, to outsmart the city traffic, or just to enjoy the controlled speed, the Y Muse 45 is your perfect fit.

  8. Stromer ST5 ABS receives ABC Award 2021 as “Best of Best `21” in the category “Transportation”

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    “The ABC Award is a globally unique design and industry competition that encompasses the entire world of mobility. Independent experts award outstanding products, projects and brands from all mobile areas: from best practices in communication to commercial and individual transport to pioneering innovations. The ABC Award shows the answers to new challenges in design and technology.”

    Organized by the German Design Council, the center of excellence for communication and knowledge transfer in design, branding, and innovation. For the ABC Award 2021, the expert jury from media, design, and brand communication honored the new Stromer ST5 ABS in the category “Transportation” – with the distinction “Best of Best ‘21”.

    As the world’s first fast e-bike with a standard fully integrated anti-lock braking system, the Stromer ST5 ABS offers the greatest possible riding dynamics and safety – combined with virtually seamless design down to the smallest detail. With high-end components, full connectivity, maximum performance, and a perfect combination of form and function, the Stromer top model is inspiring riders with the highest standards. Or as the jury for the ABC Award 2021 stated:

    “The Pedelecs from Stromer (…) have proven that much is possible with clear design lines, technical consistency, and excellence in production. This tradition is soundly advanced with the ST5 with fully integrated ABS in the familiar Stromer design language. Well-balanced proportions, elegant styling and precision down to the smallest detail – there are many Stromer impersonators on the market but achieving the level of quality of this brand’s e-bikes is no easy task.”

    With its innovative strength, the ST5 ABS stands for over ten years of brand tradition: Stromer has been responding to the challenges of urban traffic since 2009 – with powerful Speed Pedelecs that have redefined commuting with their striking design, speeds up to 45 km/h and ideal properties for both the city center and long distances. Stromer has won multiple awards for its innovative developments that successfully combine function, riding fun, design, and environmental protection – such as the iF Design Award, the Red Dot Award, or the Design & Innovation Award.

  9. Ellio January 2021

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    In the January 2021 update of LEVA-EU member Ellio there is news about Ellio’s new headquarter and about webinar in which they interviewed Nikolaas Van den Steen who is a reseacher on speed pedelecs.

    LEVA-EU member Ellio is starting 2021 with brand-new headquarters in the district of Vlaams-Brabant. With the expansion of its service to customers, their electric bicycle / speed pedelec is now available from several dealers and in their own showroom. Read here, for more information about the new headquarters.

    Interested in state of the art research about speed pedelecs? In the webinar series Ellio Talks, co-founder Jorrit interviews Nikolaas Van den Steen, who as a PHD student studies speed pedelecs. During the conversation, Nikolaas explains what are important aspects for people using a speed pedelecs. He also mentions 3 reasons why people would choose to buy a speed pedelec. The link to the interview is here.

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