One of the big stories for this week is from Cowboy, a Belgium-based e-bike maker that’s well-known for its cutting-edge innovation and stunning designs. Cowboy has announced its World Car-Free Day sale, with huge discounts being offered on the popular Cowboy 3 urban commuter model.
Also in the news this week is Santa Cruz’s Blix, with the launch of its annual Ride into Fall Sale. This limited-time promotion includes big savings on three of its electric bike models.
Another west coast brand made headlines this week, with the rollout of a new subscription-based rental program. Seattle’s Rad Power Bikes launched a European rental program in partnership with Cycle, offering Berlin riders an affordable and convenient option for carless commuting.
Sweden’s Vässla has announced the release of its new Pedal e-bike model, a beautifully designed ride with a clean, modern aesthetic.
Finally, Razor released its impressive EcoSmart Cargo scooter, an electric scooter designed for adults who frequently haul cargo or a passenger.
And now, for this week’s top personal electric vehicle news:
To celebrate and raise awareness for World Car-Free Day, Brussels-based Cowboy is currently offering special discounts on its popular Cowboy C3 urban commuter. Regularly priced at €2,290, the C3 is on sale at the moment for just €1,590 — a total savings of €700.
The C3 is Cowboy’s entry-level electric commuter e-bike and it features top-shelf components, outstanding build quality, and some great tech features such as auto unlock, crash detection, and anti-theft reporting with real-time tracking.
World Car-Free Day is observed annually on September 22 and is an event that’s intended to encourage car-free commuting via walking, cycling, and the use of public transport.
The Ride into Fall Savings Event will take place between September 22nd and October 7th, 2022, and includes special pricing on the Aveny, Sol, and Packa models:
- $300 off the Blix Aveny (offer only available for Blue, Cream, and Burgandy)
- $300 off the Blix Sol (Seafoam, Gray, and Sorbet)
- $200 off the Blix Packa (White, Blue, and Gray)
As mentioned, this limited-time promotion ends on October 7, 2022, and shipping is free to the lower 48 states.
Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes has launched a new subscription-based rental program in Europe in partnership with Cycle, which offers riders an affordable alternative to e-bike ownership.
The new service is now live and available to riders in Berlin, Germany at a cost of €79.90 per month. At the moment, there are only two Rad Power e-bikes included in the program: the RadRunner, and the RadWagon electric cargo bike.
Subscriptions include access to Cycle’s mobile app which allows riders to quickly and easily book repairs.
The new program will pit Rad Power against similar subscription-based e-bike rental services in Berlin, and if successful, the brand can leverage Cycle’s European network to expand throughout 50+ additional cities throughout Europe.
Swedish micromobility startup Vässla has just unveiled its first electric bike which features a striking, minimalist aesthetic, internally routed cables, and a uniquely designed frame. Designed for comfort, the Vässla Pedal is powered by a 250-watt rear hub motor (45Nm of torque) and removable battery that’s reported to deliver up to 62 miles of range on a single charge.
An e-bike that’s built for everyday commutes, the Pedal comes standard with smartly integrated lighting, a torque sensor with 3 power-assist levels, smartphone docking, and more. Connectivity is also one of the Pedal’s strong points, with an app that supports digital locking and unlocking, real-time location tracking, anti-theft alerts, and ride history.
pedal-assist e-bike that’s built for comfort and has a 250W rear hub motor and removable battery that delivers up to 62 miles of range. The e-bike offers great connectivity with an app that supports digital locking, real-time tracking, anti-theft alerts, and ride history.
The Vässla Pedal is priced at €2,990 and is currently available for pre-order with an estimated shipping date of March 2023. The bike will also be offered on a subscription basis in Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm, Sweden.
Industry-leading electric scooter maker Razor has unveiled its latest scooter model, the EcoSmart Cargo. Designed for adults, this unique ride is built for hauling cargo or a passenger and features an adjustable seat, a convertible rack setup that doubles as a seat, and a maximum payload capacity of 300 lbs.
Powered by a 1000W motor that’s capable of delivering a top speed of 20mph, Razor’s EcoSmart Cargo is an interesting new utility PEV that’s perfect for around-town errand running.
The olive green EcoSmart Cargo has an MSRP of $1,099.99 and will be available soon in select stores and on the company’s website.