Leaders from across micromobility and transport have gathered at Eurobike’s new home in Frankfurt for the world’s biggest cycling trade show from 13-17 July.
The motto for this year’s summit at Messe Frankfurt is ‘Sports Meets Mobility’, with cycling one of the main directions for the future of mobility due to its sustainable nature. Other topics like e-cycling and connectivity, micromobility and logistics have also been incorporated.
Zag has selected some of the exhibitors’ newest projects and product innovations.
Eco-mobility startup Keego Mobility has debuted its IoT-connected delivery e-bike dubbed the KG3.
The e-bike has a high load capacity of 70kg, an optional single or 7-speed and a range of up to 130km per charge. It is also protected from theft by an internet-connected smart lock with motion alarm.
“With around 30 million delivery drivers globally who need a climate-friendly vehicle that is also practical and profitable, we are proud to deliver the KG3,” CMO and Co-Founder of Keego Mobility Elias Ek told Zag Daily.
“The response from Eurobike-goers for our purpose-built delivery e-bike has been very positive and shows that the world realises the need to decarbonise the last mile delivery industry.”
Shimano reveals ‘Future Cities’ project
Japanese cycling company Shimano has launched a new visual project reimagining how two prominent locations in London and Berlin would look without cars.
Working with visual designer Jan Kamensky, the ‘Future Cities’ project focuses on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin and Marble Arch in London.
In a customised animation, Kamensky lifts the cars and traffic furniture away, transitioning the location into a cycling and walking hotspot. Trees line the road, there are wide cycle paths with a range of bikes in use.
“Mobility is becoming an increasingly important topic and matter of debate so with the launch of our Future Cities initiative, we want to reinforce the positive impact cycling and increased accessibility can bring to our health and well-being,” Shimano’s Director of Marketing Dennis Weijers told Zag.
“We want to support those initial conversations and help urban planners, politicians and most importantly the public to recognise these benefits.”
The 2023 BirdBike models are out
Micromobility operator Bird has unveiled its all-new 2023 BirdBike models for personal ownership.
With a fully-integrated handlebar dash display and powerful 250W Bafang motor, the 7-speed e-bike can be used for a daily commute or leisurely ride. The new A-Frame has a torque sensor, hydraulic radius disc brakes and modernised light design.
Bird’s Senior Director and Head of Retail Sales for EMEA, Michael Fulton, said: “Given transportation is one of the leading contributors to carbon emissions, we are committed to electrifying it and making it more efficient and fun for everyone.
“We are displaying a robust offering of micro-electric vehicles that feature some of the industry’s most advanced technology innovations and aim to reduce reliance on carbon-emitting cars.”