Ebike News: Yamaha, Bird, HeyBike

Yamaha Bicycles, celebrating its 30th anniversary as a pioneering leader in e-bikes, has announced the launch of an all-new e-commerce platform in partnership with their large network of high-quality dealers. Live now at https://yamaha-motor.com/shop/e-bike/ebike-models, e-bike enthusiasts can purchase their new Yamaha Power Assist Bicycle online and pick up the bike at their nearest participating Yamaha Bicycle dealer.

Yamaha ebike prices its ebikes in the $3k-$4k range so they are premium ebikes with mid-drive motors.

Customers will be able to browse the latest models from Yamaha Bicycles and easily make their purchase online, which is then fulfilled by Yamaha Bicycles dealers. By participating in the e-commerce program, the dealer is the seller of record and an integral part of the process. The program is designed to provide exceptional customer service that goes beyond what other companies can offer, while building lasting connections between the customers and their local dealers. The collaboration provides dealers the tools they need to showcase the unique features of Yamaha bicycle models and deliver personalized service.

Bird, a global leader in micro-mobility and current e-scooter operator in Seattle, is thrilled to announce the launch of their cutting-edge e-bikes in the vibrant Emerald City, continuing its mission to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions.

Bird’s expansion into the e-bike market in Seattle aligns with the city’s progressive transport infrastructure and commitment to sustainable transportation. The new fleet of e-bikes is expected to further enhance the mobility options available to Seattle’s residents and visitors, allowing them to easily navigate the city while reducing their carbon footprint. Bird is launching an initial fleet of 200 e-bikes and will increase in the coming months.

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“We’re excited to introduce our state-of-the-art e-bikes to the dynamic city of Seattle,” said Stewert Lyons, President of Bird Global. “As part of our ongoing commitment to providing convenient, affordable, and eco-friendly transport solutions, we’re confident that our e-bikes will become a beloved fixture within the city’s existing transportation ecosystem.”

Heybike, a leading e-bike brand, is proud to announce that it has received the UL 2849 battery safety certification. Receiving this certification validates Heybike’s constant pursuit of quality and safety assurances underlined in their design and manufacturing process. Strict quality controls are integrated into every stage of Heybike’s production process, from design conception, down to the finished products that reach consumers.

UL 2849 is a safety standard developed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifically designed for electric bike batteries that goes beyond just mechanical and environmental safety. UL2849 in particular covers electrocution hazards that happen while charging the bike over the course of its life.

Developed in collaboration with industry leaders, the UL 2849 standards aid in evaluating the safety of e-bikes and electrically power-assisted cycles (EPACs). To get UL 2849 certification, the battery, drivetrain, and charging systems must be tested for electrical and fire safety issues.