Day: November 23, 2021

European Motorcycle Manufacturer Association Reveals Future Goals



ACEM Vision 2030+


© RideApart.com
ACEM Vision 2030+

A vision for 2030 and beyond.

2021 has been a landmark year for many European motorcycle manufacturers. Energica experienced massive growth during the pandemic, BMW unveiled its CE 04 electric scooter concept, and Ducati announced that it would take over the MotoE World Cup racing series in 2023. Despite the growth and development in the electric mobility sector, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) wants to go much further by 2030.

On November 17, 2021, ACEM held an online conference to introduce its Vision 2030+. The strategic documents lay out a roadmap for the European motorcycle industry to continue development in conjunction with regional decarbonization goals. European Parliament and European Commission policy-makers were in attendance as well as industry leaders.

“The Vision 2030+ that we are presenting today is the result of a long-term reflection at the highest levels of the European motorcycle industry,”

Read More

These new electric motorcycles are designed for hard-working tradesmen

Swedish electric motorcycle company CAKE is unveiling its new CAKE :work line of electric motorcycles today at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show. The :work bikes feature a wide range of accessory mounts that can be used for everything from mounting cargo boxes to miter saws, and their batteries can even be used for providing off-grid power for tools and devices.

The CAKE :work line is built upon the same foundation as CAKE’s main three models, the Kalk electric motorcycle, Ösa electric utility bike, and the newly released Makka electric moped.

According to CAKE, the vehicles in the :work line are designed for professional applications such as delivery riders, craftsmen, and service professionals.

As CAKE CEO Stefan Ytterborn explained:

“The CAKE :work series offers the immediate potential of moving last-mile deliveries and mobile workforces away from traditional solutions for urban transportation, clearly exceeding the efficiency of both

Read More

E-Bikes And Electric Motorcycles Could Get A Major Tax Credit [UPDATED]

Image for article titled E-Bikes And Electric Motorcycles Could Get A Major Tax Credit [UPDATED]

Photo: Steve DaSilva

E-bikes, as it turns out, are a great way to get around. Electric motorcycles, when they aren’t forcing you to buy software upgrades, can be equally fantastic. Those benefits come at a cost, however, with electric components driving MSRPs far above the gas or pedal-powered competition. Luckily for prospective buyers, Congress is here to help.

The Build Back Better Act, currently making its way through Congress, has spent months in edits and revisions. As of Friday, November 19, a version of the bill has finally passed the House, and it’s got a treat for two-wheeled EV enthusiasts: A 30% tax credit for e-bikes and electric motorcycles.

Image for article titled E-Bikes And Electric Motorcycles Could Get A Major Tax Credit [UPDATED]

Photo: Steve DaSilva

The credit tops out at $900 for e-bikes, and $7,500 for electric motorcycles. At that 30% rate, that means you’ll be spending $3,000 on an e-bike to see the full potential

Read More