31 episodes

The Electric Bike Action podcast is about everything in electric mobility, with an emphasis on electric bicycles and motorcycles. It’s a rapidly changing world, with major manufacturers and small ones making better and better bikes, and we’re interviewing major players, people behind the scenes, and even some fans.

Electric Bike Action Podcast Tony Donaldson

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The Electric Bike Action podcast is about everything in electric mobility, with an emphasis on electric bicycles and motorcycles. It’s a rapidly changing world, with major manufacturers and small ones making better and better bikes, and we’re interviewing major players, people behind the scenes, and even some fans.

    Riding Across America With Solar E-bikes

    Riding Across America With Solar E-bikes

    In this episode, I talk with Sushil Reddy and Luis fourzan. These two are riding together on a monumental e-bike trek around the U.S. to raise awareness of the sustainability of e-bikes and solar energy. Their incredible journey started in North Carolina, went north to New York, cut straight across the northern states to where they are now, nearly three months in, in Oregon. They will then travel down the coast to San Diego, California, then head east to Texas. You can follow their journey on their website, thesunpedalride.com and on instagram.

    Sushil has been promoting solar power using electric bikes since 2016, when he set a world record by traveling over 7000 kilometers across north-west india. He’s done similar in France, Iceland and the U.S. as well. The two met when Luis, a Mexican lawyer, outdoor enthusiast and sustainable energy fanatic was studying for his master’s degree in sustainable energy in Iceland, and joined the Sun Pedal Ride Iceland Edition team in 2018.

    Along the way, they are stopping at universities and bike shops to talk about e-bikes and sustainability.


    Sushil’s bike is powered by a motor from Grin Technologies. https://ebikes.ca
    Sushil’s instagram is @sushilr25 and Luis’ is @luisfour.

    Sushil’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sushil-reddy-b6a84817/
    Luis’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-foor/

    • 25 min
    Leo Raudys with Call2Recycle on recycling batteries and sustainability in an electric world

    Leo Raudys with Call2Recycle on recycling batteries and sustainability in an electric world

    In this episode, I talk with Leo Raudys, President and CEO of Call2Recycle. Call2Recycle is a company that’s been recycling batteries since 1994, and they now have a partnership with People For Bikes that will soon launch an e-bike recycling program for bike shops, so bike owners can turn in their  old batteries that will then be recycled into new ones. They can pull most of the materials out of batteries, which cuts down on the need to mine new materials, which also means that batteries made from recycled materials has a much lower carbon footprint.

    Leo has a long background in environmental and sustainability practices, formerly he was the Environmental Director, Cloud Operations and Innovation for Microsoft, and he also served as Senior Director Environmental Sustainability for Best Buy and Deputy Commissioner at Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, where he was responsible for many of the environmental policies and programs for the state. He’s even taught taught corporate environmental management at the University of Minnesota.

    The conversation is great and fairly short. Don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll get every episode of the podcast, your support is very much appreciated.

    Leo is also author of The Cheap Guide to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, available on Amazon or wherever you buy books.

    Call2Recycle’s website is call2recycle.org.
    People For Bikes’ website is peopleforbikes.org
    Electric Bike Action Magazine’s website is electricbikeaction.com

    • 17 min
    Nicolaus Nagel of Pave Motors

    Nicolaus Nagel of Pave Motors

    My guest today is Nico Nagel of Pave Motors. He and his brother co-founded the company, and they’re a few months away from having this bike ready to ship. It looks a bit like a mini-bike, sans the lawnmower motor in the mid frame. It’s sleek and modern, and has some amazing safety and anti-theft features, as well as truly long range.

    You can see the bike at pavemotors.com.

    Please support us by hitting the subscribe button and write us a review. We want to keep bringing you these interviews.

    • 24 min
    Somnath Ray of Clip to Turn Any Bicycle Into An E-bike

    Somnath Ray of Clip to Turn Any Bicycle Into An E-bike

    Welcome to our first show in just a little while, sorry for the delay, we've had so many bikes coming to us that we kind of don't know what to do with them, which is a big advantage for us. Compared to our sister magazines, mountain bike action and road bike action, they have almost no bikes to test. This is a lot to do with the current situation that we have, which is supply chain issues. So there are a lot of bikes that are like 90% built but can't even ship because they're missing one or two parts. So we get into that a little bit in today's intro, today's interview rather.

    my interview today is with Somnath Ray, he is the CEO and co founder of clip. They have a website, which is clip.bike. It's a pretty interesting like easily attachable external motor for your bicycle. It'll fit a lot of different size bikes. They sent us information about it, we have yet to have a test unit. But it looks really, really interesting. And so without further ado, let's get right into it with Som.

    • 22 min
    Anthony Scott, CEO of Zeiser Motors

    Anthony Scott, CEO of Zeiser Motors

    My guest today is Anthony Cross, the founder and CEO of Zaiser motors. They’re working on their first electric motorcycle, the Electrocycle, and I think it is stunning. The online community is torn about the design, but everyone is excited about the claimed 300 mile range. The bike is very different from electric motorcycles like any of the Zeros or the Livewire, in that it uses hub motors instead of an on-chassis motor. Notice that I said motors, plural. There will be a hub motor in both the front and rear wheel, which they promise will deliver better traction control and stability. Color me intrigued. I’ve ridden dual-motor electric fat bikes, and they can be really good, but the motors have to be precisely controlled.

    If you want to see what the bike looks like, check out our article on electricbikeaction.com. Zaiser is currently running a crowdfunding campaign with Wefunder, and I’ll put a link below in the show notes.  In this interview, Anthony and I discuss how he started, and where he plans to go with this.

    Without further adieu, here’s Anthony.

    https://wefunder.com/zaiser.motors

    • 37 min
    E-bike of the future for $20? Zoomo Co-founder Thinks So.

    E-bike of the future for $20? Zoomo Co-founder Thinks So.

    My guest today is Michael Johnson, co-founder and COO of Zoomo, a company with a revolutionary business model that may help you, the consumer, get into an e-bike easier. Instead of trying to sell you a bike, you can lease it by the week, for as long as you want. They have plans for commuters, part-time couriers and even full-time couriers that start at $20 per week. They take care of all of the maintenance, security in case of theft, etc.

    Because of their technology, they have what must be an industry-leading theft recovery rate of over 80%, compared to most bikes that have a recovery rate of about 5%.

    Customers can buy the bikes if they like, with some of their lease payments going toward the purchase price.

    The company also makes fleet bikes, for companies that want to buy or lease a large number of bikes.

    They recently raised $12 million to expand their operation, and are already in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Toronto so far.

    It’s an interesting concept, and we go for a bit of a deep dive on what Zoomo has been up to for the past 4 years and where they and the industry might go.

    Www.ridezoomo.com
    www.electricbikeaction.com

    • 29 min

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