First Mid-Drive System Further Entrenches Hyena at Heart of E-Bike Sector

Man with display at bicycle expo

Taichung, Taiwan Taiwanese manufacturer Hyena, a supplier of e-bikes and components to some of the world’s biggest brands, recently unveiled its first full mid-drive system, as the company moves towards its ambitions to provide a full solution for systems and complete e-bikes. Hyena co-founder and CEO Charlie Chuang said the Unidrive 60 mid-drive system, for…

Green Focused Taipei Cycle to Push for Global Sustainability MOU

Bike industry leaders posing for photo at expo

Taichung, Taiwan Taiwan bicycle industry leaders have signalled their intention to use next year’s Taipei Cycle to achieve a global memorandum of understanding (MOU) for greater sustainability in the industry. US and European industry representatives focused on sustainable practices in their own markets would be invited to attended Taipei Cycle 2024 to take a global…

Applications Open for Taipei Cycle Exhibitors

Taipei Cycle expo interior

Taipei, Taiwan Booth applications opened this week for 2024 Taipei Cycle, which will focus on four themes: Green Action, Micromobility, Innovation & Startups and Culture & Lifestyle. Next year’s event will be held from 6th to 9th March and will introduce digital advancements such as a Cycling e-Sports Pavilion and an immersive E-bike Demo Test…

Giant Profits Halved But Mid-Term Optimism Remains

Taipei, Taiwan Giant Group’s nett profits have halved in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the same period in 2022, the Taiwan-based company revealed in a financial report released last week. Its consolidated financial report for the 2023 first quarter shows the group’s nett profit after tax was NT$836 million (A$40.49 million), a decline…

OKGO Takes Digitisation Further

OKGO carbon frame e-bike

Taipei, Taiwan Taiwanese manufacturer OKGO is continuing the progression of e-bikes towards integration and digitalisation, with its carbon-framed Smart E-Bike unveiled at Taipei Cycle. With a futuristic monocoque carbon frame that hints at the technology contained within, the urban e-bike has a handlebar-integrated Smart Bike Display that receives voice commands, can use fingerprint scans to…

Taipei Cycle Award Refocuses Attention on Sodium-Ion Batteries

People entering Taipei Cycle event

Taipei, Taiwan Chinese manufacturer Phylion has triumphed at Taipei Cycle’s 2023 Development & Innovation Awards with its first-generation sodium-ion battery cells, as the technology firms as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries for e-bikes. Phylion used Taiwan’s global bike trade show to highlight its self-developed sodium-ion battery cell models, the Golden Brick Version 30110 and 19118…

Giant Foreshadows Delayed Economic Recovery

Giant Group’s exhib at Eurobike 2022.

Taichung City, Taiwan Inventory issues and the “headwind of economic outlook” will continue to affect short-term revenue and earning performance in the global bicycle industry, Giant Group declared in its 2022 financial year report released this month. The Taiwanese company says the bike market’s balance of the supply and demand is yet to normalise, although…

Gogoro Solid-State Battery Prototype Brings Capacity Boost

Solid-state batteries will surpass the capacity of current lithium batteries by about 40%.

Taoyuan, Taiwan The world’s first solid-state lithium ceramic battery prototype for two-wheel battery swapping has been unveiled by Taiwanese company Gogoro, a leader in battery swapping technology. Gogoro has worked with ProLogium Technology, a global leader in solid-state battery technology and also based in Taiwan, to develop the solid-state battery prototype, which integrates with Gogoro’s…

Taipei Cycle Combines Physical and Virtual Expos For First Time

Taipei, Taiwan One of the world’s biggest B2B cycling gatherings, Taipei Cycle, is preparing to go ‘hybrid’ in March, combining physical and virtual exhibitions for the first time. The annual expo has been held exclusively as an online event for the past two years after the COVID pandemic caused the cancellation of the 2020 and…

Gogoro Joins Partnership for Indonesian Renewable Energy Ecosystem

Gogoro is a global leader in electric scooters and battery swapping networks for light electric vehicles.

Indonesia Taiwanese battery manufacturer Gogoro, a global leader in swappable battery platforms, has signed with the Indonesia Government and another Taiwanese company, Hon Hai Technology Group, to develop an “energy ecosystem” focusing on electric batteries, electric mobility, and associated industries. The venture – involving Gogoro, Hon Hai Technology Group, Indonesia Battery Corporation IBC and Indika…