Gogoro’s Eeyo a lightweight e-bike made for the city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Gogoro has unveiled its first e-bikes called the Eeyo 1 and Eeyo 1s, which are part of a new Eeyo sub-brand from the Taiwan electric scooter maker. The Eeyo line is des...

Taiwanese whizzing by on mobility scooters could soon face fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Users of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs in Taiwan could soon face fines if they exceed a newly proposed speed limit, after legislators on Thursday (May 21) gave...

Indonesian caregiver steals Taiwanese boss's safe with NT$2.08 million inside

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian woman stole her employer's safe containing NT$2.08 million (US$68,000) and tried to make away with the loot on an e-bike with her boyfriend, but they wer...

Taiwan at forefront of e-bike boom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has the potential to break new ground in the electric bicycle industry, according to a report by CNA. After reaching the peak of the global electric bicycle indu...

Over 300 ticketed for ignoring e-bike helmet law in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 300 people have been ticketed for not wearing helmets while riding e-bikes in New Taipei City since new traffic laws kicked in on Tuesday (Oct. 1). Starting on Oct...

Heavier fines for turning without signaling, other traffic offenses take effect Oct. 1 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is time to flip on the turning signal when making a left or right turn, as failing to do so is among the new traffic rules going into effect in Taiwan on Tuesday (Oct. ...

New e-bike helmet law, fine for failing to signal to hit streets in Taiwan Oct. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Not wearing a helmet while riding an e-bike, failing to signal, and blocking a zebra crossing are among 15 new traffic violations to hit the streets in Taiwan in October. ...

Acadia National Park adopting e-bike rules after directive

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park has some leeway in regulating e-bikes despite an Interior Department directive to treat them like regular bicycles when it comes to trail access, Superint...

E-bikes, growing in popularity, befuddle regulators

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Gordon Goodwin and his wife are rediscovering their passion for bicycling in their senior years thanks to new electric-assist bikes. The electric motors provide a gentle kick,...

Taiwan's new e-bike helmet law to impact foreign commuters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort to better regulate electric bicycles and address the rise in injuries and deaths from the vehicles, the Legislature on Monday (April 29) passed a preliminary revie...

TAITRA reports positive growth for Taiwan bicycle manufacturing in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA) has reported a positive growth for Taiwan’s bicycle manufacturing industry this year. From January to Se...

Taiwan’s Chiayi to give away 12 e-bikes at New Year countdown party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Even though the New Year’s Eve is still almost two months from now, at least one municipality in Taiwan is selling its countdown party by offering 12 e-bikes to lucky ...

Taiwan’s premier cycling trade fair to begin Oct. 31 in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--TAIPEI CYCLE 2018 will be held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Hall 3 before it is moved to a March date for t...

A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild company's reputation

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since he stepped into his role as CEO a year ago, Dara Khosrowshahi has had to deal with wave after wave of major scandals and bad press, much of which he inherited from his prede...

Giant Bicycles to set up European manufacturing hub to reduce reliance on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Giant Manufacturing Co. (捷安特), the world's largest producer of bicycles is moving manufacturing away from China and setting up a new manufacturing hub in ...