French startup Gouach claims to have developed the world’s first mass-produced e-bike with replaceable and repairable lithium-ion batteries that can be fully repaired in less than 10 minutes.
Batteries on the market today can simply be recycled by simply replacing all the battery cells inside the battery compartment and spot welding all new batteries together in the same configuration, rather than trying to replace a single faulty battery, which results in about 80% of The battery was scrapped prematurely.
The current “melting” or “shredding” form of recycling can only recover 50%-70% of battery raw materials respectively, which is obviously not the best way to deal with it. And Gouach launched a more ideal battery recycling program. The company claims that the innovative battery developed by itself has been patented for spot welding technology and intelligent battery management system BMS. Once a battery failure is identified, it can be safely replaced within 10 minutes with just a screwdriver.
Gouach said that for safety reasons, only the Gouach technical team is allowed to carry out battery repairs, and the next step will be to establish a repair network.
Rick Adams as new CEO of LeMond Bicycles
LeMond Bicycles recently announced Rick Adams as the company’s new CEO. Rick Adams has over 30 years of sports management experience, having previously worked for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for 11 years.
LeMond Bicycles was founded by American car legend Greg LeMond. Greg LeMond was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia last month.
In the past two years, LeMond Bicycles has mainly focused on the field of electric bicycles, and has successively released two urban-style carbon fiber e-bike, Dutch and Prolog.
Greg LeMond said: “We design bikes that have the power to change entire industries and the lives of cyclists, and the addition of Rick Adams at this time will ensure we build a company that can serve an important market.