Our partner in New Zeland, Big Street Bikers held a grand opening of their new installation. As EVtalk reports:
Auckland Big Street Bikers’ second solar-powered electric bike Rechargery has been officially opened by Auckland councillor Chris Darby in Aotea Square.
Scores of people helped celebrate the event with Big Street Bikers (BSB) co-founder Andrew Charlesworth, trying out the many e-bikes available.
Also on display was a new lockable bike park made by Bikeep with an e-bike charging port which is expected to go in about 100 suitable locations around the city.
Just a month prior to the opening the New Zealand Herald talked of our partner’s, Big Street Bikers plans.
An Auckland company wants to install park-and-charge stations for e-bikes on city streets to help end riders’ anxieties about running out of electricity.
Big Street Bikers plans to set up two trial sites, in Auckland’s Ponsonby Rd cafe strip and at LynnMall shopping centre in New Lynn, next month.
The 18-month-old business hooked up with power company Mercury last summer to set up a solar-powered electric-bike station at Viaduct Harbour.
Electric bikes, although still relatively uncommon in New Zealand, have grown in popularity as a way of getting around cities.