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VanMoof bike:

    Washington, DC (CNN)"VanMoof is like the Mercedes-Benz or the Tesla of electric bikes," Casey Neistat, who has 12.2 million subscribers on YouTube, said earlier this month. And now, the Dutch electric bike startup has raised a $40 million funding round from venture capitalists.VanMoof's sleek bikes automatically shift gears. They have lights built into the bicycles' frame. There's automatic anti-theft technology that locks the wheel and sounds an alarm if someone tries to move the bike while it's parked, and each bike is also geo-tagged. VanMoof CEO Taco Carlier told CNN Business that the company employs a team of "bike hunters," who track down stolen bikes and have a 75% success in Europe. (It's lower in the United States because geotags...
    VanMoof just announced $40 million in new outside investment to capitalize on the surging global demand for electric bikes. Importantly, VanMoof’s co-founders, Ties and Taco Carlier, tell The News Brig that about a third of that new money will be directed at solving VanMoof customer support issues that have intensified with the launch of the company’s new S3 and X3 e-bikes in the middle of a global pandemic. “Over the next six to twelve months, we’ll have upgraded every step of the customer journey, from production to scheduling check-ups. Getting a VanMoof e-bike serviced will be as easy as ordering a meal online,” promises Taco in a prepared statement announcing the new investment round. ...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Tyler Hayes/Insider VanMoof's S3 e-bike is an attractive ride that features electric-assisted pedaling for ease of use. The motor is near-silent but can boost you up to 20 MPH in certain riding conditions — plus, the design is sleek and unassuming. Priced at $1999, the S3 is not an impulse buy but for those looking for a new method of commute or adventure splurge and is also reasonably priced for its feature set. Among the features it includes is automatic locking, an on-bike display, 35-plus miles of range, and an optional ability to purchase GPS theft tracking. On This...