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Short detention order for e-bike rider who rode into jogger, causing brain injury, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A teenager who caused a brain injury to a jogger after riding into him on his power-assisted bicycle (PAB) was sentenced to a week’s short detention order on Tuesday (April 16). Joven Heng Gin How, now 20 and a full-time national serviceman, had been riding the vehicle for the first time and reached a speed of around 40kmh on a footpath near Marina Bay Sands. Under the order, offenders are put behind bars for a short time but will not have a criminal record after their release. Heng…

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China’s biggest e-bike maker Yadea eyes fivefold sales rise with upcoming premium products

Dong Jinggui, chairman of China’s largest electric scooter maker Yadea Group Holdings, envisions rebranding e-bike as glitzy and hi-tech by launching new models that would be priced five times more than existing products. The Hong Kong-listed company plans to unveil dozens of new electric bicycles in 2019, with some products priced at 10,000 yuan (US$1,455) that Dong believes affluent consumers around the world, with an affinity for two-wheeled vehicles, will be drawn to. An average e-bike sells at about 2,000 yuan. “As the automotive industry undergoes a technological shift towards…

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Boy, 13, arrested after allegedly knocking down woman at Pasir Ris Park while on e-bike, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 13-year-old was arrested after he allegedly knocked down a woman while riding his electronic bicycle on Friday (Dec 28). A video of the incident was originally uploaded on Facebook, but appeared to have been taken down as of 5pm on Saturday. Screengrabs of the video were also uploaded on citizen journalism website Stomp. In the video, a group of about five young people can be seen confronting the boy after the accident. The woman is seen lying on her side on the road as three other young…

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