Global Electric Bicycles Market 2020-2028: Research and Development Activities to Center around Battery Improvements in Coming Years

DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Electric Bicycles Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2020 To 2028” report has been added to’s offering.

The electric bicycles market expected to be growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% from 2020 to 2028 and reach US$ 28.51 Bn in 2028.

COVID-19 crisis and an increasing need to maintain social distance have promoted the use of ecological means of transportation, such as the electrical bicycle.

In the last couple of decades, the popularity of e-bicycles has grown manifold and there were around 210 million such bicycles used daily in 2016. China holds a major share of the overall market and the trend is expected to continue in the years to come. One of the most prominent factors aiding the adoption of e-bicycles can be attributed to rising concern among people towards environmental preservation. The use of e-bicycles greatly reduces ecological footprints, air contamination, and carbon emissions. The fact that these bicycles are not very expensive, further aids its adoption among people.

Current Trends in the Electric Bicycle Market

With the e-bicycle market booming, people are becoming more and more demanding as per the features and looks are concerned. As per recent trends, e-bicycles are becoming lighter and better looking. Lighter weight bicycles are made up of light materials such as carbon or aluminum. Moreover, in order to give an attractive appearance, the manufacturers are integrating the battery into the frame. In the following years, additional batteries are expected to become a common trend in order to extend the range of the e-bicycle. A Germany based company, Haibike, already has a model with the same concept.

In the following years, a growing number of urban and suburban

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Xbox Details Improvements Coming to Backwards Compatibility With Xbox Series X/S

Xbox Series X/S will bring some important visual and performance improvements to backward compatible Xbox titles when it launches November 10.

While most Xbox fans are likely looking ahead to which new games they’ll be able to play on their Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft isn’t forgetting about all the games that brought them to this point. Today, the team revealed a few new improvements coming to thousands of backward compatible games you can play on next-gen hardware. It’s quite the list of visual and technical improvements that should make your playing experience that much better. Check it out.

The first thing to note is that Xbox Series X/S will be the best place to play every backward compatible game. Those systems will allow the games to take full advantage of the console, resulting in higher performance, better framerates, and improved visual quality. Plus, prepare yourself for shorter load times via the new SSD. However, that’s the tip of the iceberg.

The Xbox team has implemented something they’re calling Auto HDR, which automatically adds HDR to games that shipped with just SDR. In the new blog post, they show the improved visual quality with a few games.  It might be most noticeable in Bill Gates’ favorite game Fuzion Frenzy. Obviously, it still looks like an original Xbox game, but it’s a much brighter original Xbox game.

Another area we’ll see some major improvements is in these old titles’ framerates. In the blog, they gave

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Park improvements coming to Legion Lake, Brigance Park, possible splash pad in the works | Chickasaw Journal

Legion Lake Park on Dulaney Street is slated for some improvements in 2021 after the Mississippi Legislature appropriated $150,000 for park upgrades. The appropriation request was made by the Chickasaw Development Foundation (CDF) during the 2020 session.

CDF director, Sean Johnson, added the park improvements to the request after Houston won a $25,000 grant from the Levitt Foundation to hold a ten-week concert series at the park.

“We made a couple of requests for quality of life improvement projects during the last session. We requested $250,000 to refurbish the old theater downtown into a public arts space, and $150,000 for upgrading the park. Legislators Jon Lancaster and Ben Suber were able to shepherd the request through the various committees and were able to get us the money for the park,” says Johnson.

“We’ll try again for some other projects (including the theater) next year, but, considering the COVID situation and the flag situation and all that the legislature was having to deal with this year, I’m very happy that we received needed help with one of our projects. We hope to work closely with the legislature in getting state investment in Houston in the coming term.”

The improvements at the park, which features an approximately five-acre lake, will include a walking track around the lake, including a new “fishing” bridge over the east bay, solar lighting and some RV hook ups as well as trash receptacles, graded parking and other improvements. According to Johnson, the RV hook ups were a good selling point to the project due to the park’s proximity to the nearby Tanglefoot Trail.

“Our hope is to start on this project in early 2021 and have the space completed in time for the Summer Concert Series, which was postponed this year due to COVID, but is slated

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A kitchen incubator is coming to downtown Wilmington

One thing we learned from the Seeking Equity in Wilmington series, underwritten by the Wilmington Alliance, is that establishing a food service business can be incredibly difficult for entrepreneurs without a lot of capital and bank support.

Irene Castañeda, founder of Veronica’s Kitchen, started her Mexican food business out of her car, graduated to farmers’ markets and festivals, and had a popup location in downtown Wilmington before COVID-19 stopped her business in its tracks. With no prospect of receiving emergency aid or a business loan, and filling catering orders from a home kitchen that is not equipped for commercial cooking, she is just the kind of business owner to fit with a developing Kitchen Incubator project by Wilmington Alliance, Grace United Methodist Church at 900 N. Washington St., and The Rock Lot CSA.

Like many churches, Grace has a large kitchen for congregation events and, at one time, a soup kitchen. But it hasn’t been used in a while, making it a potential goldmine of a basis for a kitchen incubator.

“Commercial kitchens are incredibly expensive to build from scratch,” said Laura Semmelroth, who is leading the Kitchen Incubator initiative. While the space needs renovations to build it up to code, having an existing kitchen to build on has helped made the project possible.

The incubator will offer kitchen space to members on a schedule basis, which they can use to prepare catering orders, do food truck prep, develop ideas, make large batches of product like hot sauce or jams — whatever they need a commercial kitchen for. Members will also have an opportunity to sell products directly to members of the Rock Lot CSA via an online add-on ordering platform that allows customers to purchase prepared items to be picked up with their farm share

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Tiny homes coming to Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood as affordable housing solution

KALAMAZOO, MI — The first phase of the Tiny Houses of HOPE project will break ground in Kalamazoo on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The first phase will focus on Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood adding six tiny homes and a center for wrap-around services for the nonprofit Helping Other People Exceed (HOPE) thru Navigation.

The $500,000 project has been years in the making as HOPE Thru Navigation founder Gwendolyn Hooker was adamant about creating an affordable housing solution for the population her nonprofit serves.

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The tiny homes will be available for those who have been incarcerated, have at least one year of sobriety under their belt and are currently employed. Hooker said she already has 200 candidates in Kalamazoo who fit this description.

Through her work at HOPE thru Navigation, Hooker said she was continually seeing clients couch surfing because they were turned away from landlords based on their substance abuse or criminal background.

Hooker zeroed in on housing for this population based on studies showing that relapse and recidivism rates drop by 70% if a person leaving treatment or prison has housing and employment in the first 45 days.

“Everybody knew that it was a need, but a lot of people were not loving the idea of the demographic,” Hooker said. “I was immovable on that. That was the main part of the project that couldn’t be changed.”

The plan eventually received financial backing from Kalamazoo Community Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Kalamazoo. Community members also came together to donate $51,000.

“Not folks that were rich or have foundations, but just folks who care about equity and housing for everybody,” Hooker said. “We started out with raising money from the community first, because we wanted to make sure that we have community

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