New LEV Tech Development Center to offer e-bike drive system support

By Steve Frothingham

WASHINGTON, Missouri (BRAIN) — A new center that will provide a number of services for light electric vehicles, including e-bikes, is slated to open next week just outside St. Louis. The LEV Tech Development Center shares a building with Mac Motors, a longtime manufacturer of electric motor systems, and will offer everything from complete diagnostic capabilities on a variety of motor systems, product testing, battery service and phone support for retailers.

Ken Fagut, an industry veteran who spent 25 years as a retailer in upstate New York, several years at BionX and Dahon and currently is CEO and founder of Foldaway Solutions, a distributor for Oyama Bicycles, spearheaded the project. Other stakeholders include Fang Yunzhou of XF Cycle; Evan Ballman, owner of Mac Motor USA; Barry Reimer, CFO of Foldaway Solutions; Damon Du, co-owner of Mac Motor Shanghai; Paul Lynch of battery supplier EM3ev and veteran bicycle engineer Mike Fritz, who sits on the board.

Fagut said LEV Tech is the first center of its kind in the U.S., and something he’s wanted to develop for many years.

“There are places dabbling in service, but no one is jumping in to provide all the services and support that dealers and OEMs need …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News