Bike sharing has emerged as an innovative form of public transport to provide urban short-distance transportation services that are often underserved by other forms of public transportation. Bike sharing couples the benefits of shared ownership and expense with personal and demand responsive transportation. Battery charging is the primary difference between electric and non-electric (traditional) bike sharing stations. Electric bike sharing models require careful consideration to manage battery charging. The essential of an electric bike sharing system and the most costly component is the electric bike. There are many challenges and opportunities associated with including electric bikes into a bike sharing model. The most important of those are range limitations and recharging protocol.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511