Two Wheels

GM is making e-bikes as it expands beyond cars

And you get to name them

GM is keenly aware that it can't depend on car sales going forward, and that now includes venturing beyond cars. The company has revealed that it's working on two e-bikes, one compact and one folding, ahead of a launch sometime in 2019. It didn't say much about the machines, but it showed off a low-slung design.

You might have a hand in shaping the launch, though. GM is crowdsourcing a name for its bike brand through a challenge that will award $10,000 for the winning name, and $1,000 each for the nine runners-up. You have until 10 a.m. EST Nov. 26 to submit naming ideas, with winners chosen in early 2019. That sounds like a tiny sum for what could be a defining brand, but think of it this way — you could leave your mark on GM's future, and possibly transportation at large.

GM Corporate Newsroom , eBike Brand Challenge

Reporting by Jon Fingas for Engadget

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