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Where is the World's Biggest EV Dealership? Hollywood, Naturally.

To feel I was doing something truly special for Earth Day, I visited my good friend Harlan Flagg at his shop, Hollywood Electrics. Harlan sells a full range of electric motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters. If it’s on 2 wheels and runs an electric motor, it’s for sale at Hollywood Electrics. Even the $17,000 Roehr which recently sold.

April 26th

CicLAvia | Los Angeles Escapes Its Cages For A Day of Biking

CicLAvia proves that cycling is breaking into the mainstream. As more and more Angelenos discover the joy of cycling, perhaps more will break free of their steel cages and join Mayor Villaraigosa in riding to work. In this article are included video footage from the first two CicLAvias and an interview with one of LA’s cycling vanguard…

April 11th

Your Electric Motorcycle is Sooo Mainstream

I love Hipster Kitty – the Internet meme that pokes good-natured fun at our friends who try just a bit too hard to be different.  We all have them (or are them), we all love them, and we all know they’d go nuts over Brooklyn Motorized’s new/old lineup of electric motorcycles. The bikes themselves are […]

April 4th

Voltitude: the Swiss Army Knife of Electric Mopeds

Looking more like a novelty pocketknife than a proper Puch or Sears Allstate moped (as seen here), the Swiss-designed Voltitude is nevertheless a fully realized electric moped concept that promises 15 mph speeds and up to 25 miles of pedal-assisted range. Like its pointier design inspiration, the Voltitude is a folder for easy storage and […]

March 21st

Deliver-E Trike is Ready for the Rough Stuff

With twin electric motors powering this new-age delivery trike to a top speed of 50 mph and nearly 40 miles of range, Simon Williams’ Deliver-E concept is ready to – um – deliver the goods. Williams is aiming his Deliver-E specifically at letter carriers (posties!) in his native Australia, to replace the CT110 Hondas currently […]

March 19th

Nils Ferber Builds Bonkers Trike, Bike Nutters Rejoice!

Nils Ferber has gone from total anonymity to right near the tippy-top of my list of people I will let on my spaceship when the planet explodes – and he’s on that list by virtue of that thing up there:  project “EX”. The fact that the EX is totally impractical and looks, on the surface, […]

March 12th

The Wireless (!) Electric Bike That Charges Your iPhone

Take a close look at Daymak‘s new Shadow eBike wireless bicycle and see if you can spot what they mean by “wireless”. Did you see it, yet?  I’ll admit:  it took me a few glances to “get” the fact that this is the world’s first, electric-motor-equipped bicycle that is FULLY wireless, meaning:  no delicate electrical […]

February 26th

EICMA 2010: Rise of the Electric Vehicles

EICMA is one of the world’s largest motorcycle trade shows. Held in Milan each fall, motorcycle manufacturers release new models either here or at EICMA’s competitor, Intermot. The two shows compete for exclusives, so while TTXGP and Mavizen were only present at Intermot, Brammo was present at EICMA. Brammo was in the American Pavilion around the corner from my client ScooterGirls and a short walk from the more famous American brand, Harley Davidson. However, taking over a larger corner of the hall than last year was “The Green Planet” which was dominated by electric-assisted bicycles and full electric scooters.

November 5th

Electric Mountain Bike Gets the Equivalent of 2,287 MPG

The Optibike OB1 electric bike gets an equivalent of 2,287 MPG.* Could bikes like these be the future of transportation? Ever wonder what happens when you cross the finest mountain bike components money can buy, an 850w brushless DC motor and a 20ah lithium-ion battery with motocross styling and sensibilities? You get the Optibike OB1, […]

September 23rd