Vespa parent company Piaggio believes its experience with CVT transmissions will give it the edge in developing a new line of electric bicycles.
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Micah Toll, an engineer featured in Forbes and Wired, wants you to know it’s not as difficult as you think to build your own, unique electric bicycle.
Electric bikes are a growing trend in cities and suburbs these days, but they’re still big and bulky. Secede has a clever electric folding bike that works!
Mercedes’ Smart division is getting set to launch a Smart electric bicycle line in the US, and it’s got a snazzy new commercial to help make it successful.
If you’re a bike thief who has a taste for exclusive, low-volume electric bicycles, make sure you don’t rip off the guy who sells the things.
Italian bike-builders Bad Bike are bringing sidecar sex appeal to electric bicycles with the retro-inspired Beach Vintage Side EBike- and it’s affordable!
The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the bikes both more durable, and more convenient, for its end-users.
Electric bicycles are poised to be the largest electric vehicle segment in the world in just a few short years, which promises for a wide variety of unique variants and designs. One recent entry into the e-bike field is the Otocycle, which combines vintage 1950s styling with light weight and up to 26 miles of pedal-free operation.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. No fewer than 53 companies showed off electric bikes this week at Interbike, North America’s annual bike industry tradeshow, and that’s not even taking into account exhibitors who didn’t exclusively categorize themselves as e-bike companies.
The new-for-2013 Voltitude is an all-electric, Swiss Army bicycle that promises high-end folding construction and a 25 mile range. Perfect for commuters!
Environmentalist types have done themselves no favors when it comes to improving their image. Despite “going green” having attained mainstream status, there is still a huge resistence to hybrid cars, organic foods, and even riding bicycles because many people just don’t consider them “cool”. What’s a modern day hippie to do?
Well, buying this badass, cafe racer-inspired electric bicycle might not be a bad place to start.
Introduced last year at the Oregon Manifest bike competition (which it won), the Faraday Porteur is finally (almost) coming to market. All they need now is $100,000. The bike itself is a pedal-assisted ebike that Porteur likens to having an “electric tailwind” everywhere you ride. Having ridden a few ebikes in my time, I think […]
Simply put, Mu lets you rent a bicycle, a scooter for cross-town visits, a car for longer trips, or a large van for moving – all for a (relatively) low monthly fee. Mu is, in other words, sort of like a car-sharing service and sort of like an EV service, but with the added flexibility of an electric bike rental or scooter rental … all in one.
Gabriel Wartofsky hopes his pedal-assist electric folder will help reveal what he calls “the hidden magic” of commuting by bicycle to the American public … and, after two years of trying, it seems like his innovative design is finally ready for prime-time production. The pre-production prototype of Wartofsky’s e-bike (below) remains true to the original […]
One hundred and twenty-five University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students have begun riding electric bikes(e-bike) around their large, hilly campus thanks to cycleUshare, the nation’s first automated e-bike sharing system.
There was more than one new product announcement at Mercedes’ captive Smart brand this week, but even though this one rides the (literal?) coattails of its new-and-improved Electric Drive brother, it may still be the smartest Smart yet! I first rode one of Mercedes’ early electric bikes over a decade ago in South Florida, thanks […]
Hybrid flywheel energy storage got off to a bit of a shaky start in Formula 1 back in 2009, but the technology is gaining ground outside the motorsports arena in production cars, utility companies, and – now – it’s found its way into bicycles! The bike you see here has been rigged up with a […]
Think pedal-cars are just big toys? They are – but this one, from Argentinian designer Nico Jara, promises to bring some real “big boy” tech to the game with lightweight composite construction and its very own take on kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS). KERS, for the uninitiated, have become race-winning “must have” toys in Formula […]
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 […]
New Day, New Rules, New Game – Be Part of it. TTXGP Race 1 of the inaugural 2010 series will be held tomorrow, Sunday May 16th, 11:00 AM, at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Information here. When TTXGP racer Jenn Bromme called organizer Azhar Hussain to tell him she had to bow out of the […]