This streamlined, carbon fiber shelled street missile just blasted its way into the speed record books by hitting 85.71 MPH on human power alone!
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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.
Meet the Arion1 velomobile- set to become the world’s fastest bicycle later this year when students from the University of Liverpool take it to 90 MPH at Battle Mountain, NV.
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.
Velomobiles and pedal cars like the Twike 4XP exist to show us that pedal power can be a viable means of urban transport. Companies like Scuderie Campari, meanwhile, exist to make pedal power dreams utterly, totally, and almost inconceivably sexy. This is the SC-1 ultra-luxe pedal car concept for adults, and it is gorgeous. Intended […]
Earlier this month, a group of recumbent bike enthusiasts made their way out into the open roads of Battle Mountain, Nevada to see how fast they could push their pedal-powered machines. Draped in slick, slippery, composite aero shells, these recumbents cheat the wind and defy expectations, with one 14-year-old student entry hitting 55 mph, and […]
“We wanted the camper to be finished to the highest quality,” says Andy Saunders, of his innovative Cramper RV. “Inside, it’s fully insulated and upholstered, it has a twin hob to cook on, a sink to wash up in. It’s got a big side window and even a small bed for a power nap … everyone who sees it says ‘Wow!’.”
If you think the twin disc brake setup of the LEAOS pedal-electric bicycle hints at the bike’s performance, you’re right. With a 36V 250W electric assist helping you push the pedals through an 8-speed Shimano Alfine gearest, this high-end, carbon monocoque bike is more than capable of blitzing through modern day traffic with (what promises to be) as much “go” as a small scooter.
Cannondale’s new CERV concept (Continuously Ergonomic Race Vehicle) was developed as a working prototype by Ohio-based Priority Designs. The design had to allow the handlebars to move up and down without altering the distance from the bike seat to the crank, maximizing rider comfort and muscle efficiency.
Things you pedal have been getting a lot of play on Gas 2 in recent months – from big wheels racing big city buses to e-bikes coming from Mercedes, Ford, and Yamaha (as well as a few student design projects showing what the future of bicycle commuting might look like). Cars and motorcycles aren’t the […]
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.
Just imagine that the oil dried up, some big war was fought, and all the people who worry about stock algorithms were taken out as collateral damage. Imagine, in other words, that the s*** went down, and only the nice guys were left. Real “the meek shall inherit the Earth” stuff.
That rig up there? That’s what those nice guys will be driving across the deserts.
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 […]
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 […]
Google gives pedal-powered Shweeb $1 million to build an urban prototype. Can it work?
If you’re like me, then you still don’t know who to believe about Toyota’s “unintended acceleration” problem. Toyota says it isn’t an electrical issue. In the past they’ve also blamed, of all things, floor mats. ABC news found a technology professor named David Gilbert who claims he can create a short that causes Toyotas to […]