Turn Your Bike into an Electric Bicycle in SECONDS (w/ video)

The Rubbee electric bicycle conversion works by quickly attaching itself to your bike’s seat post with a spinning plastic wheel that “rubs” against your bicycle’s back tire, propelling you forward. It’s not quite as effective or efficient as a hub motor, but with a pricetag of just $1000 and nearly universal compatibility it might just be a winner.

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Protean To Begin In-Wheel Electric Motor Production In 2014

The holy grail of electric vehicle technology is in-wheel electric motors, which put power directly to the street and eliminate a host of other parts. In-wheel electric motor maker Portean claims that by next year, production of their revolutionary product will begin.

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Folding Electric Trike Capable Of 28 MPH

I don’t really get the trike phenomenon, but there is definitely a movement out there that prefers three wheels to either four or two. The HP Velotechnik Scorpion fs 26-Pedelec (phew!) is a folding electric tricycle with pedals and a motor that allow for speeds up to 28 mph. Also, it costs $7,500.

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EV Race Car Features 3D-Printed Body

Racing technology has always been on the cutting edge, but 3D printing has the potential to completely rewrite the playbook. A team of Belgian students designed and built an electric race car featuring mostly parts made using a massive 3D printer. How cool is that?

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