Solar-Charged Mopeds!

Gas2 readers may remember the electric mopeds for rent outside train stations in Japan. The phenomenon seems to be spreading – now Tajimi Citi in Gifu Prefecture has launched an initiative to spread awareness of electric vehicles among its populace. The same electric mopeds – the Yamaha EC 03 – will be available for rent in front of the Kokokei JR Station, starting in December.

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Folding e-bike Commuter Concept Set for Production

Gabriel Wartofsky hopes his pedal-assist electric folder will help reveal what he calls “the hidden magic” of commuting by bicycle

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E-Pick1 Delivers Japanese Meals on Tiny Electric Wheels

A Japanese food delivery service for the elderly could not find an electric vehicle that suited their needs…so they built their own electric scooter and called it the “E-Pick1.” With 200 already on roads and another 800 expected soon, this food service-turned-scooter-company is already seeing a rise in interest in its electric scooters.

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