Ford Launches 2 New Electric Bikes to Study Better Transport Solutions

Ford electric bikesFord just announced 2 new prototype e-bikes to “study how electric bicycles can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban centres.”

Having a major auto company studying electric bikes is a pretty good indication that the future of e-bikes is bright! [Read more…]

Kalkhoff & Focus Electric Bikes Now Available in the US!

kalkhoff tasman electric bikeBy Paul Willerton.

Situated in Northwest Germany in a region known mostly for agriculture is a town named Cloppenburg. It is the home of Derby Cycle, a company well known for having some of the most prestigious brand names in cycling in it’s ‘stable’.

At least two the brands owned by Derby have made significant strides in the development of their e-bike lineups in recent years: Focus and Kalkhoff. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Spark, E-Freeway, Battery Video, Trek Powerfly, & More!

Shocke Spark electric bikeIt’s time for another electric bike news round up!

I like the title of this article “Will technology help us escape urban commuting hell?“.  Yes, and e-bikes are part of that solution! It is a good article from the BBC and it includes e-bike share programs, mass transit, car share, driverless cars, sentiment mapping, social media, and…………jetpacks!

Electric cargo bikes can be a good car alternative or replacement. Grist posted this article on “6 reasons why cargo bikes are the next big thing” and it includes a lot of good info about [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Controversy, Carbon Frame Kit, “Food Bikes”, Solar, Chop-E, & More! [VIDEOS]

Storm fat electric bikeThe Sondors (formerly Storm) fat electric bike has been creating a storm on the internet! It is a fat electric bike being offered on IndieGoGo (crowdfunding site) at an introductory price of $499 now $599 (plus up to $194 in shipping) and they have raised millions of dollars.

There are many that are warning that this deal could be too good to be true (Yahoo, Treehugger, CNET, [Read more…]

2014 Electric Bike Tech & What To Look Forward to in 2015 [VIDEOS]

stromer st2 smartphone applicationBy Maria Ramos.

With electric bikes increasing in popularity, the technological advancements in 2014 were impressive.

Let’s take a look at the biggest e-bike tech news of the past year, and discuss what we expect to see happen in the electric bike world in 2015. [Read more…]

E-Bike Cycle Tourists Set Out to Establish New World E-Bike Record

gary rachel touring picThis is a guest post by Gary Corbett.

What do you do if you find yourself constantly dreaming about your next self-contained cycling tour, your day to day job is to write about cycle touring and you have a wife who is just itching to join you on a long distance cycle tour?

You go cycle touring, of course!

That in just one paragraph is the very condensed story behind Australian couple Gary and Rachel Corbett’s decision to set out from London in late April in an attempt to set a new world e-bike long distance record of well in excess of 16,047 kilometres (9971 miles). [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Superbowl, Smartphone Kit, Bosch US HQ, E-Cargo Tour, Safety E-Bike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Jim_Brown_Polaris_eBikesPolaris Electric Bikes will be donating a few of their bikes to NFL legend Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can charity fundraiser that will take place just before the Superbowl in Phoenix, AZ.  Sounds like a great way to get e-bikes in front of a lot of people!

Yuba Bicycles is hitting the road to promote electric cargo bikes!  “The goal is to give parents, small business owners and others the chance to test an e-bike in their community so they can understand how these car-replacing bicycles can [Read more…]

UPDATED: FlyKly Smart Wheel: Easily Convert Your Bike to Electric! [VIDEO]

flykly smart wheel internalThe race for the all-in-one electric bike system has been heating up recently and it looks like FlyKly has won the race to be the first company to ship their Smart Wheel to customers.

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes an easy (replace rear wheel), economical ($999 to $1,099), and relatively light (6 lbs.) way to convert your traditional bike to electric!

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes it so easy to convert your bike to electric.  All you have to do is replace the rear wheel and wirelessly connect your smartphone via Bluetooth.

The Smart Wheel puts every e-bike component in the rear hub of the wheel. That includes the motor, batteries, controller, [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Gocycle, Amazon Bike Deliveries, Fat E-Bikes, Trikart, Mid Drive Gearbox, & More! [VIDEOS]

IMG_0230It’s time again for an e-bike news round up. The latest news is that the Gocycle G2 has just arrived for testing and review!

This is a very innovative electric bike with an integrated frame battery, automatic shifting, a smartphone app for customization, quick release mag wheels, fully enclosed chain, hydraulic disc brakes, and more.  The full review will [Read more…]

New ProdecoTech E-Bikes w/ Internal Frame Battery!

2015 ProdecoTech Rebel X SProdecoTech just announced 9 new models of their electric bikes with the battery integrated into the downtube of the frame!

This is a big improvement in the battery location when compared to the typical rear rack location because it positions the battery weight low and centered in the bike for better handing.  In addition, [Read more…]