Electric Bike Charging Station Guide

Recently I have received some emails from universities looking for electric bike charging station information.

This gets me really excited because I think that providing e-bike charging stations at large institutions is a great idea!

Having charging stations at universities, hospitals, airports, businesses, parks, popular mass transit stops, hotels, etc. can only encourage more people to ride an electric bike more often with less concern of running out of juice.

These charging stations can also be a great way to bring electric bikes to the attention of people who have no idea what an electric bike is.

Below are some links to grid tied and solar electric bike charging stations that I am familiar with.

I am especially excited about the solar e-bike charging stations because solar makes so much sense for e-bikes due to the small amounts of energy required to charge an electric bike battery.

Electric Bike Charging Stations:

electric bike solar chargingOG Power Station makes the OG SunCycle that is designed to recharge your e-bike battery. It uses a 250 watt solar panel to charge the included battery. After charging all day, the SunCycle battery then charges your e-bike battery. The SunCycle system can be used as a backup power source in case of power failure. It has a traditional plug attachments in addition to USB and cigarette lighter options.

The University of Tennessee is working on an electric bike sharing program.   They have a design for a battery charging “vending machine” and they are using solar power.

The University of Victoria has some charging stations setup around it’s campus.

Kyocera has a solar ebike charging station.

Sanyo has setup solar charging “parking lots” in Japan.

Sanyo has also set up a solar charging station in Portland at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Sol Design Lab is a company that makes solar charging stations for ebikes and mobile devices.

Bosch is working on a solar charging canopy.

Here is a shed that has solar panels for storing and charging your electric bike.

Here is an interesting article about electric cargo bikes powered by solar energy.

That’s it for now.  As I come across more info on electric bike charging stations I will add them to this guide.

If you know of some that i didn’t cover please leave a comment below and I will add them to the list.

Thanks!

Pete

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  1. Pete at Electric Bike Report June 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Thanks Raul for letting us know about that system. Sounds like a very
    convenient parking/charging station.

  2. Michael K. May 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Looking for a company that is making them and selling them in the USA and will ship to California. Looking for a single or dual charging station for ebikes or even electric cars. I will check out the sites in this article, but if you come across let me know. Thank you for posting this.

    • Green Bays September 3, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      We have developed EcoPort which is a multimodal charging station and is available in kit form. It is suitable for containerisation. Drop us a mail and we can provide further information.
      Thanks

    • Philip lawes March 30, 2014 at 10:18 am #

      We have put together a solar electric charging station which we are beginning to promote. If you wish to receive a cut sheet explaining its features please let us know.

  3. Renee June 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    My condo is interested in setting up a indoor ebike charging system that resitents could use on a pay as you charge type of basis, any thoughts on where I could find something like this?

    • Pete June 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

      Hi Renee, I would contact some of these companies to see if they can recommend the best way to get a charging station set up in your condo area. Maybe contact OMSI in Portland and get their advice on who to talk with.

  4. Dean June 28, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Renee,

    I am with Pete’s Electric Bikes. We offer a charging/locking solution for our Panasonic mid drive emotion e-bikes. You can see the e-bikes at petesebikes.com. If you contact me at Pete’s I will forward information to you.

    Thanks, Dean.

  5. mariposaman December 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    I would like to see every major store and government building with a couple of GFI duplex receptacles so you can travel around the city, going from store to store and government office, and recharging while you do your shopping or business. As it would only cost a nominal amount $200-300 (?) and only about 2 cents per hour to charge, costs would be minimal, and stores would get your business. You could spend all day like this, instead of rushing home to charge after an hour, visiting dozens of places instead of just one or two, and putting many more miles on in a day.

    If they must meter it, maybe a special prepaid cash card that you can swipe, could take off the electricity cost, at say, 4 or 5 cents an hour.

  6. Sciyent July 22, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    Sciyent has developed a hands-off, automated inductive charging solution that can be used for charging e-bike batteries. The system requires a minimal adaptation (secondary device plate) to the e-bike with a wire connection to the battery. The solution has been successfully tested with different e-bike systems.

    We are based in Switzerland and looking at entering US markets.

  7. Victor March 3, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Looking for assistance on how we could have Solar Powered Charging Station. The reason is to help achieve Green Source of E-trike re-charging station as currently planned by Asian Development Bank in converting millions of Philippines polluting Tricycles. This one of the main type of transport in our country. Thanks!

    • Philip lawes March 31, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      We may be able to help you. Send us an email and we will get back with you with a cut sheet on what we offer. Thanks

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