Electric Cargo Bike Guide [VIDEOS]

Spicy-Curry-riding-sideOne of the recent developments in the electric bike and traditional bicycle world has been the cargo or utility bike.

Cargo bikes are designed to carry loads that are larger and heavier than a traditional bicycle can carry like passengers, many bags of groceries, boxes, etc.

Electric cargo bikes offer an additional electric assist to the rider which allows them to carry a heavier load for a longer distance.

The electric cargo bike in many cases is a great alternative to driving a car for running errands and commuting to work.

Benefits of an Electric Cargo Bike

The average person who takes the kids to school, commutes to work, and needs to run errands around town can use this type of bike without getting too [Read more…]

Electric Bike Review – IZIP E3 Metro

The IZIP Metro electric bike in the red rocks of Sedona AZ

After many miles and cargo carrying trips I have prepared the IZIP Metro electric bike review for you!   This bike was designed to carry your stuff easily over hills and through the headwinds to let you enjoy the ride.  Find out how this bike performed and if it is a fit for you.

The features of this bike:

Make sure you check out the video and pictures [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-14-11

Spencer Ivy Spencer electric bike - full bike

Spencer Ivy - Spencer electric bike

Alright, here is another electric bike news recap from the week of February 14, 2011.  Lots of interesting e-bike and traditional bike stuff happening in the world!

And now the e-bike news!

Here are some crazy looking DIY (do it yourself) electric bikes.  One has a trailer that has a “drop in martini bar”?!

Pedego electric bikes make another appearance on TV!  Check out Jennifer Hawkins (Miss Universe) with Curtis Stone (Biggest Loser Chef) riding Pedegos in Santa Monica.

How is this for a name: The bike centric food cart super pod.  Wondering what it is? [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-7-11

Brompton folding electric bike

Brompton folding electric bike

It’s time for an electric bike news recap from the week of February 7, 2011!  As usual there is a lot of cool electric bike happenings in the world.  This week there were a lot of videos.  Check it out!

And now…the e-bike news!

How would you like to ride a wireless electric bike?  Sounds cool to me.

I really like this idea: testing an electric bike for a two week trial period to “test before you invest”.  That is what the community group has put together.  I have [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 1-31-11

Pizza Delivery by Electric Cargo Bike

End o January, early Febuary; time is flying by!  Well this electric bike news recap from the week of January 31, 2011 is full of exciting e-bike happenings 🙂

Time for the electric bike news!

I love this stuff!  Get your Super Bowl pizza delivered by electric cargo bike!  I am so excited about the possibilities for local businesses to use electric cargo bikes for their local deliveries.  Thrust Electric Bikes is the company mentioned in the article.  Also check out B-Line in Portland Oregon, they make deliveries for businesses.

Think your a tough bike rider?  Well check out this video [Read more…]

How Electric Bikes/Trikes Can Inspire Us!

Electric Trike from Trinity Environ

The other day I got an email from Hung Ly, who owns Trinity Environ in Naples, Florida.  He has been inspired by helping others enjoy riding a bike or a trike again.  I liked his email and I want to share it with you.

His email is in response to one of my emails that I send people when they join the Electric Bike Report community.  The title of my e-mail is “Why do I run Electric Bike Report?”.  Hung took my title and reworded [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 12-6-10

Here it is, the electric bike news post for early December!  There have been a lot things happening at Electric Bike Report so this news post is a little delayed.

As always I will continue to add cool e-bike news and happenings to this post through out the week.

If you want to add some news or a story about ebikes then please add them in the comments section at the end of this post.

Here we go! [Read more…]

Electric Bikes Make Sense for University Campuses!

Electric bikes make a lot of sense for the individual person getting to and from their job and running errands; not to mention just having fun 🙂

They also make a lot of sense for large institutions like universities and colleges, large and small business, airports, hospitals, national and state parks, etc.  Ebikes allow for a convenient way to get around campuses and towns while reducing emissions and in the end saving the organization money.

The following is a guest post from Nora Gildea, VP Marketing at Pietzo Electric Bikes about ebikes on some of the large university campuses.  Enjoy! [Read more…]

Sushi Delivery By Electric Utility Bike!

How would you like to have sushi delivered to your door?  By electric cargo bike no less!  I just read an article about a sushi bar in Windsor Ontario that delivers sushi by electric bike because it’s easier to maneuver around the crowded city and it’s a good way to catch people’s attention.

This is a great idea because it does makes it easier for businesses to deliver food quickly in congested cities and takes one more car off the streets.  It’s also a lot cheaper compared to buying and maintaining a car.

I really like the marketing idea too because an electric cargo bike usually draws a lot of attention and that is a great way to [Read more…]