VIDEO! Danville Community College Tests Electric Bikes.

Danville Community College tests electric bikes.

Danville Community College in Virginia is currently testing electric bikes as a viable form of transportation.  They are conducting a feasibility study to determine the potential for electric bikes to be used in the Danville area.

Pedego, Currie Technologies (IZIP & EZIP) and EZ Pedaler are the 3 brands of electric bikes that they are testing.

The reporter in the video definitely found out how [Read more…]

VIDEO: A Southern California E-Biker Talks About Electric Bike Commuting

Calvin Phuong of Marina del Ray, California uses an electric bike for commuting and fun!

With gas prices on the rise and the summer months approaching, people are starting to look at electric bikes as a viable commuting alternative to driving a car.

This video caught my eye because Calvin Phuong of Marina del Ray, California decided to use an electric bike to replace some of the in town commuting he normally does with his truck.

Calvin says that the electric bike is a great way for him to commute around town without [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:

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Electric Bikes Part of the Sydney Australia Sustainable Transport Plan

Bike paths being built in Sydney Australia

This is a guest post from Nina at Reef Bikes of Australia.

Worldwide, cities are remodeling themselves and investing in more sustainable transport alternatives. There have been huge investments in improving public transport, building cycle path and pedestrian infrastructure, with the aim of reducing their greenhouse emissions, cleaning the air, and reducing traffic congestion and reliance on cars.

It is shocking that in parts of Australia the transport sector accounts [Read more…]

E-Bike News Highlights Week of 11-22-10 [VIDEO]

Here is VIDEO recap of the electric bike news from the week of November 22, 2010.  This is just a quick overview of the news and other ebike things that caught my eye as I surfed through the web looking for cool electric bike happenings!

If you would rather read about this news, you can it out the e-bike news here.

Here is what you can expect to see and hear about in this video: [Read more…]

Hills? What Hills? E-Bikes in San Francisco [VIDEO]

Here is a fun ebike video that has some great points about electric biking in San Francisco.  It is an ad for a shop in San Fran but it is so well done that I wanted to share it with you.  It’s gotta a catchy tune too!

Ebikes make a lot of sense for a hilly city like San Francisco where normal bike commuting would be a sweaty endeavor!   Don’t get me wrong, I think ebikes are great for all places, it’s just that for places that have a lot of hills and/or wind they make even more sense.

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Top 3 Tips For Keeping Your E Bike Running Well

One of the coolest things about electric bikes is how easy it is to keep them running well and how easy it is to repair them.  Cars these days are so complex that even people who used to work on their older cars are forced to take their newer cars to a mechanic for costly maintenance and repairs.  Being able to maintain and repair your own e-bike is another way to save money and an advantage over costly car maintenance.

Here are my top three tips for keeping your electric bike running well. There are many more tips that I will share with you [Read more…]

E-Bike News Highlights Week of 10-25-10 [VIDEO]

Here is video recap of the electric bike news from the week of October 25, 2010.  This is just a quick overview of the news and other ebike things that caught my eye as I surfed through the web looking for cool electric bike happenings.

Here is what you can expect to see and hear about in this video:

Electric Bikes at Best Buy

Here is an interesting video from Best Buy (a large electronics retailer in the US) about the electric vehicles that they are carrying.  It is pretty focused on being an ad for Best Buy but it does have some good points.

One of the quotes in the video was from a woman who bought an electric bike.  She basically said “When you look at the bike your like neeaah, when you start to ride it, your like, I gotta get one!”  That quote is so true.  For a lot of people it is all about getting that first E bike test ride to see how great they are.

Another subject that they brought up was people seeing electric bikes as a real form of [Read more…]

Video: The Benefits of Riding an Electric Bicycle

This is an older video, but the benefits they go over in the video summarize why electric bikes are a great alternative to driving a car!

There are a couple of things that I would like to point out in the video. This is an electric bike conversion kit that the Michael added to his existing bicycle. The kit might look a little “funky” because it is one of the older kits. Today’s conversion kits are a little cleaner.

He also states that he can go up to 35 mph. That speed is too high to be considered an electric bicycle in the US and other parts of the world. The speed limit in the U.S. and Canada is 20 mph and the speed limit in Europe and other parts of the world (with some exceptions) is 25 kmh or 15.5 mph.

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