Electric Bike Shop Provides Solar Charging Station!

Electric Bike Solar Charging Station at the New Wheel! Sol Design Lab makes the SolarPump charging station.

Electric bike shop, The New Wheel, in San Francisco recently installed a solar charging station in the front of the store to charge the shops bikes and allow customers to charge their e-bikes, smartphones, laptops, etc.

The cool thing about electric bikes is that they don’t take very much energy to get you around town.  That makes charging via solar panels very feasible!

The “SolarPump” from Sol Design Lab is the kind of solar charging station that we could see [Read more…]

VIDEO! Electric Bike Sharing Program with Solar Charging Station at University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Electric Bike Sharing Solar Charging Station

This is the future!  Imagine borrowing an electric bike at your neighborhood solar charging station to run errands around town.  That is what the University of Tennessee (UT) has been working on.

UT has developed the nation’s first fully automated e-bike sharing solar charging station.

Civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Chris Cherry and his team [Read more…]

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: Gas Prices on the Rise. Time for an Electric Bike!

Hmmmm.....Time for an electric bike?

Wow!  Gas prices are on the rise…..and quickly; they went up 10 cents during the time this video was created!

Check out this video from ABC News about rising gas prices, how people are reacting, and where your money goes when you buy gasoline.  Also note that some of these people feel that they are powerless when it comes to these rising prices.  Maybe they need to consider an electric bike :)

Here is something else to consider: the 10 cent rise in gas prices during the video is about the cost of [Read more…]

Jay Leno & Leonardo DiCaprio Ride the A2B Metro Electric Bike!

When Jay Leno and Leonardo DiCaprio are riding electric bikes you can imagine that e-bikes have hit the big time!

The electric bike that these 2 celebrities are riding is the A2B Metro electric bike.

Here is a video from Jay Leno’s garage. [Read more…]

Electric Bike News: Pedal-Electric Vehicle Trip Across US, Tours in Paris, E-Mountain Bikes, & More!

Electric Motorcycle/Electric Bicycle Hybrid

Extra! Extra! Some highlights of your e-bike news: Human/electric hybrid vehicle tour across the US, e-bike tours in Paris, electric motorcycle/mountain bike hybrid, new e-mountain bike kit, Crested Butte Mountain Resort using an e-bike, more bike commuters in Japan, & more!  This is a recap of the electric bike news from the week of April 18-24, 2011.

And now the E-Bike NEWS!

EcoSpeed from Portland Oregon is supplying the electric motor for a small light weight vehicle that a father and son team are pedaling across the US.  They will be using the equivalent energy needed to power one 100-watt light bulb each day and their leg power to make the trip.

Visiting Paris soon?  You should check out [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-28-11

Panasonic Electric Bike

Happy end of February/early March!  2011 is flying by!  Here is a recap of the electric bike news from the week of February 28, 2011.

Now…..The Electric Bike News!

This article about a “granny e-bike for kids” I found to be pretty funny.  The author at Wired makes some good points in a humorous way [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…]