Solar Electric Cargo Bike & Fat Free E-Bike from NTS Works [VIDEO & PICS]

nts suncycle solar charging cargo bike

A solar electric cargo bike.

It sounds futuristic!  But the SunCycle is a real bike from NTS Works.

I had a chance to catch up with the CEO of NTS Works, Neal Saiki, at Interbike and shoot a video of the innovative SunCycle solar e-cargo bike.

In addition, Neal shows us their Fat Free e-bike that is designed for ease of use for almost any size rider.

Enjoy the following video with Neal showing off the SunCycle and Fat Free: [Read more…]

Replacement Electric Bike Batteries Guide

The NTS Works Universal Battery is rebuildable.

The NTS Works Universal Battery is rebuildable.

Eventually electric bike batteries need to be replaced as their lifecycle comes to an end.

You can tell when a battery is nearing the end of its life when it does not provide you with much range.

This guide will help you with ideas on how to get a replacement electric bike battery.

First of all, if you have a complete electric bike you should buy the replacement battery from that e-bike company.  Typically you can get a replacement from your local dealer but in some cases you may need to contact the e-bike company directly.

The same [Read more…]

Solar Electric Cargo Bike – Interview with Neil Saika, Inventor of the NTS SunCycle [VIDEOS]

It seems that the future is here because there is now a solar electric cargo bike called the NTS SunCycle that will available for sale in May 2014!

The NTS SunCycle has a solar panel that is attached to the front cargo box for charging the battery.

According to NTS Works: “We have tested the power produced from the solar panel and we were able to exceed the rated power of 60 watts. That is more power than you use with the power setting on low.”

Here is a quick video to give you an idea of what the NTS SunCycle [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2013 – Part 2: Cargo and Kits [VIDEOS]

Time for more Interbike (largest bicycle tradeshow in the US) coverage of electric bikes!

This part of the coverage has a lot of focus on the electric cargo bike scene at Interbike.  There are videos from Xtracycle (including an award from Outside Magazine), Yuba Bicycles, Juiced Riders, and NTS Works.

Also in the mix are videos on the latest from BionX (D Series motor) and Falco E-Motors electric bike kits. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: New E-Bikes at Eurobike, Gates Drive Unchained, New E-Cargo Bike, Darfon’s Besv Thinks For Itself, & More! [VIDEOS]

We can barely keep track of the number of e-bikes that are making their world debut this week at the huge Eurobike Show in Germany.   Only a few years ago, e-bikes were only an asterisk at this show, but now they’ve taken center stage.

The only real question is which of these beauties will make it to the U.S. market.  We’ll have a better idea when we see who’s wheeling and dealing at [Read more…]