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.

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Rough Road Ahead – The Electric Bike Battle in New York

Electric Bikes in New York City

Electric bikes facing tough times in New York City.

Guest post by Gary M. Kaye.

Electric bikes, or e-Bikes, are illegal in New York State. Because they have motors they do not qualify as bicycles. Because they cannot be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles they are not vehicles.

For a decade the New York State legislature in Albany has unsuccessfully debated one bill after another that would change that.  Now while that debate continues, at the other end of the Hudson River, a new ordinance approved by the New York City Council and signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made e-bikes even more illegal.   (Can something be more illegal?) [Read more…]

E-Bike Spotlight: Electric Bike Commuting with the Kettler Twin

Kettler Twin Electric Bike

Kettler Twin Electric Bike

This is a guest post from Seth at NYCeWheels.

If you’re looking for a comfortable bike with power assist, take a look at the Kettler Twin Electric Bike. This is one electric bike that is loaded with plenty of extras, and it rides like a dream.

If you’re just riding to work, planning on doing some weekend riding on the bike path, or just looking to do some urban biking, the Kettler Twin Electric Bike is [Read more…]

Electric Bike NEWS: Audi E-bike, Folding E-bikes, & Drunken E-biking?!

Audi Electric Bike by Arash Karimi

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

Hello E-Bikers! Here are some of the highlights in the e-bike news: Update: NY City effort to reclassify e-bikes as cars is shelved for now.  New concept bikes from Audi and Geoby.  An e-bike with an automatic transmission.  A new foldable e-bike coming from Portland Oregon.  And finally – more e-bikes on the roads bring more stories of drunken riding.

The battle in New York State over whether an e-bike is a bike or a car is stuck in neutral. [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…]

Interview with Bert from NyceWheels: Running an Electric Bike Store in New York City

Bert at Nycewheels

Imagine zipping through the mega metropolis known as New York City on an electric bike!  You may want a bike that is quick and nimble, is fully outfitted with fenders and a chain guard so you can commute in your work clothes, and/or can be folded up to take on the subway or transported up stairs to your small apartment.  Well if you are looking to buy an electric bike in New York City chances are you will visit NyceWheels run by Bert Cebular.

Recently I put together a series of articles based on interviews with different electric bike shop owners around the US.  The article series is called “The Rise of the Commuter & E-Bike Specialist [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 11-22-10

Well it is the week of Thanksgiving (if you live in the U.S.). The tradition of stuffing ourselves silly. And then having to ride our bikes to try and burn off all those extra calories!

So this weeks news post might be a little sporadic later in the week because I will probably be recovering from a food coma 🙂 Or I will be enjoying nice weather in Tucson AZ with family and friends.

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

One more thing: If you would rather watch a video recap of this news, you can check it out here on electric bike news TV.

Alrighty, Now the NEWS!

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