eBike News: High-Tech eTrike, Solar eBike Tours, Grocery Deliveries, Car-Free Cities, & More! [VIDEOS]

iris_eco_beauty_shotIn this week’s eBike news roundup: 

  • High-tech enclosed recumbent Sinclair eTrike
  • New Orbea Katu e50 eBike
  • Solar eBike tour to promote solar energy
  • Cities going car-free
  • Grocery deliveries with cargo eBikes
  • Interview with mountain bike legend Gary Fisher
  • And more!

UK’s Sinclair Brand Is Back

If you are British and of a certain age you may well remember the media frenzy surrounding the [Read more…]

eBike News: Solar Wheel, GPS Tracking, Death Valley, Snow Rides, & More! [VIDEOS]

roolin-electric-ebike-730-363-1000x1000Solar Electric Bike Wheel

Forbes reports that an intriguing solar e-wheel kit is to be premiered at the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Apparently it will be exhibited by French firm Rool’in, but unfortunately details are brief. 

Rool’in’s website only currently details its conventional kits which come in three wheel sizes, 20″, 26″ and 28″.  The website boasts 5 minute fitting, Samsung batteries and a range of bewteen 30km and 50km depending on the wheel size used.

The kit is compliant with EU bike laws, coming with a pedelec sensor (the sensor can be bought as a separate kit to fit to a second bike, so the wheel can be swapped over quickly and easily). Prices are from €615. Here’s a video [Read more…]

Dutch Nano Solar Technology Targets a ‘Chargeless’ Electric Bike

Dutch Solar Cycle, prototype zonnefiets, Solar Application Lab, TU Eindhoven

Dutch Solar Cycle, prototype zonnefiets, Solar Application Lab, TU Eindhoven

By Richard Peace

Dutch company Solar Application Lab (SAL) is pursuing the dream of bringing to market the electric Solar-bike that never needs to be plugged in to recharge it.

The design uses small solar panel architecture incorporated into the bike’s wheels.

SAL say ‘It is a new type of mobility that is smart, healthy and sustainable. It’s easy to use, low cost and provides benefits for individuals and society. Commuters traveling small distances are often stuck in traffic jams but can easily switch to the solar bike to experience the freedom and advantages of this technology.’ [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Richard Branson, Lightweight Kit, Carbon E-Bike, Solar Bicycle, E-Bike Share. [VIDEOS]

Richard BransonHUTTLIN E-Roadster 5 has an electric bike and says “these (electric) bicycles could be used more in urban settings, cutting commute times and hopefully encouraging more people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes.

According to a new e-bike study, “People travel twice as much on the electric bike, both in terms of kilometres, amount of trips, and as part of the total transportation”.

A study from Lund University of Copenhagen has determined that it is 6 times more expensive to travel by car than by [Read more…]

2014 Electric Bike Tech & What To Look Forward to in 2015 [VIDEOS]

stromer st2 smartphone applicationBy Maria Ramos.

With electric bikes increasing in popularity, the technological advancements in 2014 were impressive.

Let’s take a look at the biggest e-bike tech news of the past year, and discuss what we expect to see happen in the electric bike world in 2015. [Read more…]

Dutch Solar Cycle Electric Bike: Never Plug In?!

dutch solar electric bike frontWhat if you never had to plug in your electric bike for a charge?

It looks like that could be a reality in the near future.  The Dutch Solar Cycle is a new “S-Bike” that has solar panels built into both wheels to charge the e-bike battery.

An electric bike is a lightweight electric vehicle that does not require much energy to propel.  In addition, your pedal power helps to offset the energy required.  All of that leads to the reality of a solar powered electric bike, very cool!

Solar Application Lab is a company that has developed a new way to efficiently capture energy from a few solar cells with their [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Solar E-Bike, Hover Board, New Mid Drive, 2 Seat E-Trike, & More [VIDEOS & PICS]

solar electric bikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

What if you never had to plug in to charge your electric bike?

For some that could be a reality with The Dutch Solar Cycle.  It has solar panels built into the wheels so that it is always charging; even on cloudy days and when the panels are dirty.  They claim that on a sunny day the battery can be fully charged in 4 to 6 hours.

Speaking of solar, there is now the world’s first solar bike path near Amsterdam!  It’s surface is a bunch of solar panels that supply electricity to the grid. Very cool!  Enjoy the following video of the SolaRoad: [Read more…]

Czech Solar Team to Race 7,300 km on Solar Electric Trikes in The Sun Trip! [VIDEOS]

The Sun Trip: A bicycle, an electric motor, a battery, a solar panel and a world that can run differently.

On July 15th, 2013 an adventure ride of solar electric bikes called The Sun Trip will start from Chámbery, France and will finish after many weeks in Astana, Kazakhstan.  The purpose of the adventure is to let the world know about the new possibilities in solar electric bike/trike transportation.

The route is 7,300 km long with only one [Read more…]

E-Bike News: nCycle Futuristic E-bike, Solar Charging, Voltitude, Cardboard E-bike?

Wow!  The nCycle is a new futuristic electric bike design concept that features a holographic display, smartphone integration, Bluetooth speakers, a unique integrated lock system built into the handlebars, a folding option, and more!  It is definitely worth a look!

The Voltitude V1, a mini folding electric bike, is set to go into production.  Pretty crazy looking [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 12-13-10

Well things have been a little busy for me recently with my work on the e bike store guide and electric bike company guide.  I also have the Revolve Business Casual ebike and Hebb Electro Glide ebike in for testing and review.  So to summarize; my news posts have been slacking!  In any case, here is some news that has caught my eye.

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.

And now the ebike news!

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