A hydrogen fuel cell powered e-bike called the Gitane Alter Bike uses replaceable (and recyclable) energy cartridges that eliminates the need for a traditional charger! This system would allow you to travel long distances by installing new cartridges. You wouldn’t have to wait for your battery to charge. Pretty interesting….
A writer for the LA Times recently got a Pedego City Commuter and has realized the benefits of e-bike commuting compared to commuting by car. This kind of mainstream media is great for getting more people excited about e-bikes.
Speaking of the mainstream media, the Chicago Tribune recently ran an article about electric bikes growing in popularity around the US and the world.
Ed Benjamin states that “The bicycle industry and not the automotive business has successfully commercialized and made substantial profits from electric vehicles with more than 150 million units in use daily.” It is an interesting article comparing the bicycle industry to the automotive industry.