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E-Bike News: Super E-Cargo Bike, Pope Gets E-Bike, NY Times & WSJ Coverage, & More [VIDEO]
Jul 12, 2013
Checkout this wild cargo bike from EcoSpeed and TiCycles: “EcoSpeed, Ti-Cycles and others collaborate in introducing a brand new urban cargo bike design. The CarGoAway – Utility Horse has room in the front for a whole lot of groceries plus an extra seat in the back for a few passengers.
With the EcoSpeed mid-drive motor system integrated into the design it has the power to haul all of that load up the steepest hills.” Here is a link to more pictures of this e-cargo bike. No word on price, but I believe it will be up there!
The Pope was recently gifted a Smart electric bike from the head of Mercedes Benz. Hopefully he will put it to good use!
There has been a bunch of mainstream media coverage lately:
The guys from Outrider USA recently visited and I had a chance to test ride their Outrider 422 Alpha recumbent electric trike “adventure vehicle”. Find out what it’s like to ride this 40+ mph, 4,200 watt speed machine!
Visitors to Cairngorms National Park in Scotland can now explore the park on e-bikes. “Over 30 local businesses have come together to form a network of E-Bike rental and battery charging points so visitors can hire an E-Bike from any number of locations around the Park.”
A2B rider, Ben Hopkins, is currently attempting to break the Guinness Record for longest journey on an e-bike. He is participating in the Ride the Future event which travels from Charleston SC to Google headquarters in Mountain View California.
Drive Oregon has a request for proposal for 30 folding electric bikes for use by Kaiser Permanente NW employees throughout the Portland Metro region. Use of the folding e-bikes by Kaiser employees will be tracked using GPS units to determine their potential as a first/last mile bridge to transit service.