Greetings from Electric Bike Report! Here is an electric bike news recap from the week of March 7, 2011. Lots of cool stuff happening in the electric bike world; city officials riding electric bikes (with a scandal of course!), ebike sales up, tiny folding e-bikes, and more!
Time for the Electric Bike NEWS!
How about a cycling tour of Europe on electric bike? A company in Europe is promoting e-bike tours as a way for everybody to enjoy touring the countryside no matter what their ability level.
Some city officials in San Francisco are riding electric bikes, but there is a scandal! Apparently they received the bikes as gifts from mountain biking legend Gary Fisher and they did not report them.
This is a guest post from Paul (a member of the EBR community) about the problems he faces with normal transportation in the UK and his exploration of the ebike world.
This Australian inventor has designed an electric trike for postal delivery workers. I wouldn’t mind delivering the mail on this trike!
Clean Republic, an electric bike conversion kit maker in Seattle Washington, is making the local headlines. Electric bikes make a lot of sense in hilly Seattle!
Voltitude Electric Folding Bike
Check out this tiny little electric folding bike designed by a Swiss company. It is called the Voltitude and it looks like it can be rolled just about anywhere. The wheels are a bit small which can lead to a rougher ride than a typical 20″ wheel size found on most folding bikes.
The government in Malaysia may ban electric bicycles because they pose a safety concern. While the transport minister mentioned in the article makes some good points, here is someone who suggests that they regulate electric bicycles, not ban them.
Well, that about wraps it up. Please share any electric bike news that you have come across in the comment section below.