That is similar to the Quikbyke e-bike rental franchise that also uses shipping containers with solar charging and will be focused on renting e-bikes to tourists. Here’s a quick video about the Quickbyke setup:
Seattle is considering a big expansion to their current bike share system and that would include the addition of electric bikes to their current fleet. Here is more:
Speaking of bike share’s, a recent report indicates that bike share’s world wide could be big business going from the current 643,000 bikes to 2.3 million! “By 2020, the global market for bike-sharing is expected to be worth between € 3.6 and € 5.3 billion.” The study also recommends adding more e-bikes to current bikes share fleets.
A new fleet of 234 electric bikes will be available for cyclists to rent at 10 locations across the England. £700,000 is being invested by the Department for Transport fund and the government hopes the e-bikes will encourage people to ride more often.
Electric bikes in Switzerland are popular! “According to a study, some 233,000 e-bikes are regularly seen powering up Swiss hills and this number could rise to 1.7 million…..For 80% of users an e-bike is the main or secondary means of transport and 90% also own a car. ”
Riide electric bikes has made it easier to buy an electric bike with their new e-bike subscription service. Right now $299 down and $79 a month gets you on the list for a Riide e-bike, charger, ABUS lock, theft insurance and unlimited maintenance (currently for Washington DC or San Francisco, CA).
The founder of 5 Hour Energy is working on products that will solve some of the world’s problems related to water, energy, and health. In the following video you will see some of these solutions and one of them is the Free Electric stationary bike that will generate electricity from pedal power to power lights and basic appliances in a house:
Hydrogen powered bikes have been in the news before and there is a new hydrogen fuel cell bike from Linden that is claimed to get 62 miles of range on a tank of hydrogen that can be filled in 5 minutes.
A new e-bike law has passed in California that will regulate electric bikes much more like a conventional bicycle compared to the old law that has regulated them like a moped. This is a big win for the industry as more states will be encourage to follow California’s lead.
People for Bikes has a good section on their website about the latest on the legal status of electric bikes across many of the states.