Kick Gas: A Film of a Cross Country Electric Vehicle Adventure! [VIDEO]

What a great name; Kick Gas!  It fits the theme of this electric vehicle adventure film (adventumentary) very well.  Enjoy the trailer of this film:

Last year the Ride the Future Tour traveled from Charleston, South Carolina to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California to promote [Read more…]

A2B Shima Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Getting you from point A to point B…….quickly!  The A2B Shima is all about getting you around town at car like speeds (28 mph) but with all of the advantages and fun of a bicycle.

In addition, the Shima features an electronic key, a 500 watt motor, a 36V 13.2ah lithium ion battery (option to upgrade to 36V 17.5ah), Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brakes, a Shimano drivetrain, a solid mix of accessories, and much more for $3,799 (USD). [Read more…]

A2B Shima Electric Bike, Video, Pictures & Specs

This is part 1 of the fast (28 mph) A2B Shima electric bike review and it will give you an idea of what this e-bike is all about with a bunch of pictures and info on the specifications.

The Shima is a high speed pedelec (pedal assist) electric bike with a solid mix of high end components and unique features like a wireless electronic key!  The Shima is priced at $3,799 USD at the time of this review.

Part 2 of the A2B Shima review will give you info on ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike.

Alright, let’s get into the details of the A2B Shima electric bike! [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike – Part 4 – E-Bike Picture Extravaganza!

In this final installment of electric bike coverage from Interbike (largest bicycle tradeshow in the US) I have a picture slideshow of some of the many e-bike sights from the show.

Some of these bikes were shown in the video coverage from the previous 3 parts but some of them are new to the coverage.

Here are the [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2013 – Part 3 – OHM, Energie Cycles, Felt, Specialized, A2B, ProdecoTech, Polaris, & More [VIDEOS]

In this 3rd installment of e-bike Interbike coverage there are videos of the new 2014 electric bikes from OHM Cycles, Energie Cycles, Felt Bicycles (Fat tire Bosch kit bike!), the Specialized Turbo, A2B, ProdecoTech, Polaris, Motiv, and the Lectric Cycles Fat e-bike.

Also included is coverage of a new cloud based e-bike diagnostic software called eSocialBike.

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A2B Alva+ Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs

This is part 1 of the A2B Alva+ electric bike review and it will give you an idea of what this e-bike is all about with a bunch of pictures and info on the specifications.

Part 2 of the A2B Alva+ review will give you info on ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike.

Alright, let’s get into the details of the A2B Alva+ electric bike! [Read more…]

Interview with the Fearless Leader of the Ride The Future Tour, Susan Jones

The Ride the Future recently finished at Google headquarters in Mountain View California after 3,700+ miles from Charleston, South Carolina all while setting 4 Guiness World Records for longest electric vehicle trips for the electric car, electric motorcycle, electric scooter, and electric bike!

I had a chance to join the tour for their Flagstaff, Arizona to the Grand Canyon leg of the trip.  I rode an A2B Metro electric bike with Ben Hopkins who set the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest trip on an electric bike (riding an A2B Alva). [Read more…]

A2B E-Bike Rider to Attempt Guinness World Record For Longest Distance on E-Bike

This is a press release from A2B electric bikes.

A2B, leading electric bike manufacturer, announces their official participation in “Ride the Future Tour” – the largest green event and electric vehicle adventure of the year.

A2B will provide various e-Bikes to daily cyclists in each city ready to ride through the country and accompany our official A2B rider to break the 1,912 miles Guinness World Records Title for the longest journey on an electric bike.

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The New A2B Electric Bikes from HERO Eco!

The A2B electric bikes are back with speeds of up to 28 mph and stated ranges of up to 40 miles!

HERO Eco Group recently acquired the A2B bike line and they are in the process of relaunching the updated A2B bikes around the world.

A2B has been busy with recent launch events in Germany, the UK, New York City, and a launch scheduled for [Read more…]

Interview with Norbert Haller: German Electric Bike Designer & Bike Commuter


Norbert Haller, Electric Bike Designer

A while back I interviewed some electric bike and commuter bike specific store owners in the US to get their perspective on what it is like to run their stores and to see if these specialty shops are getting more people on bikes.  To follow that up I have embarked on a new adventure of interviewing people around the world who commute by bike/ebike.

To kick off the interviews I have Norbert Haller who is the lead designer at Ultra Motor (makers of the A2B electric bikes).   Norbert is an active bike commuter who lives in Berlin, Germany.  So with out further ado, here is my interview with Norbert:

Pete: First of all, could you give us a little background [Read more…]