In this week’s e-bike news roundup:
- Electric mountain bike race at Sea Otter
- Copenhagen Wheel plus bike
- Innovative eBikes of the future
- Urban Arrow e-cargo update
- Downhill race in Alaska
- Firefighters use eBikes
- New Arkansas eBike law
- And much more!
In this week’s eBike news roundup:
All-in-one electric bike wheels have been getting a lot of attention recently because they provide the ability to easily convert a standard bike to electric by simply replacing the wheel.
Generally they house all of the e-bike components in the hub or wheel of the bike: motor, battery, controller, and sensors.
They are a clean way to add electric assist to a bike because you [Read more…]
The race for the all-in-one electric bike system has been heating up recently and it looks like FlyKly has won the race to be the first company to ship their Smart Wheel to customers.
The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes an easy (replace rear wheel), economical ($999 to $1,099), and relatively light (6 lbs.) way to convert your traditional bike to electric!
The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes it so easy to convert your bike to electric. All you have to do is replace the rear wheel and wirelessly connect your smartphone via Bluetooth.
The Smart Wheel puts every e-bike component in the rear hub of the wheel. That includes the motor, batteries, controller, [Read more…]
The highly anticipated Copenhagen Wheel is nearing completion and shipping of the production version is scheduled for spring of 2015.
The Copenhagen Wheel is the all-in-one electric bike kit that made a splash a few years ago and gained a lot of mainstream media attention due to it’s innovative design.
After years of design refinement and quality testing it looks like it is ready for mainstream production.
Here is a video update from Assaf Biderman, founder of Superpedestrian, the company that makes the Copenhagen Wheel: [Read more…]
Time for another e-bike news round up!
What if you never had to plug in to charge your electric bike?
For some that could be a reality with The Dutch Solar Cycle. It has solar panels built into the wheels so that it is always charging; even on cloudy days and when the panels are dirty. They claim that on a sunny day the battery can be fully charged in 4 to 6 hours.
Speaking of solar, there is now the world’s first solar bike path near Amsterdam! It’s surface is a bunch of solar panels that supply electricity to the grid. Very cool! Enjoy the following video of the SolaRoad: [Read more…]
It’s time for an electric bike news round up!
How about a 6,000 mile electric bike tour to break the Guinness Record for the longest e-bike trip? And try doing that with your family!
Rhonda Martin lost 277 pounds by beginning an exercise routine with her Pedego Electric Bike. She had gone from barely being able to walk 150 steps at a time to now being a triathlete. “With my Pedego, I began a journey to a new shape and a new life.”
On November 3rd and 4th the University of Tennessee’s LEVER (Light Electric Vehicle Education + Research Center) is hosting a workshop on [Read more…]
All-in-one electric bike systems are becoming more popular these days.
They contain everything in the hub of the bike. That includes the motor, controller, battery, and everything else!
Zehus is an all-in-one system from Italy and I recently had a chance to check out their Bike+ system at this years Interbike 2014.
Here’s a video with the CEO, [Read more…]
Gates Carbon Drive just posted some pictures of the bikes that they will be displaying at the upcoming Eurobike show.
The Flitzbike shown here has a Pinion gear box (in the bottom bracket), Gates belt, and rear wheel hub motor.
Imagine electric bikes that are electrified by “power lanes” instead of batteries…..an interesting new design concept for commuter e-bikes.