E-Bike News: Richard Branson, Lightweight Kit, Carbon E-Bike, Solar Bicycle, E-Bike Share. [VIDEOS]

Richard BransonHUTTLIN E-Roadster 5 has an electric bike and says “these (electric) bicycles could be used more in urban settings, cutting commute times and hopefully encouraging more people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes.

According to a new e-bike study, “People travel twice as much on the electric bike, both in terms of kilometres, amount of trips, and as part of the total transportation”.

A study from Lund University of Copenhagen has determined that it is 6 times more expensive to travel by car than by [Read more…]

Electric Bike Motor Comparison: Hub, Mid Drive, & Friction Drive

GenZe Sport electric bike motorHere is a comparison of the different electric bike motor systems to help you determine which configuration is best for your riding needs.

In this article there are the pros and cons of each system: the hub motors (front and rear), the mid drive motor, the friction drive motor, and the rocket drive!

First of all, let’s take a look at the popular [Read more…]

Electric Bike Factory Changes Hands In Florida

Electric Bike Factory, in Fort Myers, Florida, has made the simplest, and perhaps oldest successful design for a DIY electric bike conversion kit in the USA since the 1990’s.

The friction roller system (sometimes referred to as a “tire scrubber”) is similar in function to the EV Warrior, the ETC, and the Zap systems that were the pioneering ebikes of the 1990’s.

The motor has a roller that pushes on the bike tire to [Read more…]