E-Bike News: Specialized E-Mtb, UPS E-Cargo, Trefecta, Mechanical Doping, & More! [VIDEOS]

UPS electric cargo trikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

Specialized just launched their new 250 watt mid drive electric mountain bike called the Turbo Levo. It’s a full suspension e-mtb that has a clean design with downtube battery integration and in a lot of ways it doesn’t look like an e-bike.

The Levo features 27.5″ x 3.0″ tires for a [Read more…]

New Ford MoDe:Flex – The Transformer of Electric Bikes [VIDEO]

MoDe:Flex eBike

MoDe:Flex eBike

Ford just announced the new MoDe:Flex electric bike to add to their current e-bike line up.

Compared to the other models of Ford’s electric bikes, the Flex is designed for the cycling enthusiast.

The new Flex is a full sized e-bike that can be split in half to [Read more…]

Electric Bike Highlights from the Taipei Cycle Show – Part 4

square battery electric bikeIn this forth part of the Taipei Cycles Show highlights there are the innovative e-bikes from Stromer, Klever Mobility, Peugeot, BESV, and Dahon. 

In addition Extra Energy and LEVA presented their industry awards at the show.

You will also see some of the e-bike components and [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Battery Breakthrough?, E-Cargo Trike, New Shimano STEPS & More! [VIDEOS]

Raiooo electric cargo trike.

RAIOOO electric cargo trike.

Time for an electric bike news update!

It appears that a new and improved lithium battery is on the horizon for electric bikes. It is a lithium sulfur battery chemistry and the hope is that the battery could be significantly lighter and less expensive than the current lithium batteries found on e-bikes.  A note of caution; there has been talk of batteries like this before and those batteries still have not come to market. We will have to see if these lithium sulfur batteries make it to market in the next couple of years.

Here is the RAIOOO wooden electric cargo trike. Checkout the following video of [Read more…]

Ford Launches 2 New Electric Bikes to Study Better Transport Solutions

Ford electric bikesFord just announced 2 new prototype e-bikes to “study how electric bicycles can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban centres.”

Having a major auto company studying electric bikes is a pretty good indication that the future of e-bikes is bright! [Read more…]

From Ford Cars to Ford Electric Bikes (by Pedego)

The Ford Super Cruiser electric bike by Pedego.

The Ford Super Cruiser electric bike by Pedego.

This is a press release from Pedego Electric Bikes.

Longtime Barrington, Road Island residents may remember DeStefano Ford (originally County Motors), which until about 20 years ago, stood prominently on the site now occupied by TD Bank on County Road.

Last week, Mark DeStefano, son of the late Luke DeStefano, and grandson of Sebastian (Buster) DeStefano, who co-founded County Motors almost 100 years ago, opened a new dealership and is selling Fords once again.

However, these Fords are of the two-wheeled variety — built for the Ford Motor Company by Pedego Electric Bikes of [Read more…]

E-Bike News: ShareRoller Portable Kit, Ford E-Bike, Kia E-Bikes, Leaos Carbon, & More! [VIDEOS]

ShareRoller is a portable friction drive electric bike kit that can be quickly added or [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 1 – Pedego, Haibike, eFlow, IZIP, Optibike, & BH Easy Motion [VIDEOS]

Wow, there was a lot happening in the electric bike world at Interbike 2013!

Interbike is the largest bicycle tradeshow in the US and it is where bicycle brands show off their new products for the next year and meet with their dealers to talk about orders for the next year.

This first part of electric bike coverage at Interbike features videos of the new electric bikes for 2014 from brands like Pedego, Haibike, eFlow, IZIP,  Optibike, and BH Easy Motion.

Enjoy the following videos and [Read more…]

New Ford Electric Bike Powered by Pedego

This is a press release from Pedego Electric Bikes.

In a move that is sure to surprise a lot of drivers, Ford Motor Company is about to transform two-wheeled travel. No, not motorcycles – bicycles. Actually, electric bicycles.

Such light electric vehicles have been around for a while, but now Ford Motor Company has partnered with California-based Pedego Electric Bikes to offer a product with revolutionary style, engineering and quality: The Ford Electric Bicycle. [Read more…]