In this week’s eBike news roundup:
- New High-tech Lavelle eBikes
- New EVELO line of eBikes
- New Populo Sport Features
- Wireless eBike Charging
- Mecca of the Electric Cycling Craze
- Mobile eBike Library
- eCargo Bike for Data Collection
- And Much More!
Solar Electric Bike Wheel
Forbes reports that an intriguing solar e-wheel kit is to be premiered at the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Apparently it will be exhibited by French firm Rool’in, but unfortunately details are brief.
Rool’in’s website only currently details its conventional kits which come in three wheel sizes, 20″, 26″ and 28″. The website boasts 5 minute fitting, Samsung batteries and a range of bewteen 30km and 50km depending on the wheel size used.
The kit is compliant with EU bike laws, coming with a pedelec sensor (the sensor can be bought as a separate kit to fit to a second bike, so the wheel can be swapped over quickly and easily). Prices are from €615. Here’s a video [Read more…]
Bike thieves in San Francisco better watch out! The San Francisco Police Department is placing “bait bikes” around the city with GPS trackers. If one of the “bait bikes” is stolen they will track down the thief, bust them, and post the thief’s mug shot on their Twitter news stream and website for a bit of public humiliation!
You have to watch this video from The New York times, it is brilliant. Checkout how quickly they catch a thief!
The SFPD is taking this seriously. The “bait bikes” are of high enough value to charge the thief with a felony……ouch! [Read more…]