Video: The Benefits of Riding an Electric Bicycle

This is an older video, but the benefits they go over in the video summarize why electric bikes are a great alternative to driving a car!

There are a couple of things that I would like to point out in the video. This is an electric bike conversion kit that the Michael added to his existing bicycle. The kit might look a little “funky” because it is one of the older kits. Today’s conversion kits are a little cleaner.

He also states that he can go up to 35 mph. That speed is too high to be considered an electric bicycle in the US and other parts of the world. The speed limit in the U.S. and Canada is 20 mph and the speed limit in Europe and other parts of the world (with some exceptions) is 25 kmh or 15.5 mph.

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2011 Kona Electric Ute – Cool Electric Cargo Bike!

Well Kona has stepped up to the plate and is delivering 3 new electric bikes to the market for 2011.  Their regular Ute has been on the market for a couple of years and has established itself as a nice cargo bike capable of  hauling some groceries and other odds and ends.  There have been pictures floating around the internet of Ute’s that had electric conversion kits added to haul the extra weight, but now for 2011 Kona is offering an “off the shelf” ready to go electric cargo bike.

Here are some of the specs for this new electric cargo bike:

  • 250 Watt Pedelec system (you need to be pedaling to activate the electric assist)
  • Samsung 24V x 13Ah Lithium Ion battery (claimed lifecycle of [Read more…]

Sushi Delivery By Electric Utility Bike!

How would you like to have sushi delivered to your door?  By electric cargo bike no less!  I just read an article about a sushi bar in Windsor Ontario that delivers sushi by electric bike because it’s easier to maneuver around the crowded city and it’s a good way to catch people’s attention.

This is a great idea because it does makes it easier for businesses to deliver food quickly in congested cities and takes one more car off the streets.  It’s also a lot cheaper compared to buying and maintaining a car.

I really like the marketing idea too because an electric cargo bike usually draws a lot of attention and that is a great way to [Read more…]

Why an Electric Bike is a Great Alternative to Driving a Car

So I thought I would kick off this new site with some reasons why I think electric bikes are a cool alternative to driving a car. That is really the reason why I have started this site. To encourage you to find another way to get around that doesn’t involve driving a car. I’m not saying that the ebike will replace your car. I’m just saying that it can be used instead of a car for some commuting around town. Oh and riding an ebike can be a lot more fun than driving a car!

Here is a list of reasons that I have developed so far.  I will be [Read more…]