E-Bike News: Versatile E-Cargo Bikes, 2 Seater, Affordable Carbon, Pedal E-Car & More! [VIDEOS]

Ono electric bikeIt’s time for another e-bike news round up!

Electric bike touring and setting world records is becoming a trend these days! I met Bruce MacLeod earlier this year at Eurobike and learned of his adventures to set a long distance world record to ride from Glasgow, Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa.

Bruce will be joined by Susanne Bruesch from Pedelec Adventures for some of his journey. His world record ambitions will go head to head with the E-Bike Cycle Tourists who are also aiming at a roughly 20,000 km [Read more…]

Guide To Electric Recumbent Trikes [UPDATED]

Electric recumbent trikes are lightweight 3 wheeled pedal/electric vehicles that offer some car like features.

For instance, some of them have weather protection, cargo & passenger capacity, full suspension, comfortable seats, lights & mirrors, etc.

Some of these e-recumbent trikes are designed for everyday commuting around town and some of them “amplify” your pedal power up to highway speeds!

The following is a guide to complete e-recumbent trikes, ideas on adding electric assist to a recumbent trike, and a look at the future of e-trikes. [Read more…]

2014 Electric Bike Tech & What To Look Forward to in 2015 [VIDEOS]

stromer st2 smartphone applicationBy Maria Ramos.

With electric bikes increasing in popularity, the technological advancements in 2014 were impressive.

Let’s take a look at the biggest e-bike tech news of the past year, and discuss what we expect to see happen in the electric bike world in 2015. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: 6,000 Mile E-Bike Trip, New E-Bikes, Rim Motor, New Mid Drive, & More! [VIDEOS & PICS]

6000-mile-electric-bike-tripIt’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!

Tomas Cortijo and Dylan Drake and their kids are currently on an e-bike tour from Montana to Maine and then down to Florida. Here is a news story about them and more info on their Kickstarter page.

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…]

E-Bike News: Lightweight Carbon Diavelo, Haibike E-MTB Video, ELF Stories, New Bosch Kits, E-Bike Pizza Delivery, & More! [VIDEOS]

Lightweight carbon fiber electric bikes!  Diavelo has developed the Au2Bahn Carbon electric bike that they claim is the worlds lightest (14.5 kg or 32 lbs) speed pedelec (45 km/h or 28 mph).  Looks like a high tech ride!

The LA Times reports that electric bikes are estimated to generate $10.8 billion a year in worldwide revenue by 2020, up from $8.4 billion in 2013.  Also e-bike awareness appears to be on the rise; cool!

I like the title of this article from the Denver Post: “Can 28 million Chinese be wrong? Here comes the e-bicycle”

Electric and cargo bikes were the highlight of the recent ISPO bike trade show in Munich Germany.  “66 percent of visitors said e-bikes and pedelecs were [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Super E-Cargo Bike, Pope Gets E-Bike, NY Times & WSJ Coverage, & More [VIDEO]

Checkout this wild cargo bike from EcoSpeed and TiCycles: “EcoSpeed, Ti-Cycles and others collaborate in introducing a brand new urban cargo bike design. The CarGoAway – Utility Horse has room in the front for a whole lot of groceries plus an extra seat in the back for a few passengers.

With the EcoSpeed mid-drive motor system integrated into the design it has the power to haul all of that load up the steepest hills.”  Here is a link to more pictures of this e-cargo bike.  No word on price, but I believe it will be up there!

The Pope was recently gifted a Smart electric bike from the head of Mercedes Benz. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: OT Elf on Today Show, E-Bike Freeway, Dartmoor Tour, E-Road Bike? [VIDEOS]

Here is a concept electric bike/motorcycle from the industrial design firm J.Ruiter:  “This “one horse” concept E-bike was a working sketch prototype in a series of electric thoughts. E-bikes don’t need to be bikes with motors and batteries.  34mph + single front brake + 48v 1000watt hub motor = sketchy…”  Hmmmmm……interesting.  We will see if this ever makes it to production.   In any case, it is fun to think outside the box!

The Emotion Neo Jumper full suspension electric mountain bike recently arrived and I have been out testing it on the tough trails here in Sedona, AZ.  Here is a quick video of yours truly [Read more…]

Organic Transit ELF: The Future of Car Alternative Neighborhood Electric Vehicles? [VIDEO]

Are you looking for an electric vehicle that uses your pedal power and electric assist (with solar charging!) to replace in-town trips usually done by car?

If so, you should check out the Organic Transit ELF.

Organic Transit recently caught my eye because they have designed a neighborhood electric trike that falls within the guidelines of an electric bike.  At 750 watts of power and a max speed of 20mph (with electric assist only), it technically can go anywhere a [Read more…]