Survey Says: Electric Bikes Enable More People to Ride Bikes, More Often!

Electric bikes = More people riding bikes, more often!

Electric bikes = More people riding bikes, more often! Photo credit to Turbo Bob.

The results are in from a recent electric bike survey: 55% of those surveyed had ridden a traditional bike weekly or daily.  That jumped to 93% after they bought an e-bike!

6% of those surveyed had not ridden a bike as an adult.  With an electric bike, 89% of those now ride daily or weekly!

Those are just a few of the stats from an e-bike survey that was directed by John MacArthur, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC).  John is also a research associate at  [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Mainstream Media, New Shimano Kit, Retro Designs, E-Trikes, E-Bike Facts & More! [VIDEOS]

Oto Cycles from Barcelona Spain is considering opening an e-bike manufacturing and distribution plant in Port Manatee Florida.  They have some very unique looking electric bikes!

Electric bikes in the New York Times!  I like the title of this article: I Sing the Electric Bike.  It’s a good story on the authors experience of riding a Pedego electric bike.  It is great to see e-bikes in the mainstream media.

Checkout the E-fox: bridging the gap between a bicycle and car.  It’s a [Read more…]

Currie Tech & Bike N’ Hike Partner with Drive Oregon to Launch Electric Bicycle Program

This is a press release from Currie Technologies.

Currie Technologies and Bike N’ Hike have partnered with Drive Oregon to launch a final mile eBike pilot program in the Portland metro area for Kaiser Permanente employees.

Currie Technologies and Bike N’ Hike will supply thirty two IZIP E3 Compact eBikes to Drive Oregon.   Drive Oregon landed the funding for the partnership with Kaiser and the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University.  Drive Oregon will acquire, deploy and study how one hundred and eighty Kaiser employees use the IZIP electric assist bicycles at three designated work sites. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Toyota E-Bike, New Factories, New Designs & Tech, E-Bike Book, Tours, & More!

Is Toyota getting into electric bikes?  Here is a concept e-bike from the large auto manufacturer.  It has a mid drive motor and the battery is housed in the mainframe.

This concept may never make it to production but Toyota is claiming that their new i-Road electric 3 wheeler will.  The i-Road is an interesting vehicle that blends some of the e-trike technology with car technology.

BMC recently opened their new Stromer electric bike assembly facility near Bern Switzerland.  They invested $8 million euro’s in [Read more…]

Electric Bike Research? Your Input Can Help Improve E-Biking in the US!

Electric bikes and the e-mobility sector is a new and emerging way of sustainable transportation.

John MacArthur and his team from Portland State University are currently researching e-bike use and they want to hear from you about your e-biking experience!

This project aims to gain greater understanding of how e-bikes can be integrated into a sustainable transportation system in [Read more…]