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…]

E-Bike News! Captain Kirk, 80 mph E-Bike?, Carbon E-Bike, Wireless Display

Captain Kirk rides a Pedego electric bike!  William Shatner and his wife Elizabeth recently bought their bikes at Metropolis Bikes in North Hollywood.

The LEAOS electric bike hides the motor, battery, controller, chain all within it’s carbon fiber frame!

Mashable did a nice feature on the stylish and simple Faraday Porteur.  The Porteur is a clean design because it hides the batteries in the top tube and [Read more…]

RoadRACE Power Pod: Electric Assist for Hand Cyclists! [VIDEOS]

This is pretty cool!  Invented by a former road motorcycle racer, the RoadRACE Power Pod easily adds electric assist to a hand cycle or tricycle.  It is also easily removable.

Why would a hand cyclist want electric assist?  The inventor, Mark Brereton, explains why:

“Handcycles are great fun whizzing down a flat road, as they take advantage of their flat aerodynamic shape cutting through the air.  However, [Read more…]