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Evolove electric motorcycle
Evolve motorcycles has unveiled its trio of upcoming two-wheeled electric scooters motorcycles in The Big Apple. The two-wheeling firm says its motorcycle are an affordable solution to urban transportation.

Evolve's fall unveiling showcases its three upcoming electric two-wheelers – Titanium (pictured), Neon and Helium – and preview two of the firm's future offerings. Evolve says its speediest motorcycle can hit 70 miles per hour and claims that its bikes offer the "highest battery ranges" (40, 50 and 60 miles) in the industry.

And most importantly, perhaps, Evolve boasts that even its top-o-the-line, made-in-the-U.S.-of-A. electric two-wheeler is priced at one half the cost of the competition. How's $2,900 $3,900 and $5,400 sound? Some might say that's expensive for a scooter – but Evolve begs to differ, saying its two wheelers aren't actually scooters.
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evolve motorcycles Launches its line of 100% Electric Vehicles this Fall

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 6th, 2011 in New York, NY evolve motorcycles is set to premiere its two-wheeled 100% electric vehicles. The company, founded by Benjamin Plum, Mazdack Rassi and Lex Kendall, saw the need for a stylish, sustainable and affordable solution to urban transportation. The result was evolve electric motorcycles.

Everything about evolve is different: from the way it looks, the technology behind the power, to its mobile community and even how much it costs. The designers behind evolve challenged old problems and solved them with new technologies, smart but simple design and understanding their consumer.

The company's fall launch will feature three models: titanium, neon and helium as well as a preview of two of their upcoming designs. The bikes are capable of speeds up to 60 mph and offer the highest battery ranges in the industry.

evolve motorcycles feature the latest electrical & charging technologies, sleek design, an active social media community, 24/7 roadside assistance, and competitive pricing – the top of the line model is priced at about a 1/2 the cost of competitors.

All models use lithium ion battery technology for easy charging (the same technology that powers your cell phone) and feature an ultra-efficient battery management system to take the worry out of operating and maintaining the electrical components.

But perhaps evolve's most radical belief is consumers are not just buying a motorcycle, they're buying into the living, breathing evolve community. The free evolve mobile app is where the freedom of mobility meets social media technologies that allow riders to connect and share on the road. Through the app, riders can find one another's real time locations, locate charging stations, share their photos, videos, updates and even call for emergency assistance.

And of course, all evolve motorcycles are made in the USA.


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      goodoldgorr
      • 7 Months Ago
      It won't sale much because gasoline for a scooter cost few to begin with, so why got the bug of recharging and have a low range. Anyway i hope they succeed. It will be easier to build a methanol fuelcell scooter i guess. I remind me the story of the vectrix scooter.
        goodoldgorr
        • 7 Months Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        Oh yeah, and what will happen if you plug it with the wrong end of the recharging cord , it will go in reverse instead of forward and that will surrelly cause an accident. Also if you plug it under big public solar panels then some hackers can suck the electricity out of the battery instead of directing electricity into the battery, not a good thing to discover after a day at work. Also if you forget to unplug the cord while you leave the recharging outlet then you can kill yourself and hurt some pedestrians too and get sue for it. If it's raining outside while recharging you cannot plug it or unplug it because of the danger involved in doing that under rain. The lack of noise is a real headache because you don't feel if the traffic is hearing you, some smart bloggers and chatters will say that it's the same for fuelcell but fuelcell emit more noise because there is a small hydrogen valve doing some useful noise and also it's more powerful generally so the electric motor emit some more noise. Goverment will pass a law very shortly from now that will mandate the owners to monitor and be near the scooter all along the recharging process to avoid fires and accidents with children playing around. Electric utilities will find a way to discharge your battery and put the electricity back in the grid for their profits while you recharge( discharge). Warranties will not be honor in case of malfonctionning because batteries are hard to monitor and the merchant will blame the charger. Policemans are preparing themself for big fines in case someone get out of charge onto a busy highway or street. Consumers of batteries are not yet organized and do not have pr organisms to express themselfs so the above mentionned bugs have been omitted in press report up to now.
          amtoro
          • 7 Months Ago
          @goodoldgorr
          Sometimes I wonder how stupid a useless rant can be, then I come across another post by gorr....
          Marco Polo
          • 7 Months Ago
          @goodoldgorr
          Amtoro, Yes, I know Gorr's post can be a bit ah,...eccentric, but among all the other stuff, there is some sense. The sudden collapse of Vectrix amid lies and misinformation, along with dishonesty by some of the PRC bikes and scooters, left a lot of resentment in Europe.
        porosavuporo
        • 7 Months Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        Actually thats a better link: http://www.elektrischescooterclub.nl/vergelijken?category_id=2&page=shop.browse&limitstart=0&limit=50 Wide variety i would say, wide range of prices, reviewed and tested by people riding e-scooters every day.. Oh yes of course, that is in Amsterdam. And just as a hint, that's not an avenue in NY.
        LEONARD
        • 7 Months Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        ever tried to find gas when there was none to be had ?? ask Japan
        porosavuporo
        • 7 Months Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        How about completely different ride experience ? Quiet, smooth acceleration ? No smell of exhaust on your clothes once you get to the office ? FYI, electric scooters are doing rather well in urban environment worldwide, with a range of models available. Just check out http://www.elektrischescooterclub.nl/test for example
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 7 Months Ago
      Oops! An error in your story versus the press release- you state the speediest version ..."Can hit 70 miles per hour." The press release states that the bike is capable of 60 mph.
      sdtofudog
      • 7 Months Ago
      If this company claims its scooters will cost half the price of competitors, it'd be good if they'd provide an explanation of how they achieved such a savings. Half the price – what's the catch? Inferior materials? Lesser quality? Fewer features? You rarely get something for nothing.
        LEONARD
        • 7 Months Ago
        @sdtofudog
        There are many ways to reduce cost, Not Price Gouging is one
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 7 Months Ago
      Oops! An error in your story versus the press release- you state the speediest version ..."Can hit 70 miles per hour." The press release states that the bike is capable of 60 mph.
      LEONARD
      • 7 Months Ago
      Great pricing wonder if there highway rated ??
      upstategreenie
      • 7 Months Ago
      I think it would really take off in urban environment. I had scooter before and my biggest concern is my crappy local roads with foot deep potholes with rebar in them. so I hope this takes off and I hope NYC has special motorcycle parking like I see overseas. I hope it sells well. however, in the US gas needs to double; we have lowest gas tax in the world. then hopefully we will have something in the market in the US for people to buy.
      Marco Polo
      • 7 Months Ago
      Hmmmm... An EV maxi-scooter company started by two photographers and a shady venture capitalist. The Evolve website is typical of vaporware, strong on imagery, very short on details. The actual scooter bears a startling resemblance to the EV worlds largest failure. When Vectrix went bankrupt it took down nearly a billion dollars worth of investors and creditors money. After the insolvency, a new company was formed to dispose of the assets by the battery supplier Gold Peak. At that time there were still 2000+ partly or fully assembled scooters remaining. Naturally, my cynical instinct makes me wonder if Evolve is just a refurbished Vectrix?
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Marco Polo
        I think you are right. Looks mighty suspicious. How is this highway capable with a 5000 w motor?
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