• Dec 6, 2012
Our friends at Translogic get to have all the fun, whether that's cruising around on battery-powered skateboards or in solar electric vehicles. Luckily, they are also people who like to share, and are currently offering readers (well, technically, people who "like" them on Facebook) the chance to ride away in a Pedego Classic Cruiser electric bike.

We don't spent too much time (just a little) covering electric bikes here on the Autoblog and AutoblogGreen, but we're certainly big fans. The bicycle is already the most efficient vehicle we know of, and adding a battery – in this case, a 36-volt rechargeable pack – and motor to the package can easily encourage more people to push pedals in circles instead of just up and down, if you get our drift. Plus, the forward-set pedals of a cruiser bike always make us feel like we're headed to the beach, which is impressive for some metal tubes and rubber tires.

If you'd like the Pedego bike for your very own, go ahead and try your luck. There's no cost to enter, other than clicking here and showing Translogic some Facebook attention.


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      Rick C.
      • 4 Hours Ago
      Another requirement to join the external service Facebook to take part in this contest. Sorry, no go.
      • 4 Hours Ago
      Asking people to like your page to win is a violation of Facebook policy. as is making sharing a requirement. FYI.
      John Ra
      • 4 Hours Ago
      nice 2 wheeler
      steveengin
      • 4 Hours Ago
      Not everyone FB or wants to use it.
      Rich
      • 4 Hours Ago
      Its a bike... its ideally legged powered.
      Letstakeawalk
      • 4 Hours Ago
      "The bicycle is already the most efficient vehicle we know of..." This has been refuted several times by posters on this site, such as 2wheeledmenace.
        2 wheeled menace
        • 4 Hours Ago
        @Letstakeawalk
        Actually it is, just not when pedaled. The human body is sorta like an internal combustion engine in terms of efficiency, and the fuel is rather expensive and due to the petroleum use in modern agriculture, makes for a pretty bad carbon imprint actually. ( if you are trying to lose weight, then disregard this. But check out how many calories a pro athlete eats while training in order to maintain his energy, the numbers get insane - 3,000-8,000 calories a day. ) An electric propelled upright bicycle is actually the most efficient vehicle possible, AFAIK. BTW, where an upright electric bike would require 2 kilowatts continuous to cruise along at 40mph, a car would require about 6-8 kilowatts continuous to cruise along at 40mph. A recumbent electric bike is even better. The 40mph energy use is around 1 kilowatts continuous. Here's a mind blowing stat.. If you drained a Nissan Leaf pack from 100% to 0% doing 40mph continuous on an electric bike, your range would be 1,440 miles.
        Letstakeawalk
        • 4 Hours Ago
        @Letstakeawalk
        Thanks for explaining your point. Human-powered bike is less efficient than electric-powered bike. (Feels guilty for commuting by bike for the past 18 years, guess I'll go take a ride now to think about what I've done)
        2 wheeled menace
        • 4 Hours Ago
        @Letstakeawalk
        Every time you pedal your bike, a polar bear drowns, LTAW!!! you're a monster! *charges up his 2 wheeled smugmobile*
      2 wheeled menace
      • 4 Hours Ago
      Kinda shameless product whoring here... :P Pedegos aren't too bad though, in terms of buck per bang. Always better to convert your own tho.
      jjmoonen
      • 4 Hours Ago
      Ugly, Honda must have designed it