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3Visiobike is an e-bike with a smartphone's brains [w/video]

Bicycling is a great, environmentally friendly way to get around town, but, let's face it, sometimes pedaling sucks. E-bikes are a wonderful compromise, especially for those uphill climbs, offering a bit of electronic assistance when you need it. Combine that with smart technology, a rear-view camera and gears that shift on their own, and you've got quite the two-wheel package. Build that all onto a sexy carbon fiber frame, and suddenly that four-wheeled hunk of metal sitting in your driveway se

AddDerringer electric bike pedaling uphill in Kickstarter campaign

Derringer, an upscale custom bicycle maker is trying to raise enough funds on Kickstarter to make the electric bicycle you see above. The problem is that the company needs about $8,300 a day for the next week or so to make the Kickstarter campaign a success.

30Icon branches out into electric bicycles with new E-Flyer

We know we're supposed to be impartial and all that, but we have to admit to being big fans of Icon's work. Whether it's a Bronco, a Toyota FJ, a Dodge D200 or even an old DeSoto wagon, the folks at Icon never fail to transform their projects from old and busted into eminently desirable. But if their usual six-figure price tags and less-than-green footprint make you wince, allow us to point you in the direction of Icon's latest set of wheels. Only by "set," this time we mean "pair."

AddBrammo HQ suffers $200,000 damage after lab fire, electric motorcycles not affected

Electric motorcycle maker Brammo Motorsports took a hit over the weekend – a fire at its Ashland, OR, facility caused more than $200,000 in damage. Thankfully, this incident won't slow down business, according to the company's director of marketing, Adrian Stewart, who added that the fire had no impact on Brammo's production or distribution process.

AddCharge electric motorcycle race documentary comes to theaters this week

For lovers of electric bike racing, director Mark Neale's documentary about the first-ever electric motorcycle competition that started on the Isle of Man TT course June 12, 2009, Charge, is now in theaters. The updated film chronicles racing teams preparing for the 2009 race, and their return in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

AddRonnie Renner races KTM Electric Bike prototype through Austria

Pro FMX Rider Ronnie Renner recently had a realization that happens to a lot of people who ride an electric bike – it may use an electric motor and not an internal combustion engine, but the torque and horsepower sure are exceptional. Oh, and it's a lot of fun to ride.

AddBehance nCycle is a better electric bike design, ready for your smartphone

Simply put, the nCycle is unlike any bicycle – or electric bike – we've ever seen. Most e-bikes just add a motor to a sturdy but conventional bike. The nCycle takes the concept further, with a design that is both futuristic and functional.

2TRANSLOGIC Giveaway: Win A Pedego Electric Bike

At TRANSLOGIC, our love of electric vehicles isn't limited to just cars. We've covered electric-powered boats, ATVs and, of course, bicycles.

AddLessons learned spinning around Hong Kong on a Brammo Enertia

A biker in Hong Kong shot video for 20 minutes riding an electric Brammo Enertia. Here's a few observations from viewing it, which you can do below:

AddZero Motorcycles dealing with yet another safety recall

Zero Motorcycles is recalling 315 of its 2012 model year S and DS electric motorcycles to fix a problem that can cause their electronic motors to suddenly lose power. Affected bikes have motor encoder position signals that may drift, or change, over time, Zero Motorcycles stated in a document filed with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

AddCanadian man fighting for right to ride power-assisted e-bicycle

A Canadian man is fighting in court for his right to ride a power-assisted electric bicycle. Chesley Earle, 25, who has a disability that impairs his ability to stand for long periods or walk long distances, saved his money for months to buy a bike powered by pedaling and electricity. He uses his bike to drive through the city of Corner Brook, which is located on the west coast of Newfoundland in eastern Canada.

30Senate committee approves $2,500 federal tax credit for electric two-wheelers

Last week, the Senate Finance Committee approved a federal tax credit worth 10 percent of the price of electric bikes and motorcycles, up to a maximum of $2,500. If the bill passes, it would end an existing electric vehicle tax credit for golf carts that can't be taken on public highways, unlike electric bikes. The committee approved the amendment by a voice vote as part of a broader package of tax measures after a debate over whether e-bikes are worth it. Creating more U.S. jobs, and not losing

AddSenate committee approves $2,500 federal tax credit for electric two-wheelers

Last week, the Senate Finance Committee approved a federal tax credit worth 10 percent of the price of electric bikes and motorcycles, up to a maximum of $2,500. If the bill passes, it would end an existing electric vehicle tax credit for golf carts that can't be taken on public highways, unlike electric bikes. The committee approved the amendment by a voice vote as part of a broader package of tax measures after a debate over whether e-bikes are worth it. Creating more U.S. jobs, and not losing

AddBrammo gets GE Capital financing to sell more e-bikes

More plug-in motorcycles? We're in, says General Electric.

AddBrammo Empulse RR hangs with racing bikes at racetrack

OK, so the electric bike had a ringer on it. Big deal.

AddIs it the ForOne? Smart will start e-bike deliveries in UK this month

Daimler's Smart division, best known for its ForTwo two-seat vehicles, will start deliveries of its battery-electric bikes in the UK this month after winning a Red Dot Design Award.

AddSan Francisco Bay Area will get e-bike sharing program

For anyone looking to find out if an electric-powered bike can make it up Telegraph Hill's Filbert Street in San Francisco, you'll soon get your chance.

3Ford channels Captain Obvious with new E-Bike Concept

Ford model names have always been rather esoteric. Okay, so Model T was fairly straightforward, but just about everything since has been named to evoke an image of something else: Mustang. Explorer. Focus. Heck, even Taurus is more imaginative than calling it the Ford Rental Car. The Blue Oval's latest product, however, is considerably more straightforward. At least in name.

AddSmart whirs $4,000 ebike into Frankfurt

Well, if they can't quite master the business case for small city cars, maybe Smart will resort to two-wheelers as part of their plan to become the world's urban savior.

AddDaimler gets in on the electric bicycle game with Smart E-Bike

Cars don't get much smaller than the Smart ForTwo, but that, apparently, still isn't small enough for Daimler. So after having unveiled electric scooter and bicycle concepts at the Paris Motor Show last year, the Smart brand has announced plans to putting the latter into production in time for this year's Frankfurt expo.

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