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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.

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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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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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Since the 1980s, the Australia Post has counted on the Honda CT110 to deliver letters across the continent. Simon Williams thinks it's about time for a change.

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China BAK, a manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, has signed a contract to supply 20,000 lithium-ion cells to Xidesheng Bicycle, one of China's leading producers of electric bikes (e-bikes).

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Electric Diggler - Click above to watch video after the jump

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Fortune Hanebrink, based in Big Bear Lake, CA, has come up with a pedal-assist electric bike that can get you through a variety of off-road conditions as well as up a hill with ease. It separates itself from other electric bikes both visually and functionally with its eight-inch-wide tubeless tires that are perfect for gliding over sand. At the highest of its 14 gears, the vehicle can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour on its own, but it can go faster when assisted by the rider with a littl

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Bosch Solar Energy will unveil its e-bike concept at the upcoming Solar Power International 2010 (SPI). SPI is North America's largest business-to-business solar event and hits the Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days starting tomorrow. The e-bike concept combines Bosch's newly developed electric drive system with a high-performance thin-film solar station that's designed to recharge the e-bike without using grid power.

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Onya Cycles! Front-End Loader – Click above to watch video after the jump

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BlackTrail BT-01 – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Now that bikes – and walking – are becoming more popular, it's time to answer this question: How fast is too fast on a bicycle? How about a bicycle that uses an electric motor hidden inside the frame? We think the answer, whatever it is, is the same not matter which bike you're on and that going 90 kilometers an hour (56 miles per hour) is a bit much for most every rider. Still, that's how fast Hungarian inventor Istvan Varjas claims his "invisible" motor bicycle can go, and it's a l

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When we're not dreaming about super-clean cars, we enjoy getting around town on our bikes. Who doesn't? We haven't had a chance to take the YikeBike, the 21st century version of the penny-farthing, for a spin, but the lucky punks at Engadget did, and it sounds like the crew's short hands-on time was enlightening. After just a few minutes on the bike, they managed to reach "fairly high speeds" and discovered that the hand controls are intuitive. While this first version of the bike wasn't the bes

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Brammo Enertia and TTR race bike – Click above for high-res image gallery

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World's Smallest Electric Bike – Click above to watch the video after the break

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E-bikes in China – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Comoto electric bike – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Notice anything strange about the bike in the picture? The bright red hub isn't exactly subtle, but it does hide some impressive tech. Called the Copenhagen Wheel, this is a device developed by the SENSEable City Lab at MIT that basically can turn a normal bike into a connected electric bicycle simply by replacing your standard rear wheel with this one. The Wheel then adds regenerative braking, batteries, general packet radio service (GPRS), and a motor to your ride. There are also sensors to de

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While some think driving around the world in 80 days is a good way to promote the environmentally-friendly possibilities of electric transport, others prefer to take the slow road. In this case, three years worth of slow road. This past May, Guin Valls set out from Beijing, China on a journey powered by sunshine and sweat that won't end until he arrives in London during the Olympic Games in 2012. Aboard a specially-built electric bicycle laden with gear and pulling a small trailer, the Spaniard

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One definition of the word elegant is "to be gracefully concise and simple." In the future, the dictionary just might include the GreenWheel as a product that illustrates this principle perfectly. From the MIT Smartcities team that gave us the stackable cars concept and the RoboScooter (still a go), comes a wheel that can turn an ordinary bicycle into a very desirable electric one in an easy, cost effective manner. Enclosing a motor, A123 Systems batteries and a generator into a small aluminum p

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