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Quikbyke Q-pod wants to Kickstart e-bike rental pop-up shops

EVWorld Seeks $275,000 In Crowdfunding For Its Traveling Electric Bikes

EVWorld publisher starts a Kickstarter campaign for a new electric-assist bicycle startup.

Bosch to unveil solar-charged electric e-bike at Solar Power International 2010

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 witho

Electric Bikes: Fad Or Future?

Honda recently announced that it would begin leasing its EV-neo electric scooter in Japan beginning in December 2010. Initially available mainly to delivery businesses, the EV-neo will not, unfortunately, be offered in the United States. Despite their popularity around the world, ebikes and escooters like the EV-neo have yet to make many inroads in the U.S. But why not?

Want a bicycle with an "invisible" electric motor and a top speed of 56 mph?

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.

Engadget gets some seat time on the YikeBike folding electric two-wheeler

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 t

Study: 466 million electric two-wheelers by 2016

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

Reinventing the (bike) wheel with the Copenhagen Wheel

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 (Sebastian Blanco

Kymco to enter electric bike market with the SunnyBoy

Kwang Yang Motor Co, better known as Kymco, is one of the very best Taiwanese scooter and motorcycle manufacturers around. Most scooter enthusiasts place Kymco right on par with such longtime Japanese manufacturers as Honda. Plus, we often get a good chuckle from the Taiwanese manufacturer's odd choice of names, such as "Bet and Win," "Grand Dink" and "Hipster." We also love the slogan, "Better than the Best." We promise, we're not making any of those up.

Race ready electric dirtbike coming from KTM

Click above for high-res shots of the electric KTM dirtbike

Bricycle: an electric recumbent bicycle

Click above for more images of the Bricycle Concept

One design for a collapsible electric bicycle train

Click above for more images of the electric bike train

DIY electric motorcycle from New York

An enterprising man in New York has managed to build an electric motorcycle which he's referring to as the Battery Box. This term comes from the design of the frame, which is just large enough to house the battery components and is built from aluminum for minimal weight. The batteries are a lithium polymer chemistry and offer 48 volts with 40 amp hours of power. Based on the voltage, we assume that the two electric motors are DC. One motor is

High School students build enclosed electric motorcycle

Click above for more shots of the Saint Thomas EV

2008 INTERMOT to showcase alternative power on two wheels

At the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany, running from October 8-12 this year, there will be a special section at the Innovation Centre which will showcase alternative drive two- and three-wheelers. The show will include vehicles that are already on the market, like the Vectrix scooter and electric E-Max scooter, and future vehicles, like a

Toshiba's new SCiB battery charges in 5 minutes, releases March 2008 for electric vehicles

Toshiba is entering the electric vehicle battery market next March with the release of the Super Charge ion Battery, or SCiB. According to the company press release, the battery charges 90 percent full in 5 minutes, can last 10 years and loses less than 10 percent efficiency after

Could explosive growth in Chinese electric bikes be driving up lead prices?

The price of lead hit a record high on October 9 and Chinese electric bikes may have played a silent role in driving up the price. China produced 19 million battery-driven bikes in 2006 and that could rise 30 percent this year. There are estimates of up to 300 electric bike companies in China and 400,000 tons of lead used in Chinese "e" bikes last year.