05/04/10 10:33 Filed in: miscellany
As an electric bike enthusiast AND a VW lover, this new VW electric bike that folds up into your trunk on top of your spare tire is just too cool for words!
01/17/10 10:19 Filed in: miscellany
I bought my EZee Sprint bike about 4 years ago - it's a bike with an electric motor and battery, and a throttle. Vroom vroom! When you hit a hill, turn on the throttle, work a bit, switch to a lower gear, and don't kill yourself. Downhill, turn off the throttle and just go with it. On the flat lands, work a bit, and then when you want a rest, throttle up and zoom past the people you are with!
So now, everybody's looking at electric bikes:
TECHNOLOGY has eliminated many of life’s milder physical demands, like getting off the couch to change the channel, or going to the store to buy a book.
The latest exertion to be conquered: biking uphill.
Electric bicycles — a regular pedal-driven bike with a motor for steeper slopes and an optional extra boost — is an idea that has been around for more than a century. But while e-bikes have caught on in certain parts of the world, particularly China, where tens of millions are sold each year, they have never quite captured the imagination of auto-obsessed Americans.
That may be about to change. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month, Sanyo, the Japanese electronics maker and a major producer of car batteries, showed off a sleek, lightweight e-bike called the Eneloop Hybrid Bicycle.