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Harley-Davidson LiveWire: Electric modernised-classic with fighter jet sound

Harley-Davidson LiveWire: Electric modernised-classic with fighter jet sound

By 18 May 2015

We've ridden electric motorcycles before. Instant torque without paying for petrol leaves a feeling of exhilarated joy - but there's always been something missing. Riding the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, its first electric bike, revealed what that was: the... >>

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

By 6 March 2015

Transport is changing. Emissions caps are tightening, owning a car in the big city is increasingly prohibitive, and commuters are ever mindful of electronic or hybrid options as alternative ways to get around – often proving both cheaper and faster.... >>

Can your suitcase hit 20kph? The Briefcase Electric Scooter can

Can your suitcase hit 20kph? The Briefcase Electric Scooter can

By 24 February 2015

When you see those children at airports riding around on their suitcases do you ever wish you could get away with that? Now you can with the Briefcase Electric Scooter. Unlike the child-focused cases this model has an adult twist, electric drive. That... >>

Gogoro electric Smartscooter uses 6-second battery swap stations for endless speedy riding

Gogoro electric Smartscooter uses 6-second battery swap stations for endless speedy riding

By 6 January 2015

Gogoro, a company aiming to change city energy, has unveiled its electric Smartscooter at CES 2015. But it's not simply an electric scooter, it uses battery swapping stations to allow it to keep going. The Smartscooter is a powerful two-wheeled beast... >>

Impossible is a folding electric bike that will actually fit in your backpack

Impossible is a folding electric bike that will actually fit in your backpack

By 19 November 2014

Finally the goal of electric bike manufacturers everywhere has been achieved in the aptly named Impossible. This electric bike folds down so small it'll fit in your backpack with room to spare. Impossible, which deserves to win all the design awards,... >>

This is the world's first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle, LiveWire (updated)

This is the world's first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle, LiveWire (updated)

By 19 June 2014

UPDATE: Harley-Davidson has sent us this official LiveWire video and says more details will be announced later today: Harley-Davidson teased a video of what sounds like an electric motorbike flying passed a camera. And now Time magazine has outed a photo... >>

Otocycles draws on touch of old and new for retro 50s style electric bikes

Otocycles draws on touch of old and new for retro 50s style electric bikes

By 26 May 2014

Spanish electric bicycle manufacturer has announced two new models that are very much inspired by the look of motorbikes of the 1950s. The OtoK and OtoR cycles weigh between 23 and 25kg, run quietly and are autonomous for around 24 to 40 miles (40 to... >>

Extreme future transport: Flying bikes, handheld jet engines, 85mph bicycles are already here

Extreme future transport: Flying bikes, handheld jet engines, 85mph bicycles are already here

By 19 May 2014

Getting around on anything less than a hoverboard will always be a let down. But with self-driving cars around the corner the future of travel is nearly upon us, at last. Recent creations make the future of travel look enjoyable, unlike self-driving... >>

This is Voxan Wattman, the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle: 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds

This is Voxan Wattman, the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle: 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds

By 6 December 2013

This beast of a bike claims to be the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle. We’re not in a hurry to argue with the grisly looking beast. Meet the Voxan Wattman. This 1000cc equivalent motorcycle packs a 12.8kWh battery which is capable of outputting... >>

Smart electric bike review
3.5 out of 5

Smart electric bike review

By 25 September 2013

Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the... >>