Electric bikes archive

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

  • GoCycle Connect app lets you set speed, power and check battery from your mobile
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    GoCycle Connect app lets you set speed, power and check battery from your mobile

    By 21 August 2013

    If you're the proud owner of a GoCycle G2 you can now get a renewed lease of life thanks to the free GoCycle Connect app release on Android and iPhone today. The app, which connects via Bluetooth, offers you controls that let you alter the speed limits...

  • BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike
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    BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike

    By 18 March 2013

    BMW has launched its own electric bike, the Cruise. Sporting a 250-watt electric motor, the bike can power you all the way up to 25km/h. The motor is designed more to assist you while riding rather than to power you along all by itself. The bike has four...

  • Mando Footloose foldable bike swaps chain for alternator
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    Mando Footloose foldable bike swaps chain for alternator

    By 10 October 2012

    The Mando Footloose claims to be the world’s first chainless hybrid electric bike, using your pedal power to generate electricity through the built-in alternator. Cyclists have the option of simply hopping on and letting the motor do the work – Mando...

  • Lit Motors C-1 gyroscopically-stabilised vehicle
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    Lit Motors C-1 gyroscopically-stabilised vehicle

    By 5 July 2012

    A revolutionary new vehicle promising to fuse the practicality of a car with the two-wheeled manoeuvrability of a motorbike will reach the UK in 2014, the creators have told Pocket-lint. The Lit C-1 is the brainchild of Danny Kim, who says it is one of...

  • Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover
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    Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover

    By 18 February 2011

    An electric Rickshaw is due to hit the streets of Japan, which looks to move with the times whilst retaining a variety of traditional elements. The eco-friendly, electric-powered rickshaw has been manufactured by the Yodogawa group in Japan and uses a ...

  • Offroad's snow problem with Fortune Hanebrink electric bike
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    Offroad's snow problem with Fortune Hanebrink electric bike

    By 31 January 2011

    Officially called the Fortune Hanebrink Electric All-Terrian Vehicle, this super fat-wheeled electric bike sees its origins in the "Ice Bike", which was designed as an alternative to skis to transport equipment across the Antarctic. Fast-forward 10 years...

  • Yamaha aims for electric scooter dominance: Starting with the EC-03
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    Yamaha aims for electric scooter dominance: Starting with the EC-03

    By 15 July 2010

    Yamaha has some bold aims when it comes to electronic transportation.  According to Motorcycle.com, the Japanese company aims to have three or four electronic scooters on the road by 2015 and then wants to be the leader in the field by 2020. And it is...

  • Gocycle electric bike   review
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    Gocycle electric bike review

    By 24 June 2010

    We first saw the Gocycle at the London Cycle Show and we've been living with one to see how the electric bike copes with the rigours of London commuting. Cycling has been gaining popularity for commuters in London as people look for an alternative to...

  • Gocycle BlackR electric bike demoed
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    Gocycle BlackR electric bike demoed

    By 9 October 2009

    Gocycle has shown off a 12.9kg version of its electric bike at the London Cycle Show. Dubbed the BlackR, it shares most of its construction with the regular Gocycle launched earlier in the year, but with a careful selection of components, Karbon Kinetics...

  • Ultra Motors A2B Metro electric bike review
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    Ultra Motors A2B Metro electric bike review

    By 30 April 2009

    Ultra Motors have been considerate with the design of the A2B and rather than just slapping a hub motor and battery into an existing regular bike frame, they've made something altogether more appealing. With a chunky aluminium frame and the sort of front...

  • Ultra Motors launches new A2B electric bikes
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    Ultra Motors launches new A2B electric bikes

    By 16 April 2009

    Ultra Motors has announced the launch of the new A2B electric bike range, describing it as a "top-choice alternative to cars and public transport". Aimed at those fed up with the daily grind of commuting, there are two models - the A2B Metro and A2B Hybrid....