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Bubble-bike: US$750 Electric three-wheeler

By - July 13, 2010 18 Pictures
The Bubble Bike is an ingenious low cost transport solution for Northern China where temperatures drop well below zero in winter and the roads are not nearly as suitable for scooters and motorcycles as they are in summer. The recipient of a 2009 Red Star Design Award (China’s equivalent of the red dot awards), the full-electric, three-wheel Bubble Bike sells in China for RMB 5000 (around US$730). Read More
— Children

Roller Buggy – the baby stroller/scooter hybrid for kids on the fast track

By - May 19, 2010 11 Pictures
Being a single, childless (as far as I know), male my experience with baby strollers is largely limited to trying to avoid parents using them as battering rams at my local shopping center. That task could get a whole lot tougher if the Roller Buggy gains widespread popularity. A simple pull of the lower body extends a platform and transforms the Roller Buggy from a run-of-the-mill baby stroller into a scooter that lets parents transport baby around town at breakneck (hopefully not literally) speed. Read More
— Bicycles

Suit Commute lets you ride to work and arrive 'wrinkle-free'

By - May 12, 2010 9 Pictures
Trying to do the right thing by the environment and ride a scooter or bicycle to work is great – unless you have to wear a suit. Wear it riding and you can sometimes look like the “great unwashed” by the time you arrive at your desk. Place it carefully into a backpack and by the time you’re unpacking it, it looks like you ironed it with the leg of a chair. The Suit Commute, however, is designed to hold your neatly pressed suit and shirt in place so you arrive for the board meeting or job interview looking fit for the part (just don’t forget to fix your “helmet hair”). Read More
— Urban Transport

UPDATE: econogo launches the 1500w electric yogo scooter

By - May 9, 2010 7 Pictures
British company econogo has launched the yogo, the first electric scooter that uses a fully detachable and portable lithium battery. Traditionally, electric two-wheelers in the UK have used impractical fixed silicon batteries which require the owner to run an extension lead from a mains electricity socket to the vehicle’s integrated battery. yogo owners can remove and charge the two LiFePO4 batteries inside an hour. Two spare batteries offer the option of an instantaneous swap for a further 44 miles of range. The GBP1999 (USD$3000) yogo has a 1500W motor, a top speed of 38 mph giving it the acceleration of a 100cc motorcycle, if not the top speed … and almost negligible running costs. Read More
— Bicycles

Höganäs unveils lightweight electric bicycle motor

By - May 9, 2010 3 Pictures
A new electric motor designed for use with electric bicycles, scooters and other lightweight vehicles has been launched by Swedish company, Höganäs. The motor takes advantage of "metal powder technology", resulting in high performance but with reduced size, with a range of up to 75km between charges. The motor has been shown during the World Expo in the heart in Shanghai, China, one of the world’s stronghold for electric bicycle manufacture and deployment due to its cost efficiency, flexible and environmentally-friendly means of transportation. Read More
— Motorcycles

ZEV comes out swinging: lays claim to world's fastest electric scooter

By - April 19, 2010 5 Pictures
American manufacturer ZEV has issued a fairly blunt challenge to other electric motorcycle manufacturers such as Vectrix, Zero Motorcycles and Brammo, by claiming to have the fastest and most powerful production electric scooter on the market in its US$7237 ZEV7000. "We tell them to bring their street legal production bike and to bring their betting money. There can be only one "fastest" street legal production electric motor scooter or bike in the world." Read More
— Motorcycles

Yogo electric scooter features fast-charging removable battery

By - April 11, 2010 6 Pictures
The yogo, by fledgling British company econogo, is the UK's first and only full production electric scooter that has removable lithium batteries. What’s so good about that? Well, instead of having to run an extension lead from a mains electricity socket inside the house or garage, the yogo’s removable battery allows owners to recharge their scooter’s battery inside their home - or office, which greatly increases the flexibility of a scooter that only has a range of 22 miles per battery charge. Carry another charged battery with you and double the distance you can travel before having to recharge (it only takes an hour). With a top speed of 38mph, the Yogo’s 1.5kW motor is billed as the equivalent of 100cc motorbike. Read More
— Urban Transport

Magic Wheel Scooter - hands-free mobility

By - March 28, 2010 2 Pictures
The Magic Wheel Scooter fits in a niche somewhere in the middle of a skateboard, a unicycle and in-line skates. While riders in the promotional video below make riding the scooter look easy, we reckon it will take some getting used to, as will the stares from passers-by. However, it looks like a bit of fun, and certainly not as radical as the Loop-In concept board. It appears functional, too, especially if you live at the bottom of a hill and need to get home in a hurry. But with no handlebars, pedals or brakes, an element of bravado is required to master this piece of technology. Read More
— Motorcycles

Electric two-wheeler sales set to double motorcycle market

By - February 23, 2010 2 Pictures
According to a new study entitled “Electric Two-Wheel Vehicles”, cleantech market intelligence company Pike Research is forecasting that more than 466 million electric bicycles and motorcycles will be sold worldwide during the period from 2010 to 2016. Given that the annual global motorcycle market is currently around 80 million units a year, almost all of them based on the internal combustion engine, this anticipated explosion in electric bike demand could double the size of the two wheeled market, not to mention dampen the demand for electric four-wheelers. Read More
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