electric bikes

  • Biggs Gives the A2B Electric Bike a Test Ride

    The Hero Eco A2B Metro Electric Bike Is A City Commuter’s Dreamcycle

    As a man who spends most of his time in his attic, it’s nice to hit the open roads, feel a little wind in your hair, and run over crack vials as you motor through downtown Manhattan. That’s exactly what I did yesterday as when I tried to ride an Ultra Motors A2B Metro electric bike from Bay Ridge to our offices on Broadway, thereby cementing my love for electric bikes and this… Read More

  • PAS Brace-L: Yamaha Japan’s Newest Electric Sports Bike

    PAS Brace-L: Yamaha Japan’s Newest Electric Sports Bike

    We’ve covered more than one electric bike over the years, but the so-called PAS Brace-L Yamaha introduced last year on the Japanese market is probably the nicest looking. And now the company announced [JP] an improved version of its flagship sports bike (which is, for some reason, also called PAS Brace-L). The new model’s 8.1Ah/25.2V lithium-ion battery can be charged and discharged… Read More

  • Folding, Electric Vienna Bike Is Dorky But Practical

    Folding, Electric Vienna Bike Is Dorky But Practical

    The US has yet to join the rest of the world in the large-scale deployment of powered bikes, and I doubt this particular item will change that, but it’s always worth noting when a nice, practical vehicle like this shows up. This one is called the Vienna Bike, and it’s designed by Valentin Vodev of Pixstudio, a design studio (naturally) based (naturally) in Vienna. Read More

  • Lithium Bibi: Panasonic Shows Extra-Light E-Bike

    Panasonic announced [JP, PDF] a new electric bike for the Japanese market yesterday, the so-called Lithium Bibi F BE-ENSF63. And while the bicycle looks rather bland, it has own distinct selling point: at just 19.9kg, it’s the lightest e-bike out there, according to Panasonic (among those that come with a shopping basket, at least). Read More

  • Gyutto: Panasonic's Newest E-Bike Has 2 Child Seats

    First a sporty model, now this family-friendly one: Panasonic announced [JP, PDF] the Gyutto, an electric bike that can carry two children (one in the front, another in the back), and which actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it. The Gyutto will come with 22- (front) and 26-inch (back) wheels. Read More

  • This Homemade Electric Bike Looks Armageddon-Ready

    There are definitely some slick-looking electric motorcycles and bikes out there — but this ain’t one of ‘em. On the other hand, it does look like something you could keep working in a Mad Max type environment. And in the end, isn’t that really what it’s all about? Read More

  • EBE-ENZ032: Panasonic Rolls Out Cool Sports E-Bike

    While electric bikes per se are a good, eco-friendly concept, a lot of the models out there actually look pretty boring. Not so Panasonic’s BE-ENZ032 [JP], a sports e-bike that just went on sale in Japan (Panasonic says that the design was inspired by Motocross bikes). Read More

  • i-MiEV Electric Bikes

    If you’re just remotely interested in electric cars, you will know of i-MiEV, Mitsubishi’s mini “green” vehicle. The i-MiEV has been around for years in Japan (the US will get it in 2011), and now a local retail chain called AEON is offering two e-bikes [JP, PDF] whose design is supposed to resemble said car. Read More

  • Video: Solar-powered Electric Bike

    We’ve covered quite a few electric bikes over the last years, but this new model developed by a Japanese company called Hama Zero (no website) offers a new twist. Their “Solar Bike Fujin” is an electric bike that’s powered by electricity generated by an on-board solar panel. The bike can be used on public roads (at least in Japan) and boasts an assisted travel range… Read More

  • Panasonic's newest electric bike features 97km assisted travel range

    We’ve shown you countless electric bikes over the past months, but there’s one feature that makes the RX-10S [JP, PDF], Panasonic’s newest model, stand out: it boasts an assisted travel range of a a whopping 97km (60 miles) in “eco-mode” – on a single charge. Read More

  • EC-03: Yamaha rolls out low-cost electric 50cc scooter

    Yamaha Japan announced [press release in English] the EC-03 today, an electric 50cc scooter that’s powered by a 50V/14Ah lithium ion battery. The vehicle has a driving range of 43km (at 30km/h on flat roads) per charge. A charge takes six hours, with Yamaha saying that a household electrical outlet (100V) is all you need. Read More

  • PAS Brace-L: Yamaha's cool, men-only electric bike

    We’ve covered plenty of electric bicycles from Japan in the past, but there’s a significant problem with most of them: usually they’re really ugly, for example this one or this model from Toshiba. But just today, Yamaha has announced [JP] the PAS Brace-L, a nice-looking electric bike that’s specifically towards the young and male part of the population. Read More

  • Charry: Outdoor charging box for electric vehicles

    One critical factor that stands in the way of electric vehicles becoming mainstream is the lack of charging stations once you’re on the road with your e-bike or electric car. In the case of bicycles, 37km, for example (as seen in Panasonic’s newest models), isn’t a bad number for an assisted travel distance, but it’s not enough for those really long trips. Read More

  • Little Bee, Rustic, Sugar Drop: Panasonic rolls out three new e-bikes in Japan

    Japan is to get another three electric bikes, two of which are being marketed as “sporty”, while one is targeted specifically at women. All three models are made by Panasonic (which announced one of the coolest e-bikes ever just a few weeks ago). The two sport bikes [JP] are called the “Rustic” (BE-ENHL63/pictured above) and the “Little Bee”… Read More