electric bicycle

  • Spin unveils its stationless electric bike

    Spin unveils its stationless electric bike

    Spin is adding an electric bike to its fleet of station-less bicycles for bike sharing. The Spin bike can travel up to 50 miles with a full charge and has batteries that the company says can be easily swapped by Spin’s operations teams. The e-bikes are pedal-assist bikes, which can spin up to 15 miles-per-hour with the engine assisting pedal-power. Based on a proprietary design from… Read More

  • Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

    Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

    Micah Toll’s Barak Electric Bike Conversion Kit turns ordinary bikes into electric ones. Toll, a mechanical engineer who wrote a do-it-yourself e-bike guide, says with seven years in the e-bike industry, he’s seen the best and worst. With that knowledge, he wanted to create a mid-range e-bike kit with a balance of quality and cost. Read More

  • Prototype Electric Motor Works With Any Bicycle

    MIT students have developed the “Copenhagen Wheel”, a device intended to be attached to any standard bicycle to turn it into an electric. The Wheel contains a motor, batteries, and gear system all inside a single hub, and is intended to help cyclists with hilly terrain and over long distances. Interestingly, there are also sensors that will link with cycling-related mobile apps. Read More

  • VW rolls out folding electric bicycle

    Volkswagen just announced their latest gadget, the Bik.e – a folding electric bicycle designed to fit in the trunk of your car, in the space currently taken up by your spare tire. With a maximum range of 12.5 miles, I question whether it would be a good spare tire replacement, but I still like it. It is interesting to see a company like Volkswagen get into the electric bicycle… Read More