Riding an E-Bike Built Like a GoKart Is as Fun as It Sounds

What if you could enjoy the benefits of a bike and the benefits of a car at the same time? Sojourn Labs, a Toronto-based startup, is prototyping a new kind of vehicle built to bridge the gap between bikes and cars, aiming for that happy medium of convenience and safety. The basic idea: A hybrid combining the exercise… » 11/12/14 2:35pm 11/12/14 2:35pm

A Tiny Briefcase That Turns Citibikes Into Electric Scooters

The bike share programs that have popped up in major cities around the world make for a cheap way to get around town for a few hours—unless you're lazy. So if you find yourself suffering from "let's just take a cab" syndrome, you might want to consider funding this clever little briefcase called the ShareRoller that… » 2/20/14 6:20pm 2/20/14 6:20pm

Commuting Is No Sweat on These Swanky E-Bikes

With gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon and what seems an entire generation shunning automobiles, it's no wonder that bike commuting has seen such a resurgence in recent years. But for all the physical and environmental benefits riding imparts, it nevertheless leaves you a hot, sweaty mess. That is, of course,… » 5/03/13 5:20pm 5/03/13 5:20pm

Collapsing High-Speed Electric Trike Can Squeeze Into the Tiniest of…

If you've been looking for a way to ditch your car, HP Velotechnik's new Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec electric trike could be a suitable replacement for your daily commuter. Despite a mouthful of a name, the motor-powered recumbent can hit a top speed of 28 miles per hour, while still folding away into an impossibly small… » 10/17/12 4:00pm 10/17/12 4:00pm

This Chainless Electric Bike Makes You the Backup Generator

Your average e-bike is just a regular bicycle fitted with an electric motor. When the battery dies, you can just revert to pedalling so you're not stranded. The new Footloose from Mando, however, takes a different approach. There's still a set of pedals, but they're used to power an alternator which generates… » 10/10/12 9:00am 10/10/12 9:00am

You Can Get Speeding Tickets Aboard the "World's Fastest E-Bike"

When does a power-assisted bike stop being a bike and instead becomes a moped? While there's no defined limit, Specialized's new Turbo e-bike is definitely toeing the line. » 3/29/12 2:00am 3/29/12 2:00am

The Turbo's integrated battery monitor. The Li-Ion battery pack and charge indicator. The rear hub and regenerative brake The handlebar…