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… » 11/12/14 2:35pm 11/12/14 2:35pm

Ride Faster and Smarter With This Self-Charging Electric Bike Wheel

Riding bikes is awesome. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, the city in the distance—it's a fun thing to do. But don't you sometimes think, "This would be a lot more fun if I had a robot's help." Some spoke-savvy Brooklynites think that too—and now they've built a solution. » 10/16/13 10:00am 10/16/13 10:00am

Everything This Electric Bike Needs Is Crammed Into Its Front Left Fork

It's usually pretty easy to spot an electric bike coming down the road. Besides the lack of pedaling, they also feature over-sized frames packed with batteries, or bulbous hubs on the side of the wheels for the electric motor. But not Electrolyte's e-bikes. All of the required components—including the battery,… » 7/11/13 9:38am 7/11/13 9:38am

Electric Bikes Are Now Wireless, and Can Charge Gadgets via USB

I loved riding about town when testing a GoCycle electric bike, but must admit the cable that snaked around the frame sometimes got in the way of the pedals, if I didn't do it up right. The Shadow Ebike is the first electric bike that houses its Daymak Drive controller in the front wheel, alongside a lithium-ion… » 2/25/11 5:00am 2/25/11 5:00am

Drymer V0.5 Electric Bike May Make Your Face Melt

Drymer has produced a working three wheeled electric bike prototype, and the way electric bikes go, theirs looks pretty snazzy. The three wheeler, named the v0.5, boasts a motor capable of producing 250 watts, which will reach a maximum speed of 25 km/h. If your face tends to melt at such speeds, purchase with… » 11/03/07 12:00pm 11/03/07 12:00pm