The supposedly innovative, affordable Sondors e-bike slayed its crowdfunding goal earlier this month, raising over $5 million to become the second-most successful Indiegogo campaign of all time. Now its creator is getting sued for fraud by the company that ran his crowdfunding gambit.
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…
Despite America's ongoing love affair with automobiles, a rapidly growing number of commuters across the country are turning to their two-wheeled transports for both health and economic reasons. This renewed affection has not, however, been extended to their battery-packing cousins, the pedelectric e-bike.
If you've ever ridden a Citibike (or any similar bike-share bicycle) you know: those suckers are heavy. And, if you've ever ridden up anything near an incline, you know that heavy bikes absolutely suck on hills. Wouldn't it be great to just push a button instead?
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.
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,…
E-bikes are much-maligned by the cycling community and non-riders alike. They're for lazy people. They're so ugly and clunky looking. But Specialized has come up with an answer for both crowds. You will want to hate the Turbo. You will fail.
Brompton, the classic foldable bike, has finally revealed their "Project X" campaign: it's an eBrompton, which is a Brompton bike with an electric motor. And fret not Brompton fans, the motor won't mess with the legendary fold of the bike.
I felt sorry watching the puppet-like "Prince of Wheels" wobbling about on an electric bike for the first time, surrounded by photographers and journalists. Apparently he thought it'd work like a scooter, not realizing he had to pedal. Oh dear. [Evening Standard]
Electric bikes are going to be banned in Shenzen, China on July 1st because they're too quiet. Seriously. According to China, electric bikes are said to have caused more than 15% of accidents resulting in 64 people dead and 233 injured. Wtf?
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…
Electric bikes come into their own when you're pushing up a big hill or embarking on a long journey. The M55 Bike EVO-001 is claiming that after three years' development, they've got the "Ferrari of electric bikes." Sounds...fast?
Unlike other electric bikes, the Gocycle is not only small, it's technologically savvy. Combining a low-profile, folding design with an electric motor that will let it go up to 15mph.
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…