Latest Motorized bicycle Stories

2009-09-21 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PEDEGO, an electric bicycle company creating the coolest electric bicycles outfitted with the latest in electric technology, announces the debut of the world's first electric tandem bicycle. The bike will be on display September 23-25 at Interbike International Bicycle Expo, the cycling industry's largest trade show, in Las Vegas. This two-person e-bike joins PEDEGO's growing line of electric bicycles including the Comfort Cruisers and Umbrella...

2009-07-24 13:31:17

Industry members in Japan are seeking to capitalize on Japan's green craze with electric bicycles. Motorcycle makers have seen sales of motor-assisted bicycles increase drastically in recent years. The ultra-portable bikes feature an electric motor that helps the rider control the pedal resistance and adjust the power needed for uphill climbs. The bikes' engines are designed to shut off once it reaches speeds of 24 km per hour, or 15 mph, which is the speed limit for assisted bike riding....

2009-04-27 11:05:00

DULLES, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Motion Systems, LLC (EMS), designer of the E+ Electric Bike, has teamed with MATRA Manufacturing & Services, the French Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) company, to update a legend -- the TidalForce(TM) M-750 electric bike. In a Limited Edition of just 240 units, each with the E+ 1000 watt advanced electric propulsion system and upgraded components throughout, EMS and MATRA have created the most powerful, rugged, and best all-around electric bike...

2009-01-07 12:39:00

BETHEL, Conn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Schwinn Bicycles, America's most recognized bicycle brand, today announced that its Tailwind electric bike (the fastest charging electric bike in the world) will be available for purchase beginning later this month at Independent Bicycle Dealers (IBDs) throughout the United States. Schwinn Bicycles is part of the Cannondale Sports Group Division of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A). The Tailwind represents the next generation of eBikes and...

2008-11-11 06:00:18

The Mayor of Montevideo approved incentives for electric car ownership and use in Uruguay, according to industry pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP). "The incentives range from free parking for electric cars within Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, to no tolls on roads or bridges and no registration for three years," said Fernando Cancela of ZAP Latin America. Montevideo mayor Ricardo Ehrlich, a biologist, wants to make the capital of Uruguay the electric car capital of the world. Last month, as a...

2008-09-23 09:01:02

The government of Uruguay, in a move to expand investment in new industries and technologies, has set aside land for an electric vehicle assembly plant expected to begin construction next month by US electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP). The State of Montevideo has granted an acre of land to ZAP within an industrial and technology park established for projects of national interest through CAPIT (Comision Administradora del Parque Industrial y Tecnologico del Cerro). According to Fernando...

2008-08-18 21:00:08

By Dan Strumpf NEW YORK - When Honora Wolfe and her husband moved to the outskirts of Boulder, Colo., she wanted an environmentally friendly way to commute to her job as a bookshop owner in the city. Wolfe, 60, found her solution about a month ago: an electric bicycle. It gets her to work quickly, is easy on her arthritis and is better for the environment than a car. "I'm not out to win any races," she said. "I want to get a little fresh air and exercise, and cut my carbon footprint, and...

2008-08-16 18:40:00

Looking for an environmentally friendly way to commute to her job as a bookshop owner, Honora Wolfe, a 60-year-old bookshop owner who lives in the outskirts of Boulder, CO, found her solution in the form of an electric bicycle. "I'm not out to win any races," she said. "I want to get a little fresh air and exercise, and cut my carbon footprint, and spend less money on gas. And where I live, I can ride my bike seven months out of the year." The spike in gasoline prices, along with a desire...

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