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« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2017, 01:42:20 PM »
A competitor to the sinclair C5 :
http://www.podbike.com

http://www.grantsinclair.com/en/e-bike/iris-eco.html

I guess you know about the swedish equivalent : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lKq1fGtXFM

I remember you that above 50kg, it is certainly too heavy !
The Quest http://en.velomobiel.nl/ is lighter and DF-XL from intercity even lighter ~25 Kg... The price... ooupss do not mention that please.
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« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2017, 01:53:16 PM »
There will be a "special" bike show in Germany near the French Border the 29-30 April.
http://www.salonduvelospecial.com/
It seems nice to be able to try them.

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« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2017, 02:19:56 PM »

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« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2017, 01:33:01 PM »
Some informations on how to make a velomobile like the "wav".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHnPl-Di72E

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« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2017, 07:15:15 PM »
Chinese bike-sharing start-up Ofo says it's now worth more than $2 billion
CEO Dai Wei, a 26-year-old entrepreneur who named his firm Ofo as the letters look like a bike, revealed that figure in a conversation with CNBC. It's about double the last reports of the company's value — which came out less than two months ago. ...
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/17/ofo-chinese-bike-sharing-start-up-says-its-now-worth-more-than-2-billion.html

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A worker from the bike share company Ofo puts a damaged bike on a pile at a makeshift repair depot for the company where thousands of derelict bikes are being kept after coming off the road on March 29, 2017 in Beijing, China.
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« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2017, 08:23:16 PM »
Solar-powered eBikes could contribute to Africa’s economic development
A startup working on a new low-cost solar and human-powered vehicle has received funds from the Energy and Environment Partnership in order to bring the vehicle to Africa and contribute to the continent’s economic development in remote areas.

The vehicle called Solar-E-Cycle functions as an e-bike, but it is assisted by both a battery pack and a solar panel.
Roger Christen, a Quebecer who spent the last 28 years in Africa, saw an opportunity to solve with a single product several important problems that Africans living in remote areas face every day: having to walk long distances to get water and lack of access to electricity.

He told LaPresse that he was mainly inspired by those who have to walk miles every day just to get water, but Christen sees more opportunities for African to have access to a product with both a solar panel and a battery pack:

“You can charge your phone, plug a lamp or a water pump. You can even plug a sewing machine and start a business.”
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https://electrek.co/2017/05/15/solar-ebike-africa-economic-development/
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