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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 :

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".

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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
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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
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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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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2017, 04:24:00 PM »
"This summer it became one of the first cities to issue a permit for private bikeshare systems that do not use stations or docks to park bicycles. Instead, bikes can be left along public sidewalks, provided they do not block driveways or pedestrian access."

How Seattle morphed from bikeshare failure to industry leader in five months
http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/18/technology/business/seattle-bikeshare/index.html
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« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2017, 09:01:33 PM »
For those around North America and the Caribbean: there's been a big call out for bicycles after the recent hurricanes destroyed cars and bikes across the Caribbean, Florida and Texas. If you have any old ones you'd like to donate, there should almost certainly be takers.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41312810

EDIT: More on this story here https://www.bicycling.com/culture/donated-bikes-for-hurricane-harvey-victims

EDIT 2: Florida and Texas alone are apparently down a million cars. No idea what the total figure is across the Caribbean, nor how many other vehicles have been damaged or destroyed.
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« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2017, 12:46:54 AM »
The Indian Tesla Will Have Two Wheels
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“In a country like India, electric two wheelers will be a more natural choice for consumers and will lead the way to transforming mobility,” says Tarun Mehta, co-founder of Ather Energy, a Bangalore-based startup brewing a solution to India’s urgent electric needs. Ather’s concoction so far is a prototype scooter called the Ather S340 that first cruised on-stage at the Surge startup conference, driven by Mehta himself. After an 18-month delay on the launch date, the company is presently working on certifications for the e-bike, and Mehta expects the assembly lines to be in place by December.
https://indusdictum.com/2017/08/22/the-indian-tesla-will-have-two-wheels/amp/
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« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2017, 08:32:20 PM »
Why we can't have nice things: dockless bikes and the tragedy of the commons
Behind this bucolic industry is a multibillion-dollar battle between China’s big tech companies and Silicon Valley, and the nightmare of vandals and parking
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/05/why-we-cant-have-nice-things-dockless-bikes-and-the-tragedy-of-the-commons
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« Reply #60 on: February 04, 2018, 07:53:30 PM »
Electric scooters are a hit in LA.

“Here's a fun LA tech story that Silicon Valley doesn't seem to have spotted yet: Bird Rides, an on-demand electric scooter rental app that has taken over Santa Monica, rather to the city's surprise. CEO @travisv is ex-Uber.”
https://twitter.com/tim/status/959512547652063232
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Regulators in a flap over Bird Rides, the scooter rental start-up
Santa Monica, California hire service is taking off — but not everyone is happy
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Southern California’s beachside city has unwittingly become a test bed for a new electric-scooter rental system run by local start-up Bird Rides. The scheme is delighting tourists and many residents as much as it is unsettling the local authorities and some pedestrians.

The Birds have handlebars but no seat, like a hot-rod version of the Razor or Micro scooters beloved by toddlers. They go at speeds of up to 15mph — faster than many cars can move in Los Angeles’ congested streets.

Visitors need only spend a few minutes on the Los Angeles beachfront that runs from Santa Monica to Venice to see dozens of the black-and-white Bird scooters whizzing along the boardwalk and bike path. I have not seen a local community embrace a new transportation service like this since Uber launched its ride-sharing service in San Francisco in 2012. ...

Video: https://smmirror.com/2018/01/westside-beat-5-things-need-know-bird-scooters/

Electric Vehicle Sharing Startup "Bird" Launches in West LA
https://www.exsplore.com/blog/bird-electric-vehicle-scooter-share-startup-app-santa-monica

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« Reply #61 on: February 04, 2018, 11:54:21 PM »
Tel Aviv is full of commuters on such electric scooters as well as electric bicycles, thanks to its flat terrain, short distances and terrible congestion (as well as lack of sufficient residential parking).

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« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2018, 07:39:14 PM »
Bird electric scooters aims to expand nationwide

An ex-Uber VP got $15 million for his new electric-scooter startup — and it's already run into legal trouble
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SAN FRANCISCO — An electric-scooter rental startup led by a former Uber and Lyft executive that has sparked a legal battle in Santa Monica, California, has landed $15 million in funding to expand across the US.

Bird is a startup that lets customers rent dockless electric scooters (or "Birds") with the tap of an app and then leave them on the street when they're done. It first launched in Santa Monica, the ocean-facing city near Los Angeles, in September — sparking disruption, hundreds of traffic stops, and a criminal complaint against the startup and its founder.

The startup has since expanded to neighborhoods in Los Angeles and San Diego, and on Tuesday it announced it had raised $15 million in venture-capital funding led by Craft Ventures to support its expansion throughout the US.

The company says it has 50,000 active users and has seen 250,000 rides on its platform. (It isn't disclosing its valuation or revenue.) The startup aims to have a presence in 50 US markets by the end of 2018, its founder and CEO, Travis VanderZanden, told Business Insider.
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Dockless bikes have caused mayhem — but Bird argues it's different

Dockless bicycles booked via an app are growing fast in popularity, pushed by a new flock of transportation startups. They give city-goers a new, healthy, and environmentally friendly way to get around, advocates argue, and can be left wherever is convenient once the user is finished with them, ready for the next customer.

But their rapid proliferation has caused headaches for some cities, as they clutter up public spaces and sidewalks, making it harder for people to get around — particularly those with access needs or who use wheelchairs.

VanderZanden argues that Bird's scooters are unlikely to cause many problems. This is because they're used nearly constantly, he says, and are collected up by the company at the end of every day to be recharged before being redistributed to prearranged spots on private property. ...
http://www.businessinsider.com/bird-dockless-electric-scooter-startup-raises-15m-us-expansion-2018-2
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« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2018, 07:13:44 PM »
Jump bikes are so ugly that it appears that it was designed as a theft deterrent system....”

Uber gets Jump on ebike sharing with reported $100M acquisition
https://electrek.co/2018/04/09/uber-gets-jump-on-ebike-sharing-with-reported-100m-acquisition/
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« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2018, 07:03:01 PM »
Bosch brings its proprietary PowerTube 500 in-frame batteries to US ebike market, signaling design shift
https://electrek.co/2018/04/16/bosch-brings-its-proprietary-powertube-500-in-frame-batteries-to-us-ebike-market-signaling-design-shift/
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« Reply #65 on: April 17, 2018, 03:41:50 AM »
Bosch brings its proprietary PowerTube 500 in-frame batteries to US ebike market, signaling design shift
I'm not sure if this is such a good idea. In Israel, where e-bikes are a major commuting option for many people, there is the problem of theft, as e-bikes are highly desirable and quite expensive. A typical solution is to lock the e-bike on the street, but carry the battery with you to your office/workplace. With in-frame batteries, if you lack somewhere secure to park, it is simply begging for theft.

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« Reply #66 on: April 17, 2018, 05:17:04 AM »
Bosch brings its proprietary PowerTube 500 in-frame batteries to US ebike market, signaling design shift
I'm not sure if this is such a good idea. In Israel, where e-bikes are a major commuting option for many people, there is the problem of theft, as e-bikes are highly desirable and quite expensive. A typical solution is to lock the e-bike on the street, but carry the battery with you to your office/workplace. With in-frame batteries, if you lack somewhere secure to park, it is simply begging for theft.
Theft isn't really a problem here, but I do need to be able to bring the battery up to the apt. for charging. Love the sleek design though. Everything I've seen in shops here looks like a 1950's Vespa.
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« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2018, 01:45:01 PM »
Bosch brings its proprietary PowerTube 500 in-frame batteries to US ebike market, signaling design shift
I'm not sure if this is such a good idea. In Israel, where e-bikes are a major commuting option for many people, there is the problem of theft, as e-bikes are highly desirable and quite expensive. A typical solution is to lock the e-bike on the street, but carry the battery with you to your office/workplace. With in-frame batteries, if you lack somewhere secure to park, it is simply begging for theft.

Looks like the battery is easily removable (and lockable).
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« Reply #68 on: April 17, 2018, 07:55:23 PM »
That would work for me.
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« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2018, 09:37:26 PM »
Yes. Good design.

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« Reply #70 on: April 17, 2018, 09:55:05 PM »
Just got my bike back from the shop. Got it ready for the season and then it snowed.

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« Reply #71 on: April 20, 2018, 12:55:22 PM »
Check out this Canadian company that has cracked the nut of self driving bikes:http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thisisthat/first-there-was-the-driverless-car-now-there-is-a-riderless-bike-1.3644515

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« Reply #72 on: April 20, 2018, 01:01:58 PM »
Okay, that took a while.  ;D
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« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2018, 06:21:48 PM »
Check out the pictures!!! Amazing. If that is not waste of resources I don't know what is.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/
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« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2018, 06:30:45 PM »
Terrible.

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« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2018, 07:00:35 PM »
Looks like a lot of Chinese entrepreneurs have not yet learned how to do market research.

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« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2018, 05:28:32 PM »
Electric skateboards! 
Now shorter; easier to carry inside and keep with you.

Boosted Boards unveils new electric shortboard, upgrades longboards
https://electrek.co/2018/04/25/boosted-boards-unveils-new-electric-shortboard-upgrades-longboards/
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« Reply #77 on: May 06, 2018, 04:08:48 PM »
“World:
The Dutch are so ridiculously progressive on bike culture
- what will be next? Bike escalators?!

Rotterdam:  [image below; 5-second vid at the link]

vid @BicycleDutch”
https://twitter.com/urbanthoughts11/status/992688927336226822
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« Reply #78 on: May 12, 2018, 01:57:24 AM »
Europe:

One of the biggest factors affecting the drop in gas-powered scooter sales is the simultaneous jump in electric scooter sales.

Gas scooter sales decline in Europe as electric bicycle and motorcycle sales soar
https://electrek.co/2018/05/11/gas-powered-scooters-replaced-by-electric-motorcycles/
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« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2018, 09:41:59 PM »
New scooter rental company uses commercial-grade equipment, and works with cities before starting up business there.

Boosted Board founders enter electric scooter wars, intend to compete on quality and ethics
https://electrek.co/2018/05/18/boosted-board-founders-enter-electric-scooter-wars/
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« Reply #80 on: May 24, 2018, 08:19:34 PM »
”Superpedestrian’s technology overcomes major issues faced by the industry. Our e-bikes autonomously manage themselves through onboard diagnostics, self-protection, and self-calibration, and then connect to a remote maintenance system that can service the entire fleet. If you rely mostly on users to report that something is broken, that’s too late. We know what’s going on inside each of our e-bikes and can resolve most issues before they occur.”

Copenhagen Wheel’s founder is using big data to make electric bicycle ride shares better
https://electrek.co/2018/05/24/copenhagen-wheels-founder-ebike-safer/
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« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2018, 09:32:59 PM »
Bike company addresses your concerns about bike theft:

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VanMoof has also included a “stealth lock” that is built into the rear chain stay of the frame. The lock consists of a metal bolt that is pushed into a recess in the rear wheel’s hub, either manually by the rider’s foot or electronically by the accompanying app, and physically prevents the wheel from turning until unlocked by the owner. All of the important bits on the bike are also secured with anti-theft nuts and bolts.

If someone tries to steal the bike, it will sound an alarm from a hidden speaker.

Sure, that may stop thefts of opportunity, but a determined thief can simply walk or drive off with the bike. That’s where VanMoof’s GPS integration comes in. We’ve covered electric bikes and scooters that allow you to GPS track your stolen ride before. But VanMoof goes one step further.

In true “don’t call the fuzz” style, they take matters into their own hands. VanMoof employs their own teams known as BikeHunters that physically track down and presumably steal back your bike for you, all for a nominal fee of $98. And if they can’t get it back, they replace it. In the past they’ve even crossed international borders to hunt down and return stolen bikes. ...
VanMoof’s two new theft-proof electric bicycles can be yours for a ~$19 monthly subscription
https://electrek.co/2018/06/02/vanmoofs-two-new-theft-proof-electric-bicycles/
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« Reply #82 on: June 10, 2018, 06:59:48 PM »
Uber and Lyft both join fate-deciding electric scooter battle royale in San Francisco
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You’ve likely seen or heard about the massive fleets of rental electric scooters that have been taking over US cities. Even if you don’t have the rental electric scooters in your city yet, you’ve probably seen the news coverage, especially regarding the backlash against riders dangerously and illegally zipping around sidewalks and crashing into pedestrians.

San Francisco decided to put a stop to the madness in their city last month, issuing cease and desist orders while they developed a plan to reign in the wild scooter companies.

Now they have offered five permits to electric scooter companies to operate in the city, and heavyweights Uber and Lyft have thrown their hats in the ring to face off against other already established electric scooter companies. ...
https://electrek.co/2018/06/09/uber-and-lyft-electric-scooter-san-francisco/


All those dockless scooters don’t charge themselves.  People search them out to charge them and earn a little cash:

For the Birds
I spent two weeks trying to charge electric scooters for extra cash. What I got was a lot of headaches.
https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/charging-bird-scooters-overnight-is-like-a-much-less-fun-version-of-pokemon-go.html
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« Reply #83 on: June 30, 2018, 05:48:59 PM »
Electric cargo bicycles like this ice cream bike are turning into highly profitable micro-businesses
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Compared to an ice cream e-bike, an ice cream truck would cost 10 times as much to set up and would use 100 times more energy each the day – a critical cost for a new business. Energy costs for the e-bike with freezer would be around $0.35 per day, versus $35 per day for an ice cream truck.
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The business can be quite profitable, with a full freezer of 240 ice cream tubs clearing about $1,200 per load. Not too shabby.
https://electrek.co/2018/06/29/electric-cargo-bicycles-profitable-micro-businesses/
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« Reply #84 on: July 04, 2018, 02:00:50 PM »
U.S.

Seattle Celebrates Milestone 1,000,000 Rides On Lime Dock-Free Bikes
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And just like that, less than 12 months since they first rolled into town, Seattleites have taken more than one million carbon-free rides on Lime smart pedal and e-assist bikes.
https://www.limebike.com/blog/seattle-celebrates-1000000-rides-lime-dock-free-bikes
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« Reply #85 on: July 14, 2018, 12:47:07 AM »
“How will we convince more people to bike when this is the experience? Howard Street (btw New Mont. & 3rd). Bell ringing=I'm here, please don't open your door potential ride-share customer.”
https://mobile.twitter.com/asweetplanner/status/1017602732415303681
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« Reply #86 on: July 14, 2018, 06:49:24 PM »
That's pretty scary.

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« Reply #87 on: July 24, 2018, 06:31:09 PM »
Top speed of 46 mph (74kph), so this is more of an urban/suburban  commuter than a highway bike.
Range 37miles(60km)+

An electric motorcycle for $1,995 in the US – where do I sign up!?
https://electrek.co/2018/07/23/electric-motorcycle-for-2000-usd/
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« Reply #88 on: July 24, 2018, 09:58:20 PM »
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Mobility Showdown: Bird Scooter vs. Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG in Santa Monica
http://www.thedrive.com/opinion/21906/mobility-showdown-bird-scooter-vs-mercedes-benz-s63-amg-in-santa-monica
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« Reply #89 on: August 05, 2018, 04:08:37 PM »
Tough little folding electric bike.  Speeds up to 18 mph (29 km/h)?

2018 Oyama CX E8D II review: probably the nicest folding electric bicycle I’ve ever ridden
https://electrek.co/2018/08/03/2018-oyama-cx-e8d-ii-review-best-folding-electric-bicycle/
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« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2018, 01:48:59 AM »
Tough little folding electric bike.  Speeds up to 18 mph (29 km/h)?

2018 Oyama CX E8D II review: probably the nicest folding electric bicycle I’ve ever ridden
https://electrek.co/2018/08/03/2018-oyama-cx-e8d-ii-review-best-folding-electric-bicycle/

Does it have an "electrocute anyone trying to steal it" function? Here in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada) the bike thieves seem to be breeding like bunny rabbits.

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« Reply #91 on: August 11, 2018, 02:08:47 AM »
Tough little folding electric bike.  Speeds up to 18 mph (29 km/h)?

2018 Oyama CX E8D II review: probably the nicest folding electric bicycle I’ve ever ridden
https://electrek.co/2018/08/03/2018-oyama-cx-e8d-ii-review-best-folding-electric-bicycle/

Does it have an "electrocute anyone trying to steal it" function? Here in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada) the bike thieves seem to be breeding like bunny rabbits.

I guess that’s the attraction of a folding bike:  you take it with you wherever you go.  ;)
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Easy to fold, OYAMA folding bikes are also easy to set-up, getting you on the road or off in minimal time.
Folds up small, which means it’s easy to bring to the office, classroom, restaurant, shop, apartment, dorm, or even on the bus or train.
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« Reply #92 on: August 11, 2018, 02:25:41 AM »
But electrocution would be so much more fun! But I take your point, although a lot of restaurants etc. may not have room even for a fold-up bike.

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« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2018, 04:38:30 PM »
But electrocution would be so much more fun! But I take your point, although a lot of restaurants etc. may not have room even for a fold-up bike.

It’s also 42 lb (19 kg), so I hope it rolls nicely when folded!
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« Reply #94 on: August 27, 2018, 06:15:01 PM »
Here’s an electric cargo bike that has the potential to replace a car.

the CERO One is part electric cargo bicycle, part SUV
https://electrek.co/2018/08/27/electrek-review-the-cero-one-is-part-electric-cargo-bicycle-part-suv/
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« Reply #95 on: August 29, 2018, 09:38:14 PM »
The first electric Vespa, the Elettrica, to finally enter production next month
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According to an announcement made today, Piaggio will begin producing the Vespa Elettrica next month.

Sales of the Elettrica will begin in October through a dedicated website, which is yet to be announced. Piaggio says that initial sales will be limited, and will expand throughout November, timed to coincide with EICMA 2018, also known as the Milan Motorcycle Show. ...
https://electrek.co/2018/08/27/electric-vespa-the-elletrica-production/
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« Reply #96 on: August 29, 2018, 10:21:56 PM »
The first electric Vespa, the Elettrica, to finally enter production next month
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According to an announcement made today, Piaggio will begin producing the Vespa Elettrica next month.

Sales of the Elettrica will begin in October through a dedicated website, which is yet to be announced. Piaggio says that initial sales will be limited, and will expand throughout November, timed to coincide with EICMA 2018, also known as the Milan Motorcycle Show. ...
https://electrek.co/2018/08/27/electric-vespa-the-elletrica-production/
Vehicles that look much like these are very popular locally and have been for the past few years. A great alternative for the summer months.
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« Reply #97 on: September 09, 2018, 03:44:57 PM »
Small is becoming big again in the U.S..

Uber predicts it will offer more rides on electric bicycles and scooters than cars
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Personal urban transportation, including one-person electric vehicles designed for cities, is a rapidly growing industry. Though cars are great multi-use vehicles for suburban and rural environments, commuters are now discovering that densely populated urban centers can be better served with smaller, purpose built transportation solutions such as electric bicycles and e-scooters.

Now with an increasing number of options in the market for affordable personal electric transportations, these little EVs are becoming popular alternatives in cities around the country. ...
https://electrek.co/2018/09/06/uber-predicts-it-will-offer-more-rides-on-electric-bicycles-and-scooters-than-cars/
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« Reply #98 on: September 29, 2018, 08:45:06 PM »
This solar powered electric bicycle went 12,800 km in 64 days!
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A self-sustained vehicle powered by the sun is something of a holy grail for electric vehicles, but is difficult to achieve due to the limited surface area and high power requirements of full size cars. However, a smaller EV such as a solar powered electric bicycle has an advantage here due to its drastically lower energy demands.

Over the last few months, a group of solar powered e-bikes raced nearly 13,000 km (8,000 mi) from Lyon, France to Guangzhou, China. Electrek caught up with Jack Butler, who placed 6th in the race, to hear how he succeed on such an extreme trip. ...
https://electrek.co/2018/09/27/solar-powered-electric-bicycle-journey/
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« Reply #99 on: October 04, 2018, 04:32:50 PM »
Uber launches first electric scooter share, offers free rides in first week
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Electric scooter share programs continue to expand at a rapid pace across the United States and the rest of the world. Uber, known for its ride-hailing service, doesn’t want to miss the boat. Seeking its own piece of the pie, Uber has just rolled out its Jump electric scooter share program in Santa Monica.

Uber recently purchased Jump, a dockless electric bicycle sharing company, in a deal reportedly worth over $100 million.

Jump bikes are available in 10 cities. Now Uber is leveraging Jump to add electric scooter sharing to their portfolio of services, in addition to ride hailing and electric bicycle sharing.

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi recently stated that the company expects electric bicycles and scooters to become the future of urban transportation. He believes that Uber believes it will offer just as many rides on electric bicycles and scooters over the next decade as they do in cars. ...
https://electrek.co/2018/10/03/uber-jump-electric-scooters/
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