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    Official: Local Motors Verrado Electric Trike drifts past Kickstarter goal
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    Well, it looks like Local Motors has blown by its fundraising goal for its Verrado Electric Drift Bike by a cool $6,000 so far. Riding sideways, of course. As it should be. The company put its electric drift trike on Kickstarter earlier this month and raised 50 percent of its $20,000 goal within ...

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    Two Wheels: Mugen debuts new Shinden electric motorcycle for TT Zero race
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    To say that John McGuinness will win this year's TT Zero on the Isle of Man, riding the Shinden San for Team Mugen, and that his closest competitor will likely be his new teammate Bruce Anstey, would not be the boldest of predictions. MotoCsysz, the team that's dominated the previous four ...

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    Two Wheels: Vectrix electric scooter company goes bankrupt, again
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    Let's just say Vectrix has filed for bankruptcy one time for each wheel on its battery-electric scooters. This time, though, it's Chapter 7, Boston Business Journal reports, citing bankruptcy court filings. Since that usually involves liquidation, it's safe to say that the company's number is ...

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    Official: EPA levies another fine on engine importer for Clean Air Act violations
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    If nothing else, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing its best to ensure that not too much of that notorious Beijing smog wafts its way over here. The regulator once again smacked a China-based maker of recreational vehicles and engines with a penalty for violating the country's ...

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    Official: Feddz electric bike with swappable battery hits Europe this month
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    Garage chargers? We don't need no stinkin' garage chargers. Germany-based Feddz is getting ready to start European sales of its electric bike, and, to do so, it's touting a removable-battery system that makes garage chargers unnecessary, if not almost quaint. The bike comes in variants that have ...

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    Two Wheels: Works Electric gets to the chopper, offers custom motorcycles [w/video]
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    The One Motorcycle Show is an annual exhibition of a certain breed of customized bikes, and as attendees stomped the unexpected snow from their footwear and filed into the Yale Union Laundry Building in downtown Portland, OR last month for the fifth edition of this two-wheeled-centered circus, ...

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    Read This: The long, tough road ahead for Lit Motors
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    We live in a skeptical world. When it comes to upstart green vehicle manufacturers, there is no end to the people who will line up to say "That's cool, but it just ain't going to happen." And for good reason: the shoulder of the road to viability is a parking lot of electric this and hybrid that. ...

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    Two Wheels: Trendwatch: PA, SC the lastest to convert roads to bike-only area
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    How does Charlestonia or Steeltownia sound? Because the whole livability bug notably biting cities such as Portland has gotten bigger via the proliferation of dedicated bikeways in a number of US cities. The latest to join are Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, SC, Treehugger most happily ...

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    Geneva: Qoros eBIQE concept rolls out with new 3 Hatch
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    The unveiling of the Qoros 3 hatch was somewhat disappointing for us at AutoblogGreen in that it wasn't a production version of the plug-in hybrid concept that it showed last year in Geneva. The Chinese automaker has, however, blunted that trauma by rolling out a handsome two-wheel human/electric ...

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    Report: Bogota citizens give up automobiles in first ever Car Free Week
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    That bike-friendly city of Bogota finally came to the conclusion that two wheels are worth seven days, not just one. The Colombian capital, which has been hosting car-free days regularly since 2000, expanded the idea and held its first-ever car-free week earlier this month, Treehugger says. ...

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    Two Wheels: Brammo Empulse gets a modest makeover for 2014
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    The 2014 Brammo Empulse has made its official entrance and, as you can see by the photo above, it's looking just as sweet as ever. Perhaps even a tad sweeter. That's because it's done the electric-motorcycle equivalent of preparing for a high school reunion. Yup, it's had a bit of a make ...

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    Two Wheels: Terra Motors dresses up Zero S electric motorcycle, calls it Kiwami
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    Terra Motors – a Japanese company best known to us for its electric tuk tuk endeavors – has unveiled an intriguing electric motorcycle, dubbed the Kiwami, at the ongoing Auto Expo 2014 in India. A quick glance of the bike on the company's Indian website reveals a sharp-looking machine ...

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    Official: Derringer electric bike pedaling uphill in Kickstarter campaign
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    Derringer, an upscale custom bicycle maker is trying to raise enough funds on Kickstarter to make the electric bicycle you see above. The problem is that the company needs about $8,300 a day for the next week or so to make the Kickstarter campaign a success. Through Kickstarter, the Los ...

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    Official: Elio showing 84-mpg, 3-wheeled trike at CES, on sale in early 2015
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    We've seen lots of promotional images of the upcoming Elio three-wheeled, high-efficiency vehicle, but now Elio Motors is ready to show the trike to the world at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, which starts next week. The vehicle will be on display at the ShowStoppers area of ...

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    Two Wheels: Mission Motorcycles sues co-founder, counter-suit expected
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    Mission Motorcycles is not Mission Motors. We say that off the start to avoid confusion about what follows. Mission Motors was started in San Francisco a few years back after exploding from its stealth cocoon, known as Hum Cycles. Mission Motorcycles was started much more recently by three ...

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    Official: The Mission RS is RideApart's Motorcycle of the Year
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    The future is electric. Here's another bit of evidence to testify that this catchphrase is more than just a meaningless mantra. RideApart – a web portal geared toward motorcycle enthusiasts – has chosen the Mission RS as its bike of the year. Yup, not the best electric bike, but the ...

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    Study: Peak Car is so 2004, now get on your bike and ride
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    So, the US metropolitan areas with the largest percentage jump in commuters that bike to work are Portland, Madison, San Francisco and Denver. Now that we've gotten the "no duh" portion of the US Public Interest Research Group's (PIRG) recent study on urban driving habits out of the way, we can ...

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    Two Wheels: Agility Saietta R gets Clean & Cool in Colorado, promises to come back soon [w/video]
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    Relax. Despite the appearance of an odd-looking craft navigating certain roads around Boulder, CO, there was no alien invasion in the Rocky Mountain region last week. It was just the vanguard. Some bikes can turn heads as they roll by, this one can twist them cleanly off. As part of Clean ...

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    Official: Superpedestrian offers $699 Copenhagen Wheel for early adopters [w/video]
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    Do you love bicycling, but hate hills and headwinds? Like the idea of an electric bike but don't want to shell out several grand? Intrigued by the idea of converting your current bike, but lack technical ability and/or don't like the look of battery bags and wires run amock. Check this out. The ...

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    Review: A2B Alva+ E-Bike
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    Electric-assist bicycles continue to enter the marketplace along with electric and extended-range electric vehicles. And while they can bring tears to a cyclist's wallet without any federal or state credits to lighten the financial wallop, riding them can be addictive. We recently rode the BMW ...

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