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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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    Two Wheels: 200-hp Voxan Wattman is world's most powerful electric cruiser
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    Ever since Venturi principal Gildo Pallanca Pastor scooped up the French motorcycle marque Voxan a few years back, we've wondered how Sacha Lakic – the go-to designer for the Monégasque businessman – would fuse the past products of the brand with its future-oriented electric ...

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    Two Wheels: Yamaha PES1 is a stunner on stage and track [w/video]
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    There's a lot to like about the Yamaha PES1 on display at the Tokyo Motor Show. Light and lithe, the electric motorcycle concept is a fine blade with which to slice through city traffic. It sits you upright, giving you a commanding view of the field of battle, but also allows you to easily tuck ...

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    Two Wheels: Energica Ego is Italian for awesome [w/video]
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    In a little more than a year from now, the 2015 Energica Ego from CRP will finally make the leap from design and development to driveways and track days. And now, we know exactly what this Italian electric sport bike will look like. In a word: magnifico! Revealed at the recent EICMA, the ...

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    Two Wheels: Lit Motors Kubo electric cargo scooter fills the hole in our hearts [w/video]
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    Electric cargo scooter lust is now a thing. We sometimes walk through life without ever realizing our hearts hold a void until the propitious moment we first lay eyes on that missing piece. That thing that unexpectedly makes us whole and floods us with excitement. The hole in our soul, ...

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    Video: Oset electric trials bike storms Billionaires Row
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    If trials riding is an art, then a certain uninhabited property on Billionaire's Row (actually, Kensington Palace Gardens) in London makes for one heck of a canvas for a performance piece video. But, if you want to perpetrate this kind of act in a high-security neighborhood, it's probably best to ...

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    Report: Brammo making plans for IPO, mulls electric sports car
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    Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher is looking to take a few plays from the Tesla Motors playbook by using its electric-vehicle wizardry to go public, and even plans to go after the same investment bankers that helped the California automaker with its IPO three years ago. The company founder, speaking ...

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    Official: Patent granted for Lit Motors C-1 gimbaled flywheel stabilization system
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    There are a number of transportation devices under development deserving of the adjective, "revolutionary." There are also no shortage of vehicles bestowed with the "vaporware" descriptor. High on both of those lists rests the C-1 from Lit Motors – a self-balancing fully-enclosed electric ...

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    Two Wheels: Suzuki EXTRIGGER concept makes a monkey of electric motorcycles
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    Small is big, monkey bikes are the new black. After years of being relegated to cob-webbed tales told by speckled-bearded men that begin with "Back when we was kids..." (and typically involving a Honda Z50 soaring skyward to miraculous heights), the petite low-power/high-fun concept is making a ...

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    Two Wheels: A tale of two Smart Wheels, the transport revolution edition [w/video]
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    It was the smartest of wheels, it was also the smartest of wheels. There's a revolution brewing in the world of two-wheel transport and first couple of volleys have just been fired. The smart wheel, as envisioned by FlyKly and Superpedestrian, appears to have come of age. We first heard about ...

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    Two Wheels: All across Europe, bicycles outsold cars last year
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    It may have taken a full generation for Queen's 1978 oddball anthem Bicycle Race to take effect, but by golly, folks in the band's native UK, not to mention the rest of Europe, are getting the rather operatic message. Last year, Europeans bought more bicycles than light-duty vehicles in 25 of the ...

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    Two Wheels: Works Electric Rover is a stand-up commuter scooter [w/videos]
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    Stand-up scooters just got real – real awesome! The Rover from Works Electric takes the basic stand-up-scooter formula and adds style, speed, and more than a teaspoon of geek sweetness to make a strong argument for a new two-wheeled urban commuting tool. No, really! Hear us out. Unlike a ...

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    Quick Spin: BMW Cruise e-Bike 2014
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    BMW has been making bikes for years, but it wasn't until this week that we took the time to pedal around in one. After all, it's pretty clear that four wheels are more fun than two when it comes to the roundel. But, well, maybe not always. For example, if you're trying to navigate through a dense ...

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    Auctions: eBay find: Battery-powered Batpod is ready for battle
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    Thinking of taking up a crime fighting career in your local metro area? We have a lead on the vehicle you need – an electric, shotgun-shooting, flame-throwing, Batpod now available on eBay! You're welcome. This particular crusading cruiser begin life as a 2002 Harley Davidson V-Rod. Its ...

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    Two Wheels: Tesla co-founder Eberhard joins electric motorcycle maker BRD's board
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    Tesla Motors co-founder Martin Eberhard has apparently brought down his electric powertrain expertise from four wheels to two, as the former Tesla CEO has joined the advisory board of San Francisco-based electric-motorcycle maker BRD Motorcycles, Wired reports. Eberhard joins a company that ...

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    Video: Bill and Eva have salt fever, set 212-MPH electric land speed record
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    Salt fever is an affliction that drives those infected to spend the better part of the year dreaming, scheming and building machines to race across the alien landscape that is the Bonneville Salt Flats in search of land-speed-record glory. Bill Dube and Eva Håkansson have a high-voltage ...

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    Two Wheels: CRP Energica prototype ridden ahead of production reveal [w/video]
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    The production version of the CRP Energica Ego will be introduced to the world at the upcoming 2014 EICMA. Ahead of that reveal, the company brought a small group of motorcycle journalists to Volterra, Italy for an exclusive preview of the drivetrain as it sits in a prototype. Unveiled at last ...

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    Two Wheels: GenZe STS electric scooter is designed for Gen Z (and their phones)
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    What do you get when you design a vehicle around solving mobility problems for today's cities? If you are Mahindra, you get the GenZe STS – a line-up of electric scooters, the first of which was revealed at the Santa Monica Altcar Expo last weekend. Standing for Single Track Shuttle, the ...

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    Motorsports: Brammo issues challenge to Spark-Renault Formula E racer
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    The gauntlet has been thrown down. Although the freshly revealed Spark-Renault SRT_01E racecar isn't scheduled to spin a wheel in anger for another year yet, when the Formula E series officially kicks off, it has already received its first challenge. One from an unexpected source. At first ...

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    Two Wheels: Greyp Bikes puts Rimac performance on two wheels *UPDATE
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    A Rimac for the rest of us? If you've been bummed that you couldn't quite afford an electric supercar from Rimac Automobili, don't despair. It appears the folks behind the Concept_One have applied their engineering talent to a simpler, more affordable product. Freshly revealed at the Salon ...

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