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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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    Two Wheels: Brammo HQ suffers $200,000 damage after lab fire, electric motorcycles not affected
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    Electric motorcycle maker Brammo Motorsports took a hit over the weekend – a fire at its Ashland, OR, facility caused more than $200,000 in damage. Thankfully, this incident won't slow down business, according to the company's director of marketing, Adrian Stewart, who added that the fire ...

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    Two Wheels: Charge electric motorcycle race documentary comes to theaters this week
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    For lovers of electric bike racing, director Mark Neale's documentary about the first-ever electric motorcycle competition that started on the Isle of Man TT course June 12, 2009, Charge, is now in theaters. The updated film chronicles racing teams preparing for the 2009 race, and their return in ...

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    Two Wheels: Ronnie Renner races KTM Electric Bike prototype through Austria
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    Pro FMX Rider Ronnie Renner recently had a realization that happens to a lot of people who ride an electric bike – it may use an electric motor and not an internal combustion engine, but the torque and horsepower sure are exceptional. Oh, and it's a lot of fun to ride. Renner visited KTM ...

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    Two Wheels: Behance nCycle is a better electric bike design, ready for your smartphone
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    Simply put, the nCycle is unlike any bicycle – or electric bike – we've ever seen. Most e-bikes just add a motor to a sturdy but conventional bike. The nCycle takes the concept further, with a design that is both futuristic and functional. This is a two-wheeler for the smartphone ...

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    Video: Lessons learned spinning around Hong Kong on a Brammo Enertia
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    A biker in Hong Kong shot video for 20 minutes riding an electric Brammo Enertia. Here's a few observations from viewing it, which you can do below: The Enertia doesn't have a mild humming electric motor, like the Nissan Leaf. It's a piercing noise that cranks up while driving uphill and ...

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    Two Wheels: Zero Motorcycles dealing with yet another safety recall
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    Zero Motorcycles is recalling 315 of its 2012 model year S and DS electric motorcycles to fix a problem that can cause their electronic motors to suddenly lose power. Affected bikes have motor encoder position signals that may drift, or change, over time, Zero Motorcycles stated in a document ...

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    Canadian man fighting for right to ride power-assisted e-bicycle
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    A Canadian man is fighting in court for his right to ride a power-assisted electric bicycle. Chesley Earle, 25, who has a disability that impairs his ability to stand for long periods or walk long distances, saved his money for months to buy a bike powered by pedaling and electricity. He uses his ...

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    Two Wheels: Senate committee approves $2,500 federal tax credit for electric two-wheelers
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    Last week, the Senate Finance Committee approved a federal tax credit worth 10 percent of the price of electric bikes and motorcycles, up to a maximum of $2,500. If the bill passes, it would end an existing electric vehicle tax credit for golf carts that can't be taken on public highways, unlike ...

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    Two Wheels: Brammo gets GE Capital financing to sell more e-bikes
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    More plug-in motorcycles? We're in, says General Electric. GE Capital reached an agreement with Brammo to provide financing necessary for the e-bike maker to expand its inventory. The agreement will help Oregon-based Brammo expand its dealer network. This isn't the first time GE has stood behind ...

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    Video: Brammo Empulse RR hangs with racing bikes at racetrack
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    OK, so the electric bike had a ringer on it. Big deal. Former AMA Pro Superbike rider Steve Atlas decided to have some fun with a Brammo Empulse RR e-bike at Portland International Raceway, racing some club riders on 600cc motorcycles during some warm-up laps, according to Hell For Leather ...

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    Official: Audi unveils power-wheelie-ing e-bike in Austria
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    Audi this week is following up companies such as Daimler AG's Smart division by unveiling a battery-powered bicycle for two-wheeled enthusiasts. And this one can do wheelies and has the power-to-weight ratio of an A4. Audi's e-bike Wörthersee, named after the town in Austria, has a top ...

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    Official: Is it the ForOne? Smart will start e-bike deliveries in UK this month
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    Daimler's Smart division, best known for its ForTwo two-seat vehicles, will start deliveries of its battery-electric bikes in the UK this month after winning a Red Dot Design Award. The bike, which was unveiled last year, has a 250-watt electric motor and a battery that can provide as many as 62 ...

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    Report: San Francisco Bay Area will get e-bike sharing program
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    For anyone looking to find out if an electric-powered bike can make it up Telegraph Hill's Filbert Street in San Francisco, you'll soon get your chance. The San Francisco Bay Area will be the site of an electric-bike sharing program designed to replace car trips in and around San Francisco and ...

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    Frankfurt: Smart whirs $4,000 ebike into Frankfurt
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    Well, if they can't quite master the business case for small city cars, maybe Smart will resort to two-wheelers as part of their plan to become the world's urban savior. First revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the electric Smart ebike shown here will go on sale in 2012 and is set to cost ...

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    Frankfurt: Daimler gets in on the electric bicycle game with Smart E-Bike
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    Cars don't get much smaller than the Smart ForTwo, but that, apparently, still isn't small enough for Daimler. So after having unveiled electric scooter and bicycle concepts at the Paris Motor Show last year, the Smart brand has announced plans to putting the latter into production in time for ...

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    China BAK to supply 20,000 lithium-ion batteries to Xidesheng Bicycle
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    China BAK, a manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, has signed a contract to supply 20,000 lithium-ion cells to Xidesheng Bicycle, one of China's leading producers of electric bikes (e-bikes). Xiangqian Li, chief executive officer of China BAK, remarked on the significance of diving into the ...

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    Bosch to unveil solar-charged electric e-bike at Solar Power International 2010
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    Bosch Solar Energy will unveil its e-bike concept at the upcoming Solar Power International 2010 (SPI). SPI is North America's largest business-to-business solar event and hits the Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days starting tomorrow. The e-bike concept combines Bosch's newly ...

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    Study: 466 million electric two-wheelers by 2016
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    Brammo Enertia and TTR race bike – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've certainly noticed an increase of choices in the electric bicycle, motorcycle and scooter markets over the last few years, and that's especially true in emerging markets like India and China. Many people can't ...

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    China not feeling the love for electric bicycles any more
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    E-bikes in China – Click above to watch video after the jump
    How cool are electric bicycles? Not all that cool, according to traffic authorities in China, where the number of e-bikes climbed from 50,000 a year ago to maybe 120 million today. That's an absurd adoption rate, and there has ...

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