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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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    Official: DIY electric bikes made easy with Rubbee [w/video]
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    Hey, it may not be the coolest looking thing in the world, but the newfangled Rubbee electric-bike kit will get you across town without pedaling. Or at least, some towns. UK-based Rubbee is looking to raise funds via Kickstarter to expand production for a roller-like contraption that may be ...

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    Two Wheels: Polaris launches electric bicycle, we go hands on
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    Polaris is traditionally known as a powersports manufacturer, selling a range of ATVs and snowmobiles. Lately, however, the North Star brand has begun to move into the electric vehicle space. They now own neighborhood electric vehicle maker GEM, and have also made a significant investment in ...

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    Official: Smart electric scooter going on sale in 2014
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    The ForTwo company is giving us two ForOnes. After releasing details on its ebike, Daimler's Smart division has announced it will start selling a battery-electric scooter in 2014. Smart first unveiled the escooter along side its electric-powered bike at the Paris Motor Show in September 2010 ...

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    Official: Smart unveiling Brabus-edition Fortwo EV, e-bike at Geneva show
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    Daimler's Smart minicar division will unveil both a battery-electric version of the Smart Brabus special-edition line and a Smart Brabus electric bike at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The Smart Brabus electric drive Fortwo will be available in 12 countries by the end of the year. Parent company ...

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    Frankfurt: Ford E-Bike Concept debuts in Frankfurt
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    If you're at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show basking in the glory of stunning concepts like the Ford Evos, then you might catch a glimpse of a futuristic e-bicycle from Ford. Even though Ford is following behind other automakers – Smart, for example – the Dearborn automaker says the ...

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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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    Paris 2010: Smart escooter and ebike roll in
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    Smart escooter concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Envision a Smart fortwo after some extensive reworking. Start by lopping off the body, dropping two wheels, slicing it down to the bare essentials required for urban mobility and then electrify it. Once you do all this, you ...

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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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    Reinventing the (bike) wheel with the Copenhagen Wheel
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    Notice anything strange about the bike in the picture? The bright red hub isn't exactly subtle, but it does hide some impressive tech. Called the Copenhagen Wheel, this is a device developed by the SENSEable City Lab at MIT that basically can turn a normal bike into a connected electric bicycle ...

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    Gruber Assist auxiliary drive turns nearly any bicycle into an ebike
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    Bicycles can be a great way to reduce fuel consumption. They are efficient, relatively inexpensive, easy to store and care for and are often a fun way to score a little exercise while also getting you where you need to go. Of course, it's not always practical to pedal, which is one big reason that ...

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    Bricycle: an electric recumbent bicycle
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    Click above for more images of the Bricycle ConceptA man by the name of Brian has taken an interesting approach to designing an eco-friendly vehicle to replace some of the single-passengers cars driving all over the roads in America, and he calls it the Bricycle. Using three wheels -- one up front ...

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    Yamaha gets in on the eBike phenomenon
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    Yamaha certainly has plenty of experience making sporty two-wheeled vehicles, as riders of the firm's R6 and R1 sportbikes can certainly attest. Now, though, it seems that the Tuning Fork company has decided to branch out into human power, specifically with a new hybrid bicycle. What makes this ...

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    WSJ tests the OHM XU450 ebike
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    We've gazed at OHM's line of electric bikes already this year, and now we find a review by an automotive writer for The Wall Street Journal. David Patton tested the entry-level machine from the company, known as the XU450. The 450 stands for Watts, which the electric motor is able to deliver for ...

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    India drops excise duty on electric bikes
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    India, the seventh largest but second most populous country in the world, has good reason to encourage electric vehicle sales, considering that its automobile market is growing very rapidly. Pollution could become a much larger problem than it already is if steps are not taken to manage it now. ...

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    Electric Motion Systems E+ ebike: great features, high price
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    Click on the image for more high-resolution shots of the E+ digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gadgets/Electric_Motion_Systems_E_ebike_great_features_high_price'; Electric bikes are becoming an increasingly intriguing option for commuters who live relatively close to work or for avid outdoor ...

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    Paris Motor Show: Matra MS1-Electric Motorcycle
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    You may never have heard of the French automotive company Matra. You've probably seen some of their designs and cars that they have built for other companies such as Renault, though. For instance, the strange and strangely popular Renault Espace minivan was initially made by Matra for Renault. ...

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    The Electrobike Pi: pretty cool and really expensive
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    Let me get this fact off my chest before I write anything else: this thing is flippin' expensive! Alright, now that we're through with that, let's analyze this electric bike, known as Pi. The frame is an aluminum monocoque, meaning that it is a single piece made up of metal which is all a similar ...

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    Shiny! Electric bicycle has solar-wheels
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    While it is not uncommon for electric bikes to have a front hub motor or for them to have batteries mounted on the rear racks, these are the first pair of wheels that I have seen with solar panels integrated into them. I think that the idea is pretty cool, and can't really think of another place ...

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