Future Ebikes

Qoros eBIQE, Exotic Concept E-Bike

Qoros has revealed a new high-performance electric bike, and if it looks vaguely similar to the GreyP G-12, there is a reason for that. We haven’t had a chance to write about the GreyP E-bike yet, but the eBIQE is breaking news right now (that is related to the GreyP), so we will tell you about the eBIQE first. We wrote about the Greyborg Warp Builder’s frame kit a few months ago, and during that research, we became familiar with

Qoros has revealed a new high-performance electric bike, and if it looks vaguely similar to the GreyP G-12, there is a reason for that. We haven’t had a chance to write about the GreyP E-bike yet, but the eBIQE is breaking news right now (that is related to the GreyP), so we will tell you about the eBIQE first. We wrote about the Greyborg Warp Builder’s frame kit a few months ago, and during that research, we became familiar with

 

BMW announces a new E-bike for 2014

BMW produced 200 small folding electric bikes in 2012 as part of a public relations campaign about their new electric concept car, the i3. You could fit two of the folding i-Pedelecs in the back of the i3, with the idea that you could drive the i3 from your home to a car-park, and then ride the i-Pedelecs the final few miles to work, to the train station, or to a weekend picnic.     The i-Pedelec was well-designed, but

BMW produced 200 small folding electric bikes in 2012 as part of a public relations campaign about their new electric concept car, the i3. You could fit two of the folding i-Pedelecs in the back of the i3, with the idea that you could drive the i3 from your home to a car-park, and then ride the i-Pedelecs the final few miles to work, to the train station, or to a weekend picnic.     The i-Pedelec was well-designed, but

 

Conway E-Rider, Mid Drive Off-Road Ebike

The Conway E-Rider is a German off-road E-bike that has high ground clearance, full-suspension with long travel, and a centrally-located non-hub motor with a factory frame-mounted battery. There are two models, the “Performance” and the more expensive “Extreme”.

The Conway E-Rider is a German off-road E-bike that has high ground clearance, full-suspension with long travel, and a centrally-located non-hub motor with a factory frame-mounted battery. There are two models, the “Performance” and the more expensive “Extreme”.

 

Hanebrink Hustler; 80-MPH Ebike

Dan Hanebrink has been building  high powered electric bikes in his workshop high in the mountains of Southern California for many years. He is most known for his Electric fat bike (read review),  which has massive 8 inch wide tires and is capable of riding on all terrains including sand, snow, and street. He also helped with the development and design of the Picycle (read review). In our review of his fat bike, we thought it had some impressive innovation

Dan Hanebrink has been building  high powered electric bikes in his workshop high in the mountains of Southern California for many years. He is most known for his Electric fat bike (read review),  which has massive 8 inch wide tires and is capable of riding on all terrains including sand, snow, and street. He also helped with the development and design of the Picycle (read review). In our review of his fat bike, we thought it had some impressive innovation

 

Polaris to Launch Line of E-Bikes

Polaris Press release: Polaris Electric Bicycles has introduced a new line of electric bicycles in partnership with EVantage. The Polaris brand entering the electric bicycle category is a major move toward making electric bicycles a viable mainstream recreational option in the U.S., according to a news release from EVantage. The new Polaris bikes will be launched at Interbike 2012, Sept. 19-21 in Las Vegas. “The Polaris name has always been synonymous with superior design and quality, and these electric bicycles

Polaris Press release: Polaris Electric Bicycles has introduced a new line of electric bicycles in partnership with EVantage. The Polaris brand entering the electric bicycle category is a major move toward making electric bicycles a viable mainstream recreational option in the U.S., according to a news release from EVantage. The new Polaris bikes will be launched at Interbike 2012, Sept. 19-21 in Las Vegas. “The Polaris name has always been synonymous with superior design and quality, and these electric bicycles

 

KTM Eshopper Wins Gold at Eurobike

September, 2012 An electric bike won the esteemed gold medal at the 2012 Eurobike show in Germany. Made by Austrian manufacturer KTM, a cargo utility electric bike called the “Eshopper.” Here is picture of the Eshopper at Eurobike  on the gold medal podium:     This bike features the well known Bosch 250-watt drive system (read review on Bosch powered e-bike), a reliable and  robust (but low powered) mid drive. The reason it is equipped with a measly 250-watt motor is because most

September, 2012 An electric bike won the esteemed gold medal at the 2012 Eurobike show in Germany. Made by Austrian manufacturer KTM, a cargo utility electric bike called the “Eshopper.” Here is picture of the Eshopper at Eurobike  on the gold medal podium:     This bike features the well known Bosch 250-watt drive system (read review on Bosch powered e-bike), a reliable and  robust (but low powered) mid drive. The reason it is equipped with a measly 250-watt motor is because most

 

Grace E-bikes Comes to USA

German based Grace will start distributing electric bicycles in the US in the spring of 2013. (read our review on the Grace One)  Established in 2009, Grace is a premier E-bike manufacturer from Berlin, Germany. German engineering and craftsmanship bring the perfect balance of design, technology, and durability to the Grace series of E-bikes. Combining interdisciplinary thinking, superior E-bike technology and the spirit of the road, Grace’s sophisticated design is the perfect interplay of attention to detail and aesthetic sensibility.

German based Grace will start distributing electric bicycles in the US in the spring of 2013. (read our review on the Grace One)  Established in 2009, Grace is a premier E-bike manufacturer from Berlin, Germany. German engineering and craftsmanship bring the perfect balance of design, technology, and durability to the Grace series of E-bikes. Combining interdisciplinary thinking, superior E-bike technology and the spirit of the road, Grace’s sophisticated design is the perfect interplay of attention to detail and aesthetic sensibility.

 

Currie Announces the eFlow

August 22nd 2012 Currie Technologies announced today the release of  their latest electric bike, the eFlow E3 Nitro. I am familiar with this bike design which debuted at the 2012 Tapei Cycle show, and am excited about Curries decision to materialize this design and  bring this bike to the marketplace. The eFlow features a unique purpose built frame which integrates Currie’s high quality/ high capacity Samsung lithium manganese battery into the bike’s seatpost  for a sleek design that  allows for  convenient charging in or

August 22nd 2012 Currie Technologies announced today the release of  their latest electric bike, the eFlow E3 Nitro. I am familiar with this bike design which debuted at the 2012 Tapei Cycle show, and am excited about Curries decision to materialize this design and  bring this bike to the marketplace. The eFlow features a unique purpose built frame which integrates Currie’s high quality/ high capacity Samsung lithium manganese battery into the bike’s seatpost  for a sleek design that  allows for  convenient charging in or

 

Smart E-Bike Factory Floor; Fresh German Air

Smart E-bike is officially in production, and we are now seeing the first pictures of the electric bike on the factory floor (read our story on Smart E-bike here). To Smart’s credit, this electric bike is not being built in China like most electric bikes, but in a factory in Sangerhausen (near Leipzig in Eastern Germany). And  these pictures are proof that there is real effort being put into this product. I am more excited about the Smart bike than I

Smart E-bike is officially in production, and we are now seeing the first pictures of the electric bike on the factory floor (read our story on Smart E-bike here). To Smart’s credit, this electric bike is not being built in China like most electric bikes, but in a factory in Sangerhausen (near Leipzig in Eastern Germany). And  these pictures are proof that there is real effort being put into this product. I am more excited about the Smart bike than I

 

Faraday E-Bike: Ultra Fine Design

The Faraday Porteur electric bike is definitely what we would consider a “boutique” electric bike build. Not only is it a low-volume production, but also it’s something so attractive it invites you to climb on top of it. The Faradays appearance is extremely smart and clean, and was conceived with design first in mind by Ideo in Palo Alto. It’s a rare example of an electric bike that is mostly hand-made in the United States (by Rock Lobster Cycles in Santa Cruz). At $3500,

The Faraday Porteur electric bike is definitely what we would consider a “boutique” electric bike build. Not only is it a low-volume production, but also it’s something so attractive it invites you to climb on top of it. The Faradays appearance is extremely smart and clean, and was conceived with design first in mind by Ideo in Palo Alto. It’s a rare example of an electric bike that is mostly hand-made in the United States (by Rock Lobster Cycles in Santa Cruz). At $3500,