Ebike Family Vimeo Documentary

January 8, 2013

The Ebike Family video series is a well done documentary, which shows what goes into building an electric bike from the ground up out of China. Many electric bike vendors just source an electric bike from China and slap their brand name  on it, while other more serious companies actually go to China and oversee the production of their bike and its components, shaking hands and eating hard core Chinese food with the factory owners while they are there.

Tora Harris from Juiced Rider  is one of those ebike vendors who is serious enough about his product to go to China regularly attempting to perfect production of his single product, the Juiced Rider ODK-II (read review) Tora is half-Taiwanese and speaks 5 different dialects of the Chinese language.

If you are curious about ebikes and the manufacturing boom in China, this video series is a very interesting watch.  As you will see, the factory working conditions are completely different than what we are used to in the United States. Particularly fascinating to me was to see the part in the video where women workers are winding the hub motors. I did a complete story on my visit to a hub motor factory here.

Chinese factory workers generally do not like to be videod and photographed.

Ebike Family- Part 1


In this video we see Tora, creator of the Juiced Rider, when he meets up with a man who is possibly the most influential person in the ebike revolution (see our list) Justin Lemire-Elmore from ebikes.ca Together they tour China, stopping at a hub motor factory and a controller factory. This is the most popular of the videos in this series and is considered an electric bike classic.



E-Bike Family – The Documentary (Part 2)

Video runtime: 43:15


Part 2 is focused on the factory manufacturing the  Juiced Rider, a unique cargo electric bike and Tora’s efforts in China to perfect the product.

Eric has been involved in the electric bike industry since 2002 when he started a 6000 square foot brick and mortar Electric Bike store in downtown San Francisco. He is a true believer that small electric vehicles can change the way we operate and the way we think.


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