electric bikes
I haven’t done much writing in the last few weeks so I started browsing the Internet for some inspiration. Perhaps something new and original like “The Revenge of the Electric Bike”. Well alas no such luck. However I am continually encouraged and intrigued by the e-bike markets on-going progress and some of the nifty new ideas I so often come across.

On the on-going progress of e-bikes  side of things is the time and money some of the major players in the transportation industry are putting into developing e-bike technology. Please don’t mistake this as a belief that the future of the e-bike is in the hands of these captain’s of industry. Quite the contrary. However, it does show that the the e-bike has come a long way from that of a passing curiosity or just another recreational plaything.  E-bikes are real transportation and are here to stay.

When companies like Daimler Benz, Volkswagon and Bosch dump hundreds of millions of dollars into the research and development of e-bikes and ebike drive systems we can be sure that e-bikes are more than just a passing fad. Have a look at some of these prototypes and products.

"Daimler Smart E-bike"

Daimler Smart E-bike

Edmunds Inside LineDaimler Will Build Smart Ebike.

Electric Bike ShedBosch Electric Bike Drive System. Future of e-bikes?

"bosch-ebike-drive", "ebike kit"

Bosch Electric Bike Drive System

 

 

engadget.comVolkswagen rolls out foldable ‘Bike’ electric bicycle concept.

"Volkswagen electric bicycle","electric bicycle"

Volkswagen’s electric bicycle concept

New ebikes, "what' next in ebikes?"

Limited by only your imagination

Auto MottoWhat’s next in electric bikes

 

 

 

 

 

And of course there’s always the “that’s a neat idea” department. Here’s a few with merit.

 

 

 

gizmag.comStudent-designed bicycle device designed to save lives.

Light Lane – A laser light bike line.

"safety light",

Emits a laser image ahead of the rider.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York TimesThe Commuter Bike Redesigned and Electrified.

Yike Bike, "folding bike", ebike

The Yike Bike


Naturally some ideas are better than others.

I New Idea Homepage


Bike lock, "Bicycle lock"

If your going green, well why not?

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