Wednesday, 21 August 2013

An Electric Bicycle That Can Reach 50 MPH!

Apologies for two posts on electric bikes in as many weeks, but I saw this video and couldn't resist!

This amazing chap/eccentric inventor has come up with a way to make an electric bike that will do up to 50mph!

All you need is a pretty standard mountain mike, two hub-motors and a backpack full of lithium-ion batteries. Oh, and $5,000 to buy one....

But he's keeping pace with motorbike up a mountain - what's not to love?!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

'Rubbee' Makes Any Bike Electric...

I'm not a fan of electric bikes. They're heavy, ugly and - if you want to ride a bike - you can bloody well make the effort to pedal it!

But I'm really charmed by this new detachable electric drive which has been looking for funding on Kickstarter (they've now hit their £63,000 target!).

The Rubbee Electric Drive for Bicycles

It's beautiful, simple and really clever. It weighs 14 lb (6.5 kg), ihas a range of around 15 miles and can get the bike up to a top speed of 15 mph. It's also easily removable and re-chargeable and will fit on most bikes. What's not to like?!

Even Sir Richard Branson is impressed...

Good luck, chaps!