27 Sep '11, 9pm

Ford Develops E-Bike Protoype

Ford Develops E-Bike Protoype

E-bikes on the other hand are lightweight, so they don’t waste energy transporting themselves and they are far cheaper to buy as well. Consider too, the average speed of urban traffic as measured in London and New York – remarkably similar at 9 mph and 9.5 mph respectively. The E-bike has more than enough juice to assist its rider to get to work faster than by car, and in a sweat-free condition. Indeed, sweat-free and faster than a traditional bicycle will allow. The E-bike also avoids the dreaded (though often overblown) range-anxiety problem – since the rider can still pedal along if the battery is depleted. You can add further attributes to this list too: no license is required to operate an E-bike, plus a full charge costs around $0.10 . Both pragmatically and economically – the E-bike has a strong case. There are health benefits as well. If you want a little fresh air...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/09/ford-develops-bike-co...

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