Sunday, May 17, 2009

Electric Bicycles

Really good article on electric bikes. Lots of potential here. I think one key element to crack is the security factor. If I could secure my bike as quickly as I can park and lock my car, that would greatly increase the appeal.

The folding electric bike could really be the ultimate! Also, for the car replacement, the three-wheel version with larger cargo capacity could be the right form factor.

3 comments:

  1. The one good thing about our oil dependency, someone is going to solve the problem. Give me my electric car!

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  2. I've been looking into commuter cars for the last year. I still can't find what I would consider an ideal alternative. There aren't enough sidewalks here to do use an electric bike. And the street legal cars are about the same cost as a real car. It might be an actual alternative in MN, but not here.

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  3. You can't use a real bike, let alone an electric, on the sidewalk anyway, gowabash. The real problem is the bike-hostile condition of the roads in Indiana.

    You are right, though, the specialty cars seem very, very over-priced.

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