Oliver van Bilsen living with an electric BMW C evolution scooter electric motorbike

Are eco-friendly motorbikes the future, or the now?

(Contributed post for our eco-friendly UK readers) With air pollution responsible for some 50,000 deaths a year in Britain, electric vehicles may just be the future. However, their expensive price tags and charging mishaps mean that many people avoid them completely. Electric cars may be well-known, but electric motorcycles are now enjoying their day and …

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zero tesla quietest police pursuit

Quietest police pursuit in history

A San Francisco police officer riding an electric Zero Motorcycle recently pulled over a driver in an electric Tesla Model 3 in what must have been the quietest police pursuit of all time. Zero posted an image of the historic moment on their Facebook page, but it may not be the last time this happens. …

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RMK E2 prototype electric motorcycle

Anything goes with electric RMK E2

Electric motorcycles are not bound by the physical constraints of internal combustion engines, so just about anything goes, like this electric E2 from Finnish company RMK. Electric motors can be just about any shape and size and you can use multiple motors, while the batteries can also be any shape and size, especially if they …

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Curtiss Zeus Cafe

Orders open for Curtiss Zeus electric bikes

Curtiss Motorcycles is taking $US6000 deposits for their electric Zeus Bobber and Cafe (above) models and inviting supporters to invest in the American company. Zeus Bobber and Cafe Zeus Bobber and Cafe will each cost $US60,000 (about $A83,000, £46,845, €53,000) with a holding deposit of $US6000. The aluminium and carbon bikes have 140kW of power, 196Nm …

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Nera 3D printed electric bike wth airless tyres

3D electric bike has airless tyres

This 3D-printed electric motorcycle has several features that could come to future bikes including airless tyres, forkless steering and a flexible bumper. The NERA E-Motorcycle prototype was made by NOWLAB manufacturing laboratory which has locations in Boston, Berlin and Singapore. 3D printing They claim it is the world’s first fully 3D printed working e-motorcycle. Other …

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Dennis Savic with electric Cafe racer motrcycle

Aussie launches electric Savic Motorcycles

Australia’s first electric motorcycle company, Savic Motorcycles, will launch their electric Cafe Racer prototype at the Melbourne Moto Expo on Friday (November 23, 2018). Melbourne rider Dennis Savic, 26, spent more than 650 hours designing and building the prototype. The three Cafe Racer production versions will be made in Melbourne and Taiwan. They will be available …

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Vespa Elettrica electric scooter

Vespa debuts Elettrica electric scooter

The best thing about the Vespa Elettrica electric scooter is that it is almost a complete mirror of the iconic petrol-powered retro model. And, of course, just like the standard Vespa, it is twist-and-go-throttle so there is one less hurdle among scooter riders crossing over from an internal combustion model to an electric. Vespa Elettrica …

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