San Francisco bike shop lets you trade in car for e-bike

April 17, 2017 by  
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A new bike store in the Bay Area of San Francisco has come up with an interesting way to get people to reduce their transportation footprint. Electric bikes make a great alternative for commutes in cities like San Francisco , but many people find the hefty price tag of an e-bike prohibitive. The New Wheel solves that by allowing patrons to trade in their old vehicles for an e-bike – and a healthier lifestyle. San Francisco’s 74 hills don’t make for pleasant bike commutes – unless you’ve got an e-bike to help you. The New Wheel is making it easier for people to obtain e-bikes. Patrons can bring in their old cars, and the bike shop will take notes on the car’s condition and mileage, and send the information to Roadster.com . 48 hours later they make patrons an offer, and will even come pick up the old car and deliver a check. Ideally patrons will spend some of that money on an e-bike at The New Wheel, but aren’t required to do so. Related: Propella’s lightweight electric bike rides like a regular bike Shop co-founder Brett Thurber told Fast Company, “We’ve always been in the business of trying to figure out ways to get people out of cars and onto bikes. With all the traffic and even parking, it’s not convenient anymore, in many instances, to own a car. I think the thing we’re up against is just habit.” The New Wheel has adopted other ideas from the car industry to help people get used to the idea of owning a bike as their main vehicle. They offer financing for e-bikes and allow people to trade in their old e-bikes. They even offer roadside assistance; if bikers get a flat tire The New Wheel will pick them up twice a year and give them a free ride up to 30 miles. + The New Wheel Via Fast Company Images via Pixabay and Tom Lowenthal on Flickr

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Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest and you could win a $3000 VANMOOF electric bike

October 15, 2015 by  
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It’s that time of year again: people across the United States are eating and drinking pumpkin everything , storefronts are decked out in fake cobwebs and creepy eyeball lights, and Inhabitat is launching the best Halloween costume contest to date with a chance to win a VANMOOF electric bike valued at a whopping $3,000 . Which means the competition will be stiffer than ever. We aren’t looking for witch hats from Target, folks. We’re looking for the most innovative, thought-provoking DIY costumes made by you for you – not in some factory in China. Luckily, we have a host of brilliant past costumes to share as inspiration. So roll up your sleeves, evoke your creative ghouls, and enter Inhabitat’s 2015 Halloween Contest by October 31st, 2015 for a chance to win the world’s first intelligent electric bike complete with built-in GPS tracking. ENTER YOUR ADULT COSTUMES HERE > ENTER YOUR KIDS’ COSTUMES HERE > Read the rest of Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest and you could win a $3000 VANMOOF electric bike

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New study finds that electric bikes could be the answer to getting more people to bike commute

June 15, 2015 by  
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Even though the benefits of cycle commuting are well known, actually getting organized enough to do it can be a pain. You have to plan, carry extra gear, and often need to shower and change when you arrive at work. According to a new Norwegian study , these are a few of the main barriers keeping people from using bikes as a regular form of transportation. Electric bikes remove many of these barriers, the study found, allowing people to cycle in their normal work clothes without getting sweaty. Participants in the study cycled twice as many trips and twice as far when give unlimited access to an e-bike. Read the rest of New study finds that electric bikes could be the answer to getting more people to bike commute Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle infrastructure , bicycles , bike , bike commuting , bike commuting study , cycling Norway , e-bikes , eBikes , electric bicycles , electrical bikes , green transportation , norway

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PHOTOS: We Try Turning a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike with the New ShareRoller

February 27, 2014 by  
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The ShareRoller is the world’s first portable motor designed specifically for transforming Citi Bikes into electric bikes . The compact, 6-7 lb. device will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow as part of a Kickstarter campaign, but we got a sneak peek earlier this week in New York City. Read on to learn more about this game-changing gadget, and see what we thought about our test ride. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike share , Citi bike , citi bike electric bike , citi bike electric motor , e-bikes , e-bikes nyc , electric bikes , electric bikes in nyc , electric motor attachment for bike , green transportation , nyc bike share , portable electric motor for citi bike , ShareRoller , shareroller citi bike , shareroller test drive        

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Stromer’s New ST1 Electric Bike is a Battery-Powered City Cruiser

April 5, 2013 by  
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Switzerland-based Stromer just launched their new ST1 pedal-assisted electric bike for the US market. These superbly engineered  e-bikes  feature a seamlessly integrated battery located inside the frame and an  onboard interface  the size of an iPod Nano which shows an abundance of information including battery charge, energy consumption rates, average speed, as well as the distance and duration of rides. Read the rest of Stromer’s New ST1 Electric Bike is a Battery-Powered City Cruiser Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , battery-powered bikes , bicycle design , bicycling , bike charger , e-bikes , electric bike design , green transportation , iPod Nano bike , Stromer Electric Bike , Stromer ST1 bike        

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Weiss/Manfredi Unveils Plans for Kent State’s New Green-Roofed Design Loft

April 5, 2013 by  
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