Syrian refugee inventor builds an electric bike to get around camp

April 11, 2016 by  
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Even in a refugee camp , this man is working to build a better life. Safwan Harb fled Syria with two family members, and they settled in Zaatari , a refugee camp monitored by the United Nations and government of Jordan. Yet Harb and his family are all disabled, and it was difficult for them to get around on Zaatari’s uneven dirt streets. So Harb designed a creative electric bicycle . Read the rest of Syrian refugee inventor builds an electric bike to get around camp

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Bernie Sanders invited to Vatican City for social justice conference

April 11, 2016 by  
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Environmental and social justice will be the topics at an upcoming meeting at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences , and one US presidential hopeful has been invited to speak: Senator Bernie Sanders . The visit could be an important moment for the Senator to convey his ideas about the economy on a global scale. Read the rest of Bernie Sanders invited to Vatican City for social justice conference

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EGO Movement E-Bike offers sustainable and stylish mobility to urbanites

February 9, 2016 by  
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Zurich-based EGO Movement wants to redefine individual urban transit. To help urbanites get around even the hilliest of towns in a breeze, the startup designed the EGO Movement E-bike, an electric bicycle that combines classic design with modern technology. Powered by a 350W mid-motor engine and Samsung removable 36V10A battery, the bicycle can cruise around town with a 60 to 80 kilometer range. The battery also comes with a USB port to make on-the-go mobile phone charging a snap. Each bike, which comes in both a “male” and “female” frame, is equipped with a Shimano 8-gear shift, RST forms, and Tektro disc brakes. + EGO Movement The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Ford’s foldable Mode:Flex E-Bike connects to your phone to make riding a breeze

November 10, 2015 by  
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Ford has rolled out a prototype for their third ebike, the MoDe:Flex. This fully electric bicycle needs no bulky bike rack to be transported, because it neatly fits in your trunk and can be charged while you drive. Along with being flexible for any type of riding, the bicycle connects to a smartphone app that can help your plan your trip, avoid traffic, calculate parking costs, and even be prepared for harsh weather. Read the rest of Ford’s foldable Mode:Flex E-Bike connects to your phone to make riding a breeze

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SitGo is a foldable electric bike that charges using a cigarette lighter receptacle

October 29, 2015 by  
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SitGo is a unique, portable electric bicycle that can be charged with a car’s cigarette lighter receptacle. SitGo is not an ordinary electric bicycle – along with its unique, efficient design, it has a USB port for charging your devices while on the go. It also has a 360-degree rotating cell phone holder allowing you to ride while listening to the music or keeping an eye on your navigation. When you get to where you are going, the SitGo can be folded up to slip under your desk or in a closet. You can help bring the handy little electric bike to the world by funding the SitGo campaign on Kickstarter . + SitGo on Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Foldable Wide Path Camper is a whole different kind of bike trailer

October 25, 2015 by  
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All-electric flying bicycle takes to the skies in first manned flight

June 3, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Flying bikes have come a long way since Steven Spielberg sent Eliot flying towards the moon in E.T; notably, there are some very real, Hollywood-SFX-free ones in development. Aeroflex’s Hoverbike has so far reached a top speed of 30mph, and a maximum flying height of 15 feet, and now a team from Hungary has developed an all-electric flying bike that just recently achieved its first manned venture. The tricopter vehicle—dubbed Flike —has so far stayed aloft in controlled tests for over a minute, and with lithium-polymer batteries to power the cycle’s six rotors it has the capacity to sustain a 30-40 minute flight. Read the rest of All-electric flying bicycle takes to the skies in first manned flight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bay zoltan , electric bike , electric vehicle , flike , flying bike , flying electric bike , hoverbike , lithium batteries , litium polymer , tricopter

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Revolutionize your daily commute with the stylish and futuristic Spark e-bike

February 25, 2015 by  
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Canadian company Shocke bikes designed a new kind of electric bike that’s guaranteed to spice up your daily commute. Introducing the Shocke Spark , a stylish and sleek all-terrain electric bike that offers all the power, durability, and hi-tech gadgetry of high-end e-bikes for a fraction of the cost. Equipped with an easy-to-remove 36V 12AH lithium ion battery that provides up to 43.5 miles of juice, the 7-speed Spark helps riders stay safe with LED turn signal lights and can even project a laser illuminated bike path. Want one of your own? Head over to Shocke Bike’s Kickstarter to help bring Spark to production and learn more about its many other hi-tech features. + Spark Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , bikes , electric bicycle , electric bike , laser illuminated bike path , LED , lithium ion battery , reader submitted content , Shocke Bikes , Spark

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Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

February 25, 2015 by  
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The long-time head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) stepped down yesterday amid allegations of sexual harassment filed in his home country, India. Rajendra K. Pachauri was chairman of the panel for 13 years and one of the world’s strongest voices against climate change. But the New York Times reports he tendered his resignation shortly after a woman employed at an institute he heads accused him of unwanted text messages, emails and other contact. Read the rest of Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment allegations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , i.p.c.c. , International Panel on Climate Change , pachauri , resigns , sexual harrassment allegations , steps down , U.N , United Nations

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Johanson3?s electric cargo bikes are the perfect answer for the modern commute

January 8, 2015 by  
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Bike commuting is a great way to get around, but it can be limiting in terms of fashion choices and payload capacity.  Johanson3 is about hit the market with a new product range of 5 electric cargo bikes for people of all ages, with a high payload capacity and unique design that allows you to wear the clothes you love. The new line will have a vehicle to suit anyone, from kids and sports aficionados to military workers and the style-conscious. And unlike the traditional bike, you can wear a djellaba, sari, kimono, or a kilt and still move freely and carry your payload. Each bike is manufactured in US and gets you where you are going while looking good doing it. + Johanson3 The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to  see  your  story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our  instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike commute , bike commuting , electric bicycle , electric bike , electric bike commute , electric cargo bicycle , electric cargo bike , electric cargo bike commute , Johanson3 bike commute , Johanson3 cargo bike , Johanson3 electric bicycle , Johanson3 electric bike , Johanson3 electric cargo bicycle , Johnason3

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