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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Impossible Electric Bike Folds Up Small Enough to Fit in a Backpack

November 21, 2014 by  
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Impossible Technology just unveiled a bike commuter’s dream – an electric bike that can fold up small enough to fit inside a backpack! The Impossible Bicycle ensures even weight distribution for a comfortable ride, it’s powered by rechargeable batteries, and it can travel 45 minutes on a single charge. Read the rest of Impossible Electric Bike Folds Up Small Enough to Fit in a Backpack Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , electric bicycle , fold up bike , green design , Impossible Bicycle , Impossible Technology , sustainable design

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Madrid Gets Ready to Launch its First Electric Bike Sharing Program

April 3, 2014 by  
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Madrid is making it easier and greener to get around town with its first electric bike-share program. Dubbed BiciMad, the program mirrors similar programs in place in Barcelona, London and Paris where commuters are able to rent an electric bike for use around the city. The program will include 1,500 bikes at 120 bike stands throughout the city. Read the rest of Madrid Gets Ready to Launch its First Electric Bike Sharing Program Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike sharing program , bike transportation , city transportation , electric bicycle , electric bicycle program , electric bike , electric bike program , electric bike sharing program , green commuting , green transportation , green travel , green vacation , Madrid bike program , Madrid bike sharing , Madrid Bike sharing program , Madrid electric bike sharing , Madrid electric bike sharing program        

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EMC Unveils Solar-Powered Spark Recharging Station for the Xkuty One Electric Bike

February 25, 2014 by  
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One year after Electric Mobility Company (EMC) unveiled the Xkuty One electric bike in Spain, the company has now developed the solar-powered Spark recharging station for the bike. The Spark recharging station doubles as a parking unit and recharging station that adapts to almost any environment, and it is easily integrated into houses, buildings and shared spaces. Read the rest of EMC Unveils Solar-Powered Spark Recharging Station for the Xkuty One Electric Bike Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric bike , Electric Mobility Company , electric motor , electric transportation , EMC , green bike , lithium ion battery , Solar Power , solar powered bike , Xkuty , Xkuty One , Xkuty Spark        

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URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute

February 11, 2014 by  
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In commuter terms, the “ last mile ” refers to the challenges of getting people from their homes and places of business to a given transit hub and back again, and it’s a major consideration in efforts to encourage more widespread use of public transit . It’s with this in mind that Grant Delgatty developed the URB-E , a small electric scooter that folds up neatly to be carried on a train or bus, before being quickly deployed to carry riders that ‘last mile’ home. Read the rest of URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: e-bike , electric bike , electric scooter , folding , folding bike , folding scooter , Grant Delgatty , green transportation , moped , public transport , urb-e , urbe        

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Highly-Efficient FlyKly Pedal Assist Device Makes Any Bicycle Electric

October 17, 2013 by  
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Lots of people would love to bike to work . Or school, or the theater. Pedaling your way around town is a great way to burn calories and curb carbon emissions. Unfortunately, the trade off is a lot of sweat, some dirt, and little protection from the elements. If you’ve ever wished your analog bike could simply sprout a motor on those days when armpit stains aren’t an option, the FlyKly Smart Wheel is your dream come true. Designed to simply snap on to the rear wheel of virtually any bicycle , this lightweight and highly-efficient electric pedal assist technology will have you coasting along at 20 mph without a care in the world. Read the rest of Highly-Efficient FlyKly Pedal Assist Device Makes Any Bicycle Electric Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , bike commuting , biking , electric bike , electric bikes , electric motor , FlyKly , kickstarter , pedal assist , smart wheel        

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Electric-Powered Batpod is Up for Sale on eBay!

October 17, 2013 by  
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Have you ever wondered where Batman gets his wonderful toys and wished that you could buy them yourself? Well, you don’t need the budget of a reclusive billionaire to buy your own Batpod  because there is one now available to buy on eBay — and it’s electric! If you have $27,500 lying around, you can purchase this converted  2002 Harley Davidson V-Rod  that has been modified to look like Batman’s distinctive ride from  The Dark Knight  and  The Dark Knight Rises . Read the rest of Electric-Powered Batpod is Up for Sale on eBay! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2002 Harley Davidson V-Rod , batman , Batpod , Dark Knight , electric bike , electric motorbike        

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