Copenhagen Wheel Hits the Streets

December 5, 2013 by  
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A few years back, the ‘ Copenhagen Wheel ‘ was one of a few innovations in cycling that were being proposed to try to make bicycle commuting easier. While it was just a concept in 2010, it is now a real product, with pre-orders being offered by manufacturer Superpedestrian . The Copenhagen Wheel is a combination battery and motor that is installed on a Single Speed or 9/10 Speed Free Hub bicycle, converting it into an electric bike with a range of up to 50 km (31 mi) and a top speed of 25 mph (in the US; 25 km/h in the EU). It also provides regenerative braking and Bluetooth connectivity and iOS and Android integration. For now, Superpedestrian is only selling the Copenhagen Wheel alone , so you’ll need to provide your own bike to mount it on. However, the company says that they will soon be selling bikes already equipped with the Copenhagen Wheel. The early-bird pricing for the Copenhagen Wheel is $699 (regular price will be $799 according to the website). Also previously on EcoGeek: Rubbee Turns Regular Bicycles into Electric Vehicles

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‘LEED for sustainable purchasing’ to help corporate buyers

July 24, 2013 by  
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Need help with buying green? The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council aims to provide your company's go-to guide.

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Max Solar backpacks for charging cellphones on the move

October 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Backpacks harness solar energy for charging mobile phones.

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French thermal spa allows rheumatic patients to relax in a natural way

October 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Thermal spa wrapped with a living wall. Geothermally heated groundwater, which oozes out of the Earth’s crust in Royat, France, lends a unique curative significance to the entire place

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Bike that folds into an A3 paper-size box is rightly named the A3 Bicycle

October 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Concept folding bicycle eases carriage. We have regularly reported about folding bicycles that aim to increase the popularity and usefulness of this zero-emission form of transport. However, many of these folding bikes and concepts have low usage efficiency as they take a lot of time to fold and unfold.

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Young inventor honored by Nobel winners for solar-powered fridge invention

October 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Self-powered fridge for use in rural areas of the world. Emily Cummins, a 23-year-old British inventor, has become the only female to be honored by Nobel Prize winners in an international ceremony

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Designer converts waste wood into a rocking chair

October 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Chair made from leftover pieces of wood. Industrial designer Hrvoje Vulama wanted to make good use of the leftover pieces of wood that were discarded from his earlier works. Trying not to waste any precious resource, the designer utilized the pieces to make rocking chair

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