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The Copenhagen Wheel – Underpinning a Better World

Positive Future #202 (Feature photo – The Copenhagen Wheel – courtesy of the Copenhagen Wheel Project) While the Copenhagen Wheel has been around a while, its entry into the commercial markets has taken some time. It is a wheel that electrifies your bike. You simply put it on as the back wheel. Cost of the bike ranges between $1,500 and $2,000. Clean Technica just published a review of the Copehagen Wheel. You can read the full report here that includes specs and impressions. https://cleantechnica.com/2018/07/16/the-copenhagen-wheel-was-worth-the-wait-my-first-ride/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29   Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Bosch – Encouraging 100,000 Employees to Ride Electric Bikes

Positive Future #156 (Feature photo – Bosch Research Center in Germany CCA SA 4.0 International) Bosch is a global engineering and electronics company. The company is a leader in producing motors, transmissions, battery packs and chargers for electric bike brands around the world. In a story from InsideEVs, Bosch has made electric bikes available to 100,000 of its German employees in an effort to improve employee health and promote more sustainable methods of transportation. Bosch has a global workforce of over 400,0000 people You can read the full story here: https://insideevs.com/bosch-encourages-its-100000-german-workers-to-lease-e-bikes/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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The VANMOOF Electrified S

Positive Future #124 (Feature photo – the VANMOOF Electrified S – photo courtesy of Vanmoof ) With the average cost of owning a conventional car at around $10,000 a year, there are now millions of people who are externalized from the mainstream economy. Even to the extent of failing to have adequate transportation in tap into the mainstream economy. The VANMOOF Electrified S has been touted by some to be the “Tesla” of electric bikes. Starting from $2,998, that bike has powerful batteries and a range (electric assist) of up to 75 miles. Yes, weather can be an issue at times, but there are hundreds of millions of people living…

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Will Electric Bikes Become Common Fare?

Positive Future #118 (Feature photo – Faraday Porteur Electric Bike – Courtesy of Faraday) Recently, Inhabitat a test try out of an electric bicycle – the Faraday Porteur. It was not a high-tech analytical process, but from a human perspective of what it feels to hop on one and start riding. You read the full results of the test drive here: https://inhabitat.com/are-electric-bikes-the-future-of-transportation-we-tested-one-to-find-out/   Faraday sells the Porteur for $3,499 or $145 per month. The bike weighs 40 lbs., averages 20 miles per charge and has a top speed of 20 mph. Faraday also makes a step through bike called the Courtland. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign…

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Nireeka – An Affordable Electric Bike under $1,000

Positive Future #94 (Feature photo – An Early 1932 Version of an Electric Bike, Much Has Changed – Public Domain) Electric bikes are sold by the millions in China every year. The uptake in the U.S. has been slower, but steady. Now, a company called Nireeka, is making electric bikes affordable. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company’s electric bikes have 500 watt motors, 50 miles of range and speeds up to 20 miles per hour. With a carbon-fiber frame, the bike is light and agile. Other features include a built-in app, trip computer, auto headlight, blind-spot radar and a navigation system. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals…

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