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The Schwinn Continental eBike

Electric bikes, or electric assist bikes, are hugely popular in certain parts of the world. During a recent trip to Beijing I was amazed at the number of electric bikes and electric scooters zipping around on every street, they out-numbered gas powered 2-wheel transport by about 3/1 and most of them had relatively small removable battery packs so people could take the battery into their home or office with them to recharge it. Lanjut →

Toshiba Working With Automakers on Lithium-ion Technology

Toshiba Corp. announced on Monday that it is currently working with multiple automakers on developing new lithium-ion technology for current and future versions of both electric and hybrid electric cars. Honda recently announced plans to start selling electric motorcycles powered by Toshiba (OTC: TOSBF)¬†battery cells and Tesla Motors decided to go with Toshiba over US based battery maker A123 Systems (NASDAQ: AONE) for their upcoming and hotly anticipated Lanjut →

A123 Systems

A new addition to our Under The Hood series, meet A123 Systems, one of the major battery companies literally powering our electric future.

A123 Systems, the lithium iron phosphate battery manufacturer based in Watertown, Massachusetts, is currently contracted to supply batteries to some of the biggest names in the electric and hybrid electric vehicle world, with Fisker, GE, Think, BMW, Daimler and GM all onboard in one way or another. A123 Systems uses nanophosphate MIT derived technology to maximise Lanjut →

The MotoCzysz 2010 E1PC

Michael Czysz, owner of MotoCzysz (for the non-Eastern Europeans, it’s pronounced MotoSizz), is tranforming the burgeoning electric motorcycle industry with stunning bikes like the 2010 EP1C pictured above. Up there with Mission Motors, Brammo and Zero Motorcycles, MotoCzysz is revelling in the brave new world of electric motorbikes and the rule-free world that comes with it. I only wish that electric racing series like the TTXGP Lanjut →

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