Posts filed under In The News

Electric cycles, bikes and 'tuks' get traction

Despite America's love affair with Harley-Davidsons, electric motorcycles — as well as e-bicycles — are revving up U.S. sales.

Two-wheeled e-vehicles are gaining converts among urban commuters and law enforcement, which see a stealth advantage in their quietness. More than three dozen U.S. police departments nationwide now use e-motorcycles.

Posted on May 28, 2014 and filed under In The News, Electric Bikes.

'Fast' E-Bikes: Pushing Legal Limits

By Ed Benjamin  


“Fast ebikes” or “speed pedelecs” or “illegal ebikes” are a topic of conversation as the market for electric bikes in the USA grows. The key message here is that electric bikes can comply with the law, even the ones that are faster than the federal definition. And it is not hard to comply.

Posted on June 6, 2013 and filed under In The News, Electric Bikes.

Podcast: Tired Of Commuting By Car? Try An Electric Bike

Tens of millions of Chinese commuters ride electric bicycles to work. But will car-centric Americans give them a whirl? Edward Benjamin, chairman of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, and Bert Cebular, founder of NYCeWheels, discuss the safety and environmental impact of the bikes, and how culture influences their adoption.

Posted on March 19, 2010 and filed under In The News.