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Transport Model – Electric Bikes

Posted in Models by fedwards on August 6th, 2008

The section below is republished with permission from the Going Solar Transport Newsletter #70, 29 July 2008, compiled by Stephen Ingrouille. Going Solar, www.goingsolar.com.au/transport.

In The National Interest – Electric Bikes
Ref: ABC Radio National with Peter Mares 18/7/08, URL

See also the Listener Feedback
Ref: 25/7/08, URL

Electric Bikes in NSW 1/7/08
Ref: Transport Newsletter

Electric Cars
“Did someone kill the electric car? You wouldn’t know it … in Scandinavia, where the idea of a massproduced battery-powered vehicle is being resurrected and actual cars are scheduled to begin rolling off the production line by year’s end.”
Ref: Todd Woody, Business 2.0, 31/7/07, URL

“…Think Global, a Norwegian upstart plotting a U.S. invasion via pint-size, affordable electric cars. Think has been selling tiny gas-free city cars in Europe and will start peddling them to fuel-stressed Americans in 2009. The company’s newly formed North American division has high hopes for the upcoming Think Ox, a concept unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this year.
Ref: http://www.think.no/think

“In theory, Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are the ideal form of transportation. They produce no noxious exhaust fumes, and minimal pollution, especially when charged from renewable energy. They are capable of acceleration exceeding conventional vehicles, but are much more quiet. Widespread use of BEVs would also reduce dependence on petroleum, enhance national security, and help mitigate the effects of global warming. So what’s the problem? Historically, the issue with BEVs was the high battery costs, limited travel distance, charging time, and battery lifespan. However, new technology advancements have addressed most of these issues and some believe the time is right for the emergence of the mass
produced electric car.”
Ref: Daily Galaxy, 5/7/08, URL

'My bike with Currie electric kit fitted' by lectureral

2 Responses to “Transport Model – Electric Bikes”

  1. Susan Frenchman Says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    What is the model number of this bike and battery and how can i get one.

  2. Jessica Bird Says:

    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Hi Susan,
    The bike in the picture was fitted with an electric kit by Currie Technologies. Try http://www.currietech.com/ for more info. There are more and more companies developing electric bicycles and kits now than when this post was first published. Good luck!
    Jess