Riders whizz round Madrid in new electric bike-hire
Riders whizzed up and down Madrid's sunny avenues on white electric bikes on Monday as the Spanish capital launched its first shared-bicycle scheme.
Life-changer or death sentence? Madrid's electric bikes
Politicians say Madrid's shared electric bicycle scheme, due to launch this month, can change the lives of citizens—but others warn it will put their lives in danger.
Czechs present bicycle that can fly
Is it a bike? Is it a plane?
Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future
(Phys.org) —More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market. A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs ...
A novel rotary actuator provides greater torque, accuracy, and speed.
3-D software key to designing many of today's consumer products
While developing an electric bicycle for his San Rafael, Calif., company, Marcus Hays had planned to insert a battery into one of the bike's supporting tubes. But then he did an analysis of his concept with three-dimensional ...
Bikes share space with cars at Detroit auto show
Transportation of the two-wheeled variety is sharing the floor at the Detroit auto show with the latest cars, trucks and concept vehicles, a nod to the potential marketing boost that bikes may offer for automakers.
Dutch 'Repair Cafe' give trash a new lease of life
A broken-down vacuum cleaner, an old bicycle, a torn shirt ... almost nothing is impossible to fix for a group of crafty Dutch volunteers dedicated to giving potential trash a second lease of life.
A bicycle built for you
Recent graduates of the UA McGuire Entrepreneurship Program have launched Velocis, a company that promotes environmental sustainability and healthful living through use of custom-designed electric bicycles.
Visions of a 'car-free future'
City centers could become virtually car-free over the next 20 years under new plans proposed by University of Leeds transport researchers.
Electric bicycle gets 60-mile range with portable hydrogen fuel cell
Sanyo sets up solar parking lots for electric bikes
Japanese electronics giant Sanyo said Tuesday it had opened two "solar parking lots" in Tokyo where 100 electric hybrid bicycles can be recharged from sunlight-powered panels.
Electric bikes on a roll in China
Chinese commuters in their millions are turning to electric bicycles -- hailed as the environmentally-friendly future of personal transport in the country's teeming cities.
Sanyo rolls electric bicycles into US market
Japanese electric bicycle titan Sanyo thinks that notoriously car-loving folks in the United States are prime for peddle power.