SINGAPORE — By next year, Singapore will get a new mode of transport for short distances — bicycle-sharing.
Mobike, a bicycle-sharing startup from China, has announced it’s expanded into the island state, and is keen to start distributing its electric bikes here.
Like projects such as Citi Bike, Mobike’s bicycles are meant to be booked and ridden for short distances. Another user picks up the bike after you’re done.
But unlike Citi Bike, these bicycles are station-free. They’re locked with a connected bike lock that you activate by scanning a QR code, and you lock it back when you’re done with the ride — you just leave them on the corner of a street and walk away. Continue reading →
Today could very well be a glimpse at the future of motocross. Today at Red Bull Straight Rhythm, an electric dirt bike will be raced in professional competition. Alta Motors is set to debut their groundbreaking Alta Redshift MX under the capable hands of former Supercross pro Josh Hill. The brand’s entry is a huge question mark coming into the race this year. Can an electric bike compete against standard factory-level motocross bikes?
Josh Hill is a phenomenal Supercross rider. He has won on the sport’s highest stage, and during his tenure as a professional mixed it up with Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, and the rest of moto’s elite. His riding the Alta Redshift MX is a huge play for the unproven machine, because if anyone can excel at Straight Rhythm on that motorcycle, it’s Hill. Continue reading →
Ohio State University’s Buckeye Current Electric Motorcycle Team is no ordinary after school club. Unless, of course, your version of ordinary includes breaking land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats and taking home racing trophies from the Isle of Man. In about six years, this all-student team has gone from cobbling motorcycles together from whatever they had on hand to competing against professional motorcycle racing teams on some of the world’s toughest courses.
The challenge of building an entirely new electric motorcycle from scratch has turned out to be a fantastic testing ground for these soon-to-be minted electrical engineers. Continue reading →
Tesla and electric vehicles are certainly the most popular in terms of transport options that run on electricity, but they are far from the only options available. Everything from electric motorcycles to electric trikes are on the market and are only getting better, faster, and more energy efficient.
One such e-bike has recently been unveiled. Rimac, an automobile manufacturer out of Croatia, has announced the latest iteration of its “Greyp” electric bikes, the G12H, which boasts the longest range for any e-bike. Continue reading →