Friday, April 6, 2012

Electric bikes, electric motorcycles

"The bicycles are powered with a 250-watt motor and a 36V10Ah lithium battery, which can offer up to 40 miles on a single charge. Since we’re going to be covering about 80 miles per day on average, we also are each taking a spare battery to extend our range.
All of the gear and equipment is transported on two cargo trailers provided by Burley. They offer excellent capacity and are very easy and simple to tow with an electric bicycle.",0,7364322.story

"Electric motorcycles, though still a rarity on the nation's byways, have been available for years. But with new models coming out that can go freeway speeds and travel more than 100 miles on a single charge, electric motorcycles could be poised to move beyond novelty status.

Also helping to boost their prospects — the high cost of gasoline."

If you could afford it, the motorcycle is the way to go.  You can go anywhere within its range and leave your gas-guzzling car or truck at home.  I'm going to the Sturgis Rally this year and see how many electric motorcycles are running around.  I've been disappointed that the diesel motorcycle has not been produced for the public yet.  It gets 100 mpg.

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