Here are some e-bike models I came across this week:
EZip Trailz Steel Women's Electric Bicycle reaches a top speed of 15 MPH and has up to 25 mile range with normal pedaling! For ages 13 and up, not to exceed 240 lbs. Clean, Green No Gasoline. Battery is included. $399.99
Dubbed the bionic bike, the Charger, like all ebikes, allows you to ride uphill, without having to be an olympic athlete. Sale price $799.
Canadian Entrepreneur, Peter Sandler, President of Therapy Products and Inventor of the E-V Sunny Bicycle developed the first all Solar electric bicycle driven completely from power derived from the Sun’s Rays.
The E-V Sunny Bicycle has light absorbing Solar panels built right into the Wheels, creating continual power from the Sun’s Rays, and maintaining a constant charge to the batteries. The bike is propelled by a 500 watt front hub motor.
The variable speed electronic controller drives the bike to speeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour. Overall weight of the bicycle is 75 lbs. and comes with 17 amp hr. batteries and a built in battery charger.
Cost of the E-V Sunny Bicycle is $1295.00 and comes with a 90-day warrantee. The cost of the kit starts at $795.00, includes after sales service.
E-bikes, on the average, run 30% faster than a manual bike, with less effort. Plugging in a standard electric bicycle consumes will allow the bike to charge up to an average of about 9 amp-hours, or 216 watt-hours while consuming less than a dime's worth of electricity. This electricity, even if generated from a coal fired plant, would produce less carbon dioxide than a car would just starting up.