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Feddz E-Bike Trades Bulky Gas Engine For Storage Space

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If you’re going to go green and get rid of an internal combustion engine on your bike, then you may as well do something useful with the space created. The Feddz bike pictured above features an electric motor in the hub of the wheel, while the center of the frame serves up a generous 23 litres of storage space. That’s enough to carry a good amount of stuff around, which is always appreciated on a two-wheeled vehicle. Also, “two different 48-volt lithium-ion batteries are available for the Feddz. The larger option gives you up to a 68-mile range on a seven hour charge, with a top speed of around 28 mph.” The $8,400 price tag on that version is a painful reminder that electric vehicles aren’t mainstream yet, but those of you forking your money over will be able to pat yourselves on the back for doing something to change all that. Bottoms up for early adopters.

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Retrofitting A Bike To Become Electric Has Never Been Easier

Rubbee - The Bike Electric Drive

If you want to pedal, but would like the assistance of electricity whenever your own energy starts to lack, you have limited options. You can either get an all-electric bike, which often looks bulky and tends to be heavy. Or you can try to retrofit your current bike with an often inelegant conversion system that requires lots of tools, and once installed, makes everything look very DIY, and weekend-tinkerer-y. The Rubbee fixes all that. It simply attaches to your seat post with a basic clamp, and a motorized rubber wheel then rests atop your own bike’s rear wheel for propulsion. A 20,000 mAh battery provides up to 800W of power, propelling you at up to 25 km/h (15 mph) for one hour. That means it’s got a range of 25km (15 miles) incidentally, just in case your arithmetic isn’t up to snuff. The battery can be recharged in two hours, and is rated for up to 2,000 cycles without loss of range, which is a full charge a day, every day, for 5 years. The entire system weighs 6.5kg (14 lbs) and is controlled via a throttle that must only be installed once. Everything is waterproof, so yeah, you can take it out in the rain as well.

This seems to be a pretty comprehensive solution for anyone looking for some electric boost in their cycling efforts. Of course, it’s not cheap, currently undergoing funding on Kickstarter with a pledge of $1,225 USD getting you your own Rubbee.

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