Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Electric Bicycle or Motorcycle?
Electric assist bicycles are certainly a growing market with potential to explode in upcoming years. You can see evidence with the number of bicycle companies getting behind the idea. I'd just as soon see people pedaling their bicycles because one of the benefits to our society is getting a bit of exercise and promoting a more healthy lifestyle. On the other hand, is putting an electric motor on a bike just a quieter version of a motorcycle with all of the extra safety considerations they demand a good idea? In watching the speed of this electric bike design it certainly is a question worth asking.
One thing is certainly clear from the design...the saddle to pedal position is not very efficient looking.