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Ujet Unveils New eScooter

The Ujet scooter is available with two different power packs, one with a 70-mile range and the other with a 90 mile range. Although the futuristic little urban runabout only boasts an equivalent horsepower output of 5.5bhp, it makes up for it with 66 ft-lbs of torque, all of which…

2 weeks ago by Rideapart.com 4

Yamaha Ramps Up Electric Motorcycle Development

< Electronic powertrains are the way of the future. With most big OEM’s struggling to find a steady market, focus is slowly shifting away from bikes powered by dead dinosaurs toward those powered by electrons. Yamaha currently offers e-versions of its lineup’s smallest scooters, but Yamaha’s new CEO Yoshihiro Hidaka…

2 weeks ago by Rideapart.com 9

New Battery Tech Could Triple Electric Motorcycle Range

New Battery Tech Could Triple Electric Bike Range A chemistry team at the University of Waterloo, Canada, has achieved what may be a major breakthrough in battery technology. Led by Chemistry Professor Linda Nazar, the team discovered that the performance of a lithium-sulfur battery can be boosted dramatically by using…

3 weeks ago by Rideapart.com 21

Zero Unveils New DS ZF 14.4 With Up To 203 Miles Of Electric Range

125cc-equivalent machine to be made available only in European market. While today’s e-powered two-wheeler options include a variety of beginner-friendly, relatively low-powered machines, the vast majority of them are scooters. Zero Motorcycles, seeing the need for a good, low-powered electric motorcycle, has just pulled the cover off a new beginner-friendly…

1 month ago by Rideapart.com 12

KTM Shows Off Second-Gen 2018 FreeRide E-XC

To further cement their title as the masters of dirt, KTM has unveiled the second-generation FreeRide E-XC in Austria, and outlined the company’s plan for the future of the e-mobility segment. Reported in Dirt Bike magazine, the new electric off-roader has an 18 kW motor in a composite frame re-designed…

1 month ago by Rideapart.com 6

2018 Energica Esse Esse 9 Test Ride Review

2018 Energica Esse Esse 9 – First Ride High-quality (and high-price) machine delivers purity of riding experience I should preface this article by saying that I am “young” (well, in my early 30s physically – mental age varies) and I am a nerd. That means I’ve written more lines of code…

2 months ago by Rideapart.com 14

The New Affordable “Honda-Based” E-Cafe Racers

As the electric motorcycle market continues to grow, it’s no surprise to see players from outside the motorcycle world get involved. Recently a Spanish designer partnered with a Chinese factory to deliver a pair of sexy, reasonably priced electric cafe bikes that are heavily influenced by classic Hondas. The project…

2 months ago by Rideapart.com 12

Meet Electrom: A Streamlined Electric Bicycle(?)

Electric bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles are becoming extremely popular. So popular, in fact, that some tinkerers and gearheads are cutting out the middleman and building their own electric contraptions. One such builder is Fabrizio Cross, and his creation sure is something. Cross, who hails from British Columbia, began work on…

2 months ago by Rideapart.com 7

Otto MCR Is A Pocket-Sized Electric Motorcycle

Meet the Otto MCR, a Pocket-Sized Electric Rocket The annual EICMA show in Milan has become such a broad banquet of new models that some smaller or more niche offerings tend to get overlooked. One such was was the Otto MCR (Mini City Racer) electric from Taiwan, which caught the…

2 months ago by Rideapart.com 1

Meet The Gulas Pi1S, A 70-mph Electric Bicycle

Or, How Fast Can You Pedal? The distinction between electric-powered motorcycles and bicycles has become fuzzed with static lately. Generally, if the vehicle has pedals it’s still a bicycle, even though it has a motor, and requires no license to operate in public. Without pedals, it’s a motorcycle and does…

2 months ago by Rideapart.com 15