It's No-sweat on an Electric Bike

E-bikes, which have a small motor to help get up hills and in headwinds, are now on sale in Timaru, NZ.

Published: 05-Feb-2009

The Cyclery has just started stocking them and is yet to sell one.

They are primarily a bicycle, not an electric scooter, so they need no licence, registration or warrant of fitness.

The Cyclery owner Grant Hannam said the battery-powered 250-watt motor was to provide assistance and helped do away with the need for lower gears.


Piaggio Porter pictured at right has electric driving range of 7-120 km with a top speed of 60 km/hr.

New Alias electric three-wheeler will be marketed under Detroit Electric name.

Folding electric scooter is designed to be part of urban mobility sharing scheme.


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