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Electric-Bike In A Backpack: Inflate It, Ride It
Research organisation Mercari R4D and students from the University of Tokyo have jointly developed an inflatable electric-bike that riders can stash away inside their backpack . Electric-Bike In A Backpack Called Poimo, which stands for portable and inflatable mobility, the electric bike comprises a body made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and detachable components including handles, wheels, a battery and motor. The body of the electric bike can be inflated within minutes using a small pump.                                    Electric bike: Poimo is inflatable and can be transported inside a backpack Electric-Bike: Inflate It, Ride It Designed for short trips around the city or last-mile journeys, the Poimo is light enough to be deflated, folded down and carried around in the user's bag, allowing them to get on and off anywhere they wish. Researcher Ryosuke Yamamura from Mercari R4D developed the wireless bike in collaboration with four students from the University of Tokyo and designer Hisato Ogata from Takram studio. Poimo was the result of developments in soft robotics technology and personal mobility – something the researchers call ‘soft mobility’, designed to be soft, lightweight and inflatable. While many other micro-mobility solutions such as electric bikes, scooters or skateboards are used for last-mile journeys from a train station or bus top to the user's final destination, these designs still encounter issues in regards to portability, safety, and price. This is down to their ‘rigid, heavy, and bulky properties’, explained the Poimo designers. Recommended:  Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport: Concept Electric-Bike In A Backpack: Greenhouse Gasses About 60 per cent of car trips in Japan are short distances, which is not very good in terms of congestion and greenhouse gases, they continued. This is a similar situation in other countries. We believe that new mobility like Poimo is needed to replace this with short-range-only personal mobility. The rigid components of the scooter, which include two eight-inch front wheels, two six-inch rear wheels, a motor, a built-in wireless controller and a 70 by 110 millimetre-long battery, weigh around 5.5 kilograms in total. Recommended:  Electric Scooter Start-Ups Are Taking Over The Netherlands Electric-Bike: Poimo Poimo was born out of a discussion at a research camp attended by University of Tokyo students Hiroki Sato, Young Ah Seong, Ryuma Niiyama and Yoshihiro Kawahara. Here they came up with the concept for an inflatable mobility solution that would be safe in a crash and portable when not in use. Electric-Bike: Inflate It According to the designers, the soft body would protect pedestrians as well as the rider in the event of an accident, creating a 'new relationship between people and mobility'. The inflatable characteristic of the electric bike also means it can be easily customised, say the researchers. As the body is made from pasted together fabrics, the user can make it into whatever shape they desire. While the scooter is currently just a prototype, Mercari R4D and the students claim that the final product will be lighter and even more portable than at present. Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were Ones Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about electric bikes? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'  
Research organisation Mercari R4D and students from the University of Tokyo have jointly developed an inflatable electric-bike that riders can stash away inside their backpack . Electric-Bike In A Backpack Called Poimo, which stands for portable and inflatable mobility, the electric bike comprises a body made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and detachable components including handles, wheels, a battery and motor. The body of the electric bike can be inflated within minutes using a small pump.                                    Electric bike: Poimo is inflatable and can be transported inside a backpack Electric-Bike: Inflate It, Ride It Designed for short trips around the city or last-mile journeys, the Poimo is light enough to be deflated, folded down and carried around in the user's bag, allowing them to get on and off anywhere they wish. Researcher Ryosuke Yamamura from Mercari R4D developed the wireless bike in collaboration with four students from the University of Tokyo and designer Hisato Ogata from Takram studio. Poimo was the result of developments in soft robotics technology and personal mobility – something the researchers call ‘soft mobility’, designed to be soft, lightweight and inflatable. While many other micro-mobility solutions such as electric bikes, scooters or skateboards are used for last-mile journeys from a train station or bus top to the user's final destination, these designs still encounter issues in regards to portability, safety, and price. This is down to their ‘rigid, heavy, and bulky properties’, explained the Poimo designers. Recommended:  Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport: Concept Electric-Bike In A Backpack: Greenhouse Gasses About 60 per cent of car trips in Japan are short distances, which is not very good in terms of congestion and greenhouse gases, they continued. This is a similar situation in other countries. We believe that new mobility like Poimo is needed to replace this with short-range-only personal mobility. The rigid components of the scooter, which include two eight-inch front wheels, two six-inch rear wheels, a motor, a built-in wireless controller and a 70 by 110 millimetre-long battery, weigh around 5.5 kilograms in total. Recommended:  Electric Scooter Start-Ups Are Taking Over The Netherlands Electric-Bike: Poimo Poimo was born out of a discussion at a research camp attended by University of Tokyo students Hiroki Sato, Young Ah Seong, Ryuma Niiyama and Yoshihiro Kawahara. Here they came up with the concept for an inflatable mobility solution that would be safe in a crash and portable when not in use. Electric-Bike: Inflate It According to the designers, the soft body would protect pedestrians as well as the rider in the event of an accident, creating a 'new relationship between people and mobility'. The inflatable characteristic of the electric bike also means it can be easily customised, say the researchers. As the body is made from pasted together fabrics, the user can make it into whatever shape they desire. While the scooter is currently just a prototype, Mercari R4D and the students claim that the final product will be lighter and even more portable than at present. Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were Ones Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about electric bikes? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'  
Electric-Bike In A Backpack: Inflate It, Ride It
Electric-Bike In A Backpack: Inflate It, Ride It
Electric Bike 2020: The Insane Majestic 2029
This Insane New Electric Motorcycle Was Made Using 3-D-Printed Titanium Parts Insane Electric Bike 2020: Majestic 2029 Terms like ‘futuristic’ and ‘ground-breaking’ are often bandied about when discussing new motor bikes, but few are as well deserving as Fuller Moto’s latest electric bike. Dubbed simply 2029 Majestic, the one-of-a-kind two-wheeler not only has an ultra-modern aesthetic but was also built using cutting-edge technology. Photo by: Fuller Moto Electric Bike: The Insane Majestic 2029 Taking cues from the classic French 1929 Majestic motor bike, the custom ride features a fully enclosed sculptured aluminum body, hub-centric steering and sleek lines like its hundred-year-old predecessor. {youtube}                                          Fuller Moto's Futuristic 2029 Custom Motorcycle | Build and Reveal But that’s where the similarities end. Penned by Bryan Fuller, the futuristic riff features 3D-printed titanium parts, transparent polycarbonate wheels - unlike the original, they have no spokes - and is fitted with an electric engine. Recommended:  Erik Buell’s Futuristic Electric Motorcycle ‘Fuell’ Unveiled Orgininal motor bike Majestic 2029 The Insane Majestic 2029 Building upon one of Zero Motorcycle’s FXS electric bikes, Fuller and his team combined modern subtractive techniques, such as CNC machining, with traditional manufacturing to create the wholly distinctive 2029 Majestic. The workshop flipped the chassis upside down and repositioned the batteries so that the engine aligned with the large 23-inch wheels. Intricate elements, including the chassis, front stabilizer arm and steering plate, were 3-D-printed using titanium with a level of precision that’s near-impossible to achieve by hand. Orgininal motor bike Majestic 2029. Fuller sprayed some of the bike’s body with a blue tint as a tribute to the original Majestic. Inspired by 3-D printing, allowed Fuller to run wild and create organic shapes that are nearly unmakeable by traditional means. With no limits to design, Fuller and his team were able to create something unique that could only exist in the space between craft and the innovation of technology. Recommended:  Harley Electric Motorbike Make More Sense Than Electric Cars Majestic 2029 Motor Bike: Power Power wise, the 2029 Majestic has a top speed somewhere in the ballpark of 85 mph (136 km), with 46 horses, 78 ft lbs of torque and a range of 100 miles (160 km). For comparison, the restored 1929 Majestic has just 14 hp and a top speed of 55 mph (89 km). Original motor bike Majestic from 1930 Evolution of how one-off vehicles are built is rapidly changing as are many disciplines. The sharing of information creates huge opportunities for advancement in the manufacturing and design of these dream machines. Recommended:  Electric Bike Rayvolt X One: Different Than Other e-Bikes Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were Ones Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about electric bikes? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
This Insane New Electric Motorcycle Was Made Using 3-D-Printed Titanium Parts Insane Electric Bike 2020: Majestic 2029 Terms like ‘futuristic’ and ‘ground-breaking’ are often bandied about when discussing new motor bikes, but few are as well deserving as Fuller Moto’s latest electric bike. Dubbed simply 2029 Majestic, the one-of-a-kind two-wheeler not only has an ultra-modern aesthetic but was also built using cutting-edge technology. Photo by: Fuller Moto Electric Bike: The Insane Majestic 2029 Taking cues from the classic French 1929 Majestic motor bike, the custom ride features a fully enclosed sculptured aluminum body, hub-centric steering and sleek lines like its hundred-year-old predecessor. {youtube}                                          Fuller Moto's Futuristic 2029 Custom Motorcycle | Build and Reveal But that’s where the similarities end. Penned by Bryan Fuller, the futuristic riff features 3D-printed titanium parts, transparent polycarbonate wheels - unlike the original, they have no spokes - and is fitted with an electric engine. Recommended:  Erik Buell’s Futuristic Electric Motorcycle ‘Fuell’ Unveiled Orgininal motor bike Majestic 2029 The Insane Majestic 2029 Building upon one of Zero Motorcycle’s FXS electric bikes, Fuller and his team combined modern subtractive techniques, such as CNC machining, with traditional manufacturing to create the wholly distinctive 2029 Majestic. The workshop flipped the chassis upside down and repositioned the batteries so that the engine aligned with the large 23-inch wheels. Intricate elements, including the chassis, front stabilizer arm and steering plate, were 3-D-printed using titanium with a level of precision that’s near-impossible to achieve by hand. Orgininal motor bike Majestic 2029. Fuller sprayed some of the bike’s body with a blue tint as a tribute to the original Majestic. Inspired by 3-D printing, allowed Fuller to run wild and create organic shapes that are nearly unmakeable by traditional means. With no limits to design, Fuller and his team were able to create something unique that could only exist in the space between craft and the innovation of technology. Recommended:  Harley Electric Motorbike Make More Sense Than Electric Cars Majestic 2029 Motor Bike: Power Power wise, the 2029 Majestic has a top speed somewhere in the ballpark of 85 mph (136 km), with 46 horses, 78 ft lbs of torque and a range of 100 miles (160 km). For comparison, the restored 1929 Majestic has just 14 hp and a top speed of 55 mph (89 km). Original motor bike Majestic from 1930 Evolution of how one-off vehicles are built is rapidly changing as are many disciplines. The sharing of information creates huge opportunities for advancement in the manufacturing and design of these dream machines. Recommended:  Electric Bike Rayvolt X One: Different Than Other e-Bikes Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were Ones Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about electric bikes? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Electric Bike 2020: The Insane Majestic 2029
Electric Bike 2020: The Insane Majestic 2029
Electric Bike Conversion Kits: Best In 2020
Electric bikes are great, and with all the noise currently being made about e-bikes, you might be considering to buy one. But do you really have to buy a brand new electric bike when you can convert your existing bike by just spending quarter the amount you have to pay for a brand new e-bike? Electric Bike Conversion Kits In 2020 Whether you ride a hybrid bike, mountain bike, or a road bike, there is a number of ways to electrify your bike and remove those roadblocks and challenges that many people face with traditional bikes. So all you gotta do is replace a powered wheel either with the front or rear wheel of your existing bike or if not the wheel then attach a drive unit to the bottom bracket of your bike and you can start zooming up those hills. Pretty easy right! That’s all you have to do to convert your existing bike into an electric bike. With that said let’s find the best electric bike conversion kit which will best suit you and your bike. Top 10 Rated Best Electric Bike Conversion Kits In 2020 Jump quickly to subject by clicking on: AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Kit Voilamart Front Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit 26″ MegaBrand Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit Clean Republic Electric Bike Kit AW 26″x1.75″ Rear Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit Voilamart 26-inch Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit EBIKELING Direct Drive Motor Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS02B Mid Drive Crank Motor DIY conversion kit motor Let’s get started. {youtube}                                              Electric Bike Conversion Kit Options | DIY E Bikes With EMBN   Front Hub Motor (Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kits) Recommended:  Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals The front hub motor is the simplest and the easiest way to convert your normal bike into an electric one. In this type of bike conversion, all you have to do is replace the front wheel with the motorized wheel, and the rest of the bike remains exactly the same as before. Most of the time a front wheel conversion kit features a front wheel with a hub motor, a battery, speed controller, electric brake handles to cut off any power while braking, an LCD display panel, and throttle which is either a twist throttle or a thumb throttle.  Also with front hub motors you may or may not get a pedal assist sensor, so you do have to look out for this feature. Here are some of the best front wheel electric bike conversion kits AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Kit Voilamart Front Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit 26″ Clean Republic Electric Bike Kit Clean Republic Hill Topper Electric Bike Conversion Kit MegaBrand Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Kit AW Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 28 mph COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: No BATTERY RECOMMENDATION: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48v and nominal capacity, not less than 17Ah. AW front wheel conversion kit is the best electric bike conversion kit that offers more than its pay grade. It features a really powerful 1000W brushless motor which can take you from 0 to 28 mph in just under 7 seconds. The AW e-bike conversion kit features a 26-inch wheel with tire, along with that the kit includes: An LCD display panel that displays time, battery level, speed, mileage, and gears. Cadence sensor or a Pedal Assistance System (PAS) that kicks in as soon as you start pedalling. To extend the lifespan of the motor the AW motor features a Dual Mode Controller(Motor works under Hall effect and Non-Hall effect) Brake levers to cut off any power when braking Twist throttle and a durable 600D Oxford bag for the controller Apart from that, AW e-bike conversion kit does come with everything that you need to electrify your bike, but you do have to buy a battery before going for a spin on your new DIY Electric bike. Other than that it’s a good bargain for money when you can convert your existing bike into an electric bike for just a fraction of money when some brands are charging their customers thousands of dollars for the same thing. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric Bikes. How To Ride E-Bikes In Winter? 10 Plus Tips   Voilamart Front Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit Voilamart Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 36V / 500W or 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 16-22 mph with 500W and 28-30 mph with 1000W COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: No BATTERY RECOMMENDATION: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 11.6Ah. The other e-bike conversion kit is from Voilamart. It is one of the best front wheel conversion kits that you can get for the money. Its only for around $150 which makes it the most affordable option when it comes to replacing the front wheel. You’ve got two options on the front hub motor 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 1000W Motor with approx. 28-30 mph speed So you can choose between any of the two motors, and along with this, you’ll get a 26-inch front wheel with Alloy double wall rim and Nylon tire. The voilamart conversion kit also comes in with Pedal Assistance System (PAS) and Brake Levers to cut off any power while braking. Apart from that Voilamart E-Bike Conversion Kit features: The motor features Rare Earth Metal Magnet that increases the efficiency of the motor to produce a larger power Aluminum alloy controller that ensures big current supply Twist throttle with power-cut off button and LCD to display battery levels Voilamart crank speed sensor for pedal assist Other than that if you opt for the 48V 1000W Motor, you’ll be getting two power modes which allow you to switch between full 1000W power and 750W power when using the throttle. On the other hand, when you are paddling, you’ll be getting full 1000W power in PAS mode. Note: Battery not included. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Clean Republic Electric Bike Kit – 250 Watt 24 Volt Hill Topper Clean Republic Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 24V / 250W MAX SPEED: 15-18 mph COMPATIBILITY: 20-inch/24-inch/26-inch or 700c Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: Yes, Lithium-ion battery The third electric bike conversion kit comes in with a 24V 250 W front motor hub and also features a battery. When it comes to the battery you’ve got two choices; choose either a 12 mile or 20-mile lithium-ion battery. Though the motor is not that much powerful as compared to the previously reviewed models but it can easily provide you a top speed of 15-18 mph on throttle only and with pedal assist you can easily increase that limit. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport: Concept Clean Republic Electric Bike Kit – 350 Watt 36 Volt Hill Topper Clean Republic Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 36V / 350W MAX SPEED: 20 mph COMPATIBILITY: 24”/26” or 700c Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: Yes, Lithium-ion battery If you need more power under you, Clean Republic also offers a 36V 350 Watt motor which can reach a top speed of 20-22 mph on throttle only and if you need to go even faster you can use the PAS (Pedal Assist System). Other than that with the 350W front motor hub, you also have two options when it comes to the battery. You can either go with 20 mile or 40-mile lithium-ion battery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   MegaBrand Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit Megabrand Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: Type: front wheel kit Motor power: 48V / 1000W / 470rpm Max speed: 30 mph Compatibility: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible Battery: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48v and nominal capacity, not less than 17Ah. The last e-bike conversion kit under the front wheel section is from Megabrand which is a 48V 1000W motor integrated with a 26-inch wheel. It’s a quiet and reliable brushless motor with a top speed of 28-30 mph without spinning the pedals at all. So you’ve got plenty of power to take off from traffic lights with buses and cars behind you or just climbing those steep hills with throttle only mode. Apart from that, you’ll get everything that you need to electrify your bike like speed controller that displays battery level, push throttle and power break lever to cut off power while stopping. Note: This bike doesn’t feature the PAS (Pedal Assist System) and the battery is also not included. _____________________________________________________________________________________ (Rear Hub Motor) Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kits A rear hub motor is considered a bit better than the front wheel conversion kit because it provides you with more control and traction when you push that throttle. Also, almost all the manufacturers that are building electric bikes feature a rear hub motor unless it’s a mountain bike. Rear wheel electric conversion kit features a rear wheel with the hub motor which goes unnoticed since it looks much like an oversized traditional bike hub. It also includes a battery, speed controller, electric brakes, an LCD display panel, throttle, and almost all the rear wheel conversion kits come in with a pedal assist. Here are some of the best rear wheel electric bike conversion kits AW 26″x1.75″ Rear Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit Voilamart 26-inch Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit EBIKELING Direct Drive Motor Electric Bike Conversion Kit Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit Reviews AW Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit AW 26″x1.75″ Rear Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit AW Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Rear Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W / 470rpm MAX SPEED: 28 mph COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity, not less than 17Ah. If you are considering getting a rear hub motor, then AW 48V 1000W motor is the best option for you. The value that AW conversion kit offers on the table is through the roof. You can get it for around $250 and can fit it on any bicycle of your choice. Just like the AW front wheel electric bike kit, the bike features a 26″x1.75″ aluminum wheel with the tire and an electric controller. The controller is a dual mode controller that extends the lifespan of the motor by switching between Hall-effect and Non-Hall effect. Apart from that the kit also features an LCD display that indicates battery level, speed, time and mileage. The motor is also equipped with latest AW PAS (Pedal assist System) technology which makes riding short or long distances easy and full of joy for you. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric-Bike, The Indestructible Suru Scrambler: Canada   Voilamart 26-inch Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit Voilamart Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Rear Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 36V / 500W or 48V / 1000W or 48V / 1500W MAX SPEED: 16-22 mph with 500W motor / 28 mph with 1000W motor / 34 mph with 1500W motor COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: No BATTERY RECOMMENDATION: For the battery, recommendations check the manufacturer’s instructions on Amazon.com because it varies with the motor you are using. There are plenty of power options when it comes to Voilamart Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit. You can choose between three different types of rear motor hubs 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 1000W Motor with approx. 28 mph speed 48V 1500W Motor with approx. 34 mph speed Apart from all the motor options Voilamart conversion kits are one of the best value electric bike conversion kits in which you can enjoy all the features that you only get in high-end electric bikes, but the difference here is that it will only cost you a couple of dollars. Voilamart uses powerful brushless gearless hub motor that ensures top speed consistently and gives riders an adjustable 5 level intelligent pedal assist mode and a twist throttle to take off from your stationary position. What really stands out about this electric bike conversion kit is the quality and components Voilamart are offering at such a reasonable price: An LCD display with speed throttle to show battery level and a power cut off button Rear nylon tire with alloy rim and 12G x 2.6mm stainless steel spokes An aluminum alloy controller that guarantee’s consistent current supply To ensure the safety of the rider electric brake levers to cut off the power supply when braking Voilamart cadence sensors that work with cranks for pedal assist The only thing that’s not included in the package is the battery, so you do have to buy one. Apart from that, it’s by far one of the best e-bike conversion kits on the market. Also, it’s quite easy to install all you need to look for is that you are using the right battery. Battery Recommendations: For 500W, the motor requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 36V and nominal capacity not less than 10Ah. For 1000W, the motor requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 11.6Ah. For 1500W, the motor requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 14.5Ah. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   EBIKELING Direct Drive Motor e-Bike Conversion Kit EBIKELING Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Rear Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1200W MAX SPEED: 30 mph COMPATIBILITY: 26-inch or 700c Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible (Tire not included) BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 14.5Ah. The last rear wheel conversion kit on our list is from EBikeling, which is a brand that makes products specifically for electric bikes. So what can you expect? They make one of the best electric bike conversion kits for the price and also are well known for the exceptional performance and build quality of their motors. Just like the Voilamart, the EBikeling also features three different types of power options, or I should rather say rear hub motors. 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 1200W Motor with approx. 30 mph speed 48V 1500W Motor with approx. 34 mph speed What’s really good about EBikeling is that they really put everything out there for you to choose from a front or rear hub motor, or choose between a thumb throttle or a twist throttle and if that’s not enough you can also choose between your display panels. You can choose either the LCD Display or the LED Display. Cool Right! The LCD display shows you a handful amount of features like the battery percentage, your speed, mileage, wattage, PAS levels that you’re in and if you encounter any error it will also show you possible error codes for easier troubleshooting. Apart from that, the kit comes in with all the necessary components that you need to electrify your bike like brake levers to cut off power from the motor safely, EBikeling PAS sensors, a torque arm, front & rear lights to make you visible on the road. The only thing that’s not included in the kit is a tire and a battery, but you really can’t complain when the value for money is just INSANE with all the features and components that EBikeling brings on the table. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Do You Need A Dual Motor e-Bike For Electric Snow Cycling? Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kits In mid-drive electric bikes, the motor is integrated with bottom bracket and cranks which places the motor at the center of the bike and in turn, evenly distributes the weight of the motor. That’s the reason why mid-drive motors are considered the best option for any type of off-roading or mountain biking, where you need your bike to be perfectly balanced. Though mid-drive units are a bit more expensive than hub motors but it has its reasons! Also, there’s a reason why most of the people prefer mid-drive units. In a mid-drive or central system, the motor is directly connected to the crank drive. So as soon as you start pedaling the motor drives the crank arms which can now take better advantage of the range of gears. Also, a torque sensor can now easily measure the amount of input from the rider. So what this sensor does is that it automatically varies the amount of assistance from the motor with the intensity of the rider’s pedaling that creates a smoother and a more fluid riding experience for the rider by precisely varying the amount of assistance from the motor and simply by matching the amount of intensity of the rider’s pedaling. Apart from that many of the big brands like Yamaha, Shimano and Bosch in the e-Bike industry offer top of the line mid-drive units but the problem with those mid drive units is that they can’t be fitted in any bicycle frame, so you need a frame which is specifically built for these drive units to give you the best performance. But don’t worry there are some brands for you too! So I’ll suggest you look for brands like Bafang or 8fun which make some of the best quality mid-drive units that can be integrated on any bicycle frame. Here are some of the best Mid-drive units in the market Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid Drive Crank Motor 36v 500w BBS02B DIY conversion kit motor Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive Motor Conversion Kit Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Reviews   Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: Mid Crank Bafang Motor MOTOR POWER: 48V / 750W MAX SPEED: 22-24 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: Yes, 48V 12AH Lithium Ion The first mid-drive electric bike conversion kit is from Bafang and is quite an expensive one. But is by far one of the best mid-drive units that you can get for the price. You can get this full kit for around $1000 but don’t worry because for those on a tight budget I’ve also got some affordable options. But remember this is the best option if you can afford it, with a 750 W motor and a 48V 12AH water bottle mount Lithium Ion battery you can hit the road as soon as you get it and it can take pretty much anything that you throw at it, either it be steep hills or mountains; this system is ideal. Like any other powered bike, this mid-drive system gives you two working modes; you can either switch between the pedal assist or choose the throttle only mode which will give you a burst of speed (ideal for pulling away from traffic lights). Other than that the mid-drive conversion kit features BAFANG LCD display which shows all the info like speed, battery percentage, mileage, pedal assist level By default, the bike comes in with push throttle, but you can request the manufacturer to feature a twist throttle when placing your order. Brake levers that safely cut off any power from the motor while stopping Mid motor controller which controls the different levels of pedal assist Speed sensor and magnet Overall its quite a complete electric bike conversion kit as it’s got everything that you need and will perform as good as it looks on the paper. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: 8fun BBS03 BBSHD MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 28 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68mm, 100mm, 120mm Bottom Brackets BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 11.6Ah. This is the most powerful mid-drive kit on our list and being from BAFANG; you can rely on them with your eyes closed. BAFANG have been in the biking industry for a while now and have made a name for themselves over the years with satisfied customers. This mid-drive electric bike kit features a central 48V 1000W motor that can be fitted on any bike that you have. You can fit it on any normal bike with 68mm bottom bracket to fat bikes with 100mm to 120mm bottom brackets. Other than that the kit also comes in with three different chairing sizes 42T, 44T, and 46T. Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive kit also includes Bafang central Motor(with integrated controller, PAS sensor and thumb throttle) 6 Different LCD displays 1 pair of brake lever Aluminum chain wheel and cover with 1 pair of cranks Speed sensor and magnets Apart from that if you wanna go with power, then this is the best mid-drive electric bike conversion kit that you can find on the market. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Bafang BBS02B Mid Drive Crank Motor Conversion Kit Bafang BBS02B Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: 8fun BBS02 BBSHD MOTOR POWER: 36V / 500W | 48V / 750W MAX SPEED: 22-25 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 36V and nominal capacity not less than 10Ah. As we are moving down the list we are moving towards more and more affordable options; these mid-drive units offer you the same high build quality and performance, the only difference is the power. This particular mid-drive kit comes in with 9 different pedal assist modes; one is a non-assist mode apart from that you can kick in that full power by pressing the throttle at any time and in any mode that you’re in. Just like the other e-bike conversion kits Bafang BBS02B also comes in two different types of power options that you can choose from 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 750W Motor with approx. 20-24 mph speed Other than that the bike features BAFANG 36V 500W central motor with integrated controller, pedal assist sensor and a thumb throttle BAFANG C961 programmable display panel Aluminum 46 T chain ring and cover Speed sensors and magnets BAFANG power cut-off e-Bike break levers You can get this mid-drive e-bike conversion kit for around $500, which if you’ll ask me is a hell of a bargain when it comes to mid-drive units that are way too much expensive. So if you are into mid-drive units this the best that you can find for $500. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive Motor Conversion Kit Bafang BBS02B Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: Tongsheng TSDZ2 central motor MOTOR POWER: 36V / 350W SPEED: 28-22 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: No Tongsheng is a Chinese company but doesn’t get me wrong it’s not like most of the Chinese products which are unreliable and cheaply built. TSDZ2 mid-drive conversion kit is surprisingly one of the best mid-drive electric bike conversion kits that you can get for under $400. Though it doesn’t provide many features like the other Bafang mid-drive units that we have reviewed earlier do, but it’s cheap and gives you an exceptionally good central motor that performs as good as a Bafang motor, but you have to compromise on some features. Like there isn’t any throttle mode in the Tongsheng TSDZ2, which is the biggest drawback but if you only use the pedal assist. This bike has some serious stats as you can reach a max speed of 24 miles and on average you can easily maintain a speed of 14-20mph which is great. Apart from that the Tongsheng conversion kit also features: Built-in Controller and both side torque sensor Tongsheng LCD display that displays speed, time, mileage, battery percentage and much more This mid-drive kit fits almost 95% of the standard bike frames with 68-73mm bottom bracket Tongsheng motor comes in with built-in torque and cadence sensor. This is what makes it good for only pedal assist and results in smoother acceleration. So, at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. Also, this mid-drive electric bike conversion kit doesn’t feature any brake lever or battery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ The Bottom Line At the end of the day, it all comes down to you which electric bike conversion kit you choose, either you prefer a hub motor or a mid-drive unit it’s your call! But before going for a particular e-bike conversion kit just ask these two questions. Where and how I’ll be riding mostly? What’s my budget? Riding First of all answer your first question. If you’ll mostly be riding on flat surfaces and paved roads where you don’t need that much power of a mid-drive unit to climb steep hills and just need a bike for casual riding around town or for the daily commute to and from work than a hub motor is perfect. On the flip side if you live in an area where you have to do a lot of climbing on steep hills or like to take your bike off-road on mountains and all, then a mid-drive unit is perfect for you. Also if you’ve got a mountain bike, then it’s out of the question which type of conversion kit you need. Just go for the mid-drive unit. Budget In most of the cases, a mid-drive unit will work fine in any kind of situation, but the thing is that they are expensive. So when going for an e-bike conversion kit, have a specific budget in your mind and make sure that you stick to that budget. Final Advice My final advice for you is not to be put off by all the different e-bike conversion kit technologies out there and think of it as something that’s not a cookie cutter product; it’s an opportunity for you to build something with your own hands and find that perfection in it. Before you go! 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Electric bikes are great, and with all the noise currently being made about e-bikes, you might be considering to buy one. But do you really have to buy a brand new electric bike when you can convert your existing bike by just spending quarter the amount you have to pay for a brand new e-bike? Electric Bike Conversion Kits In 2020 Whether you ride a hybrid bike, mountain bike, or a road bike, there is a number of ways to electrify your bike and remove those roadblocks and challenges that many people face with traditional bikes. So all you gotta do is replace a powered wheel either with the front or rear wheel of your existing bike or if not the wheel then attach a drive unit to the bottom bracket of your bike and you can start zooming up those hills. Pretty easy right! That’s all you have to do to convert your existing bike into an electric bike. With that said let’s find the best electric bike conversion kit which will best suit you and your bike. Top 10 Rated Best Electric Bike Conversion Kits In 2020 Jump quickly to subject by clicking on: AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Kit Voilamart Front Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit 26″ MegaBrand Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit Clean Republic Electric Bike Kit AW 26″x1.75″ Rear Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit Voilamart 26-inch Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit EBIKELING Direct Drive Motor Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS02B Mid Drive Crank Motor DIY conversion kit motor Let’s get started. {youtube}                                              Electric Bike Conversion Kit Options | DIY E Bikes With EMBN   Front Hub Motor (Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kits) Recommended:  Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals The front hub motor is the simplest and the easiest way to convert your normal bike into an electric one. In this type of bike conversion, all you have to do is replace the front wheel with the motorized wheel, and the rest of the bike remains exactly the same as before. Most of the time a front wheel conversion kit features a front wheel with a hub motor, a battery, speed controller, electric brake handles to cut off any power while braking, an LCD display panel, and throttle which is either a twist throttle or a thumb throttle.  Also with front hub motors you may or may not get a pedal assist sensor, so you do have to look out for this feature. Here are some of the best front wheel electric bike conversion kits AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Kit Voilamart Front Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit 26″ Clean Republic Electric Bike Kit Clean Republic Hill Topper Electric Bike Conversion Kit MegaBrand Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Kit AW Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 28 mph COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: No BATTERY RECOMMENDATION: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48v and nominal capacity, not less than 17Ah. AW front wheel conversion kit is the best electric bike conversion kit that offers more than its pay grade. It features a really powerful 1000W brushless motor which can take you from 0 to 28 mph in just under 7 seconds. The AW e-bike conversion kit features a 26-inch wheel with tire, along with that the kit includes: An LCD display panel that displays time, battery level, speed, mileage, and gears. Cadence sensor or a Pedal Assistance System (PAS) that kicks in as soon as you start pedalling. To extend the lifespan of the motor the AW motor features a Dual Mode Controller(Motor works under Hall effect and Non-Hall effect) Brake levers to cut off any power when braking Twist throttle and a durable 600D Oxford bag for the controller Apart from that, AW e-bike conversion kit does come with everything that you need to electrify your bike, but you do have to buy a battery before going for a spin on your new DIY Electric bike. Other than that it’s a good bargain for money when you can convert your existing bike into an electric bike for just a fraction of money when some brands are charging their customers thousands of dollars for the same thing. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric Bikes. How To Ride E-Bikes In Winter? 10 Plus Tips   Voilamart Front Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit Voilamart Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 36V / 500W or 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 16-22 mph with 500W and 28-30 mph with 1000W COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: No BATTERY RECOMMENDATION: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 11.6Ah. The other e-bike conversion kit is from Voilamart. It is one of the best front wheel conversion kits that you can get for the money. Its only for around $150 which makes it the most affordable option when it comes to replacing the front wheel. You’ve got two options on the front hub motor 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 1000W Motor with approx. 28-30 mph speed So you can choose between any of the two motors, and along with this, you’ll get a 26-inch front wheel with Alloy double wall rim and Nylon tire. The voilamart conversion kit also comes in with Pedal Assistance System (PAS) and Brake Levers to cut off any power while braking. Apart from that Voilamart E-Bike Conversion Kit features: The motor features Rare Earth Metal Magnet that increases the efficiency of the motor to produce a larger power Aluminum alloy controller that ensures big current supply Twist throttle with power-cut off button and LCD to display battery levels Voilamart crank speed sensor for pedal assist Other than that if you opt for the 48V 1000W Motor, you’ll be getting two power modes which allow you to switch between full 1000W power and 750W power when using the throttle. On the other hand, when you are paddling, you’ll be getting full 1000W power in PAS mode. Note: Battery not included. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Clean Republic Electric Bike Kit – 250 Watt 24 Volt Hill Topper Clean Republic Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 24V / 250W MAX SPEED: 15-18 mph COMPATIBILITY: 20-inch/24-inch/26-inch or 700c Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: Yes, Lithium-ion battery The third electric bike conversion kit comes in with a 24V 250 W front motor hub and also features a battery. When it comes to the battery you’ve got two choices; choose either a 12 mile or 20-mile lithium-ion battery. Though the motor is not that much powerful as compared to the previously reviewed models but it can easily provide you a top speed of 15-18 mph on throttle only and with pedal assist you can easily increase that limit. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport: Concept Clean Republic Electric Bike Kit – 350 Watt 36 Volt Hill Topper Clean Republic Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 36V / 350W MAX SPEED: 20 mph COMPATIBILITY: 24”/26” or 700c Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: Yes, Lithium-ion battery If you need more power under you, Clean Republic also offers a 36V 350 Watt motor which can reach a top speed of 20-22 mph on throttle only and if you need to go even faster you can use the PAS (Pedal Assist System). Other than that with the 350W front motor hub, you also have two options when it comes to the battery. You can either go with 20 mile or 40-mile lithium-ion battery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   MegaBrand Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit Megabrand Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: Type: front wheel kit Motor power: 48V / 1000W / 470rpm Max speed: 30 mph Compatibility: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible Battery: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48v and nominal capacity, not less than 17Ah. The last e-bike conversion kit under the front wheel section is from Megabrand which is a 48V 1000W motor integrated with a 26-inch wheel. It’s a quiet and reliable brushless motor with a top speed of 28-30 mph without spinning the pedals at all. So you’ve got plenty of power to take off from traffic lights with buses and cars behind you or just climbing those steep hills with throttle only mode. Apart from that, you’ll get everything that you need to electrify your bike like speed controller that displays battery level, push throttle and power break lever to cut off power while stopping. Note: This bike doesn’t feature the PAS (Pedal Assist System) and the battery is also not included. _____________________________________________________________________________________ (Rear Hub Motor) Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kits A rear hub motor is considered a bit better than the front wheel conversion kit because it provides you with more control and traction when you push that throttle. Also, almost all the manufacturers that are building electric bikes feature a rear hub motor unless it’s a mountain bike. Rear wheel electric conversion kit features a rear wheel with the hub motor which goes unnoticed since it looks much like an oversized traditional bike hub. It also includes a battery, speed controller, electric brakes, an LCD display panel, throttle, and almost all the rear wheel conversion kits come in with a pedal assist. Here are some of the best rear wheel electric bike conversion kits AW 26″x1.75″ Rear Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit Voilamart 26-inch Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit EBIKELING Direct Drive Motor Electric Bike Conversion Kit Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit Reviews AW Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit AW 26″x1.75″ Rear Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kit AW Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Rear Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W / 470rpm MAX SPEED: 28 mph COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity, not less than 17Ah. If you are considering getting a rear hub motor, then AW 48V 1000W motor is the best option for you. The value that AW conversion kit offers on the table is through the roof. You can get it for around $250 and can fit it on any bicycle of your choice. Just like the AW front wheel electric bike kit, the bike features a 26″x1.75″ aluminum wheel with the tire and an electric controller. The controller is a dual mode controller that extends the lifespan of the motor by switching between Hall-effect and Non-Hall effect. Apart from that the kit also features an LCD display that indicates battery level, speed, time and mileage. The motor is also equipped with latest AW PAS (Pedal assist System) technology which makes riding short or long distances easy and full of joy for you. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric-Bike, The Indestructible Suru Scrambler: Canada   Voilamart 26-inch Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit Voilamart Electric Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Rear Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 36V / 500W or 48V / 1000W or 48V / 1500W MAX SPEED: 16-22 mph with 500W motor / 28 mph with 1000W motor / 34 mph with 1500W motor COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible BATTERY: No BATTERY RECOMMENDATION: For the battery, recommendations check the manufacturer’s instructions on Amazon.com because it varies with the motor you are using. There are plenty of power options when it comes to Voilamart Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit. You can choose between three different types of rear motor hubs 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 1000W Motor with approx. 28 mph speed 48V 1500W Motor with approx. 34 mph speed Apart from all the motor options Voilamart conversion kits are one of the best value electric bike conversion kits in which you can enjoy all the features that you only get in high-end electric bikes, but the difference here is that it will only cost you a couple of dollars. Voilamart uses powerful brushless gearless hub motor that ensures top speed consistently and gives riders an adjustable 5 level intelligent pedal assist mode and a twist throttle to take off from your stationary position. What really stands out about this electric bike conversion kit is the quality and components Voilamart are offering at such a reasonable price: An LCD display with speed throttle to show battery level and a power cut off button Rear nylon tire with alloy rim and 12G x 2.6mm stainless steel spokes An aluminum alloy controller that guarantee’s consistent current supply To ensure the safety of the rider electric brake levers to cut off the power supply when braking Voilamart cadence sensors that work with cranks for pedal assist The only thing that’s not included in the package is the battery, so you do have to buy one. Apart from that, it’s by far one of the best e-bike conversion kits on the market. Also, it’s quite easy to install all you need to look for is that you are using the right battery. Battery Recommendations: For 500W, the motor requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 36V and nominal capacity not less than 10Ah. For 1000W, the motor requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 11.6Ah. For 1500W, the motor requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 14.5Ah. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   EBIKELING Direct Drive Motor e-Bike Conversion Kit EBIKELING Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Rear Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1200W MAX SPEED: 30 mph COMPATIBILITY: 26-inch or 700c Wheel, Disc Brake Compatible (Tire not included) BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 14.5Ah. The last rear wheel conversion kit on our list is from EBikeling, which is a brand that makes products specifically for electric bikes. So what can you expect? They make one of the best electric bike conversion kits for the price and also are well known for the exceptional performance and build quality of their motors. Just like the Voilamart, the EBikeling also features three different types of power options, or I should rather say rear hub motors. 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 1200W Motor with approx. 30 mph speed 48V 1500W Motor with approx. 34 mph speed What’s really good about EBikeling is that they really put everything out there for you to choose from a front or rear hub motor, or choose between a thumb throttle or a twist throttle and if that’s not enough you can also choose between your display panels. You can choose either the LCD Display or the LED Display. Cool Right! The LCD display shows you a handful amount of features like the battery percentage, your speed, mileage, wattage, PAS levels that you’re in and if you encounter any error it will also show you possible error codes for easier troubleshooting. Apart from that, the kit comes in with all the necessary components that you need to electrify your bike like brake levers to cut off power from the motor safely, EBikeling PAS sensors, a torque arm, front & rear lights to make you visible on the road. The only thing that’s not included in the kit is a tire and a battery, but you really can’t complain when the value for money is just INSANE with all the features and components that EBikeling brings on the table. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Do You Need A Dual Motor e-Bike For Electric Snow Cycling? Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kits In mid-drive electric bikes, the motor is integrated with bottom bracket and cranks which places the motor at the center of the bike and in turn, evenly distributes the weight of the motor. That’s the reason why mid-drive motors are considered the best option for any type of off-roading or mountain biking, where you need your bike to be perfectly balanced. Though mid-drive units are a bit more expensive than hub motors but it has its reasons! Also, there’s a reason why most of the people prefer mid-drive units. In a mid-drive or central system, the motor is directly connected to the crank drive. So as soon as you start pedaling the motor drives the crank arms which can now take better advantage of the range of gears. Also, a torque sensor can now easily measure the amount of input from the rider. So what this sensor does is that it automatically varies the amount of assistance from the motor with the intensity of the rider’s pedaling that creates a smoother and a more fluid riding experience for the rider by precisely varying the amount of assistance from the motor and simply by matching the amount of intensity of the rider’s pedaling. Apart from that many of the big brands like Yamaha, Shimano and Bosch in the e-Bike industry offer top of the line mid-drive units but the problem with those mid drive units is that they can’t be fitted in any bicycle frame, so you need a frame which is specifically built for these drive units to give you the best performance. But don’t worry there are some brands for you too! So I’ll suggest you look for brands like Bafang or 8fun which make some of the best quality mid-drive units that can be integrated on any bicycle frame. Here are some of the best Mid-drive units in the market Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid Drive Crank Motor 36v 500w BBS02B DIY conversion kit motor Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive Motor Conversion Kit Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Reviews   Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: Mid Crank Bafang Motor MOTOR POWER: 48V / 750W MAX SPEED: 22-24 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: Yes, 48V 12AH Lithium Ion The first mid-drive electric bike conversion kit is from Bafang and is quite an expensive one. But is by far one of the best mid-drive units that you can get for the price. You can get this full kit for around $1000 but don’t worry because for those on a tight budget I’ve also got some affordable options. But remember this is the best option if you can afford it, with a 750 W motor and a 48V 12AH water bottle mount Lithium Ion battery you can hit the road as soon as you get it and it can take pretty much anything that you throw at it, either it be steep hills or mountains; this system is ideal. Like any other powered bike, this mid-drive system gives you two working modes; you can either switch between the pedal assist or choose the throttle only mode which will give you a burst of speed (ideal for pulling away from traffic lights). Other than that the mid-drive conversion kit features BAFANG LCD display which shows all the info like speed, battery percentage, mileage, pedal assist level By default, the bike comes in with push throttle, but you can request the manufacturer to feature a twist throttle when placing your order. Brake levers that safely cut off any power from the motor while stopping Mid motor controller which controls the different levels of pedal assist Speed sensor and magnet Overall its quite a complete electric bike conversion kit as it’s got everything that you need and will perform as good as it looks on the paper. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: 8fun BBS03 BBSHD MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 28 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68mm, 100mm, 120mm Bottom Brackets BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 11.6Ah. This is the most powerful mid-drive kit on our list and being from BAFANG; you can rely on them with your eyes closed. BAFANG have been in the biking industry for a while now and have made a name for themselves over the years with satisfied customers. This mid-drive electric bike kit features a central 48V 1000W motor that can be fitted on any bike that you have. You can fit it on any normal bike with 68mm bottom bracket to fat bikes with 100mm to 120mm bottom brackets. Other than that the kit also comes in with three different chairing sizes 42T, 44T, and 46T. Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive kit also includes Bafang central Motor(with integrated controller, PAS sensor and thumb throttle) 6 Different LCD displays 1 pair of brake lever Aluminum chain wheel and cover with 1 pair of cranks Speed sensor and magnets Apart from that if you wanna go with power, then this is the best mid-drive electric bike conversion kit that you can find on the market. ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Bafang BBS02B Mid Drive Crank Motor Conversion Kit Bafang BBS02B Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: 8fun BBS02 BBSHD MOTOR POWER: 36V / 500W | 48V / 750W MAX SPEED: 22-25 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 36V and nominal capacity not less than 10Ah. As we are moving down the list we are moving towards more and more affordable options; these mid-drive units offer you the same high build quality and performance, the only difference is the power. This particular mid-drive kit comes in with 9 different pedal assist modes; one is a non-assist mode apart from that you can kick in that full power by pressing the throttle at any time and in any mode that you’re in. Just like the other e-bike conversion kits Bafang BBS02B also comes in two different types of power options that you can choose from 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 750W Motor with approx. 20-24 mph speed Other than that the bike features BAFANG 36V 500W central motor with integrated controller, pedal assist sensor and a thumb throttle BAFANG C961 programmable display panel Aluminum 46 T chain ring and cover Speed sensors and magnets BAFANG power cut-off e-Bike break levers You can get this mid-drive e-bike conversion kit for around $500, which if you’ll ask me is a hell of a bargain when it comes to mid-drive units that are way too much expensive. So if you are into mid-drive units this the best that you can find for $500. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive Motor Conversion Kit Bafang BBS02B Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: Tongsheng TSDZ2 central motor MOTOR POWER: 36V / 350W SPEED: 28-22 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: No Tongsheng is a Chinese company but doesn’t get me wrong it’s not like most of the Chinese products which are unreliable and cheaply built. TSDZ2 mid-drive conversion kit is surprisingly one of the best mid-drive electric bike conversion kits that you can get for under $400. Though it doesn’t provide many features like the other Bafang mid-drive units that we have reviewed earlier do, but it’s cheap and gives you an exceptionally good central motor that performs as good as a Bafang motor, but you have to compromise on some features. Like there isn’t any throttle mode in the Tongsheng TSDZ2, which is the biggest drawback but if you only use the pedal assist. This bike has some serious stats as you can reach a max speed of 24 miles and on average you can easily maintain a speed of 14-20mph which is great. Apart from that the Tongsheng conversion kit also features: Built-in Controller and both side torque sensor Tongsheng LCD display that displays speed, time, mileage, battery percentage and much more This mid-drive kit fits almost 95% of the standard bike frames with 68-73mm bottom bracket Tongsheng motor comes in with built-in torque and cadence sensor. This is what makes it good for only pedal assist and results in smoother acceleration. So, at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. Also, this mid-drive electric bike conversion kit doesn’t feature any brake lever or battery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ The Bottom Line At the end of the day, it all comes down to you which electric bike conversion kit you choose, either you prefer a hub motor or a mid-drive unit it’s your call! But before going for a particular e-bike conversion kit just ask these two questions. Where and how I’ll be riding mostly? What’s my budget? Riding First of all answer your first question. If you’ll mostly be riding on flat surfaces and paved roads where you don’t need that much power of a mid-drive unit to climb steep hills and just need a bike for casual riding around town or for the daily commute to and from work than a hub motor is perfect. On the flip side if you live in an area where you have to do a lot of climbing on steep hills or like to take your bike off-road on mountains and all, then a mid-drive unit is perfect for you. Also if you’ve got a mountain bike, then it’s out of the question which type of conversion kit you need. Just go for the mid-drive unit. Budget In most of the cases, a mid-drive unit will work fine in any kind of situation, but the thing is that they are expensive. So when going for an e-bike conversion kit, have a specific budget in your mind and make sure that you stick to that budget. Final Advice My final advice for you is not to be put off by all the different e-bike conversion kit technologies out there and think of it as something that’s not a cookie cutter product; it’s an opportunity for you to build something with your own hands and find that perfection in it. Before you go! 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Electric Bike Conversion Kits: Best In 2020
Electric Bike Conversion Kits: Best In 2020
Electric Flying Boat Flying High: The Candela 7
With their third production boat completed and recent selection as one of Sweden’s hottest tech start-ups, Candela Speedboat is making waves everywhere except when its hydrofoil design flies above the water. Electric Flying Boat The Candela 7: Gustav Hasselskog When Gustav Hasselskog founded Candela in 2014 with the intention of creating an electric boat matching the range and speed of a gas burner, he knew it would be challenging. So he put together a crack team of people with backgrounds in hydrodynamics (with 6 America’s Cup wins), flight control electronics, structural composite engineering and the software used for dynamic modelling. We refer to the Candela as an electric flying boat because it uses hydrofoils – kind of underwater wings – to allow the hull to ‘fly’ above the water, similar to the hydro foiling SeaBubbles electric water taxi which has received so much attention. Recommended: Electric Boat Sea Bubbles: Hydrofoil In Paris, France Electric Flying Boat: Designed To Change The Industry That isn’t to say there aren’t dozens of great electric boats that plane on the water in the regular way and provide great and environmentally performance using an electric motor instead of a gas one. To name just a few:  SAY Carbon 29 which holds the speed record for production electric boats the Evoy 1 from Norway Frauscher’s electric 747 The Brookfield RIB with Pure Watercraft electric outboard GS22E ski and waterboard towboat just launched by Nautique Hasselskog, though, decided to take a different approach and go the hydro foiling route mainly because of one big factor: water is thicker than air. No matter how light you make a hull, or maximize its hydrodynamic shape, it takes an awful lot of energy to overcome the friction and resistance – drag– of a boat hull moving through water. {youtube}                                                                   Candela electric hydrofoiling speedboat Candela’s research indicated 'a 7.5 meter (24 ft) planing boat consumes 12-18 times more fuel than a family car'. Flying Boats: History Prototypes The first evidence of a hydrofoil on a vessel appears on a British patent granted in 1869 to Emmanuel Denis Farcot, a Parisian. He claimed that "adapting to the sides and bottom of the vessel a series or inclined planes or wedge formed pieces, which as the vessel is driven forward will have the effect of lifting it in the water and reducing the draught.”. Italian inventor Enrico Forlanini began work on hydrofoils in 1898 and used a "ladder" foil system. Forlanini obtained patents in Britain and the United States for his ideas and designs. Forlanini's hydrofoil over Lake Maggiore, 1906 Recommended:  How A Fossil Fuel Seaplane Got Converted Into An e-Plane Hydro Foiling Electric Boats: Candela, A Whole New Level Candela has taken the concept to an entirely different 21st century level, which is where the team of multi-discipline experts comes in. Weight, of course is obviously a factor in hydro foiling, so the hull, deck and deck parts of a Candela 7 are all carbon fibre. That’s the structural composite engineering part. The flight control electronics and software management expertise has been applied to the hydrofoils. Traditional hydrofoils are static, but when the Candela is in electric flying boat mode 7 sensors capture the position, velocity and acceleration of the boat in regards to x, y and x and rotation around the same axis. They feed the information to the flight control software and the wings are automatically and constantly adjusted to maintain the best height, roll and pitch. Electric Boats: Physics And Batteries The challenge faced by all e-boat designers is one of physics and current battery technologies. One kilogram of gasoline holds about 15 times the usable energy of the best battery packs, and obviously weight is not good for speed. Working to the benefit of the electric boat is that the electric motor itself is much more efficient at converting that energy into motion, but all boats have to face the physics facts that even a planing boat needs an awful lot of energy just to get through the water. So a hydrofoil that raises the boat above the water gives a great advantage in terms of both energy efficiency and speed. On the other hand, something literally flying above the water is inherently less stable than something travelling in the water. Recommended:  Solar Powered Houseboats The Netherlands: +31Architects Electric Flying Boats: What About The Foils? One question you might have is what happens to the foils when the boat is in shallow water? The foils can be fully retracted into the hull, and the motor can be tilted up, giving the boat a draft of only 0.4 metres / 1 foot 3 inches. The other question you might have is how the boat performs when there is a bit of a chop – or more – on the water. The video Candela posted on its Facebook page is pretty impressive. It shows the boat on April 6 in with the comment: From last week’s storm over Stockholm. Rough weather sea trials and benchmarking the Candela 7: Production After some improvements, tweaks and proof of the refinements, the company started production for customers in the autumn of 2018. At the time Hasselskog told Swedish tech site NYTeknik website "It feels exciting and a bit scary to be up and running! But we really believe in this technology and believe that it will hit properly as soon as we get our the boats out into the market." The big reveal of the boat was at Sweden’s first all-electric boat show in Stockholm, where a full speedboat unexpectedly rising out of the water caused enough of a stir to be featured on Swedish national TV news. Three of the SI model boats have now been completed. In addition to all of this progress, the company was also added to Sweden's  33 List of the country’s most exciting tech start-ups. Others that have been similarly honoured in the past include Spotify and Minecraft. Recommended:  Solar And Wind Power Makes The Current Sail Cargo Ship Electric Boats: No Traditional Boat Building The achievement is a recognition that creating a flying watercraft like the Candela S1 is not your traditional ‘boat building’. There is a patent-pending system that controls the height, roll and pitch of the hydrofoils, an innovation necessary because the flaps and ailerons that larger commercial hydrofoils use wouldn’t be robust enough for consumers. A mechanism was designed to retract the foils into a step in the hull (front) and the swim platform (aft) for shallow waters and storage A flight controller captures the boat’s movements from 7 sensors and uses advanced sensor fusion algorithms to overcome the inherent instability of foils Ultra-light hull materials are used, including a carbon fibre single skin in the hull, deck, hydrofoils and interiors Electric Flying Boat: Awards Winner Not surprisingly, all this impressive innovation has brought Candela some nice accolades and awards: nominated for European Powerboat of the Year, and winner of ‘Best for Future’ at the Best of Boat Awards  and ‘Best Foiling Boat’ (it was the only electric model) at Foiling Week. The nicest awards, though, might be found in the testimonials from first purchasers on the Candela website: "With six people aboard, we typically drive at close to full speed, 30 knots, and cover the stretch from Stockholm to our summer house in just over an hour. Even though we’re loading up the boat with passengers and gear, we always arrive with plenty of juice left in the battery pack." R ecommended: Hydrogen-Powered Energy Observer Reaches London: The Future Electric Boat The Candela: Specifications On their website Candela says that hull and deck together weigh about 250kg / 500lb and that a similarly sized fibreglass could weigh six times as much. Lft. 7,70 m; b.max: 2.40 m Weight: 1300 kg draught: 0,4 (foil lifted)- 1,2 (foil immersed) m maximum speed: 30 knots more efficient speeds: 19-23 knots minimum foling speed: 17 knots range: 50 miles + 8 miles at 3 knots None of this comes cheap, of course. The price of a Candela S1 is £190,000 / US $210,000. But the cost doesn’t seem to be getting in the way of Gustav Hasselskog’s 2014 dreams. He says they already have about 150 advance orders. For more information go to: candelalaspeedboat Before you go! 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With their third production boat completed and recent selection as one of Sweden’s hottest tech start-ups, Candela Speedboat is making waves everywhere except when its hydrofoil design flies above the water. Electric Flying Boat The Candela 7: Gustav Hasselskog When Gustav Hasselskog founded Candela in 2014 with the intention of creating an electric boat matching the range and speed of a gas burner, he knew it would be challenging. So he put together a crack team of people with backgrounds in hydrodynamics (with 6 America’s Cup wins), flight control electronics, structural composite engineering and the software used for dynamic modelling. We refer to the Candela as an electric flying boat because it uses hydrofoils – kind of underwater wings – to allow the hull to ‘fly’ above the water, similar to the hydro foiling SeaBubbles electric water taxi which has received so much attention. Recommended: Electric Boat Sea Bubbles: Hydrofoil In Paris, France Electric Flying Boat: Designed To Change The Industry That isn’t to say there aren’t dozens of great electric boats that plane on the water in the regular way and provide great and environmentally performance using an electric motor instead of a gas one. To name just a few:  SAY Carbon 29 which holds the speed record for production electric boats the Evoy 1 from Norway Frauscher’s electric 747 The Brookfield RIB with Pure Watercraft electric outboard GS22E ski and waterboard towboat just launched by Nautique Hasselskog, though, decided to take a different approach and go the hydro foiling route mainly because of one big factor: water is thicker than air. No matter how light you make a hull, or maximize its hydrodynamic shape, it takes an awful lot of energy to overcome the friction and resistance – drag– of a boat hull moving through water. {youtube}                                                                   Candela electric hydrofoiling speedboat Candela’s research indicated 'a 7.5 meter (24 ft) planing boat consumes 12-18 times more fuel than a family car'. Flying Boats: History Prototypes The first evidence of a hydrofoil on a vessel appears on a British patent granted in 1869 to Emmanuel Denis Farcot, a Parisian. He claimed that "adapting to the sides and bottom of the vessel a series or inclined planes or wedge formed pieces, which as the vessel is driven forward will have the effect of lifting it in the water and reducing the draught.”. Italian inventor Enrico Forlanini began work on hydrofoils in 1898 and used a "ladder" foil system. Forlanini obtained patents in Britain and the United States for his ideas and designs. Forlanini's hydrofoil over Lake Maggiore, 1906 Recommended:  How A Fossil Fuel Seaplane Got Converted Into An e-Plane Hydro Foiling Electric Boats: Candela, A Whole New Level Candela has taken the concept to an entirely different 21st century level, which is where the team of multi-discipline experts comes in. Weight, of course is obviously a factor in hydro foiling, so the hull, deck and deck parts of a Candela 7 are all carbon fibre. That’s the structural composite engineering part. The flight control electronics and software management expertise has been applied to the hydrofoils. Traditional hydrofoils are static, but when the Candela is in electric flying boat mode 7 sensors capture the position, velocity and acceleration of the boat in regards to x, y and x and rotation around the same axis. They feed the information to the flight control software and the wings are automatically and constantly adjusted to maintain the best height, roll and pitch. Electric Boats: Physics And Batteries The challenge faced by all e-boat designers is one of physics and current battery technologies. One kilogram of gasoline holds about 15 times the usable energy of the best battery packs, and obviously weight is not good for speed. Working to the benefit of the electric boat is that the electric motor itself is much more efficient at converting that energy into motion, but all boats have to face the physics facts that even a planing boat needs an awful lot of energy just to get through the water. So a hydrofoil that raises the boat above the water gives a great advantage in terms of both energy efficiency and speed. On the other hand, something literally flying above the water is inherently less stable than something travelling in the water. Recommended:  Solar Powered Houseboats The Netherlands: +31Architects Electric Flying Boats: What About The Foils? One question you might have is what happens to the foils when the boat is in shallow water? The foils can be fully retracted into the hull, and the motor can be tilted up, giving the boat a draft of only 0.4 metres / 1 foot 3 inches. The other question you might have is how the boat performs when there is a bit of a chop – or more – on the water. The video Candela posted on its Facebook page is pretty impressive. It shows the boat on April 6 in with the comment: From last week’s storm over Stockholm. Rough weather sea trials and benchmarking the Candela 7: Production After some improvements, tweaks and proof of the refinements, the company started production for customers in the autumn of 2018. At the time Hasselskog told Swedish tech site NYTeknik website "It feels exciting and a bit scary to be up and running! But we really believe in this technology and believe that it will hit properly as soon as we get our the boats out into the market." The big reveal of the boat was at Sweden’s first all-electric boat show in Stockholm, where a full speedboat unexpectedly rising out of the water caused enough of a stir to be featured on Swedish national TV news. Three of the SI model boats have now been completed. In addition to all of this progress, the company was also added to Sweden's  33 List of the country’s most exciting tech start-ups. Others that have been similarly honoured in the past include Spotify and Minecraft. Recommended:  Solar And Wind Power Makes The Current Sail Cargo Ship Electric Boats: No Traditional Boat Building The achievement is a recognition that creating a flying watercraft like the Candela S1 is not your traditional ‘boat building’. There is a patent-pending system that controls the height, roll and pitch of the hydrofoils, an innovation necessary because the flaps and ailerons that larger commercial hydrofoils use wouldn’t be robust enough for consumers. A mechanism was designed to retract the foils into a step in the hull (front) and the swim platform (aft) for shallow waters and storage A flight controller captures the boat’s movements from 7 sensors and uses advanced sensor fusion algorithms to overcome the inherent instability of foils Ultra-light hull materials are used, including a carbon fibre single skin in the hull, deck, hydrofoils and interiors Electric Flying Boat: Awards Winner Not surprisingly, all this impressive innovation has brought Candela some nice accolades and awards: nominated for European Powerboat of the Year, and winner of ‘Best for Future’ at the Best of Boat Awards  and ‘Best Foiling Boat’ (it was the only electric model) at Foiling Week. The nicest awards, though, might be found in the testimonials from first purchasers on the Candela website: "With six people aboard, we typically drive at close to full speed, 30 knots, and cover the stretch from Stockholm to our summer house in just over an hour. Even though we’re loading up the boat with passengers and gear, we always arrive with plenty of juice left in the battery pack." R ecommended: Hydrogen-Powered Energy Observer Reaches London: The Future Electric Boat The Candela: Specifications On their website Candela says that hull and deck together weigh about 250kg / 500lb and that a similarly sized fibreglass could weigh six times as much. Lft. 7,70 m; b.max: 2.40 m Weight: 1300 kg draught: 0,4 (foil lifted)- 1,2 (foil immersed) m maximum speed: 30 knots more efficient speeds: 19-23 knots minimum foling speed: 17 knots range: 50 miles + 8 miles at 3 knots None of this comes cheap, of course. The price of a Candela S1 is £190,000 / US $210,000. But the cost doesn’t seem to be getting in the way of Gustav Hasselskog’s 2014 dreams. He says they already have about 150 advance orders. For more information go to: candelalaspeedboat Before you go! Recommended:  Solar Powered Silent 55 Yacht Allows You To Cruise The World Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about electric boats? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Electric Flying Boat Flying High: The Candela 7
Electric Flying Boat Flying High: The Candela 7
Tesla Electric Cybertruck: Explorer’s Best Friend
Tesla's most intriguing vehicle – the Cybertruck - looks set to offer capabilities that will appeal to the explorer. Cybertruck: Launch 2021. The Tesla Cybertruck could become an explorer's best friend. The oddly-shaped electric truck, set to launch late 2021 with a starting price of $39,900, strikes a unique shape compared to competitors like the Ford F-150. Tesla Electric Cybertruck: Crossing Water Streams Musk confirmed that the truck would be able to cross water streams without damaging the truck, writing that it would even ‘float for a while’. Musk didn't reveal the wading depth of the Cybertruck but it could be over 30 inches deep. Who started Teslaand why created Elon Musk Tesla? Elon Musk, JB Straubel, Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning and Ian Wright started Tesla Elon Musk. Elon Musk is the co-founder and CEO at Tesla, overseeing all product design, engineering and manufacturing of the company's electric vehicles, battery products, and Solar Roofs. Since the company's inception in 2003, Tesla's mission has been to accelerate the world's transition to a sustainable energy future. Musk also confirmed that the truck would offer the same heat pump as seen on the Model Y compact SUV that started rolling out last month, a key feature for saving electricity. Recommended:  Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric Bike Drives Like A Tesla Cybertruck: 500 Miles On The High-End The comments show how, despite the truck's seemingly futuristic shape, the firm is planning to also offer benefits for the main target consumer. The heat pump has been a welcome addition to the Model Y, as it helps move heat around the vehicle and reduce the need for turning up the heaters in colder conditions. This can help with improving the maximum battery range, expected to be over 500 miles on the high-end Cybertruck. {youtube}                                                              First ride in the Tesla Cybertruck Tesla’s Electric Cybertruck: I Don’t Care If It Doesn’t Sell The Cybertruck is something of a passion project. In November 2018, around a year before Musk unveiled the design, he described the truck's appearance in an interview as ‘heart-stopping’, adding that "I actually don’t know if a lot of people will buy this pickup truck or not, but I don’t care." Ahead of the reveal, pickup truck owners told Inverse in March 2019 that they were concerned about whether the truck would meet their expectations. How long does a Tesla battery last? But simply maintaining the current lifespan of a Tesla battery pack— about 300,000 to 500,000 miles—isn't enough. Long-haul electric trucks and robotaxis will be packing in way more daily miles than your average commuter, which is why Musk wants a battery that can last for 1 million miles. But so far, the Cybertruck has enjoyed a warm reception. The truck's unveiling made headlines when a demonstration of the windows' strength went wrong, but buyers still rushed to pre-order the truck. A third-party tracker in February 2020 suggested the truck had received over 535,000 reservations since the unveiling, more than the Model 3 had the month after production started in July 2017. It should be noted that the Model 3 did require a $1,000 deposit, 10 times higher than the truck. Recommended:  Electric Bike On Solar: Mix Between A Bicycle And A Tesla This warm reception has filtered down into analyst expectations. Loup Ventures in March announced it had changed its predictions for Cybertruck production as a percentage of total production. Where it previously expected the truck to account for just five percent of production when the truck reached full production, predicted to be 2023, it now expected it to account for 15 percent of production. Cybertruck: Explorer’s Best Friend The Cybertruck has appealed to fans beyond the traditional pickup truck audience, but the truck's features suggest it is considering what its target audience craves. Should I charge my Tesla every night? How often do you have to charge a Tesla? For the vast majority of owners, you'll just plug your car in overnight every day. But the answer to this question is fully dependent on the owner's lifestyle and personal driving patterns. In the United States, the average person only drives 37 miles a day. Beyond these new features, Tesla has released an image of the Cybertruck fitted out with campfire equipment for the ultimate outdoors picnic. Musk has also announced plans for an add-on all-terrain vehicle, as well as solar wings that can add up to 40 miles of driving distance per day. It has onboard power outlets, compressed air, and the ability to tow over 14,000 pounds. Tesla Cybertruck with kitchen, cooking gear and roof tent. Musk may be demonstrating the Cybertruck on the flat streets of California, but it seems the truck will be built to support the audience that helped make the Ford F-150 the United States' best-selling car. Recommended:  Tesla Versus Nikola. Hydrogen Versus electricity: America Ford F-150 and the Tesla Cybertruck. Which one is the strongest? Before you go! Recommended:  Sustainable Luxury: QO Is The Tesla Among Green Hotels Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about electric cars? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Tesla's most intriguing vehicle – the Cybertruck - looks set to offer capabilities that will appeal to the explorer. Cybertruck: Launch 2021. The Tesla Cybertruck could become an explorer's best friend. The oddly-shaped electric truck, set to launch late 2021 with a starting price of $39,900, strikes a unique shape compared to competitors like the Ford F-150. Tesla Electric Cybertruck: Crossing Water Streams Musk confirmed that the truck would be able to cross water streams without damaging the truck, writing that it would even ‘float for a while’. Musk didn't reveal the wading depth of the Cybertruck but it could be over 30 inches deep. Who started Teslaand why created Elon Musk Tesla? Elon Musk, JB Straubel, Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning and Ian Wright started Tesla Elon Musk. Elon Musk is the co-founder and CEO at Tesla, overseeing all product design, engineering and manufacturing of the company's electric vehicles, battery products, and Solar Roofs. Since the company's inception in 2003, Tesla's mission has been to accelerate the world's transition to a sustainable energy future. Musk also confirmed that the truck would offer the same heat pump as seen on the Model Y compact SUV that started rolling out last month, a key feature for saving electricity. Recommended:  Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric Bike Drives Like A Tesla Cybertruck: 500 Miles On The High-End The comments show how, despite the truck's seemingly futuristic shape, the firm is planning to also offer benefits for the main target consumer. The heat pump has been a welcome addition to the Model Y, as it helps move heat around the vehicle and reduce the need for turning up the heaters in colder conditions. This can help with improving the maximum battery range, expected to be over 500 miles on the high-end Cybertruck. {youtube}                                                              First ride in the Tesla Cybertruck Tesla’s Electric Cybertruck: I Don’t Care If It Doesn’t Sell The Cybertruck is something of a passion project. In November 2018, around a year before Musk unveiled the design, he described the truck's appearance in an interview as ‘heart-stopping’, adding that "I actually don’t know if a lot of people will buy this pickup truck or not, but I don’t care." Ahead of the reveal, pickup truck owners told Inverse in March 2019 that they were concerned about whether the truck would meet their expectations. How long does a Tesla battery last? But simply maintaining the current lifespan of a Tesla battery pack— about 300,000 to 500,000 miles—isn't enough. Long-haul electric trucks and robotaxis will be packing in way more daily miles than your average commuter, which is why Musk wants a battery that can last for 1 million miles. But so far, the Cybertruck has enjoyed a warm reception. The truck's unveiling made headlines when a demonstration of the windows' strength went wrong, but buyers still rushed to pre-order the truck. A third-party tracker in February 2020 suggested the truck had received over 535,000 reservations since the unveiling, more than the Model 3 had the month after production started in July 2017. It should be noted that the Model 3 did require a $1,000 deposit, 10 times higher than the truck. Recommended:  Electric Bike On Solar: Mix Between A Bicycle And A Tesla This warm reception has filtered down into analyst expectations. Loup Ventures in March announced it had changed its predictions for Cybertruck production as a percentage of total production. Where it previously expected the truck to account for just five percent of production when the truck reached full production, predicted to be 2023, it now expected it to account for 15 percent of production. Cybertruck: Explorer’s Best Friend The Cybertruck has appealed to fans beyond the traditional pickup truck audience, but the truck's features suggest it is considering what its target audience craves. Should I charge my Tesla every night? How often do you have to charge a Tesla? For the vast majority of owners, you'll just plug your car in overnight every day. But the answer to this question is fully dependent on the owner's lifestyle and personal driving patterns. In the United States, the average person only drives 37 miles a day. Beyond these new features, Tesla has released an image of the Cybertruck fitted out with campfire equipment for the ultimate outdoors picnic. Musk has also announced plans for an add-on all-terrain vehicle, as well as solar wings that can add up to 40 miles of driving distance per day. It has onboard power outlets, compressed air, and the ability to tow over 14,000 pounds. Tesla Cybertruck with kitchen, cooking gear and roof tent. Musk may be demonstrating the Cybertruck on the flat streets of California, but it seems the truck will be built to support the audience that helped make the Ford F-150 the United States' best-selling car. Recommended:  Tesla Versus Nikola. Hydrogen Versus electricity: America Ford F-150 and the Tesla Cybertruck. Which one is the strongest? Before you go! Recommended:  Sustainable Luxury: QO Is The Tesla Among Green Hotels Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about electric cars? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Tesla Electric Cybertruck: Explorer’s Best Friend
Tesla Electric Cybertruck: Explorer’s Best Friend
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