About the Author

Micah Toll


Micah Toll is a personal electric vehicle enthusiast, battery nerd and author of the Amazon #1 bestselling books Electric Motorcycles 2019, DIY Lithium Batteries, DIY Solar Power and the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide.

You can send him tips at Micah@electrek.co

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May 23

When you first look at a Rungu, you sort of scratch your head and think “What is that?”

From the side, it looks like a fairly standard fat tire electric bicycle. But from any other angle, you can’t miss the odd double front wheels. And so when the Rungu team invited me out to San Clemente, California for an adventure ride, I looked forward to it with a combination of excitement and a healthy amount of skepticism.

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May 21

Unu, one of Europe’s leading budget electric scooter companies, has a brand new ride. Unu just launched their second generation electric scooter, which comes with a total redesign.

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May 20

Just when I thought I had seen all there was to see in the electric scooter industry, the VeloMini Scoot and T1 trailer popped up on my radar. I’ve seen bicycles pull trailers before, but I’ve never had an electric scooter that I could do all of my grocery shopping with… until now. expand full story

May 17

Electric bicycles are great for long touring rides where the electric assist can make a few hundred kilometers feel like a few dozen. And if you think you can make it up to 1,000 km (600 miles), there could be a free electric bicycle in it for you. Ampler is giving lucky riders a free electric bicycle if they’ll ride it on an epic journey.

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Ducati recently announced a partnership with Vmoto to market a Ducati-branded electric scooter. The new scooter, which is based on a Super SOCO CUx, has now been unveiled.

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I first covered the Sunra MIKU MAX electric scooter late last year. The article blew up and it seemed that people had some very strong views either for or against the weird little personal electric vehicle. So when I finally got the chance to test ride one recently at the Barcelona Motor Show, I of course jumped on it. And here’s how it went. expand full story

May 16

This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Barcelona International Motor Show. Among the rows and rows of fancy new cars sat a number of impressive electric motorcycles and scooters as well. Below are our top five favorites.

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May 15

One of the advantages of electric motorcycles is their high torque, which makes them great hill climbers. Zero intends to prove that point this June when they take an SR/F to the Pike’s Peak Challenge. Now we’ve got the first look at the slightly modified electric motorcycle and are hearing from its rider, Cory West.

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Like most legacy motorcycle brands, Triumph hasn’t had much of anything to show in the way of electric vehicles yet.

But that appears to be changing, as the British bike manufacturer is now undertaking an electric motorcycle development project. expand full story

Boosted, known as the leader in electric skateboards, unveiled their newest product today. The Boosted Rev is the company’s first electric scooter, and it is exactly what you’d expect from the king of electric skateboards.

Check out all the specs on the new Boosted Rev below, as well as my first impressions and test ride video.

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May 14

Despite what you may have heard on the street, mobility scooters aren’t exactly the most sexy of the micro-EV options out there. But they just got a bit cooler now that Daymak has launched an awesome new solar powered enclosed mobility scooter!

It even comes complete with all the creature comforts you could want, including air conditioning, back up camera, stereo system and more. Read on to see why I’m going to be the coolest millennial pulling up to the shuffleboard match in West Palm Beach.

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Electric scooters have exploded in popularity over the last year or so. You can see them everywhere from college campuses to boardwalks and city streets. But while cute little 250 W and 15 mph (25 km/h) electric scooters are the norm, there are much, much more powerful options lurking in the shadows.

And when it comes to high power, you need not look any further than the Turbowheel Lightning electric scooter from Ewheels. At 40 mph (64 km/h), this electric scooter is a beast. And having survived the last two weeks on it, I’m here to share my story.

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May 13

California-based Luna Cycle is more commonly known for its high power, high-speed electric bikes. But now it’s offered something completely new: a stealthy electric fixie-style bike. And you won’t believe the new Luna Fixed’s combination of quality parts and low price.

[Note: as astute commenters pointed out, this bike isn’t technically a fixie in the traditional sense. Despite lacking a freewheel like a fixie, it does have a clutch in the mid-drive. Thanks for the point of clarification!]

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The 100th anniversary of the Barcelona International Motor Show is currently underway, and automakers from every corner of the planet are in attendance. Fortunately for Barcelona-based electric scooter company Silence, they didn’t have to travel far. This year they brought Electrek out to see their newest consumer electric scooter in the flesh, the Silence S01. And I must say, this is one slick scooter that will have you wondering why you even need a car anymore.

I also got a chance to sit down with CEO Carlos Sotelo to learn more about what Silence is currently working on. And I was not disappointed; there are some exciting new products coming down the pike. Read on to learn more.

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May 10

Xtracycle is no stranger to morphing cargo bikes. One of their most famous products is an add-on for regular bikes that stretches the frame into a long-tailed cargo bike.

But now the company is going one step further with their new Ready For Anything (RFA) electric bike that can easily switch from a standard e-bike to a cargo e-bike.

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May 8

The Taiwanese electric scooter company Gogoro has become an industry leader for both its electric scooters and its fast-swapping batteries. The company currently has multiple electric scooter models positioned for different markets. Today it unveiled its latest generation scooter, the Gogoro 3.

The new Gogoro 3 electric scooter features a total redesign and will leverage the company’s new higher capacity batteries to reach 170 km (105 mi) of range. Those batteries use 2170-format cells supplied by Panasonic – Tesla’s own battery partner.

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Santa Monica-based Bird is known for being the largest electric scooter sharing company. And while they made their name by renting electric scooters, now they are changing the game entirely. The company just debuted their newest model, the Bird One, which they are selling to the public.

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May 7

Shea Nyquist is preparing to set a new land speed record for an electric motorcycle streamliner. And he’s doing it on a shoestring budget. His custom electric motorcycle streamliner is built largely from salvaged parts. And believe it or not, it looks like he just might succeed.

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Lito Motorcycles, an electric motorcycle manufacturer based in Montreal, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the company debuted their newest model, the Lito Sora Generation Two, at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering this past weekend.

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May 6

Ducati is well known for its impressive design legacy. The Italian motorcycle brand has often led the industry when it comes to sexy sport bikes.

Now we’re getting a look at how the company’s first electric motorcycle may look. And you might be surprised by how well it fits into the Ducati lineup.

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