About the Author

Micah Toll

@MicahToll

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

You can send him tips at Micah@electrek.co

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February 21

All indications are that Suzuki is prepping itself to debut its first electric two-wheeler, following the likes of the other major Japanese motorcycle makers.

However, it’s not exactly what we were expecting.

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February 20

New Zealand native Matthew Waddick knows a thing or two about retro-inspired electric motorcycles. In 2018, we covered his work developing and bringing to market an electric conversion kit for the classic Honda Cub moped as part of Shanghai Customs. In addition to Shanghai Customs, which mostly focuses on custom electric motorcycles and moped builds, he’s back with another new electric motorcycle company, Switch Motorcycles, which has just unveiled a decidedly impressive electric motorcycle known as the eSCRAMBLER.

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Last year we ogled the Newron EV-1 electric motorcycle upon its debut, but questioned whether it would ever make it to market. As of today though, the company has ended speculation by opening pre-orders for the highly unique, wooden-bodied electric motorcycle.

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The results are in and electric bicycle sales are positively booming. Many electric bicycle companies are reporting record-breaking e-bike sales. But with electric bicycles ranging from budget e-bikes priced at a few hundred dollars to high-end brands costing many thousands of dollars, where does that leave budget-minded consumers that still want to find a quality e-bike? Here we’ve compiled 2020’s top five sub-$1,000 electric bicycles that we’ve tested so far.

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February 19

Electrek was fortunate enough to attend today’s unveiling of the new Zero SR/S electric motorcycle in Manhattan. And we can confirm: The bike represents a bold new step by Zero Motorcycles in both form and function.

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They may call it an electric bicycle, but the Italian-made SEM Moto-Bike is more like a mythical hybrid. It features the body of a bicycle and the heart of an electric dirt bike.

And soon it will be headed to the US.

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February 18

UBCO may be well known for its 2×2 electric utility bike, but it’s the FRX1 that’s the wild child of the UBCO family.

And now it’s getting a little wilder.

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For the last year and a half, we’ve been eyeing Pursang’s upcoming electric motorcycles. But the wait is finally nearing its end as the Barcelona-based electric motorcycle manufacturer preps for its first production batch of electric motorcycles.

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February 17

Rad Power Bikes essentially needs no introduction. They’ve been a heavyweight contender in the modestly-priced e-bike space for years now. With a wide selection of e-bikes ranging from $1,299 to $1,499, they’ve become the go-to comparison in the industry. And thanks to the latest updates to the Rad Power Bikes lineup, the bikes are better than ever. Today we’re checking out the new 2020 RadRover Step-Thru, which I’ve had the opportunity to test out over the last couple of weeks.

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February 16

Two months ago, Segway shocked the internet by introducing its first-ever electric motorcycle, the Segway Apex. The company better known for its affordable electric kickscooters had dropped a 200 km/h (124 mph) electric sportbike seemingly out of nowhere.

Now that the dust has settled, we’re getting more insight into the interesting backstory that led to the Segway Apex.

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February 15

Last month, Zero quietly rolled out a teaser announcing a new model of electric motorcycle, the upcoming Zero SR/S. It was supposed to be unveiled on February 24, but a video of the Zero SR/S was reportedly leaked early, spilling the beans on the new bike.

The good news: It looks pretty freakin’ awesome.

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Moped-style electric bikes are everywhere this year as companies rush to launch fun-sized e-bikes reminiscent of the 1980s minibike craze. Most offer motorbike-sized wheels, a sporty ride stance, and even seating for two riders.

Major e-bike manufacturers have hopped on board to offer up new and interesting models for 2020. Here are the best options on the market now.

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February 14

Just in time to get an early jump on spring riding weather, North Carolina-based electric bicycle company M2S Bikes has just unveiled its latest e-bike. The updated 2020 model year All Terrain R750 doesn’t just offer new upgrades this year; it also comes with the lowest price yet for the popular e-bike.

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February 13

The popularity of electric scooters is beginning to permeate into ever more interesting areas of transportation. The latest development has seen the US Army testing out a unique four-wheeled electric scooter known as the EZRaider.

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February 12

It’s true, there is a pile of electric scooters out there. And it seems that a new one is popping up every week. So what can make an electric scooter stand out these days? For the Unagi Model One E500, the answer is simple: Appeal to premium consumers.

This scooter is simply beautiful and has the high-quality craftsmanship to match.

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The big news lately from Irvine, California-based electric bicycle company Super73 has been the release of its next-generation, full suspension e-bike model known as the R-Series. And while that bike is certainly impressive, its launch overshadowed another new Super73 model, the Super73-S2. And this more affordable option could be the best e-bike the company has ever made.

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February 11

Electric dirt bikes and trail bikes are a great option for recreational riders that want to head off-road and leave noisy, polluting gas bikes behind. But how do they fare when it comes to competing head-to-head with gas bikes? Now we can see it play out as Tucker Neary raced a Sur Ron X electric trail bike against a KTM Factory Edition 250 SX-F.

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Electric bicycles come in all shapes and sizes. But one of the most fun styles for me has always been full suspension electric mountain bikes. And the M2S All Terrain M600 FS electric bike is a great example of the type of powerful, rugged full suspension bike that is nearly as much fun on-road as it is on the trails.

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February 9

Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes has just secured a new $25 million funding round, according to a recent announcement from the company.

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February 8

Electric moped sharing (or “seated electric scooter” sharing) seems to be the natural evolution to standing electric scooter sharing programs like those from Lime and Bird. The vehicles are larger, faster, easier to park legally and generally cause less of a public nuisance. And now that a new company known as Motobee is entering the mix in the US, competition appears to be heating up.

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