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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.

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Porsche’s just-announced Taycan Cross Turismo isn’t the company’s only electric vehicle grabbing headlines this morning. The automaker has also just launched two new full-suspension electric bicycles designed for both the streets and the trails.

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Indian-motorcycle manufacturer Okinawa is teasing its latest model, the all-electric Oki100 electric motorcycle, ahead of the bike’s upcoming launch.

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As electric bicycles continue to explode in popularity, 2021 is seeing a number of interesting and affordable designs. These e-bikes, all of which we have personally tested and reviewed, provide much of the same recreation and utility as more expensive e-bikes, yet at prices that most Americans can afford.

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March 3

In a surprise announcement, electric bike manufacturer SONDORS has reported that its low-cost electric motorcycle known as the SONDORS Metacycle is running ahead of its production schedule.

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Electric scooters or mopeds are becoming a more common sight on America’s roads. While some models are still fairly pricey, I got the chance to test out the most affordable fast electric scooter available today, the CSC Wiz.

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March 2

Trek recently unveiled its new 2021 E-Caliber line of electric mountain bikes. The highest-end version of the pricey e-bike line is claimed to be the lightest full-suspension eMTB on the market.

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Honda, Yamaha, KTM, and Piaggio have inked a deal to work together on developing swappable batteries for light electric vehicles such as electric motorcycles and scooters.

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March 1

Two-wheeled electric vehicle company One Moto is attempting to replace gas motorcycles already on the road with electric vehicles. The company is starting in its native Dubai, but hopes to expand its mission globally.

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Polaris revealed plans this morning for its upcoming all-new 2022 RANGER EV. The vehicle will be a full-size electric side-by-side utility vehicle featuring an electric powertrain from Zero Motorcycles.

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Lime, a major leader in the worldwide shared electric mobility industry, has just unveiled its latest electric bicycle model. Now the company plans to buy $50 million worth of them.

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February 27

It’s the classic American road trip: loading up the family in an RV and hitting the open road. Driving from sunrise to sunset as the miles and the sights pass by your window, your travel partner smiling in the passenger seat.

But imagine if you could trade those gas fill-ups along the way for the satisfaction of power from clean and silent electrons. It’s no dream, my friend! You might actually be able to make it a reality with the electric RV I found for this week’s entry in the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week series. However, there’s a catch: You’ll probably have to leave extra travel companions at home in order to fit in this two seater, three-wheeled electric RV.

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As electric bicycle sales have soared to record numbers lately, fewer people are needing much convincing to get out of a car and onto a fun, energy efficient e-bike. But for the few left scratching their heads and wondering what all the fuss is about, this video is for you.

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February 26

While many electric motorcycles are still plagued by high prices, there are a surprising number of affordable options on the market in North America. All of the electric motorcycles featured here are either already rolling on America’s roads or are expected to become available in the coming months.

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February 25

Last fall I walked into my local NIU dealership and rolled out on a shiny new black-and-red NIU NQi GT electric scooter. I’ve been steadily putting on the miles, though between lockdowns and traveling (believe it or not!), I haven’t ridden as much as I would have liked. But having now zoomed past 1,000 km (600 miles) on the odometer, I figure it’s time to let you know my full thoughts on this fun-loving city-conquering electric scooter.

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February 24

Volcon ePowersports is barely a few months old, but that hasn’t stopped the new e-mobility startup company from sealing its first partnership south of the equator and beginning international sales.

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Well, this is surely one of the weirder news stories I’ve written recently: Honda apparently wants to stuff a mini drone into the tail of an electric motorcycle.

But why?

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February 23

Vmoto Super Soco hosted a virtual unveiling event today for three new models of electric motorbikes: The TS Street Hunter, TC Wanderer and CUmini.

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You may remember Mastretta from the first ever entirely made-in-Mexico sports car, the Mastretta MXT. Now the brothers behind the automotive design company are tackling e-bikes, and they’re doing it with the same sporty focus they’ve drawn on in the past. The result is the newly launched Mastretta MX3 electric bike.

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Gogoro has long been a leader in the electric scooter and shared battery market. Now the Taiwan-based company is unveiling a new version of its popular smart scooters known as the VIVA MIX.

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February 22

The SONDORS Metacycle was first unveiled just over a month ago, and so far, all of its appearances (that we know of) have been carefully orchestrated. Now, we’re getting a chance to see the first public showing of the low-cost electric motorcycle at an event that included automotive and motorcycle aficionado Jay Leno.

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