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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 The Electric Bike Manifesto.

You can send him tips at Micah@electrek.co

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Today

Ola Electric is known for its low-cost and high-performance electric scooters, but the company has previously teased the idea of adding two more wheels and producing full-size electric cars. Now we’re getting a better idea of what an Ola electric car might look like.

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Yesterday

The Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer RGNT has now opened orders to US riders, finally bringing its retro-styled electric motorcycles stateside.

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Fiido has just quietly launched the brand’s latest electric bicycle, known as the Fiido T1 electric cargo bike. And for anyone paying attention to the electric bike industry, you’ll likely know exactly which e-bike it is based on.

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January 23

San Diego-based Juiced Bikes unveiled and then launched its newest e-bike model, the RipRacer, last November. Now the company’s founder and CEO Tora Harris is taking us on a behind-the-scenes look at how production is moving along in China.

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January 22

Having spent a year now writing this Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy discovering all sorts of unique Chinese design themes. I love seeing the way they tackle the same transportation problems we have in the West, yet often come up with their own unique solutions. And this week’s bizarre little electric golf cart is a great example of just how awesome that design can be.

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January 21

The DYU R1 electric bike certainly wins points for a unique design, but how well does it work? That’s exactly what I set out to find out when I began putting some miles on this interesting-looking e-bike a few weeks ago.

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January 20

Late last year, VanMoof unveiled the VanMoof V as a high-performance electric bicycle that the Dutch brand referred to as a “hyperbike.” Now the company claims to have surpassed 10,000 reservations, despite the bike reaching a top speed that isn’t legal in most countries.

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January 19

Ducati’s upcoming racing electric motorcycle designed for the FIM MotoE racing series will be used to further develop the company’s street offerings for consumers.

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It’s been a big few days for Gogoro, with Yamaha announcing a new electric scooter using the company’s swappable batteries just hours after a big funding announcement.

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January 18

It’s a sign of the times (albeit a strange one) that electric bicycles are quickly expanding beyond mere transportation alternatives into fashion gear. Thanks to interest from many luxury brands, e-bikes are quickly becoming hot fashion items.

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Late last year, it was announced that the battery-swapping Goliath known as Gogoro is going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a monumental deal that was set to value the company at around US $2.3 billion. Now we are learning that the company is raising millions more than initially expected as part of the deal.

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January 17

The Polarna M4 electric bike may not look fancy, but it hides away a lot more e-bike than you bargain for. This fast and fun off-roader even folds to make it easier than ever to take a full-suspension fat-tire e-bike anywhere.

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January 16

Brooklyn, New York-based Tarform Motorcycles began sketching out designs for its slick-looking electric motorcycles almost five years ago. Despite pandemic-related setbacks that delayed production, the company is now beginning deliveries of its first electric motorcycles.

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January 15

This week on Electrek’s new Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This week that includes NIU’s new e-bike, a Race between a Harley Livewire and a Tesla ad the Bitrix Moto e-moped and lots more…

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When I set out each week to find the wildest electric vehicles for my regular Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column, they are usually at least classifiable into categories like “bikes”, “cars” and “scooters”. But every now and again, I find something so wacky that it simply defies classification.

The latest example of Lamarckian evolution run amok on the most infamous Chinese shopping site of all is this funky “Spider Bike”.

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January 14

Despite running into initial delays, Ola has significantly ramped up production of its high-speed smart electric scooters. Now the Indian company says it will be opening up a new payment window soon to complete more orders of its Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters.

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The electric mobility sector has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years. In addition to plenty of conventional electric bikes and e-scooters, that growth has included several unique and innovative additions to the world of personal electric vehicles. The A-Ride from Canadian company Alpine Riding definitely fits into the latter category, and I think you’ll see why.

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January 13

The CycleBoard Rover is unlike anything I’ve tested before. It looks like a scooter and handles more like a skateboard. It’s a wild ride that is hard to describe, but that’s what I’m here to try and do.

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January 12

For some time now we’ve been following the development of the Candela C-8 electric hydrofoil boat, whose Swedish manufacturer says is the fastest electric speedboat in the world. Or at least it will be, once it makes its maiden voyage later this winter.

However, the €290,000 premium electric hydrofoil boat remains out of the reach of all but the most elite of boat owners. But what if you didn’t have to own one just to enjoy it? That’s what Candela is making possible thanks to a new partnership with the Agapi Boat Club.

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Electric mobility company Lime is rolling out a new 4th-gen electric bike, and it’s got a whole host of interesting updates to make the bikes more convenient than ever before.

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