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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 Electric Motorcycles 2019, DIY Lithium Batteries, DIY Solar Power and the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide.

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The new Delfast Offroad electric bicycle was just announced today. And it comes with an unbelievable top speed.

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While we’ve tested a pile of electric scooters here at Electrek, we rarely see any with removable batteries. But that’s exactly what the Turboant X7 electric scooter offers, along with some nice features and specs too. And it packages it all together for an affordable price of $399 (currently marked down from $599 for their November sale).

What’s not to like?!

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November 16

Every now and again my news feed pushes something weird my way, and I’m always glad when it does. Today’s weird bit of news is a cool new product from a company called Motosola. They have developed a solar charging sun canopy for electric scooters that looks like it can actually put a significant amount of charge back into a vehicle.

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November 15

Electric motorcycles are increasingly entering police fleets for patrol use, but now we could be seeing electric bicycles entering the mix as well, thanks to the new Delfast Top Cop e-bike.

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Electric scooters have become one of the most convenient forms of last-mile transportation in cities. Small, quick, and easy to fold away, they’ve complemented e-bikes as one of the fastest-growing forms of urban transportation.

And with Black Friday deals starting earlier every year, now is already a great time to snag a new electric scooter for a deep discount. And while you’re preparing for Black Friday, be sure to visit our deals site 9to5Toys for all the latest Black Friday deals!

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Earlier this month, we broke the news that Segway was entering the electric powersports market with the brand’s first electric dirt bike.

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November 14

A new study out of Brigham Young University has found that despite popular belief, electric bicycle riders get nearly as much exercise as pedal bike riders.

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Boosted reveals two new products: electric skateboard lights and bigger wheels

Boosted, a leader in the electric skateboard industry, is back with a pair of new products: Boosted Beams headlights and larger wheels known as Boosted 105s.

The CityRider electric scooter from Fluidfreeride is a fast, fun, and attractive electric scooter. And the fact that it combines old-school charm with modern tech makes it one of the best budget electric scooters on the market.

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November 13

In a move that nearly the entire US electric bicycle industry is cheering, a new agreement between the US and China is set to end the electric bicycle trade war.

We’re already seeing big Black Friday discounts on electric bikes, and this move could keep the low e-bike prices coming.

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Electrek caught up with Horwin at the EICMA 2019 Milan Motorcycle Show this year to check out its new line of electric motorcycles. The company debuted the Horwin CR6 and Horwin CR6 Pro, the latter of which features a manual gear box.

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November 12

Kawasaki’s first electric motorcycle has been under development for around a decade. And today we finally got more information and some early specs for the Kawasaki electric motorcycle prototype.

But the specs released by Kawasaki are shocking. And not in a good way.

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Last month I ran a story about the emergence of what was claimed to be the first American electric cruiser motorcycle, the Hadin Panther. After some digging around, I discovered that the company’s American-based claims were somewhat exaggerated, and I was unsure what to expect at the bike’s unveiling at this year’s EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show.

But as it turned out, the company showed up with some legit motorcycles, and were able to get a bit closer to the bottom of this odd yet interesting story of the first “American-style” electric cruiser bike.

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It’s smaller than an A3 size sheet of paper, which is equivalent to roughly two 8.5 x 11-inch sheets of standard printer paper. But any which way you slice it, Xiaomi’s new Himo H1 electric bike is pretty darn small.

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November 11

We first caught up with Ottobike at the 2018 EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show where the team showed us their electric motorcycle offerings. This year we met with the team again to see their new models, including the hot new Ottobike MXR electric dirt bike.

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What would happen if you combined the thrill of zooming along the pavement on an electric skateboard with the go-anywhere freedom of all-terrain vehicles? You’d end up with the Backfire Ranger X2 electric skateboard, and you’d be in for a serious treat!

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November 10

Each year on November 11, China celebrates a national holiday known as Singles Day. It began as a holiday for single people, but has morphed into the largest shopping holiday in the world. And if you know where to look, you can find amazing deals on all sorts of products from China.

And fortunately for you, we’ve found the best e-bike-related deals and compiled them below.

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Recently it has felt like there’s a new scooter entering the market every other day. But today’s new entry, the Scooterson Rolley 2, bucks the small-wheeled trend and opts for a giant-wheeled seated scooter design. And its manufacturer is making some bold self-driving claims to boot.

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November 9

Despite the plethora of gas-powered motorcycles at VOGE’s booth at EICMA 2019, their new electric motorcycle received the most attention with a centerstage reveal. As the curtain was pulled away from the shiny new VOGE ER 10 electric motorcycle at the Milan Motorcycle Show, could another curtain be beginning to drop on 250cc-level gas motorcycles?

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As Cuba suffers through a fuel shortage that is grinding conventional transportation to a halt, electric motorcycles known as motorinas have shown up in force to help Cubans get around.

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