About the Author

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.

You can send him tips at Micah@electrek.co

Micah Toll's Favorite Gear

January 18

Swedish electric surfboard manufacturer Awake is back with the release of its newest electric surfboard model, the Awake RÄVIK_S

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January 17

Damon Motorcycles has developed some impressive technology in its first electric motorcycle, the Damon Hypersport. And now we’re learning that the bike’s innovations might make their way into other brand’s upcoming electric motorcycles, including Japanese sport bikes.

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January 16

In the latest twist in the ongoing saga of Trump’s trade war with China, US Customs and Border Protection has excluded imported Chinese electric bicycles from the 25% tariffs originally imposed by the Trump Administration. But the way they did it comes as a bit of a surprise. expand full story

The LiveWire may have been Harley-Davidson’s first foray into electric motorcycles, but it certainly wasn’t its last. And taking a look at the next Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle in the works may help lend some insight into the direction this legacy motorcycle manufacturer is headed.

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January 15

The SDREAM Ur folding electric bike just popped up on my radar, and I’m already impressed with its combination of specs, features, and price. There’s just one catch…

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January 14

Blix is a Santa Cruz-based electric bicycle company that has just announced a major shift in its business model.

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Wouldn’t it be great if an electric scooter combined the speed, comfort, and quality of larger electric scooters with the size and affordability of the cheaper budget scooters? Well, now there is, with the Emove Touring electric scooter.

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January 13

Revel, an electric moped sharing service, has just made its first West Coast expansion, this time hitting the Golden State.

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Luna Cycle, a southern California-based electric bicycle company, has always marched to the beat of their own drummer. That has certainly helped them pump out some pretty impressive and unique new electric bicycles, but has also seen them develop a reputation as a bit more of an adult-oriented electric bike company, if you catch my drift. And the company’s newest offering, the Fat BABE electric bike, seems to fit Luna’s style like a glove on both accounts.

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January 12

We’ve been covering the upcoming Harley-Davidson electric scooter project since the day it was announced as part of the More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan. And now we’re getting our most detailed look yet at the upcoming electric two-wheeler designed to be more approachable than Harley’s big hogs.

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January 11

The Wello Family solar-powered electric bike/car was just showcased at CES 2020, demonstrating how families might be able to transport kids or cargo with a much smaller carbon footprint than conventional transportation.

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January 10

Electric scooters are a fun way to get around town, offering the thrill of a standing riding position like a skateboard but with the stability that comes with holding on to handlebars. But while lower speed scooters like a Bird or Lime are convenient for short commutes, faster electric scooters offer more utility and fun. Here are the top 5 fastest electric scooters we’ve tested that are available in 2020.

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As electric bicycle manufacturers continue to compete in the rapidly expanding electric bicycle market, companies are offering higher-end electric bikes with increasingly affordable prices. San Diego-based Ride1Up’s new flagship e-bike, the 700 Series, is a prime example of the next generation of high-value electric bicycles. And unlike a lot of the vaporware we see, this bike is already making deliveries.

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January 9

A new study released by the University of California has tracked the rate of electric scooter injuries from 2014 to 2018. Findings indicate that the rate of injuries per the number of scooter riders has tripled in that period.

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We all remember our history. In 1969, America sent men to the moon. Then, with the main part of the mission accomplished, the next most American thing to do was to send a car up for them to cruise around on.

That’s how the lunar rover became the first electric vehicle on the moon (or rather, the first electric passenger vehicle, as commenters that are smarter than me pointed out). But did you know that at one point, an electric bike was in the running to be the first moon vehicle?

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January 8

If you thought 2019 was a good year for electric motorcycles (which it absolutely was), then 2020 is going to knock your riding boots off. And believe it or not, the excitement could be led by a rush of Chinese electric motorcycles heading for Western shores.

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Vancouver-based Damon Motorcycles has just released the long-awaited specs on its high-tech, shapeshifting Damon Hypersport electric motorcycle.

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January 7

NIU, one of the leading international seated electric scooter companies, has just unveiled two new high-power electric vehicles. The NIU RQi electric motorcycle and the NIU TQi three-wheeler covered scooter could represent the dawn of a new era of affordable electric motorcycles for the US market.

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I think it’s safe to say that most of us won’t need to go 150 miles (241 km) on a single charge of our electric bicycles. But if you’re the rare one who does, then e-bike company BULLS has just the bike for you: The BULLS Lacuba Evo Lite.

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Unagi burst onto the electric scooter scene just over a year ago, selling thousands of its premium Model One electric scooters in just its first six months. Now the company has dropped a new, upgraded scooter on us: The dual motor Unagi E500 electric scooter.

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