Although I still don’t agree with electrically powered bicycles – it removes the point of biking – the GoCycle is a far better compromise than that of a Scooter or Motorbike, which depend purely on fossil fuel to run. Developed by Richard Thorpe, a race car designer for McClaren, the GoCycle is an electrically powered fold up bike that can takes its rider an extra 6-20 miles at up to 15mph – distance varies depending on when it’s used (i.e. a big ass hill). The 250 watt motor is powered by a 9ah NiMH battery that takes 3.5 hours for a full charge. Other features include disc brakes, a Magflow injection molded Magnesium frame and a 3-speed sequential gear box. Looking at the specs it would appear that they’re working on a ‘race mode’ that will get riders up to 30MPH. Currently, the GoCycle is available in the UK for £1,198, but can be subsidized through some sort of work/lease program. You can expect it to come to the US sometime soon, although a specific launch date hasn’t been set.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."