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Thursday, June 01, 2006
By Yokota Fritz



To comply with many states' legal requirements for electric bikes, electric bicycles often limited to a top speed of 20 mph. The handbuilt, $5500 Optibike Electric Bike, however, has a top speed of 45 mph with an electric motor to assist while you pedal.

The Optibike competed against hybrid cars in the 2006 Tour de Sol last month. “We wanted to demonstrate how an electric bicycle is an alternative to an automobile and is infinitely more efficient than even a hybrid car. I rode 103 miles in 4 hours in the pouring rain across upstate New York and only used about $0.15 worth of wind generated electricity”, said Optibike creator Craig Weakley.

Read more here. More news and commentary about the Tour de Sol from the hybrid car enthusiast perspective here.



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I have electric motorcycles / scooters availiable immediately for prices ranging from $2500 to $4000. Top speeds range from 40 mph to 50 mph. They are DOT approved with VIN#. I can ship anywhere! contact Jared at aandjsnackfoods@verizon.net
 
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