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Leading geophysicists predict that peak-oil is either currently occurring, or will have occurred by 2015. Meanwhile, demand for oil continues to increase at an extraordinary rate, with increasingly negative social and ecological consequences. Are you ready to switch?
The Horizon HMX pedelec stores hydrogen in powdery form inside sturdy metal hydride cartridges. The hydrogen "fuels" the fuel cell which powers the electric motor. This model is being tested by London's foremost hydrogen pioneers - Camden Council - as a courier bike. Revolve Global Ltd assisted the local borough council to set up the trial, in order to conduct field tests, stimulate demand and pave the way for a fully-fledged hydrogen re-fuelling infrastrucutre.
The Ultra Motor A2B Metro is a congestion-busting 'super bike' that guarantees you arrive fresh at your destination. Choose between pedal power or power on demand acceleration. Hit the boost button to temporarily reach 20 mph or cruise for up to 40 miles. - all without pedaling. With 7 speeds and full suspension, the A2B Metro is ideal for short trips or commuting.
Forget everything you thought you knew about pedelecs (electric-assist pushbikes). The Gocycle is designed by an ex-Mclaren design engineer and was voted by The British Library as one of the most iconic inventions of this century’s first decade. This is executive travel at its best. The electric motor and sealed chan ensure you can ride to work in your suit - free of grease-stains and without breaking a sweat. The bike can fold to fit on a train in rush hour or sit in the corner of your office. The wheels are side mounted, so changing a flat is like a formula one pit-stop. Three gears and full suspension, all in a stylish package that weighs just 16kg.
More renewable energy, eco-driving and modal shift is required.
Extensive use of electric vehicles in Britain will necessitate investment and development of the national grid after 2015, an industry analyst told delegates at the Sunderland International Automotive Conference.
Cycles Maximus is world-renowned for building quality cargobikes. Their modular design can be used as a pedicab, flatbed, billboard or cargo trike. Plus it can be fitted with a Heinzmann or Lynch Power Dive motor for when a relatively inexpensive extra 'pair of legs' is required. The lead-acid batteries cost just a few pence to fully charge.