ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES AND BICYCLES
WRITTEN BY KEVIN DESMOND
A HISTORY INCLUDING SCOOTERS, TRICYCLES, SEGWAYS AND MOTORCYCLES
Published in 2019
Beginning in 1881, isolated prototypes of electric tricycles and bicycles were patented and sometimes tested. Limited editions followed in the 1940s, but it was not until the lithium-ion battery became available in the first decade of this century that urban pedelecs and more powerful open-road motorcycles—sometimes with speeds of over 200 mph—became possible and increasingly popular.
Today’s ever-growing fleets of one-wheel, two-wheel and three-wheel light electric vehicles can now be counted in the hundreds of millions. In this third installment of his electric transport history series, the author covers the lives of the innovative engineers who have developed these e-wheelers.
Foreword by Ed Benjamin
2. The Early 1900s
3. From Socovels to Spacelanders
5. The 1990s
6. Urban E-Bikes Worldwide
7. EM Hotshots
8. China: Almost 300 Million E-Bike Riders
10. Speed Records
11. Variations on a Theme
12. Return of the Electric Three-Wheeler
13. Secret Weapon?
14. Riding into the Future
Appendix: Electric Motorcycle and Battery Builders (Past and Present)
The book is new, soft cover, 246 pages, English text.
ISBN : 978-1-4766-7289-2