Hybrid Nimh Rechargeable

Hybrid Nimh Rechargeable

Let's Go Hybrid: the IZIP electric bicycles and other

Due to the energy crisis, hybrid is the word fashion of the day. With regard to cars, hybrid usually refers to engines that use electricity and gasoline. The combination of both, you get more performance of gasoline. For example, the 2008 Toyota Prius, a hybrid known car gets 48 miles per gallon and not those of comparable non-hybrid cars with 4 cylinders, for example a Honda Civic, which gets 36 miles per gallon. By the way, Honda also has a hybrid version of the Civic and it gets 45 miles per gallon. The point is technology Hybrid allows you to cover more grounds for a given set of resources, gasoline in this case.

In the world of cycling, the term hybrid refers to bicycles with electric motors. Yes, that's traditional push pedaling easy with electricity. Instead of mileage higher gas, you get more miles pedaling and even better, you do not have to buy gas (because it is a bicycle).


But you are wondering why gas mention bikes? In the past, at least in the United States, prices gas were never a problem. Until 2006 or so, the Americans were able to buy gas for less than $ 2.00 per gallon. That's almost nothing! And times have changed since then.

In other parts of the world, however, have not been so lucky. The Europeans have been experiencing gas prices between $ 5 – $ 8 per gallon year. But still moving. Common among their usual transport is a bicycle. You have seen many pictures of ordinary people to get around by bike in the city. A bit like we did as kids. For more "mileage", many Asians and Europeans use hybrid electric motorcycles.

Many smart and frugal Americans are discovering electric bicycles for short distance commuting to save money. They do not have to pay for gas!

There is another advantage. Since you're pedaling, you are exercising. It makes you healthy. Of course, not everyone is in great shape to ride to the side of the city to another. But remember, it's a hybrid bike. The electric motor helps pedal. So, please slow, but at the same time enjoying the time to do the outside.

The price of a hybrid bike will set you back $ 500 to $ 1,000 USD. But that must pay for itself within a year if you can save $ 50 – $ 70 a month for gas and / or $ 20 – $ 30 gym membership.


As important as saving money, is a global trend, or at least in the U.S., to be more environmentally friendly. Between other, gasoline is a concern. As you know, burning gasoline emits pollutants that are harmful to the environment and our health. Transportation that uses less gas (hybrid cars) and no gas (electric vehicles, hybrid bikes, electric scooters) are receiving much attention from consumers.


Although there are quite a few manufacturers of electric bikes available, none of them are quite household names yet. But below are just a handful target = "_blank"> electric bike easily found on Amazon, eBay, Shop.com and other online retailers:

IZIP Electric Illuminated Street Hybrid Bikes
From Currie Technologies, the IZIP is one of the most popular hybrid electric bicycles. In a battery, can travel up to 23-30 miles, depending on the rider's weight. Top speed on the bike in the street 8-art can be up to 18 mph. As you can see in the pictures, the motor and battery pack are cleverly integrated within the framework of the bike. So unlike most electric bicycles, these components are not visually obtusive. The motor is a brushless DC oriented center enclosed in a shell type alloy. The battery is NiMH EV Rated Batteries Down Tube Concealed 24 V / 9 AH Pack (20) of 1.2 V rechargeable cells. There are versions for men and women of the IZIP bike.

The electric bicycle Euro
Designed for travel urban, the euro gives you the impression that you're gliding to your destination. The rear storage rack makes it easy to run errands such as groceries. The euro is powered by a rechargeable 24V 10Ah Li-ion Shimano 6-speed and high speed 350W motor. Since the battery is lithium ion, which can be recharged more 1,000 times, so it is more durable than a typical NiMH battery and SLA (sealed lead acid) battery. Another advantage is that the lithium-ion batteries are recyclable making this electric bike a real green.

Electric Bicycle Electrec
From the conception of Taiwan Electrec electric bicycle can not pedal for cruise travel 8-12 miles using just the motor. Of course, the actual range depends on terrain and rider weight. East seven-speed electric bike comes with a 600-watt brushless motor powered by a high torque 24 volt, 12 amp-hour batteries.

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