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Smart eBike: Electric Innovation for When You’re Tired of Peddling.

Posted in Auto Show, Commuter Cars, Compact Cars, Concept Cars, Paris Auto Show, Smart by MrAngry | September 30th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

Correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t bicycles invented as a human powered mode of transportation with the added benefit of keeping your fat ass in shape? Over the past year I’ve been seeing battery powered bicycles buzzing all over NYC and for the life of me I can’t understand why. Ok fine, for the Chinese Food delivery guys I can see the applications, but for everyone else who owns one I’m just taking it to mean that they’re just flippin’ lazy. Apparently Smart, maker of the crappy ForTwo micro car has now decided to jump on the electric bike bandwagon as well by developing their own electric two wheeler dubbed the eBike and debuting it at the Paris Motor Show. After watching the video you can see that the eBike is extremely well made and packed with some nifty technology like a hub-mounted electric motor as well as iPod integration. Let’s face it though, this is supposed to be a bicycle, not a scooter so what the hell is Smart doing building one of these? The way I see it, this bike will appeal to the same hipster urban-ites who purchased the original Smart Car. Sure it’s cool, but at the end of the day it’s not going to help you lose those saddlebags you’ve been carting around on that big ass of yours. My opinion… save the money, go buy a Schwinn and do some real exercise. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.

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3 Responses

  1. unnen says:

    its really zero emission…..:)

  2. ed the attitude dude says:

    last time i looked nyc was pretty flat.so it wont kill you to ride a regular bike around.but its a fad and status conscience area.the electric bike is perfect for the gadget crazy self absorbed people we have become.for marketing reasons they could have painted it light green so the tree huggers would embrace it even more.

  3. kForceZero says:

    Well, if you had bothered to read the description of this bike in detail, you’d know that you still have to pedal it in order for it to work – this bike has no throttle! It’s very much still human powered. So you’re still doing exercise just like with any old bike, you just don’t have to bother with the 18 speeds (it only has one gear). I had a similar idea for a bike not too long ago, I’m glad someone has actually built it!