Tajima e-MB, $23,000 for 70 kph....wth??

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by bamabikeguy, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    THIS showed up in my google alert:

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    http://green.autoblog.com/2010/01/2...-mini-sport-a-really-expensive-single-seat-e/

    Tajima shows off EV Mini Sport, a really expensive single-seat electric vehicle

    Help me out metric people, doesn't 70kph = 42 mph?

    And it sound like the battery life is less than an hour, no matter how fast or slow you go.
     
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  2. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Then there is a picture, captioned "Roger Phillips, 78, uses an electric bicycle in Manhattan, although they are not officially permitted on New York streets."

    continuing....

    Page 2 of this article on this link:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/01/business/global/01ebike.html?pagewanted=2&th&emc=th

    My question is, has MB.com found the products to build competitive (but MB.superior) e-bikes, to install for urban public consumption?
     
  3. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate Active Member

    thats hilarious

    Unless its a pedal car, its not even close to a bicycle! hahahhah. It looks like a really neat go-cart, but for $20,000, I could buy 4 hondas that go 70mph, (a motorcycle, a dirt bike, and 2 cars!) .
     
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    The two wheeled electric vehicle will always have a potentially large advantage in power-to-weight ratio and performance-per-dollar over 4 wheeled electric vehicles.

    The complete, turn-key e-bikes I commonly see have 200 or 300 watt motors. Why?
    I'd rather buy the bolt on kits and have the highest wattage allowable to remain street legal (750 watts in TX).