When it’s all said and done, it will be an electrified world.
And you won’t need to go far to find an electric bicycle.
Here’s what we know so far about the next generation of bikes.
In the UK, the government is planning to roll out electrified buses by 2021.
It’s a project that has attracted the backing of the likes of Elon Musk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s personal electric vehicle (PEV) venture company, and will include public transport and bus services.
“These vehicles will be fully electric in 2021, and we expect to be able to deliver 50 per cent of our current fleet by 2020. “
“These buses will provide a range of 100 kilometres (62 miles), with more buses to come. “
“[The first] phase of this fleet will be the first fully electrified fleet. “
“This will be followed by phase 2 in 2021 and phase 3 in 2022. “
In 2021, the first 100,001 buses will be electrified. “
This will be followed by phase 2 in 2021 and phase 3 in 2022.
In 2021, the first 100,001 buses will be electrified.
In 2022, the 100,0001 buses will have fully electric buses.
In 2023, the next 100,00 buses will also have fully electrised buses.
The first phase is being planned by the City of London (CLL), and is expected to be completed by 2021.”
In the UK it’s been estimated that more than 2.5 million electric buses will roll out by 2021, with the number growing by 500,000 per year.
What are the battery-electric and battery-hydrogen (BH) electric bikes?
BH electric bicycles are small electric bikes that can be powered by either electricity or hydrogen.
The most popular BH bike, the Rivet, can be charged via an external USB charger, or by plugging it into an internal charging port in a car or van.
The company is also developing a more powerful electric bike, called the R7, which has a battery pack which can be stored in the vehicle and be charged at home.
What does a battery do?
A battery is a battery.
It holds energy, and uses it to drive an electric motor.
When the battery is full, it releases energy in the form of kinetic energy, or heat.
Hydrogen is the most abundant form of energy in nature, but it’s much less abundant than electricity.
It can also be stored and used in electricity plants.
Can I drive a BH or an electric bike?
Yes, you can drive a battery-powered bike on a public road.
Can electric cars be used to transport passengers?
The BH and the R6 have electric motors, which are able to travel at around 50 kilometres per hour (30mph).
BHs can also run on hydrogen.
What about battery-operated vehicles?
A vehicle like a Tesla or Nissan Leaf could be converted into a B H. However, this is a bit of a long shot.
Can the electric bikes be used for long distance journeys?
Yes of course, but the battery size will need to be large enough to handle the high speed of electric vehicles.
What is the battery life of an electric vehicle?
A typical BH can be recharged by running it for a few hours on an external charger, while an electric car can only be charged for a couple of hours.
Is there any evidence that electric bikes can travel more than 30 kilometres (19 miles) on a single charge?
Yes there is, and it shows up in the figures.
A Tesla Model S electric bike can travel up to 300 kilometres (186 miles) from a single outlet, but only if the vehicle has a full charge.
What’s the battery pack?
The battery pack consists of three electrodes, one on each side of the battery, that are connected to the vehicle’s electronics.
The electrodes are arranged to create an electrical current.
Is the battery used to charge the electric bike or the electric car?
The electric bike and the electric vehicle can be plugged into the same electrical grid.
Is it safe to charge an electric battery while driving?
What happens if an electric BH gets caught in a tree?
A tree can block an electric device, so it’s not a safe place to charge your electric bike.
Can an electric bus be used in a bushfire?
Yes but there is a big risk of a bush fire coming through.
Are there any laws preventing an electric train from running