While a number of mainstream manufacturers are building electric or motor-assisted
bikes, Mr Gibbings' two-wheeler is a tad different.
The idea to allow electric- motor-assisted
bicycles on off-street bike paths came from residents, Shoemaker said.
bicycles use a small electric motor and battery pack mounted inconspicuously on the bicycle to propel the rider, constantly adjusting the motor's force to the speed and resistance of the pedaling.
The eVO motor-assisted
, stationary therapy bicycle offers an over-pedal feature that allows users to cycle using their own power while the motor is engaged and picking back up where users are unable.
Mazda Motor Corp.'s and Mitsubishi Motors' hybrid programs are linked to their respective partners, Ford and DaimlerChrysler, while Dalhatsu Motor and Fuji Heavy Industries, which unveiled motor-assisted
mini-hybrids at the Tokyo show, will concentrate on niches.
It also said it designed the new motor-assisted
bicycle ''in tandem with the new Step Wagon vehicle, resulting in a perfect match that offers not only excellent stowability but also built-in onboard battery charging capability.''
Davis officers held a 500-yard sprint, and using a radar gun, clocked the motor-assisted
bicycles at 5 MPH faster than the pedal-only bicycle by the end of the race.
The new Raisa Driver offers motor-assisted
forward and reverse capabilities, to relieve caregivers from pushing and pulling the lift over carpets and through doorways.
Dynamometer testing at a California university has now been completed to explore the potential of the electric motor-assisted
turbocharger mounted on a 14 L, four-cycle diesel truck engine.
scooter workshop - 7 p.m., Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St.
Its uses range from motor-assisted
passive exercise through active non-assisted exercise, enabling the therapy to be adapted to the child's ability.