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20 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

LDue to their high energy density, ithium ion batteries are still the most important rechargeable power sources for electric cars, e-bikes, e-scooters and for almost all small mobile devices. However, the energy storage have their weaknesses. It often takes hours for an empty lithium battery to recharge. It also happens again and again that a […]

20 Jun 19
GREENGROUND IT

Electric scooters are springing up in cities around the world, often without warning or explanation. They’re a fun, convenient way to get around, but there are a few facts you should be aware of before hiring one (or taking the plunge and buying one yourself), so read on and enjoy safer scooting. Are electric scooters […]

20 Jun 19
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Tens and thousands of people journey all over the world each and every year. If you’re thinking how many of them manage that family a vacation in an amazing destination, then you will soon be involved to know, they have taken advantage of the great and cheap holiday deals online. You can find a number […]

20 Jun 19
Electrek
Look, I’ve ridden electric motorcycles and I’ve ridden gas motorcycles. I’ve owned multiple of both. And they’re both so much fun that I feel like I’m doing something illegal. But at the end of the day, I’d choose an electric motorcycle 9 times out of 10. They have so many advantages over gas bikes. And to save you time, I’ll list the five most important below. Instant torque and power If performance is what you’re after, it’s hard to compete against electric motorcycles. And that’s not hyperbole either. Electric superbikes like the Lightning LS-218 have often taken the top spot on the podium against gas bikes, such as in the Pikes Peak hill climb race. While gas-powered engines take longer to spool up peak power and torque, which require the engine to be spinning at high RPMs, electric motors reach peak power and torque instantly from 0 RPM. They maintain more consistent power and torque through the entire RPM range too. That means you can achieve comparable performance to a gas bike with a much lighter and smaller electric motorcycle, or you can go with a larger electric superbike and get insane acceleration. For me? I’ll take the former. I’m currently riding a Zero FXS electric supermoto. Its relatively small 35 kW (47 hp) motor absolutely launches off the line, even in low power mode. In high power mode, which I rarely even use, it’s tough to keep the front wheel down. Gas bikes of this size simply can’t match the torque and power generated by electric motors. Electric motorcycles are more comfortable This one is obviously a matter of personal preference, but I find electric motorcycles to be more comfortable in a number of ways. They don’t vibrate like gas bikes, meaning your bike doesn’t shake while riding or stopped at a red light. Sure, many gas engines have counter-balancers now to try and reduce vibrations, but that’s a band-aid. Why add mechanical complexity (and more points of failure/maintenance) when you could just remove vibrations all together for a more comfortable ride? You also don’t have to worry about burning yourself on a hot exhaust header. You might think those burns give you street cred. But trust me, your girlfriend doesn’t. And she absolutely doesn’t want any. Electric motorcycles are also more comfortable for riding in traffic and other urban scenarios. With no clutch or gears to worry about, you can enjoy the ride instead of clutching and shifting every three seconds. If you’re an old gas-bike hold out then this is probably the point where you go all “ha, gotcha now! I love shifting and so I’d never get an electric bike!” Well I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but there are multiple electric motorcycle options that preserve the manual gearbox. From electric cruisers to sport bikes, there are gear shifting electric motorcycle options out there. Another win for comfort and I know this one will be controversial, is the lack of exhaust noise. Electric motorcycles aren’t actually silent, as the myth goes. They generate their own motor and belt noise, but it is much quieter than gas engine exhaust. I’d say that my Zero FXS gives me more of a subtle Star Wars pod racer feel than a lawn mower exhaust sound found on gas bikes. Of course, now that lawn mowers are going electric, that mower exhaust reference might have an expiration date on it. The lack of exhaust noise is just so much nicer. I love riding an electric motorcycle through wooded highways, cutting through the forest with the sounds of birds and wind around me. I love being able to ride in my neighborhood early in the morning or late at night without bothering my nice neighbors. I love simply not being robbed of one of my five senses every time I get on my bike. And if you’re one of those “loud pipes save lives” kind of people, well then I have news for you. If you’re relying on your exhaust being the thing that saves you then you don’t belong on the road. Work on your riding skills and road awareness first. As an electric motorcycle rider, I know that I don’t announce my presence the way a Harley does. And that makes me a better rider because I focus even more on my invisibility training to ride safely and ensure that I don’t put myself in situations where car drivers are going to take me out. Whether or not the minivan at the red light hears me pulling up behind them, I know that my safety depends on my riding skills, not on my engine continuing to explode on schedule. Tuning and updates Part of the fun of riding a motorcycle is modding it, customizing it, and making the performance suit your needs. With an electric motorcycle, that’s as easy as pulling out your phone and moving a few slider bars in an app. There are no carburetors to mess with, no engine timing to adjust, no injector profiles, no greasy hands, no weekends missed riding because your bike is still up on the lift. It’s just easier. And the ability to keep your bike current with updates is key. Can you imagine if every time a new computer operating system update came out, you had to buy a new computer? That’d be ridiculous. But that’s what happens when a new model year gas bike comes out with changes and improvements. With an electric motorcycle, you can take advantage of nearly all of those updates simply by updating your bike’s software. Some manufacturers require this to be done at the dealer, but most can be done at home with your cell phone. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Electric bikes are more convenient Electric motorcycles are simply more convenient. There, I said it. Imagine if you had a gas station in your garage? That’s what I have, effectively. I charge up at night and never need to go out of my way to find a gas station. That’s even more of an advantage when you consider all the weird stuff and odd people that always seem to find their way to the gas station at the same time as you. And especially for female riders, there’s one less chance for you to get accosted! (“Hey honey, what’s a little girl like you doing on such a big bike?”) But it’s not just charging that makes electric motorcycles more convenient. The maintenance savings alone are huge. In all of my riding electric motorcycles, I have changed exactly one part, a pulley bearing on a rear wheel. And I can’t even blame the electric motorcycle for that – all bearings have a lifespan, whether they are in a gas or electric motorcycle. Sure, you’ll have to deal with tire changes and brake pads eventually, but even brakes last much longer due to the regenerative braking of electric motorcycles. So if you’re the type of rider that prefers spending time riding your bike instead of spending time turning a wrench under your bike, then electric motorcycles could be for you. Save money with an electric motorcycle This one might surprise you. Yes, electric motorcycles are still more expensive than gas motorcycles (though my CSC City Slicker urban electric motorcycle only cost me $2,495). Batteries simply aren’t coming down in price as quickly as other components. But after the initial purchase price, electric motorcycles will save you a ton of cash. Depending on your weekly commute, you could spend a few bucks in electricity instead of dozens in gas. Insurance is also another area where you can save significant cash. Electric motorcycles often get classified as smaller bikes, such as 250cc class, making them much cheaper to insure. This is likely because most insurers still don’t know how to deal with electric motorcycles, so it might not last forever. But in the meantime, it’s pretty funny that you can have a 100 hp electric motorcycle with a 0-60 mph time of under 3 seconds insured as a 250cc bike. But what about…? Look, if you aren’t convinced and you want to argue with me about other factors I didn’t cover, that’s cool. I’ll meet you down in the comments section. I’m not saying electric motorcycles are better than gas bikes in every way. They are more expensive. They don’t have as long a range before refueling (or recharging). There are still areas where electric bikes can’t compete. Yet. That’s the beauty of it. Charging times are coming down. The Lightning Strike has a 200 mile (320 km) range and charges in half an hour. Soon we’ll be at touring bike levels of range and recharge time. And as battery costs come down (and fuel prices keep rising), electric motorcycles will be even more cost competitive. And I’m not saying gas bikes don’t have their places. I’m sure in 100 years there will still be a few people riding gas bikes as a hobby. People still ride horses today, even though there are objectively better forms of transportation. And that’s fine. People can ride whatever they want to ride. But at the end of the day, it is simply becoming hard for gas motorcycles to compete with electric. And electric motorcycles are still in their infancy. Imagine where we’ll be in a few years. There’s a reason that everyone from Harley Davidson and Triumph to the Big Four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers are all working on electric motorcycles. Electric motorcycles are the future.
20 Jun 19
Deepan Tripathy Blogs

Seeing the planet’s rising temperature a group of engineers banded together in 2003 to form Tesla, with a mission to accelerate world’s transition to sustainable energy. These guys wanted to prove that electric vehicles are better, quicker and more fun to drive than their gasoline counterparts. Today Telsa not only manufactures top of the line […]

20 Jun 19
Snarky in the Suburbs

Dear Snarky,  I’m in charge of our neighborhood’s Fourth of July parade and I’m getting some serious attitude from other people on my committee. In the past we have given out ribbons for best bike decoration, best patriotic stroller etc. and I want to change that.  This year I would like to limit the number […]

20 Jun 19
Days I Ride

Counting this most recent trip, I have been to Bermuda six times. So it’s fair to say that I like it there. The interesting thing about it is that it hasn’t changed much since the first time I went there some 25 years ago. It’s still the quaint, yet bustling little patch of pretty 665 […]

20 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

CARER raped and "brutally" murdered her owner's 13-year-old daughter after engaging in "secret" sex with her while she was only 12 years old, was heard by a court. Lucy McHugh lost her blood after being wounded by a "catastrophic" injury in a wooded area two kilometers from her home in Southampton last July. 6 Lucy […]

20 Jun 19
booking hotel

Red Clover is situated in Providenciales and offers free bikes and free kayaks. Fully stock fridge with breakfast items free of charge. #hotel #Providenciales #Hotels #lodging #accommodation #special offers #packages #specials #weekend breaks #city breaks #deals #budget #cheap #discount #savings via Red Clover

20 Jun 19
Inc42 Media

Indian government’s think-tank NITI Aayog has proposed that only electric vehicles should be sold in India by 2030. The commission has reportedly moved a cabinet note asking for the plan responsibilities to be divided among different Indian ministries. Earlier last month, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had suggested a complete switch to the use of […]

20 Jun 19
Morph Magazine

Small, light, compact professional lighting. The Lume Cube AIR is the smallest, lightest, most compact professional lighting solution on the market. Combining a portable & waterproof design, versatile mounting options (magnetic & tripod), the freedom of wireless control, and a range of diffusors inside the box, it’s a must-have for anyone looking to create better […]

20 Jun 19
East Bay Times
ALAMEDA The Island’s annual street repair and resurfacing project has begun[cq comment=”will begin mid-June”] and is estimated to be complete by late October. Construction work hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The repairs will take place in several phases and not all on the same day. Construction will take place first on curbs and gutters, which will be removed and replaced in a few places; areas of poor pavement will be patched; the edges of the street will be ground down; cracks will be filled; the street will be paved; and any traffic markings will be replaced. During construction, motorists will experience minor disruptions in traffic, temporary loss of parking spaces, temporary restricted street access and an increase in noise and dust levels. Bus stop access will be maintained throughout the project. Two types of repair work will be done, asphalt concrete overlay and crack sealing. Asphalt concrete overlay is a mixture of asphalt cement (tar), gravel, and sand that is spread with a paving machine and compacted with rollers. For streets that require an overlay, the contractor will make its best efforts to maintain one lane of traffic available in each direction. However, site conditions may require that only one lane is available for both directions. In this case, flag persons will be used to control traffic, and delays will occur. It is possible that on-street parking will be removed for up to one week during construction hours. The city is scheduled to overlay 13 streets throughout the Island. For the complete list of streets on which work is being done, visit bayareane.ws/2Kt0z50[cq comment=” alamedaca.gov/Shortcut-Content/News-Media/Annual-Street-Repair-Resurfacing-Project-Commences”]. Wright, Oh grand marshals of Island’s 43rd July 4 parade Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft has announced that the grand marshals of Alameda’s 2019 Fourth of July Parade are Otto Wright and Gene Oh. Wright, who owns The Local on Park Street, has hosted community food and supply drives for victims of the North Bay fires; federal employees during the government shutdown; and residents of Midway Shelter; and also employs students with disabilities through a program with the Alameda Unified School District. Oh is the owner of Alameda Bicycle on Park Street and has conceived of and organized the annual Bike for the Parks fundraiser that raises thousands of dollars for Alameda parks each year. Alameda’s Fourth of July Parade is the longest in the nation with a route that spans 3.3 miles and more than 170 entries, 2,500 participants and 60,000 spectators. This hometown celebration includes floats, marching bands, 150 equestrians, dance troops, bands, classic cars and more. The parade will be preceded by a 5K benefit run/walk with 1,000 participants along the parade route. After the parade, the third annual Alameda Coast Guard Festival will take place at Pier 3 on Alameda Point near the USS Hornet. End the night aboard the Hornet with a celebration and fireworks. For more details, visit alamedaparade.com. — city of Alameda Island Girl Scout troop meets with Assemblyman Bonta Concerned about the 47 percent increase in homelessness in Alameda County, the Island’s Girl Scout Troop 33370 met recently with state Assemblyman Rob Bonta in Sacramento to discuss current legislative bills to create more affordable housing that will help support low-wage earners and curb Alameda County’s exploding crisis of homelessness. While in the chambers, they even got to observe the state Senate vote on an important bill.[cq comment=” Watch out Washington, these Girl Scouts are on a mission to make the world a better place, one project at a time.”] — Girl Scout Troop 33370 Alameda Municipal Power electric rates going up July 1 An increase in electric rates for commercial and residential customers goes into effect on July 1. The energy charge will increase slightly for all commercial customers — the average increase is about 1.8 to 2.5 percent. Alameda’s small businesses, such as law and accountants’ offices, will see a $1 “customer charge” increase from $28 to $29. Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) commercial rates will still average about 11 to 19 percent below Pacific Gas &Electric’s commercial energy rates in neighboring communities. For more information on the new rates, visit alamedamp.com/amp-rates. AMP increases cash rebates for electric vehicle chargers AMP is increasing its cash rebates for electric vehicle (EV) drivers who install charging stations at their homes. The new incentives are part of an overall initiative to make driving electric vehicles a more viable choice for Alamedans and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under the new residential charger rebate program available July 1, Alamedans can receive a rebate of up to $800 toward the purchase of a Level 2 charger and any electric upgrades and permitting needed to install the charger. That’s up from the $500 rebate that AMP currently provides. AMP has also increased its electric vehicle charger rebates for businesses, multifamily dwellings and public agencies. When nonresidential customers buy Level 2 chargers for the workplace, their residents or for their customers, they are now eligible for up to a $5,000 rebate per charger — up from $3,000 — to be applied toward the cost of the charger and related expenses for electric upgrades and permitting. AMP funds the rebates through low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) funds. The state’s LCFS program aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean fuels and electric vehicles. Visit alamedamp.com for more information on AMP’s electric vehicle charger rebates. — AMP [cq comment=”can cut old copy from here to end”]Tickets available for Island’s second Mini Maker Faire [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”6187103,6157344,6170247,6140162″]The Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of spirited maker culture, showcasing local DIY-ers, scientists, designers, tinkerers and artisans and returns to Alameda this Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Alameda Point at Saratoga Street and West Ranger Avenue. Attendees will experience interactive exhibits and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of the local maker community. Last year’s fair attracted more than 65 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees, and this year’s fair will have even more exhibits and attractions. The fair follows in the footsteps of its renowned parent event, Maker Faire Bay Area, which hosts 100,000 visitors in San Mateo each May. Tickets are now available for $5 online, $7 at the door and for free for those younger than 5 and older than 65. Two dollars from every ticket will go toward parklets, murals and place-making projects in west Alameda. Parking will be plentiful, but cycling or taking public transportation to the fair is encourage. This year’s Bike Valet will be sponsored by Cypress Equity Investments. For more details or to buy tickets, visit alameda.makerfaire.com online. — city of Alameda Join organization Food Shift for their Gratitude Dinner From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 24, join the group Food Shift for an evening of inspiring stories and delicious vegetarian food at Alameda’s C’Era Una Volta restaurant to celebrate Culinary Training program apprentices and graduates who have worked so hard, overcome so many obstacles and made such an impact. This event is to celebrate these individuals and the broad community of people who make our work possible. C’Era Una Volta is at 1332 Park St., Suite D, and tickets can be bought at food-shift-gratitude-dinner.eventbrite.com. — Food Shift
20 Jun 19
Hakunastore.com

Product description ● The bike is almost well assembled, you only have to install the pedals.Saddle. battery, then you can go through on the road.  ● The seat can be adjusted, it suits for the person whose height between 4’9” and 5’8”.  ● Just enjoy yourself when riding our E-bike  ● Easy to take along […]

20 Jun 19
The Sun
A CARER raped and “viciously” murdered his landlady’s 13-year-old daughter after embarking on a “secret” sexual relationship with her when she was just 12, a court heard. Lucy McHugh bled to death after being left with “catastrophic” knife wounds in woodland nearly two miles away from her Southampton home in July last year. Lucy McHugh was found dead 24 hours after she was reported missing Stephen-Alan Paul Nicholson, 24, has denied Lucy’s murder Stephen Nicholson, 25, is accused of knifing Lucy in the neck and upper body before leaving her to die after she warned she had a “hold on him” because of their illicit relationship. He denies three charges of rape against Lucy when she was 12 years old and two charges of sexual activity with a child when she was aged 13. Nicholson also denies sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl five years before he allegedly murdered Lucy at Winchester Crown Court. The 25-year-old had been living with with the family when him and Lucy began a secret sexual relationship in May 2017 when she was 12 and he was 23, jurors heard. A few days before the teen’s death, Nicholson told a pal she was trying to get him chucked out of the family home in Southampton where he had been lodging for a year, it was said. William Mousley QC, prosecuting, said the pair had a “big argument”, with Lucy shouting at him “this is all your fault” and “I’ve got a hold on you anyway”. ‘SECRET SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP’ Jurors heard Lucy’s family were aware of rows between the teenager and Nicholson – but believed it was because of Lucy’s romantic feelings towards the care worker. The prosecutor said: “He had a bedroom opposite Lucy’s. It was clear to family members and visitors there were problems between Nicholson and Lucy which led to arguments which were getting worse in the lead up to her death. “As a response, one or the other would then stay away from the home. To those who witnessed this, they saw the cause being the behaviour of Lucy towards Nicholson. “She was wanting his attention, as if she had a crush on him. However, as the investigation continued there was another explanation which was kept secret from her family. “That concerned a sexual relationship which had begun in May 2017 between a 23 or 24 year old man and a 12 year old girl.” ‘VICIOUS MURDER’ On July 25, Lucy left the home in Mansel Road East, Southampton, Hants, at about 9am after telling her brother she was meeting a friend and would be home later. Several CCTV cameras captured her walking to her death – with the last a Tesco CCTV camera showing her at 9.30am as she allegedly went to meet Nicholson in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre. Nicholson meanwhile was captured on CCTV on his bike heading to a Tesco Express where he bought Doctor Pepper, some cider, three packets of Lambert and Butler Blue and a Bag for Life. At around 9.45am, CCTV of a man, which the prosecution alleges is Nicholson, showed a man on a dark bike in the Sports Centre, jurors were told. Lucy’s body was found the next day by a dog walker in woodland at a sports centre – with her bloody clothes dumped in a small stream nearby. She had been stabbed “repeatedly” with a 7cm blade by someone who “intended to kill her”, the court was told. LUCY ‘REPEATEDLY STABBED IN NECK’ Mr Mousley said: “She was repeatedly stabbed to the neck and upper body and bled to death as a result. The killer, who the prosecution say was Stephen Nicholson, then left her either dying or dead in a hidden area and made his escape. “The investigation enabled a complete picture to be established of events and the behaviour of Stephen Nicholson before, during and after the day of the murder which makes for a compelling case. “A range of evidence led to the obvious conclusion that he was responsible. “The evidence gathered also identified a series of sexual offences he had carried out against Lucy in the year before killing her as well as another offence against a single teenage girl in 2012.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Lucy’s mum Stacey White looked sombre as she arrived at Winchester Crown Court today ahead of the trial opening. Stacey has previously described her daughter as an “angel” and as “a smiling, content little dolly, who everyone adored and cherished”. The trial, expected to last six days, continues. Mum Stacey White arrives at court today Lucy was described by her mum as ‘my precious baby girl’ CCTV shows Lucy walking near to where she was later found dead The 13-year-old girl was seen walking past a convenience store We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
20 Jun 19
Grass up the middle CC

The week before we left was spent in a predictably 2019 manner, the six of us that would be riding spending our time chatting on WhatsApp, discussing tyre choice, comparing carrying methods for kit on our bikes and mostly talking about the weather. It had been a pretty poor start to summer and in the […]