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Thursday, October 12, 2006

E-Bike no DL insurance or Registration?

I really do want an EV. [ Electric Vehicle ][car]

Remember that monthly car payments will not even phase you.
Why? Simple; you are not paying $300 per month for gas so your budget remains about the same.

[E-Bike]Amazing, but true. In B.C. Canada, where I live, [Vancouver Island], you can buy an E-bike, [looks like a motorcycle], new for only $900 to $1300, but aside from no gas to buy get this:

[1] An E-Bike does not require a driver*s license.

[2] An E-Bike does not require registration.

[3] An E-Bike does not require INSURANCE.
- - [ I would get some PL insurance . in case you flatten somebody]

This miracle of economy may be due to government wanting to encourage a move away from gas dependency and air pollution.

Check your state or province regulations to see if an E-Bike could save you a bundle of green backs.

The world is weird. E-Bikes are sold through our local computer dealer.

With no gas, no oil, and few moving parts, EVs are virtually maintenance free so there is not much service work for a bike shop to look forward to. Maybe that*s why they don*t sell E-Bikes.
Service work pays their $90 shop hour rate after all.

I couldn*t believe all this good stuff until October 11th/06 when I read all these facts in our sydicated local paper.

The new 2007 models are even more comfortable to ride, have a longer range and new features like motor lock-out and wireless remote security alarm.

The Canadian version comes with a big maple leaf on the front. Optional is a suspension feature making the E-Bike ride more like a motorcycle. Takes the rough stuff better.

Improved high torque motors and batteries allows 50 miles between recharging. [plugs in at home or work]. Many Box stores have pugins for senior*s electric EVs.

A re-charge will add a featherweight 6 cents to your hydro bill. If you get caught out of charge, you can pedal it like a normal bike.

There are several EV posts and good links at:



= TG


Blogger Gayle said...

This is really cool, Tony, except I have no desire to ride a motorcycle, not even an electric one. I really like that car on your last post though! The price of gas is very reasonable: $0.00. :)

1:36 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Ooops! I meant to say it's really a bit weird that no insurance or registration is required. There should be, if your going to get out there in traffic with everything else that's on the road.

1:37 PM  
Blogger TonyGuitar said...

I guess because it is still legally a bicycle, then bicycle rules apply.

Wonder how long before governement figures out how to collect monies galore on electric er .. E-Bikes. = TG

11:34 PM  
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8:44 AM  

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