More small scale electric transport

A2B, courtesy Ultra Motors.This is the A2B, as in "gets you from A to B.
Written by Harry Fuller, Contributor

A2B, courtesy Ultra Motors.

This is the A2B, as in "gets you from A to B." It's Ultra Motors' electric bike aimed at the harried, gas-attacked urban commuter.

There are other electric bikesd around, of course. Here's Ultra's own pitch for why theirs is the better mouse-trap for commuters seeking gasoline-free transport: "It is powered by a proprietary motor that is highly efficient, producing more “torque” or force to enable riders to accelerate faster and climb hills more easily than other electric bikes. The lithium-ion batteries stored inside the frame provide more energy per pound than any other power source, and recharge just like a laptop computer. Ideal for city roads, the A2B has full suspension like a mountain bike, an upright, relaxed sitting position, and an oversized seat for extra comfort."

Ultra Motors is based in London and its U.S. headquarters are in San Francisco. The bikes are manufactured in Taiwan, based on German engineering. They go twenty miles at 20 MPH on a single charge. Here's the spec page for the A2B. Not on the page: price. A spokesman tells me they will cost around $2500. The A2B will be available through dealerships next month. Not to be sold via the Internet.

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