Electric Bikes and Large E-scoot
E-machines have no more maintenance than a bicycle. They are simple, efficient, safe and fun to ride
Electric Bikes and Large E-scooters
for alternate means of transportation
Andy R, falconev.com

Welcome to your future transportation.

The new Lithium powered Ebikes and Escooters now have the speed and range for useful transportation. Finally, people can reduce their gasoline usage by 50% or more by using these fun, attractive, virtually zero maintenance machines.

Gone are the days of loud exhaust pipes.

These E-machines have the advantage over cars by saving money and more importantly - time.

With 2 wheels, you can wind your way thru traffic jams and park closer to your destination. This advancement in powerful electric transportation has come about with the recent advent of the large format, high powered Lithium Iron Phosphate battery. This relatively new technology has till now, only been available to large companies. Some of these companies are the same ones keeping us dependent on gasoline.

Thankfully they don't control all the battery companies like they control the oil.

Now people can obtain Lithium batteries for their own use in E-bikes and E-scooters. One of the few suppliers of these is FalconEV.

The advantages are numerous and profound over gasoline and all other battery types.

These advantages are;

  • 1/3 the weight of lead acid
  • Cycle life is 10x longer
  • Higher power output
  • Longer, more even power discharge curve
  • Not toxic to the environment
  • Non-hazardous stable chemistry
  • More energy dense within a smaller size
  • 95% energy efficient
  • Fast charging
  • Temperature extremes have little effect

The LiFe cells come in 2 types - Hi current discharge 18650 size cells and Hi Energy type large format cells that discharge slower but for longer time period.

Both use the special powder sometimes called ' nano ' powder because of the sub-micron size of the particles that make up the olivine structure of the cathode material.

When used in an Eskooter you can expect 45+ mph for 30+ miles depending on several factors such as , # of stop & go's, weight of passenger(s), hills, wind etc.

For a more detailed discussion on LiFePO4 carbon coated powder please see; www.patentstorm.us/patents/7026072-description.html

All Lithium packs come with a Battery Management System ( BMS ) its purpose is to keep the cells in balance, monitor the charging, and regulate the voltage and current output. This ensures long cycle life and reliable performance. These cells / packs can be configured to any application.

E-SCOOTERS VS GAS SCOOTERS; PRICE VS COST

  • Gas scooters have a lower purchase price but higher operating costs, namely fuel and then the inevitable engine repairs, engine parts, performance upgrades, oil changes etc.
  • Escoots on the other hand have a higher purchase price but cost only pennies to charge vs. the cost of gasoline. They have virtually zero maintenance.
  • A gas scooter emits 3 to 4 x's the pollution per gallon of gasoline than your average 25mpg car. Burning less gas does NOT mean it pollutes less ! Gas scooters averages 60 -90 mpg. At $3.00 per gallon, $1.00 worth = 20 to 30 miles……Compare that to a fully charged LiFe battery powered E-scoot which costs about 25 cents for a full charge, which will go a minimum 20 miles. Therefore $1.00 worth of charge will go 80+ miles !..3 to 4 x's further than a high polluting gas scooter!

Ref:
www.epa.gov/oms/regs/roadbike/420f03044.pdf
www.wweek.com/editorial/3240/7867 

Another advantage is zero noise and the ability to bring inside a living area w/o noxious fumes. There is no fire hazard as with gasoline either.

The only disadvantage is if you have no access to electric power. 95% of the public has access to electricity. ( for those concerned about coal fired electric power plants - A. it's easier to clean a hundred smokestacks than to control ten million tailpipes. B. there are other methods of supplying electricity. )

ALTERNATE ALTERNATIVES; Ethanol and fuel cells

Ethanol takes more energy to produce than it gives out, has 30% less energy than gasoline. Worst of all, if made from corn, will drive food prices sky high and in fact has already begun to happen as more corn is diverted from food to fuel !

Hydrogen fuel cells - maybe in 20+ years. An electric generating method that still needs batteries to charge to run a vehicle.

THE FUTURE OF E-TRANSPORT

As global climate change advances and environmental deterioration continues with the continued use of oil for ground transportation, the immediate action people can take is to buy and use an E-bike / E-scooter to supplement their transportation needs. Well over 75% travel of less than 30 miles can be accomplished with these E-machines.

Newer innovations with longer range are being developed as you read this. Support must be given to providers of E-transport so they may continue their R&D efforts. Green, sustainable transportation is the new growing industry of the future as gas powered machines die out. Do not depend on big oil or car companies to do this. You, the individual must take matters into your own hands. If you want change... Be the change.

Buy an E-bike or E-bike kit to convert your own bike. Buy an E-scooter. Make sure it has lithium Iron phosphate batteries for optimal performance. E-machines have no more maintenance than a bicycle. They are simple, efficient, safe and fun to ride

 

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