I've been closely following the evolution of electric vehicles, and it's safe to say a Chevy Volt or a Fisker Karma are not in my near future. But what about a Brammo or Zero electric motorcycle? They seem to be getting closer to viable every year, and by viable I mean reasonable speed and range for an "affordable" price compared to gas-powered vehicles.
Then there are electric bicycles, which so far look way too nerdy/wicker basket for my taste. But Specialized is about to unleash an electric bike that looks cool and sounds pretty viable for range and speed, although still pricey at $7,300. You can check it out HERE.
My take on this is you could pedal it, and if you get tired, or don't want to work up a sweat while commuting, twist the throttle. It could be great for getting to work, running errands or buzzing downtown. It doesn't look like riding it would require chinos, loafers and a bow tie because even though I may be heading to Mr. Roger's neighborhood, I don't want to look like Mr. Rogers.
But my coworkers are less enthusiastic about an electric powered bike. Anyone else care to weigh in on electric bikes?