'E+' bike may have trouble making the grade
At nearly $3,500, it's hard to imagine where this model will fit in.
With so many electric and hybrid bikes come out, it's hard to imagine where one such as the "E+" from Electric Motion Systems will fit in. There's already a broad range of competing products that are trying everything to distinguish themselves, from Yamaha's iPod-dock-equipped " " that glows in the dark to Brammo's ultra-lightweight " " on the high end that can hit 50 miles per hour (not to mention $15,000).
The E+ does have an LCD instrument gauge and "regenerative braking" that recharges the battery, as Engadget says, but has a fairly traditional frame and other unremarkable features at a cost of nearly $3,500. That seems pretty steep for what it offers.
And as for its green-worthiness, it's competing against the likes of the "E-V Sunny Bicycle" withat less than half the price or, for the ultimate energy efficiency, the human power with the " ."