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Electric motorcycles and bicycles : a history including scooters, tricycles, segways and monocycles

Author: Kevin Desmond
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning in 1881, isolated prototypes of electric tricycles and bicycles were patented. Limited editions followed in the 1940s. Today's one-wheel, two-wheel and three-wheel light electric vehicles can be in the millions. In this third installment of his electric transport history series, the author covers the lives of the engineers who have developed these e-wheelers"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Desmond
ISBN: 9781476672892 147667289X
OCLC Number: 1039615039
Description: vii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pioneers --
The early 1900s --
From Socovels to Spacelanders --
1950/1980 --
The 1990s --
Urban e-bikes worldwide --
EM hotshots --
China: almost 300 million e-bike riders --
Marathons --
Speed records --
Variations on a theme --
Return of the electric three-wheeler --
Secret weapon? --
Riding into the future.
Responsibility: Kevin Desmond ; foreword by Ed Benjamin.

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Today's ever-growing fleets of one-wheel, two-wheel and three-wheel light electric vehicles can now be counted in their hundreds of millions. In this third installment of his electric transport  Read more...

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