Electric Bikes and Scooters at CES 2009



Electric Bikes and Scooters to be Showcased at CES 2009

Following is a press release from ELV Motors.  Generally we run our own reviews here at Technology Report but to keep up with the flood of CES information we’ll also be posting press releases for interesting products we may not have the time to review ourselves:

All Electric Motor Bike a2b

All Electric Motor Bike a2b

Las Vegas, NV This year CES is highlighting Greener Gadgets in a special Tech Zone section in Central Hall. The Greener Gadgets TechZone features the pioneering technologies that benefit the environment and sustainability of global economy. ELV Motors, the first electric transportation company to exhibit at CES will be featured in this section  .


ELV Motors offers “Fleet Certified” electric bicycles and electric and hybrid scooters for companies, consumers and cities. Electric bikes and scooters are the perfect solution for companies, fleets, security patrol, police, commuters, students, vacationers, baby boomers, and anyone concerned about the enviroment and saving money.

Electric bicycles and scooters are used for:

  • Indoor and outdoor security, police and EMT patrol
  • Commuting up to 40 miles on a 10 cent charge
  • Running errands and traveling on school and business campuses
  • Employees and guests at resorts
  • Reducing operating costs and adding alternative energy vehicles to fleets 



  “New hi-tech and stylish electric bicycles like the A2B, the fun to ride electric scooters like the E-1600, and the all new Verde Motors hybrid gas/electric scooters are great ways to save money while helping to save our enviroment,” said Douglas Schwartz, President & CEO of ELV Motors, Inc.


At booth 8733 in the Greener Gadgets Tech Zone, ELV Motors will be demonstrating the:

  • 2009 A2B electric bicycle from Ultra Motor – (500 watt throttle driven electric bicycle that can travel 20 mph for 20 miles without pedaling)
  • New A2B police, patrol and fleet electric bicycle(500 watt throttle driven electric bicycle with police, security or EMT lights, pack and markings)
  • 2009 Verde Motors  VM3000H – (3000 watt, 149cc hybrid scooter that can travel 45mph with 130mpg)
  • Dual motor E-1600 all electric scooter (1600 watt dual motor electric scooter that can travel 30mph for up to 40 miles per charge)
  • UM24 electric foldable commuter bicycle (250 watt pedal assisted electric bicycle that can travel 16 mph for 20 miles)








    For more information visit ELV Motors at www.elvmotors.com call 408 850-8191, or email doug@elvmotors.com

    For information on dealerships contact bobby@elvmotors.com


    Video of KGO Interview: Click here: Additional video footage available

    Photos: Click here

    Source: Douglas Schwartz, ELV Motors.

Top Ten Technologies of 2008 from Wired. What? No Blue Brain?

Wired has their list of the top ten technology breakthroughs of 2008.    Here’s the list.  I’m not sure I can get too excited about anybody that makes breakthrough *number one* the Apple Developer Aps Store, but it’s an interesting list at the least with everything from flexible displays (cool, but not out yet) to the Speedo LZR super slick swimsuits.     Hmmm – swimsuits and Apple application stores?    I’m kind of wondering if somebody put this together last night after a big turkey dinner.

C’mon Wired, surely there’s better stuff out there than this list?

With CES 2009 coming up in about ten days I’m confident that a better list than this, which we’ll be creating here at Technology Report during the Las Vegas conference, will have the top ten innovations *including* some of the superb innovations we are likely to see unveiled at CES.

However I should say it’ll be hard to top my current choice for top technology breakthrough of 2008 which came from the IBM Blue Brain project lab – a computerized simulation of a rat neocortical column.    Doesn’t sound impressive to you?   Keep in mind – that would be in the mind that equals your cerebrum which is largely composed of neocortical columns –  that the Blue Brain project may be on track to deliver a fully functional artificial intelligence.

CES 2009 Technology Sessions

CES is best known as the world’s most prestigious showcase for consumer technologies and keynotes by tech luminaries, but CES also hosts hundreds of conference sessions where panelists discuss everything from the video game economy to developing world technology. Last year I found the session about technology innovations in the developing world both fascinating and inspiring.

Here’s a list of the session categories and the links will take you to CES summaries of each of sessions:

Intel CES Website Launches

CES 2009 in Las Vegas is only a few weeks away and Intel has launched an excellent new website called “ConsumerElectronicsInsider.com”  to aggregate the CES blog posts and content in a single place.     It will be interesting to see how this approach compares to more carefully filtered and ranked content we’ll find at TechMeme.com during CES.     I suspect Technorati will remain the best source for finding all the posts about CES – last year it was hard to sort through the many early reports and  then the tsunami of blogs and reports that stream in just after the conference begins and continue until a few days after the end of CES.

Note: To be included in this Intel CES Website blogs and resources must use the tag “CES09″ on content.

Also note that CEA has an excellent blog with timely information, especially for those attending CES in Las Vegas:   http://blog.ce.org/