the best electric bike in the world?
We think so!
The new edition of the eZee Torq is
now available in South Africa.
It has all the great features
of the now famous older version of the Torq, but
with an slimmer, even stronger motor, front suspension
and a front shimano disc brake.
It really extends the range of electric
bikes' A to
B magazine's long term test report
eZee Katima to Cape ride:
3000km in 14 days through
the Naimb Desert!
riders completed the ride of a lifetime
- setting new electric bicycle records
for furthest distance in a day and the
fastest speed over 200 km's. The ride
was done to highlight traffic congestion
and promote electric bikes as a fun and
fast way to get around. It shows that
electric bikes provide reliable, efficient,
low cost transport, perfectly suited to
the urban environment. If they can do
this trip, anyone can commute by electric
bicycle --- and save money, time and the
earth all in one go! Visit
the ride website here.
94.7 Pick and Pay Cycle Challenge
- South African DJ, Julio Garcia,
finished the 94.7 Cycle Challenge in
4 hrs 30 mins on an eZee Torq. The race
went without any incidence and the Torq
performed extremely well over the almost
100km's. Well done Julio and the eZee
Torq. It has been said that this cycle
race is even tougher than the Argus
taking place annually in Cape Town.
of the year
'If you're a cycling purist
then my choice might alarm, but I rate
it as a real groundbreaker. The Ezee
Torq electric bike I reviewed in Cycling
Plus 188 is a throttle-assist machine
based around a hybrid style alloy frame.
It packs an astounding zip into a relatively
small front hub motor, powered by the
latest lithium battery technology. If
you're interested in getting a bit of
assistance it's worth taking a look
at the Torq. The version I tried weighed
25kg complete with lights, mudguards
and rack. Even better was the 50 km
single-charge range.' Richard Peace made the eZee
Torq his Pick of the Year in the Cycling
I'm truly amazed! Itís absolutely excellent for
the hills Ė I also found the throttle handy for
some of the busy roundabouts on my route. Itís
helpful to be able to move quickly when youíre
in front of all those cars, the motor gets you
on your way. A total revelation.' Chris
Kelly's for BBC Bristol
'What a great electric bike. The
eZee Torq is super light and feels like a non-powered
road bike. The 250 watt motor has amazing
pull, it just keeps building up speed very smoothly
to what feels like 30 km/h. A very efficient setup
that runs for many miles per charge (unlike those
older, heavy eBikes). The eZee Torq is the bike
rider's electric bike'
reviewed by electric-powered-bikes.com
the most exciting machines around, quite unique.
Gentle, refined, deliciously fast... very nearly
the lightest electric bike we've seen, yet it
comprehensively beat the flat road speed record,
the mountain course record and the hill-climbing
record. Could we really not recommend it?' A
to B's original eZee Torq electric bike
Journalist Quentin Van Marle
rode the whole 3220 kilometer
stretch of the Mississippi river on the eZee Torq.
Professional Engineering Magazine's
of the Torq
Ian Seager used a Torq prototype
to cycle between London and Paris, one of the
first electric bicycles of any kind to take part
in the Royal British Legion's
annual Poppy tour.
From the Climate
Challenge ride by Robert Zipplies:
"Robert’s well-used eZee
electric bicycle operated smoothly throughout
the trip of 2902 km, and only sustained
punctures on one day (and remember he
steered clear of smoothly tarred national
roads). The bike consumed about 24 kWh
of electricity which translates to about
24kg of CO2 or R19,20 at the rate of
80c/kWh. The same trip, solo in a in
a petrol-driven car consuming 7.5 L/hundred
km, would have produced emissions of
around 550 kg of CO2 with a fuel bill
of about R1,600. The support vehicle
was run on biodiesel made from old cooking
oil to minimise the carbon footprint
of the Challenge."