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Jeep's 1st EV: e-Mountain Bike
Jeep Goes Electric with a Powerful Mountain Bike
Jeep Super Bowl Ad: Bill Murray on RidgeRunner e-Bike
RidgeRunner: Electrified Biking Jeep Style
Chrysler- Fiat's Jeep is going electric with a powerful electric mountain bike. It's Jeep's first EV. It's called the RidgeRunner Jeep Edition. Jeep is partnering with the Colorado based e-bike builder QuietKat, which makes top-of-the-line e-bikes, costing as much as $6000. The Jeep RidgeRunner vehicle will be released for sale in June. Automotive industry experts are calling the e-bike "massively powerful". Jeep claims "it's the most capable off-road e-mountain bike there is."
Plenty of Watts
Jeep's e-bike is equipped with a huge, 750 watt class 2 electric motor, backed up by a 48 volt battery with a range of 30 to 60 miles on a charge. This is a ten speed suspension bike with a 17 inch or 19 inch frame. It weighs a hefty 80 pounds.. It can travel up to 25 mph. It has thick tires to bike through difficult terrain, including snow, sand, rocks and gravel. According to the company, the rear suspension linkage "has been fine-tuned" for maximum traction, capability and ride quality. Bottomline: it's an electric muscle bike for enjoying the great outdoors with zero emissions. Jeep teased the bike in a Super Bowl commercial with actor Bill Murray riding it along with Puxatony Phil, the groundhog onboard.
E-Bikes $26 Billion Industry
In 2018, e-bike sales globally hit $18 billion. The market is growing at a 6% annual rate through 2024.The e-bike industry is forecast to have a market valuation of $26 billion by 2025. There is a lot of competition out there. Jeep's new muscle electric mountain bike is said to offer Harley-Davidson's electric line-up of bikes, scooters and e-motorcycles like the LiveWire a great deal of competition. And GM is in the game, selling two electric bikes, the Meld and the Merge. Right now, the GM e-bikes are only sold in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Jeep has not set a price on the e-bike as of yet. Finally, it is clear that e-bikes are a big business avenue of global growth with no market hotter than Asia.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic