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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Electric bicycle motor maker EcoSpeed and B-line Urban Delivery are collaborating to help move heavy cargo loads around Portland sustainably.

The EcoSpeed motor system drives the bike chain in a way that utilizes all the bike's gears. As a result, it can make climbing a hill with, say, a 500-pound load much easier.

Or, as EcoSpeed's Tad Beckwith puts it, it's like getting the equivalent of two additional professional cyclists pumping up the hill with the already-capable courier.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.



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