From PRN In business for over 100 years, the automotive industry is about to embark on a radical, convulsive transformation. The Washington Post ( http://nnw.fm/0P4Do ) recently pegged 2017 as the year electric vehicles (EVs) went from a promising fad to an industry-wide inevitability due to broader economic and cultural developments. Cont.
The Subsystem Approach involves converting a bicycle that uses common bicycle hardware to an electric powered or power assisted vehicle. This approach to developing an eBike has an idea at its core - that common and inexpensive bicycle parts should be used for the underlying vehicle. The parts qualification is that it meet the need for the purpose, is commonly found at a bike store and is affordable for the scale of the project. The goal of the approach is interoperability of all the parts, keeping over-all costs low (which opens the door to experimentation) and a degree of performance in a certain defined range.