News Archives - Mobility

“Quicker by bicycle than car” says 94-year-old

When I reach 94, I want to be like Ernest Slade. Not only is he blessed with a large and loving family, which extends to a great-great-grandson, but he leads such an active lifestyle that he regularly cycles four miles to a local lake where he sails a dinghy. We are proud to say that Ernest is our oldest cycle…

Bicycles and the staples of a civilised day-to-day existence

Bicycles, like washing machines, are not something that should need to be evangelised about. They are a staple of a civilised day-to-day existence. However, when the question of why more people don’t cycle comes up in conversation, it’s amazing the excuses that are conjured. It’s too dangerous; there are no showers at my office; my commute is too far; there…

Urban transport 2030: Electric car vs. electric bicycle

Toyota has the answer to urban transport in 2030. Possibly. Forget about 0-60 times and top speed, the latest Toyota concept car is being promoted on the promise of “fun whilst driving even at slow speeds in the urban environment.” In a sign of cars to come, i-TRIL is driven by an electric motor, seats three and weighs in at only…

Iris eTrike: Sinclair C5 reborn

The Iris eTrike is an ultralight streamlined electric-assist vehicle with a cruising speed of 25 mph. The single-seat vehicle is the brainchild of Grant Sinclair, nephew of the man behind the infamous C5 electric trike. Is the world ready for efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly personal transport? Grant Sinclair has addressed many of the criticisms levelled at his uncle’s invention…

HUMO human powered vehicles

The idea of travelling in an extremely small and lightweight vehicle that will not move without physical effort from its driver will seem outlandish to motorists who do little more than turn a key, but we are great fans of human powered vehicles (HPVs). These environmentally benign vehicles could have a transformative effect on the way we get about town…