Not slowing down after breaking the Guinness World record for the furthest distance travelled on an electric bike in a 12-hour period, Chris Ramsey from Plug In Adventures just finished a new challenge. In an effort to raise funds to help the parents of 6 month old Alice stay with her while she’s treated for a heart condition in London, he jumped back on his trusty Volt Pulse to race a Renault Twizy electric car on a 532-mile race between Aberdeen and the FullyCharged Live show in Silverstone. Although it might seem unlikely for an ebike to beat an electric car on the open road, the Twizy’s top speed of 50 mph and a range of 45 miles helped level the field.

Continue reading -> “The Sustainable Race – Volt Pulse beats Renault electric car on 532-mile race”

When it comes to cycling holidays, the UK’s up there with the best of them. We give you the low-down on where to put your electric bike through its paces this summer.

In the age of cheap air travel, it’s easy to forget that some of the most scenic and awe-inducing cycle routes are right here in the UK. But if you are thinking of swapping the airport check-in for a staycation this summer, turns out you’re not alone. The latest Visit Britain figures show that Brits took 120 million domestic holidays in 2017 (up 1% on the previous year)1. With summer around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get off the beaten track and see what the UK really has to offer.

Continue reading -> “E-biking Britain: The UK’s best cycling holiday destinations”

 

BBC Radio Producer Claire White is lucky enough to live in Shetland, an area of Scotland known for its varied terrain and natural beauty. Perfect territory, then, for an electric bike! Continue reading -> “BBC Radio Producer Commutes on Her VOLT™ Kensington!”

Cyclist Wesley rides his Pulse X e-bike to help him stay mobileHere at VOLT™, we’ve been fortunate to hear a number of stories of how our electric bikes have made a difference in the lives of our fellow cyclists. Amongst these accounts is that of Wesley, a professor who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014. See how Wesley’s Pulse X has helped him reclaim his independence and adopt a new sense of freedom in getting around. Continue reading -> “A VOLT™ Customer Regains His Freedom”

Musician Dregas rides a VOLT electric bike in The Mail on SundayIf you read The Mail on Sunday last week, you might’ve caught the story of Dre Smith, a musician who used to struggle with carrying her equipment across London—before converting to an e-bike, that is! Continue reading -> ““Music to My Ears”: Infinity LS featured in The Mail on Sunday”

Motorhome carries electric bikes on the highway through the mountainsAny owner of a motorhome can attest to the feelings of freedom it allows you along your travels. Giving you the comforts of home while letting you discover plenty of new sights and terrain, it’s no wonder that more and more holiday-goers are (quite literally) jumping on the bandwagon. Continue reading -> “Could an E-Bike Liberate Your Motorhome Travels?”

80-year-old cyclist Roy Baker rides his VOLT Pulse e-bike through the fields

After clocking up 5,000km on his traditional pedal bike in a single year, keen e-cyclist Roy Baker made it a goal for 2017 to reach a whopping 10,000km on his new VOLT™ Pulse. Turns out, he succeeded—at 80 years young, no less! Continue reading -> “At 10,000km and Counting, VOLT™ Cyclist Breaks Records”