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ERIC Number: EJ926019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Street-Legal Bike Pusher Introduces EV Technology
Moore, Tim
Tech Directions, v70 n9 p21-23 Apr 2011
The electric bicycle pusher is a legal bicycle trailer on wheels that can push a bicycle at speeds of up to 35 mph. People across the country are buying small electric cars that go no faster than that--and paying five times more than what one pays to make an electric bicycle pusher. In this article, the author provides some information on electric bicycle pushers and describes how his class went about building one. Through this activity, students can successfully study energy use and transportation. The activity is also well suited to a small engines class. Students could learn about electric vehicles and their components while working on used battery-powered lawn mowers, just as they learn on Briggs and Stratton small engines in automotive classes. The author recommends it to any industrial technology, science, or math program in a middle school, high school, or college.
Prakken Publications. 832 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Tel: 734-975-2800; Fax: 734-975-2787; Web site: http://www.techdirections.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A