An Electric Bike in 12 Steps

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<p>Here’s a 12-step process to green transportation bliss. Check out <a title=”this conversion” href=”http://www.instructables.com/id/48V_Electric_Flat_Tracker/” target=”_blank”>this conversion</a> of a beach cruiser bike into a 48 volt, 50 mph (at least!) electric bike. Watch the video below, and you’ll be able to imagine getting around town in this bike.</p>
<p>Cost of the conversion was $2,400, according to <a title=”Radioactive Legos” href=”http://www.instructables.com/member/Radioactive_Legos/”>Radioactive Legos</a>, the whiz behind the plan posted at Instructables, an amazing website with DIY projects galore, of any variety you can imagine.</p>
<p>Step-by-step instructions for the <a title=”48V Electric Flat Tracker” href=”http://www.instructables.com/id/48V_Electric_Flat_Tracker/” target=”_blank”>48V Electric Flat Tracker</a>, aka the EV-12.</p>
<p>To learn more about Instructables, read <a title=”Weird, Wacky & Wonderful DIY Projects” href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/diy-projects-zmaz07aszgoe” target=”_blank”>Weird, Wacky & Wonderful DIY Projects</a>.</p>
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<em>John Rockhold is a green car enthusiast and Contributing Editor for </em>MOTHER EARTH NEWS<em>. Find him on </em>
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