Was checking the weather report on my local news/weather combo channel (CityTV) and saw this flashup on the screen. I freezed the tube then checked thier website for backup of this story and found it.
Looks like now we can get those e-motors and power up the bikes for those hills or just keep the motor handy when you're in a bad zone and out of bio-juice to ride and can kick on the motor to speed away from danger. Does anyone in Toronto know if you need a driver licence or insurance to own one of those? I'd like to get one of those motors on my bike as a security factor when riding at night or in bad area when you see some sketchies trying to walk your way after you climb a hill and don't have the bio-juice to power away then you can kickt he motor on and pedal away quickly at speed.
I was just checking out some of the E-bikes at Curries as well. Those NIMH models are lighter thent he SLA models by 50%. A 50lb bike should not be too hard to move around as my bike right now with my normal bag carry is about 35-40lbs already extra plus my body weight.