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Ford GoBike electric bicycle sharing pilot arrives in San Francisco

By Brittany A. Roston
Ford’s previously unveiled electric bicycle service GoBike has officially launched in San Francisco. Through it, Ford is offering the public access to 250 electric bicycles as part of an exclusively deal it has in the Bay Area. The e-bike system launchd on Tuesday with 123 bicycle docks located throughout the city. Each bike features an electric motor, battery, and a top speed of 18MPH.

Electric bicycles are an environmentally-friendly, essentially silent, and very compact way for someone to get around a city. Many “smart city” concepts have implemented electric bicycle systems as one method of public transportation, and they promise many benefits over cars: lower energy requirements, no pollution or noise, exercise for riders, less space is needed to accommodate them, and there are fewer cars on the road when they’re available…

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