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The Electric Bicycle of the Future Looks a Lot Like One From the 1800s

The Germans have dragged the velocipede into the modern age of plastics, and it actually looks quite rideable.
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As we're told from an early age, history has a tendency to repeat itself, and that's happening right now in a weird way with bicycle technology. First, have a look at these creaky old velocipedes illustrated in F.A. Brockhaus's 1887 literary masterpiece, Brockhaus' Conversations-Lexikon:

Now feast your eyes on this high-tech electric bicycle being developed by international chemical conglomerate BASF and DING3000, a design firm from Hanover, Germany: