The future of green energy is going to be a global capital rush of epic proportions. Energy and its harnessing, cultivation, and distribution systems are a social bedrock for the entire planet - and in the modern era, our demand for energy seems to soar ever higher. Assuming that consensus continues to hold that humankind's burning of fossil fuels is bringing about our collective ruin, an extremely compelling case for the full-scale implementation of green alternatives is made. Studies that claim the depletion of safely accessible fossil fuels by 2121 give an additional powerful incentive to make the change early.
There are several reasons to be excited about green energy right now. The Tesla Motors merger with Solar City may prove to be the clean energy vertical integration strategy that seals the deal for Elon Musk in the race for supremacy over the energy systems of tomorrow. The merger hints at a new way to deliver energy to the cleantech consumer: throw a sleek solar panel (cost amortized at a generous rate over several years) on the roof, park your new Tesla in the garage, and pull your battery off your home's solar powered outlets to power a totally clean lifestyle. It's awe-inspiring, and for those who went through school hearing of all the evils our emission production was causing and threatening, Mr. Musk seems like nothing short of a superhero.
Of course, while the new $30,000 Tesla Model 3 is more reasonably priced than prior Tesla vehicles, it still won't be reasonable for everyone who wants to eliminate or reduce their personal emission output. For these folks, an electric bike is an astute and enjoyable choice.
And the Focus Aventura Impulse is an excellent selection for ebike-as-car-substitute. With a powerful battery capable of providing over 100 miles of range per journey, the Impulse manages to match such speedsters as the E3 Dash in velocity, while far outstripping most competitors in range. It comes in at the expensive side of the ebike market, but for those in a suitable climate looking to clean up their daily commute, or for a wild adventurer looking for an emissions-free cross country trek, the Aventura Impulse is a fine option.
Excellent range thanks to the efficient Impulse 2.0 mid-drive, eleven speed cassette and large 612 watt hour battery pack, can top 100 miles per charge.
While the hydraulic disc brakes do stop the bike efficiently, they do not cut power to the motor.
This e-bike is useful for short trips, or the longer riders. They look sporty and dynamic and they feel the same way when you ride them. What you see is what you get.
Has exceeded my wildest expectations by a good lot...When unpowered, it's still a great, efficient ride...so far this bike has been amazing.