With so many electric and hybrid bikes come out, it's hard to imagine where one such as the "E+" from Electric Motion Systems will fit in. There's already a broad range of competing products that are trying everything to distinguish themselves, from Yamaha's iPod-dock-equipped "EC-02" that glows in the dark to Brammo's ultra-lightweight "Enertia" on the high end that can hit 50 miles per hour (not to mention $15,000).
The E+ does have an LCD instrument gauge and "regenerative braking" that recharges the battery, as Engadget says, but has a fairly traditional frame and other unremarkable features at a cost of nearly $3,500. That seems pretty steep for what it offers.
And as for its green-worthiness, it's competing against the likes of the "E-V Sunny Bicycle" with solar wheels at less than half the price or, for the ultimate energy efficiency, the human power with the "HyperBike."