University of Washington Charged Up About Electric Bikes

They may not get far when it comes to football, but the Huskies will be able to travel at least 25 miles on small electric bikes provided by the school. The University of Washington has partnered with a company calledIntrago to provide approximately 40 electric bikes at four charging stations around campus for faculty and staff.

Students and faculty would pay a small fee and be able to unlock the bikes with a special key (pictured) and a personal PIN number. When the ride is finished the user returns the bike to the charging station and goes on with their day. It's unclear how much this program costs, but it's being partially funded by a $200,000 grant from the state DOT as part of a larger $1 million plan to reduce trips and get their students lunch money stolen. [Seattle Times via Green Car Congress]