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I thought this was a RedBull commercial or something at first

Via the Australian Army:

The 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment [amalmataed 2nd Moreton Light Horse and 14th West Moreton Light Horse of the old Queensland Mounted Infantry] has commenced trialling Stealth Reconnaissance E-Bikes in conjunction with the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle.

The electric bike allows reconnaissance soldiers to move quickly and quietly throughout the battlefield, covering long distances to gather vital information.

The E-Bikes have a range of up to 100 kilometres, meaning soldiers can travel further in a shorter time frame. With less of a noise and dust footprint than traditional motorcycles, the E-Bikes help prevent reconnaissance scouts being detected by enemy forces.

As 2nd/14th LHR is currently made up of three battalions, including one of M1A1 Abrams and two of light cavalry scouts based at Gallipoli Barracks in Queensland on the island continent’s northeastern corner, the E-bikes make a certain amount of sense.

However, I worry about the problem when fielding any electric equipment: how do you keep it charged?