22 Aug '11, 3am

Electric Tandem Provides New Peddling Options

Electric Tandem Provides New Peddling Options

Hammacher Schlemmer's eectric tandem ride Now add a pedal-assisted electric bicycle built for two to your eco-friendly gift list, even if it happens to be on the pricey side of the ledger. Hammacher Schlemmer , the Fairfield, OH-based retailer that has been selling high-end, unexpected products for 153 years now, has introduced this electric tandem bike. The bike comes equipped with a 500-kilowatt wheel electric motor located on the rear wheel. The company says the bike has a top speed of 20 miles per hour when just using the pedal-assist motor, but that with some vigorous pedaling, even higher speeds can be reached. Featuring a 48-volt detachable lithium-ion battery, the bike has a range of roughly 25 miles, which is probably far enough for most tandem adventures, writes earthtechling , unless you don’t wish to part company with the other peddler. Now for the price: be pr...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/21/electric-tandem-provi...

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