Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sexy electric bikes finally coming to America - Ultra Motor A2B

(She's even sexier with the saddle batteries mounted on the back)
The newest e-ped (electric motor / pedal hybrid) from Ultra Motor (UK) is on the horizon. The A2B is ready for the US market and should hit dealers in just a couple of weeks.

No driver’s license necessary, just charge the A2B, unplug it, turn the throttle and enjoy the ride. The A2B can travel at speeds up to 20 miles per hour, without pedaling. Or, if riders feel like some exercise, they can use the pedals to increase their speed and distance. The A2B travels 20 miles on a single charge and riders can use a secondary battery to travel up to 40 miles without re-charging. w00t!

For commuters and “short trippers,” the A2B is designed to carry the goods – computers, groceries, flowers or gear. Baskets and side bags are available separately for purchase.

Ultra Motor is a leading force in the innovation of personal mobility. With state-of-the-art technology manufactured in Taiwan and a design team in Germany, Ultra Motor is paving the way with emissions-free smart transport solutions for the global urban market. The company’s global headquarters are in London, and its US operation is based in San Francisco, California.

For more information or to find out where to buy yours go to www.ultramotor.com/usa

Oh! One more interesting fact from their press release:

Increasing challenges are making urban transportation more costly and time-consuming: the Texas Transportation Institute reports that gridlock costs the average peak period traveler almost 40 hours a year in travel delay and wastes an annual 2.9 billion gallons of gasoline, which has climbed to more than $4.00 a gallon. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that nearly half of all trips are less than three miles. The A2B is a clean, gasoline-free transportation alternative for the thousands of short trips Americans take every day.


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