aNewDomain.net — You’ve heard about eBikes. Electric bicycles have for years been booming around Europe and Asia. And now they’re storming the U.S., too. According to one estimate, the ebike market in the U.S. doubled in just the year from July 2012 to July 2013, with sales at about 159,000 units. And the market is expected to grow at more than 9.4 percent annually — that’s a compound annual growth rate — by 2016. That’s why the eFlow line of high-performance eBikes is the center of so much interest.
Check out the video below. You’ll see that eFlow bikes feature 500-watt hub motors, multi-speed derailleur drive trains, quick release wheels, watertight motor connectors for quick wheel removal, regenerative braking, a removable Samsung lithium-ion battery pack in the seat tube and four levels of pedal assist power. The eFlow E3 Nitro, at $4,000 U.S., is the original 2×10-speed RST front-suspended version. And the 2014 E3 Flight model, at $3,500, includes a 1×10 drive train. There’s now also the compact, folding E3 Fit 350-watt model to round out the line up.
The eFlow Nitro, it’s worth noting, was the only eBike to win the coveted iF International Gold Award at the 2012 Taipei Cycle Show. So these aren’t newcomers. And the tech sure is cool. Take a look at what Currie Technology’s Larry Pizzi showed me, below.
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I could see these being popular in the city.