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The Los Angeles Police Department Will Use EBikes

The Los Angeles Police Department Will Use EBikes

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The Los Angeles Police Department’s Bicycle Coordination Unit has said that initial testing and evaluation of IZIP Express Police bicycles have been completed with favorable results. The department has decided to begin field-testing the electric bicycles at special events to further explore their viability under actual patrol conditions.

In May of 2010, Currie Technologies, the producer of the IZIP Express, supplied the LAPD Bicycle Coordination Unit with prototype models for initial testing. With input and feedback from officers, the electric bike’s components and design were further modified to ultimately become a special, purpose built, police edition model that could be added to LAPD’s arsenal of community policing tools.

On Wednesday May 11 Larry Pizzi, Currie’s president, presented two IZIP Express Police Edition electric bicycles to LAPD Deputy Chief, Terry S. Hara and Sergeant Matthew Bygum, Officer in Charge of the LAPD Bicycle Coordination Unit. The formal presentation was made at the Company’s IZIP Store, which is located at 609 Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, Los Angeles, California.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to support the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles with their embrace of light electric vehicles, recognizing their duty of care to the environment as well as the citizens of Los Angeles,” Pizzi said.

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LAPD to Use Currie Electric Bikes

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Currie Bikes Introduces Their Drive Conversion Kit

Currie Bikes Introduces Their Drive Conversion Kit

The Currie Electro Drive conversion kit is designed to fit on bicycles that use a standard 7-speed freewheel which is quite common today. If the bike that you are planning on converting has something other then a 7-speed freewheel, the kit may still be fitted however we strongly recommend that the conversion be made by an authorized Currie Dealer.

This Kit Includes:
1. Rear Wheel (Less Tire/Tube/Freewheel), Brackets and Hardware
2. 24V 10Ah Battery Pack (One)
3. Rear Rack (Controller Inside)
4. Throttle
5. Battery Charger
6. 450W Motor

See their website at
Currie Electro Drive Conversion Kit w/Plug for more details

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Currie Introduces the IZIP Express

Currie Introduces the IZIP Express

The Izip Express™ featuring Currie’s all new Evo-Drive 2.0 technology is now in-stock and available for immediate shipment. The IZIP offers an experience unlike anything else out there in the eBike space today — the Express™ is designed to amplify human power to that of a professional cyclist. “You will find yourself conquering hills, headwinds and long distances like it’s child’s play.”

To learn more about the Izip Express™ visit http://www.currietech.com/currie-technologies-izip-express-for-men-electric-bike.php and to view the Owner Operation Manual visit http://www.currietech.com/pdf/expressman.pdf.

Read the complete article at:
A Trend Setting Hybrid Electric Bicycle Created by an International Consortium of eBike Experts

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Introducing Currie’s Electric Bike Cruiser

Introducing Currie’s Electric Bike Cruiser

Why should the average person purchase an electric bike? Well, because it makes it so much easier to go up hills, for one thing!

The IZip Urban Cruiser is a “power-assist model”, which means that the rider does have to keep pedaling in order to have the motor help out on the ride. So the rider does get some exercise, despite what critics of ebikes think. And frankly, if people aren’t in good enough shape to ride up hill and down dale on a regular bike, why should they be deprived of seeing the scenery when with an electric bike, they have the best of both worlds… (well, unti lthe battery runs out. Then, the bike can still be pedaled, and is relativley easy to do on the flat, but even more hellacious to go uphill with!)

For a complete review of the IZip Urban Cruiser, check out this entry: Currie’s electric beach-cruiser bicycle is priced right, goes the distance

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E-bikes Picking Up Speed in the US

E-bikes Picking Up Speed in the US

Back in October 2009, CNN.com just wrote a piece titled “Will e-bikes be the new ‘commuter cool’?” that highlighted some of the benefits e-bike riders see. Such as losing weight through exercising (although doubtless coupled with less food consumption) and saving money on gas).

Bikes on offer in the US include the Izip Trekking Enlightened by Currie Tech and the Classic Comfort Cruiser by Pedego.

Read the complete article at Americans beginning to embrace e-bikes

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Portland’s First All-Electric Bike Store Opens

Portland’s First All-Electric Bike Store Opens

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Portland, Oregon — A new store that specializes in electric bicycles opened officially on June 27, 2009. Its owner is Wakefield Greg.

The eBike Store is located at 201 N. Alberta Ave. It sells an array of electric bikes that can be charged in as few as 30 minutes. The store’s models include the Currie Trailz, a $600 seven-speed mountain bike that which travels between eight and 13 miles on one charge. The $3,000 Schwinn Tailwind also charges fully in less than 30 minutes with a removable charger.

The store also offere electric bike accessories and on-site services.

Oregon law defines electric bikes as bicycles rather than motor vehicles. The bikes are legal in bike lanes but illegal on sidewalks. Speed limit – 20 miles an hour.

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I-Zip EZgo Folding Bike

I-Zip EZgo Folding Bike

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I-Zip EZgo

The Currie Izip EZGO is a quality folding bike with an electric motor that will help you with your pedalling power for 18 to 25 miles and speeds up to 18 mph (depending on rider weight).

It’s available from <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/iZip-EzGo-Electric-Folding-Bicycle/dp/B0017K4WO2“>Amazon</a> for $649. The bike’s home page is <a href=”http://www.currietech.com/”>here</a>.

If you don’t feel like pedalling at all, t he EZGo will take you a distance of 10 miles on its electric charge. If you pedal as well, you can go for 18 to 25 miles with speeds up to 18 mph.

The EZgo has a simple twist throttle with a battery gauge, and the wheels are 16″ heavy duty alloy with stainless steel spokes. There is an integrated rear carrier for storage. Because it’s a folding bike, it’s easy to store.

The frame is crafted out of 6061 aluminum and the fork features suspension.

Features:

  • Compact folding design
  • Perfect for taking with you – boats, RVS, Commuting
  • Clean Electric Hybrid with human Pedal Assistance
  • SLA Battery, easy to charge or swap
  • Easy to use and simple to operate

Full Specs:

  • Motor: Exclusive Geared Brushless DC Hub Motor
  • Battery: EV Rated SLA Type Plug and Play Design 24V/12AH Pack (2) 12V / 12AH Valve regulated, rechargeable
  • Charge SYstem: UL Listed Currie Smart Charger with LED Status Display
  • Controller: Exclusive Currie Electro Drive 24 Volt Fully Potted
  • Top Speed: Up to 18 mph / 29 kph (rider weight contingent)
  • Range: Up to 18 – 25 Miles / 29 – 40 km with normal pedaling (rider weight contingent)
  • Drive: Exclusive Currie Geared Hub Motor System
  • Brakes: Alloy Linear Pull Front with Rear Band Brake with alloy/resin brake inhibit levers
  • Wheels: Heavy Duty Alloy 16″ x 1.75″ rims with stainless steel spokes
  • Tires: Currie E-Street 16″ x 1.75″
  • Handlebars: Alloy Folding Adjustable Bars with Kraton Grips
  • Fork: Suspension
  • User Controls: Twist Throttle with battery gauge, Power On/Off Switch and Easy Access charger port
  • Saddle: GS Comfort Suspension and Alloy Q/R post
  • Frame: Exclusive Currie Folding Design with 6061 Aluminum Frame with integrated rear carrier
  • Crank and Pedals: Alloy 44T Crankset w/PSA function; full chainguard and folding pedals
  • Net Weight: 53 pounds

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iZip Express Super Human Power

iZip Express Super Human Power

iZip Express Electric Bike

iZip Express Electric Bike

The new iZip Express electric bike will give you super human strength and even get the girl! The iZip electric bike uses the new Currie Evo-Drive technology which amplifies your human strength to that of a professional cyclist. The bike has various power modes that you can adjust as you ride. The new system integrates both the mechanical energy produced by pedaling and multiplies it by the electric energy produced by the motor so the harder you pedal the harder the electric motor works.

This 750-watt, battery-assisted electric bike contains a 36-volt lithium-ion battery pack. It can travel between 32 to 61 miles per charge depending on the power setting that you use. The iZip can reach a top speed of well over 20+ mph and also has an on board charger. It takes up to 6 hours to charge with an easy to read charge display.

Find out more from the iZip website

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