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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.

Read the source article at:
LAPD to Use Currie Electric Bikes

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Grand Opening Of The Izip Store™ In Venice, California

Grand Opening Of The Izip Store™ In Venice, California

Press Release: Currie Technologies® announced today the grand opening of the IZIP Store™, an all-new electric bicycle concept store that offers an inviting venue to see, feel, learn and test ride the full range of Currie Technologies® state-of-the-art electric bicycles and electric scooters.

The unique environment at the IZIP Store™ is designed to allow in-depth explanation of all products in a dedicated setting that enables customers to interact directly with the bikes and either demo the product indoors or, with access to some of the most famous beach bike paths just blocks away, an outdoor riding demo with an extreme hill climb that demonstrates how easily riders can ascend steep terrain.

The new store also offers a wide variety of fun and comfortable urban lifestyle cycling accessories and apparel from a variety of brands, including many local California based companies, which appeal to everyone ranging from avid cyclists to those just finding their balance on two wheels again.

With a full service center and critical technical expertise, the IZIP Store™ personnel provide one of the best all around introductions to the rapidly emerging world of light electric vehicles. The store is backed by Currie Technologies® near fifteen year history of engineering and developing quality electric bikes and scooters.

Also by offering daily and weekly electric bicycle rentals and guided electric bicycle tours of Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey, customers have a opportunity to experience the sensation of riding an electric bike in some of the most beautiful locations in the country. “One recent customer expressed after a ride that ‘It’s like riding your bike on a moving sidewalk’” said Ethan Grunstein, the IZIP Store™ manager, “an accurate sentiment that can only be fully understood with a test ride. Come on by and experience the sheer joy of riding an IZIP!”

About the IZIP Store™
The IZIP Store™ is located at 609 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. You can follow the store on our Facebook page Facebook | Izip Store or our tweets Izip Store (izipstore) on Twitter and by visiting our web site at www.izipstore.com.

About Currie Technologies®
Currie Technologies® is one of the oldest and most established US developers and distributors of quality, high-performance hybrid and electric powered bicycles and personal electric transportation products. Currie Technologies® was founded on the conviction that electrically driven vehicles will become increasingly important for fundamental environmental and economic reasons, and that new and large international markets will emerge. Currie Technologies® holds various technology patents on the Electro-Drive™ Propulsion Systems, unique electric drive systems that provide superior performance and durability at a reasonable price. To learn more about Currie Technologies® and the IZIP™ and Ezip™ product lines, please visit www.currietech.com

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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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New E-bikes from Currie Introduced at Interbike 2009

New E-bikes from Currie Introduced at Interbike 2009

Las Vegas, Nevada — Interbike was held in Las Vegas in early October. At that time, Currie Technologies announced their 2010 line of hybrid electric bicycles. They offer a complete range of light electric transportation products.

Many of their new models are difficult to tell from conventional bikes. They have imbedded electronics, and competitive prices.

Their 2010 lines include the IZIP and EZIP electric bicycles.

Read the complete article on the features of these ebikes at: Currie Technologies Introduces New Electric Bicycles at Interbike 2009.

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Currie Technologies Offers E-bike Conversion Kit

Currie Technologies Offers E-bike Conversion Kit


Currie Technologies, manufacturer of Izip and Ezip electric bikes, now offers a new version of the famous Currie USPD Pro-Drive system, for the same low price. This new Currie Electro-Drive Conversion Kit transforms a standard bicycle into an electric powered ride.

The Currie Electro Drive conversion kit is designed to fit bicycles that use standard 7-speed freewheels. If your bike has something other then a 7-speed freewheels, the kit may still be fitted, however it is recommended that such a conversion be done an authorized Currie Dealer.

Bicycles equipped with this kit will reach a top speed of 18 miles per hour, and have a range of 10-20 miles per charge.

Currie Electro Drive features:

• A great price for an entry level kit.
• Easy installation.
• Second battery available to double your range.

The Currie electric bike kit includes

1. Rear Wheel (u use your existing tire and tube).
2. One Battery-pack.
3. Mounting brackets and all required hardware include.
4. Pre-wired Rear battery Rack.
5. Throttle with fuel-gauge.

About Currie Technologies:

Currie Technologies is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of quality, high- performance Hybrid and Electric Powered Bicycles and Scooters with patented Electro Drive Technology. These products fall under the subsidiaries of the Izip and Ezip brands. Differentiated by price point but not quality, these two brands fit in with individuals from all walks of life. Their objectives are to build products that offer cost effective, emissions free alternatives to other forms of transportation for commuting, sport, and recreation.

Currie Technologies recently opened its doors to the individual consumer allowing access to their full line of products. Until recently, this was only possible through their retailers.

Currie Technologies goal is to make sure each of their customer’s walk away knowing they have just purchased a product that gives them ALL possible benefits.

For further information about the kit, go to http://www.currietech.com or contact Currie Technologies at 1-877-284-2453.

Source: Currie Technologies Press Release

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