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USA: New North American Premium Electric Bike Line to be Built in Las Vegas

Rechargeable Power Energy North America has developed a premium line of electric power-assist bicycles which will be fully assembled in Las Vegas and distributed throughout North America. The new brand called énergie cycles will initially employ a staff of as many as 16 to help launch this line of four bikes. Working with the state and county, énergie cycles will establish a warehouse and production facility within the Las Vegas community by the end of September.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 30, 2012

Rechargeable Power Energy North America with its link to B&K Rechargeable Battery, one of Asia’s largest lithium cell manufacturers, has engineered a brand new line of advanced electric power-assist bicycles that will be fully assembled and shipped from a new Las Vegas production and warehouse facility starting in September 2012.

As one of the hardest hit cities in this economy, Las Vegas has been preaching diversity as a way back to prosperity for quite some time. Rechargeable Power Energy has chosen to base its operations in Las Vegas and to fully assemble rather than just import their new line of e-bikes for the North American market.

“It is no secret that virtually every major bicycle brand is made either whole or in part in Asia. For the electric bike market according to research reports from the Light Electric Vehicle Association, 29 million electric cycles are produced in China annually” stated Ray Verhelst, CEO of RPE, adding “We know that by bringing the bikes in unassembled, we will increase our costs slightly, but our quality and attention to detail will increase dramatically, and it gives us an important position as a job creator.”

The state and county development agencies and authorities are very excited about the launch of RPE and its numerous lines of business in the rechargeable products market. This all fits into the plans to expand beyond gaming and create opportunities in growing technology industries.

Electric power-assist bicycles are actually classified as a traditional bike and while they have a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour and they require peddle support to activate the electric motor. These bikes are designed to allow the non-athletic adult or someone with a hip or knee issue to still experience the outdoors on a two-wheeler. For commuters, with a range over 35 miles on a single charge, these bikes can allow people to get to and from work without breaking a sweat for pennies a day.

The énergie cycles line of electric bikes will feature some of the most advanced technology available to date. To start with, because the company is directly tied to one of the leading Lithium cell manufacturers in China, the rechargeable battery packs have been especially engineered for this line.

The company feels so strongly about the quality and attention to detail that they are offering a 2-year limited warranty on everything including the battery pack.

Three of the four models will have 36volt 16amp hour packs built from advanced power cells and feature power ports for cell phone charging, LED lighting and an optional backup power. At 576watt hours of power, these are significantly larger packs than a majority of the average e-bike.

The angular box aluminum frames set these bikes apart from the traditional style and offer a rugged and durable construction with critical attention to detail and finish. Additional technology features include large handlebar mounted LCD information displays, anti-theft wireless alarms and the ability to add one of the company’s external battery packs to almost double the ride distance.
The line’s top model is the 2.6tm and has more of a mountain bike flavor with top brand features such as Shimano gearing, SR adjustable aluminum suspension forks, hydraulic Tektro disc brakes and a 500watt Bafang brushless motor. According to a factory technician “This bike has enough torque to climb a 26 degree hill under throttle power.”

The forth model is built similarly but will actually fold up and fit into a bin in a motorhome, on a boat or in the trunk of a car. One of the unique features is the shaft drive system that eliminates the handling of a chain when folding or unfolding the bike.

The official launch of the bike line will happen at this year’s InterBike trade show, September 19-21, at the Sands Expo Center in booth 40099. This will be the first place where industry members and electric bicycle dealers will have a chance to see and ride the new énergie line.



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