Pedego electric bikes and our new Pedego-branded store in Victoria, BC are the stars in this story shown on Shaw TV recently! The new store in Oak Bay has been getting a great response from customers, many of whom have never encountered an electric bike before. Check out the story for some excellent background on Pedego and electric bikes in general.
Ford Motor Co., as part of its commitment to putting more lower-emission vehicles on the road, has done a deal with California-based electric bicycle company Pedego.
The result: a Ford-branded beach cruiser powered by an electric battery that buys the rider up to 20 miles of pedal-free operation — or longer, if the rider pedals part of the time.
The original impulse, the auto company said, came from Executive Chairman Bill Ford, who has encouraged the company to reimagine the future of transportation.
Two years ago, a Ford representative approached Pedego and asked the company to build a bike.
Pedego Electric Bikes got its start in 2006, when co-founder Don DiCostanzo bought an electric bike so he wouldn’t have to pedal uphill on his way back from the beach. He didn’t like the bike he bought, so he built his own.
Read the full LA Times article here:
We recently gave away a brand new 48V Pedego City Commuter electric bike! Congratulations to Drea Pittam of Nelson. Drea was one of the attendees at the recent Nelson Green Home and Energy Show. Pretty sweet door prize! Thanks to EcoSave and the other show sponsors for making it happen! It was an excellent show with a wide range of exhibitors helping people to green up their lives. Best way to do that is hop on a bicycle!
If you are in the Nelson area on October 15, come down to the Nelson Green Home and Energy Show at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Enter the draw and be in to win a brand new Pedego 48V City Commuter electric bike!