PEDEGO is set to unveil the world's first electric tandem bike this week at Interbike. The PEDEGO tandem e-bike features a beach cruiser design with two wide, cushioned seats, relaxed handlebars and a rear motor. Featuring the same components as other PEDEGO bicycles, it operates much like a regular tandem but utilizes a parallel electric drive system that includes a 750 watt motor and 48 volt lithium manganese battery. Make sure you are riding with someone you trust as the throttle is controlled by the rear rider gently revving up the right handlebar grip.
"PEDEGO fuses fashion and fun with electric bike technology, so we're thrilled to be the first company to offer a cool tandem bike with electric components," said Don DiConstanzo, co-founder and CEO of PEDEGO. Following the lead from Europe where 10% of all bikes sold are electric, DiConstanzo decided in 2007 to create a line of electric bikes for the American market. PEDEGO already sells Cruiser and foldable Umbrella versions of their electric bikes today.
The PEDEGO electric tandems will be available soon and will retail for $2,300. Stop by and check them out at Interbike Booth #5766.