The World’s First Carbon Fiber Electric Bicycle

Posted on Nov 11 2009 - 8:52am by Robby S.

Sanyo Eneloop Electric Bike

It's from Sanyo, Sanyo landed a huge hit with the introduction of the eneloop brand that includes a number of "green" products, such as lamps, batteries or even Wii controllers. In the past few months, the company also introduced electric bikes that featured eneloop technology, one of which it wanted to sell outside Japan as well.
Every time you ride downhill or decelerate, the electric motor switches to a dynamo, allowing for regenerative charging. This bike is very cool but has one major disadvantage: The hefty price tag. At $6,700, I don't know if it will make it to the US market.
The CY-SPK227, as it is called by Sanyo, is the world's first electric bike with a carbon fiber frame. Targeting uber rich sports fanatics, the bike weighs 19.5kg and is 1,830mm long. Charging the 25.2V/5.7Ah lithium-ion battery takes 3.5 hours for drive range of about 100km (assisted travel range).
As in the model T-Ford, you can have any color you want. . . .black.

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. iBahn November 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm -

    Yo… dig it. Can Iget one for a discount on 4?

  2. Russ November 12, 2009 at 8:32 am -

    Oh brother. I built my own for about $1600. 72 volts, batteries charge in 30 minutes, been using the same batteries for three years. Still like new. As with any electric vehicle, the weak link is still, but won’t always be, the battery.

    http://biodiversivist.blogspot.com/2009/10/a2b-verses-a123.html

  3. Trent T November 26, 2009 at 11:02 am -

    Nice now I need to save more $$$

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