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Currie Technologies Launches Diavelo Electric Bikes in North America
Collaboration between Currie Technologies and Denmark's Protanium
Two of the urban-inspired ebikes, the Au2Bahn and Karden, were awarded IF Innovation Awards at the Eurobike show in Freidrichshafen, Germany last month, the Au2Bahn for its lightweight and the Karden for its unique and efficient shaft drive system.
“The idea was to create powerful electric bikes with the cool, simple look urban riders want,” said Currie Technologies President Larry Pizzi. “These three bikes have very different personalities, but they all have strong appeal in the urban landscape for a variety of uses.”
The Fixie Lite is built for short rides across town with torque, power, and ultra-lightweight convenience, while the Au2Bahn is a multi-speed bike featuring an exclusive 36-volt Protanium drive system with a powerful 500 watt brushless motor, and a removable, downtube-mounted, high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack. The trio of Diavelo E-bikes complement Currie’s expanding ranges of unique, function-specific electric bike offerings, which features bikes under the IZIP, eZip and eFlow brands.
Protanium was founded in 2006 by two Danes, industrial designer Brian Hoehl - the creator of the Diavelo brand - and inventor Lars Munksoe. Protanium was one of the first companies to use lithium batteries for ebikes in mass production and remains on the forefront developing unique electric bicycles for the rapidly expanding market worldwide.
The Fixie Lite and Au2Bahn will begin shipping to dealers in March 2013 with MSRPs of $1,649 and $3,695, respectively. Shipping and MSRP information for the Karden will be announced soon.
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