Sanyo Debuts at Eurobike with E-Bike Parts
To shape its entrance into the European e-Bike market, Sanyo will launch its electric bicycle parts at Eurobike. Sanyo plans to begin supplying its key components for e-Bikes in Europe from
LONDON, UK – To shape its entrance into the European e-Bike market, Sanyo will launch its electric bicycle parts at Eurobike. Sanyo plans to begin supplying its key components for e-Bikes in Europe from 2010.
Sanyo’s range includes motors, controllers and batteries and are on show in the Extra Energy Test Area at Stand EE-3. Engineers from Sanyo’s factory in Japan will be available to demonstrate the technology and field questions from companies interested in adopting the technology.
Also at Stand EE-3, Sanyo will have samples of their own electric bicycle for visitors to test ride and experience the technology first hand. Named the ‘Eneloop bike’, these are based on the recharge and reuse concept taken from the battery with the same name.
Test drivers of Sanyo bike will experience the new “loop charge function” which both generates electricity and charges the battery while in use. This function controls the level of necessary power or braking, depending on the incline of the road.
Featuring a two-wheel drive system in which the rear wheel is driven by human pedalling power and the front wheel is propelled by motorized power using a 2:1 ratio (in low speed areas of less than 10km/h), the electric hybrid bicycle is designed to offer the rider a safer, more stable ride.
Sanyo will also have a Park and Charge Station on display. Powered with Sanyo solar panels and lithium-ion batteries, the use of clean energy as the energy source for charging, means that the dependency on CO² emitting fossil fuels is reduced to zero. The Solar powered Park and Charge station is on display at the ‘Japan Bicycle Promotion Institute’ which can be found at B2-204.