The Eight-Speed Transmission Electric Bicycle is an electric bicycle that uses an automatic transmission to downshift into lower gears when it senses a hill, upshift for rapid acceleration up to 20 mph on flats, or allows you to pedal normally because the motor can be turnned off at your command. The Transmission Electric Bicycle is powered by a 750-watt electric motor housed in the horizontal chain and motor assembly that provides 1 hp, the 8-speed automatic transmission is capable of four modes of operation, all controlled by a thumb toggle on the handlebars: a setting for rapid acceleration, a low gear setting for inclines (but slower acceleration), and a setting for manual gear shifting that disengages the motor to preserve battery life. The bicycle has a range of up to 30 miles at 20 mph before requiring a five-hour re-charge from its AC adapter. You can buy this Electric Bicycle for a price of $5,500.
August 10, 2008 12:29 AM | Biking