During last week’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in New Orleans last week, Ford Motor Company announced that it will begin offering electric bicycles powered by the Pedego Electric Bike Company. The striking black bike attracted a crowd of Ford dealers who lined up for a closer look. Ten bikes sold on the first day. According to reports from the Pedego Company, that number has grown radically since, as dealers across the USA and Canada prepare to show off the new electric bicycle in their dealerships.
Designed for Pedego by world-renowned bicycle architect Tony Ellsworth, the Ford electric bike provides a smooth, marshmallow ride whether it's conquering hills or charging through headwinds. This high-performance bike accelerates from zero to 20 mph with a 48-V Li-ion battery and 600-W motor. And yet it’s a pleasant, relaxed cruise – truly easy riding. The bike’s crown fork with adjustable handlebars hold a 7-speed geared twist shifter on the left and a throttle on the right. For extra comfort, the handlebars can adjust in and out as well as up and down. The rider enjoys all of these features while gliding on Schwalbe Fat Frank tires. Pedego’s creative team has built an electric bicycle that fits Ford’s required key design elements: sleek styling and a sporty feel that make riding fun.
Consumers should expect to see the Ford electric bike at their local dealerships in the coming weeks and months, depending on the location. This brand extension demonstrates Ford’s commitment to green technologies while reinforcing the company’s leadership in design. The new Ford e-bike carries on Henry Ford’s vision and commitment to “make great products that contribute to a better world.”
Pedego Electric bikes has a reputation for quality and stylish designs in an expanding line of e-bikes that includes Comfort Cruisers, Interceptors, Trail Trackers and City Commuters. This growth is a result of their core value, innovation, which makes Pedego a great match for Ford. The result is an e-bike that is about to dominate bike paths across the map.
Don DiCostanzo, co-founder and CEO of Pedego is excited for the Ford dealers offering this top-of-the-line electric bicycle. “The Ford electric bike makes a big first ride down the path to greater mobility options,” he says. “The dealers are recognizing that this bike will help consumers discover the joys of electric-powered transportation.”