Leaving the competition firmly in their tyre tracks, UK electric cycle experts Powabyke are following up the launch of their X-byke with a new product due to arrive at local bike dealers this coming Spring.
The new folding model is based on the same principles as the X-byke; a lightweight, robust, sleek design, with smaller, lighter batteries giving greater range and performance.
2008 saw the launch of the new generation of Powabykes from the creators of the world’s most innovative electric cycles. The X-byke X24 and X6 models were launched in August, and in the following months generated huge interest from people wanting to reap the benefits of a true 21st century mode of transport.
Environmentally conscious and cost-effective, the X-bykes have helped to lead a revolution in the attitudes of every day commuters, highlighting the various benefits cycling has over driving.
The new folding model will complement the new X-byke range, offering commuters and leisure cyclists another reliable electric vehicle from Powabyke that can be easily transported and stored when necessary.
The folding model will be ideal for anyone with limited storage space, for example caravan and boating enthusiast, commuters using trains for part of their journey, and those living in flats and apartments.
Powabyke are also predicting a massive boost in the e-cycle market during 2009, due in part to a shift in attitudes towards electric cycling, improved battery technology and the obvious economic benefits.
Nick Child, Managing Director of Powabyke said, “The new X-bykes have been extremely popular, and we’ve been inundated with enquiries since the launch. Sales are continuing to go extremely well, and we’re looking to keep this momentum going with the launch of the new folding bike in the Spring 2009.”
“Changes in attitudes to the environment, coupled with the recent economic downturn, mean that people are more serious about their transport options, and many have turned to e-cycling as an alternative to the car for obvious reasons.”
“Also with changes in cities around the UK to become more cycle-friendly, it has never been easier to get on the saddle as opposed to getting in the drivers seat.”
In 2009 Powabyke are celebrating a decade at the forefront of the e-cycling industry. Since 1999 they have helped to change attitudes to cycling, and pave the way for more sustainable forms of transport.
Nick Child added, “It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago e-cycling was a relatively new concept, and now it has truly come of age. Our new generation of bikes is setting the standard for the rest of the market, and we’re delighted that the public have responded so well.”
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