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Panasonic Electric Bikes

Panasonic joins the rest of the world in the pursuit of resolving the inimical consequences of global warming. The release of its ECO electric bikes that run through lithium or NiMH battery becomes a good head start towards minimizing the burn of fossil fuels and emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Panasonic Electric Bikes
Panasonic Electric Bike

With every ride of these Panasonic electric bicycles you are saving the environment. A global division of Matsushita, Panasonic Cycle Technology Co., Ltd. expanded its product lines from bicycles, electric wheelchair and beds to the manufacture of electric bicycles. On its product portfolio is a line up of five regular models and two folding pedelecs that are commonplace ride gadgets in Japan and in some parts of Asia.

Panasonic electric bicycles are powered by 24 to 26 volts of lithium or NiMH rechargeable battery packs that could provide solid 2.8 to 6 ampere hours of assisted run at running distances of 27 to 31 kilometers. One model however can sprint over distances of 60 kilometers with a 26 volt-6 ampere hour lithium-ion battery that weighs from 1 to 1.6 kilograms.

Nevertheless, top-speeds cannot be attained without the 230-watt, DC brushless motors set up into these machines that are maneuvered by gear shifts ranging from a three speed light touch gear shift to a six speed grip derailleur and up to the even more powerful seven-shift, twist shift, Shimano derailleur for the folding pedelecs line.

Specialized Needs ...

Despite sporting additional pounds for its battery pack, Panasonic electric bicycles are lightweight enough to allow a convenient and speedy ride with models weighing in at a range of 20 to 26 kilograms. Moreover, just like manual bicycles, get a load of fenders, lights, racks, color combinations and baby seats to embellish these machines. The frame can even be replaced with the titanium version to suit specialized needs.

Electronic bicycles are pedal-operated and power assisted rides that were initially designed to achieve maximum cycle speeds and longer distances minus the efforts of manual pedaling and the bulk of gasoline tanks. Thus, rechargeable batteries were integrated as a power mechanism with the option to revert to manual pedaling anytime.

In addition to its lightweight feature, typical batteries used on electric bicycles become fully charged using specialized external chargers in a matter of 2 hours. These can also be dismounted from the unit and charged separately so you might want to get a spare so that a dead battery won't hamper your mobility.

Moreover and Furthermore ...

Moreover, lithium or NiMH battery packs have a lifespan of 500 charging cycles before you would even think about getting a replacement. Furthermore, the bicycle's electrical system is specially configured to endure all weather conditions, whether biking under extreme heat or rainy, damp climate. So banish the thoughts of being electrocuted should you encounter heavy rains along the way.

Currently, Panasonic electric bicycles are widely distributed in Japan and in selected parts of North America, Europe and Asia. These units retail for at least $1000 with battery replacement costs at around $250.

Panasonic is the brand label for electronic products distributed in overseas markets by Japanese semiconductor firm Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. With operating profits reaching $3.89 billion despite a sluggish market, Panasonic is indeed the leader in global consumer electronics.

The conglomerate manufactures digital consumer products as well as provides product solutions to businesses, industries and incidentally to the environment with the retail of its Panasonic Electric Bicycles.


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