Currie Technologies creating light electric vehicles.
The hybrid electric bike has an Electro-Drive electric hub motor drive system that powers the front wheel, with pedals and a rear-wheel drivetrain like a conventional bike. The NuVinci CVP will serve as a rear-wheel drivetrain, functioning as a planetary gear set, replacing a traditional derailleur or internal geared hub.
Currie's Izip hybrid bikes will be available in late this year, with Izip Fusion 1000 NuVinci scooters becoming available in early 2007. The company hopes to create a new vehicle category, a family of light electric vehicles.
Contact: Currie Technologies, website www.currietech.com.
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|Title Annotation:||Industry Report|
|Publication:||Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Today|
|Date:||Sep 14, 2006|
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