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Currie Technologies creating light electric vehicles.

Currie Technologies has licensed Fallbrook Technologies Nu Vinci continuously variable transmission (CVT) for use on its Izip product line.

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
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Title Annotation:Industry Report
Publication:Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Today
Date:Sep 14, 2006
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