IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative design won the hearts of Ford dealers at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in New Orleans last week. It was love at first sight when they discovered the Ford electric bicycle powered by Pedego. 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.
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."
The Ford electric bike has earned passionate praise from electric bike experts, as well. Designed for Pedego by world-renowned bicycle architect Tony Ellsworth, the Ford electric bike provides a smooth, marshmallow ride whether you're conquering hills or charging through headwinds. This high-performance bike soars from zero to 20 mph effortlessly with a 48-volt battery and powerful 600-watt 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, whether you're seeking adventure or running errands around town.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 177,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com/.
About Pedego® Electric Bikes
Pedego®, the world's most renowned electric bicycle, built its reputation by creating chic bicycles outfitted with the latest in electric bike technology. Pedego's commitment to innovation has led to worldwide acclaim for their leading-edge design. Their many stylish electric bike models, such as the Pedego® City Commuter, offer a cost-effective and green alternative for transportation, exercise, recreation and fun ... without worrying about hills or headwinds! Hailing from Orange County, California, Pedego Electric Bikes is one of the fastest growing electric bicycle companies in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/
SOURCE Pedego Electric Bikes; Ford Motor Company