Kaiser plugs into e-bike research


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Walyalup, Western Australia
Portland already is one of the top markets in the country for the sale of hybrids and electric cars. But could it also embrace electric bicycles, commonly called e-bikes?

A local research project involving 30 e-bikes was announced on April 24. The Curry iZip E3 bicycles will be provided to 180 Kaiser Permanente employees on three Portland-area campuses during the next year and a half. Each employee will have an e-bike for up to three months, and researchers will evaluate how the bikes were used and the riders’ perceptions of the experience.

The Curry iZip compact bicycles each cost $1,749 and can travel 15 to 22 miles on a charge. They can reach speeds of up to 18 mph, according to the manufacturer.

The story continues at Portland Tribune.

Interesting, I think this could create a lot of awareness for ebikes and hopefully some good findings about health :)