New Panasonic E-Bicycle Has Child Seats

Panasonic is preparing to a release two versions of a new electric bicycle that can carry two children later this month in China, calling the products Gyutto and Gyutto Mini.

The Gyutto is equipped with a 22″ front wheel and 26″ back wheels, which the company says make its model more stable than traditional bikes by having a lower point of gravity. Another stability feature is that the handle is fixed when the electric bicycle has its kickstand deployed.

image via Panasonic Cycle Technology Co Ltd

One child can sit in the front carriage seen in the photo above, and separate seat can be purchased for roughly $180 that is attached to the back of the bike that is capable of handling a children that weighs almost fifty pounds.

The bike itself runs over $1,600 and features an 8Ah lithium-ion battery that gives the vehicle a range of approximately 22 miles. The Gyutto has three modes: one that automatically controls power-assist, one that continuously provides power, and one that conserves energy.

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