Electric Bicycle For Two Now Available

It was bound to happen, and now it’s here – an electric bicycle built for two is now available to purchase for anyone looking to be a little more eco-friendly on their commute with a friend. The bike comes from the Hammacher Schlemmer company, a high-end product maker we’ve covered a few times for the innovative, but often pricey, electric vehicles they carry.

We first caught news of the new item over on the Envirogadget blog, and the specifications on the tandem bike are pretty nice when compared to other electric bicycles. The company claims this product is the first tandem electric bicycle, but we noted a company in Wisconsin already claimed the title earlier this year.

Hammacher Schlemmer, Tandem Bicycle, Electric Bicycle

image via Hammacher Schlemmer

Equipped with a 500 kilowatt rear-wheel electric motor, the company says the bike has a top speed of 20 miles per hour when just using the pedal-assist motor, but that with pedaling, higher speed may be achieved. Featuring a 48 volt detachable lithium-ion battery, the bike has a range of roughly 25 miles, which is probably far enough for most tandem adventures.

As for price, well, it’s not bad compared to other electric bikes, but still hits the $3,400 mark. Of course, if you’re looking for a way to have your own e-bike on a budget, check out our DIY electric bicycle feature that notes one inventor who completed a kit at home for under $1,000.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

    • 123

      Umm…this product has been offered by Pedego for some time now.u00a0 Were you not aware?

    • Limo Hire

      Wow, this product is also helpful to reduce air and sound pollution and also decrease traffic. If you ride limo, any other cars or bikeu00a0 then it increase sound and air pollutionu00a0 but this electric bicycle will not.