Scoop-Schwinn announces 60 miles/4 hour charge

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by bamabikeguy, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    I heard a snippet on Paul Harvey today, some kind of battery breakthrough.....

    Sorry I don't have details, but that was the gist of his comment, 60 mile range and a 4 hour charge time.

  2. beast775

    beast775 Guest


    ya im thinkin ya gotta pull over in 30 miles and giver a 4 hr charge again?hahaha
  3. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :shock: and the MSRP for their electric bikes are $1500-$2K.
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    but, they'll look great on the back of the hummer...kinda like a "support our troops" badge of sincerity :p
  5. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Ya gotta be kidding !!

    I looked around for news articles on it, found announcements from LAST year, prices never were mentioned...

    Guess the batteries are titanium or some such. :???:
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :shock: Yeah, the prices are on SCHWINN'S website.

    a lot of bike can be built with $2k, although a fast longrange electric cruiser easily tops $1k. :cool:
  7. jerryt

    jerryt Guest

    The last I heard, those new Schwinn electrics are'nt on the market yet even tho the marketing pics are up. I'd sure like to see one in person.

    EDIT: My bad - Just read on an e bike forum that the first one was sold a few days ago in Chicago.
  8. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Boise Idaho E-store- must be a typo on the price !

  9. RLK

    RLK Guest

    60 mile rides are very common for bicycle riders. 100 mile rides are pretty common among serious bike riders.

    4 hour charge times are long for regular electrified bike riders. My old technology brushed motored bike fully charges in two hours or less twice every day.

    Paul Harvey might be a little bit behind the times on electric bike technology. His numbers missed on both ends.
  10. billvon

    billvon Guest

    ?? Breakthrough? My ebike charges fully in about 3 hours and has a ~60 mile range with all batteries installed. Cost about $1300 all told.