Mercedes Hybrid Bike Coming to the U.S. via Total EV


Published: 20-Nov-2000

Dallas, TX - Total EV, the nation's largest distributor of electric bikes and scooters, will soon make the Mercedes electric Hybrid Bike available to U.S. consumers for the first time through select dealers and direct from Total EV.

"The Mercedes is beautiful and absolutely top-of-the-line," said Tonya Shadduck, Managing Partner with Total EV. "We are pleased to include this luxury model among the other excellent products that we carry."

"This bike has a sleek, modern appearance, and is widely regarded as the best

looking electric bike in the world," said Ed Benjamin, Managing Partner with the CycleElectric International Consulting Group.

The Hybrid Bike embodies innovative new cycle technology cast in a unique German Mercedes design. An electric Sanyo motor is integrated into the rear hub and is activated when the rider moves the pedals. As pedaling becomes more difficult on inclines, the motor delivers more power, so the rider experiences an exceptionally smooth ride. and is available in two heights. The Ni Cad battery is easily removed for charging, and a display keeps the owner informed of

The strong frame is made from chromium/molybdenum-steel tubes battery charge levels. Wheels offer hollow-chamber rims for tubeless, puncture-proof tires, and car valves ensure that tires can be pumped up at any gas station. Hydraulic brakes are completely maintenance-free. Front and rear lights make riders easily visible at night.

Total EV estimates that the Mercedes Hybrid Bike will retail somewhere between $2,000 and $2,500.

Total EV, based in Dallas, TX and Tulsa, OK, is a business unit of American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio.

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