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PHOTO CAPTION: Sanyo Eneloop Electric Bicycle will now be available in North America

Sanyo Brings the Electric Bike to America

Until now, Eneloop "pedal-assist" bicycles have only been available in Japan.

Published: 10-Jan-2010

The Japanese have come up with an electric bicycle to give riders an almost effortless ride, while being environmentally friendly.

Electric bicycle giant Sanyo believes that people in the U.S. would greatly benefit from the bike, even if they are used to just driving cars.

Until now, Eneloop "pedal-assist" bicycles have only been available in Japan. The new electric ride was debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where attendees were given a ride in a casino hotel ballroom, reported AFP.

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