PHOTO CAPTION: Pietzo Breeze hybrid-electric bicycle retails for US$1399.

Pietzo Offers Eco-friendly Electric Bicycles

Electric bikes are about 18 times more energy efficient than SUVs and six times more energy efficient than riding the rails.

Published: 25-Apr-2010

Hybrid electric bicycle company Pietzo LLC., recently announced the launch of a new full-service program that encourages universities, companies and commuters in Massachusetts to “gain environmental, transportation and health benefits” by utilizing “healthy, eco-friendly commuting.”

Just in time for Earth Day, numerous events will be held around the state for commuters to take a test ride on one of the company’s e-bikes.

According to a "Life Cycle Assessment of Transportation Options for Commuters" study, Americans travel about 15 miles to work each way and often travel alone.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

ErockIT has max speed of 80km/h and range up to 80 km.

Profile of various models of electric motorbikes and scooters featured at 2008 INTERMOT cycling trade show.

Zero S electric motorbike has top speed of 60 mph and 60 miles range.

With a $9,859 price tag, the Zero S is much more expensive than many gas-powered motorcycles.


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