Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on February 25th, 2010 at 8:27 am
– Watch video below –
(Screen grab from video taken by Mayor Sam Adams’ office)
On Tuesday, representatives from Sanyo North America Corporation gave Portland Mayor Sam Adams an Eneloop electric-assist bicycle.
The Eneloop made a big splash at the CES trade show in Las Vegas back in January, leading Treehugger.com to say it “might be the bike that transitions us to electric assist bikes as a more primary form of transportation than cars.”
Sanyo has plans to build electric bike charging stations in Portland. Alex Kelley is Sanyo’s North American Business Development Manager for Solar Systems. During his visit to Adams’ office, he said, “Portland’s leadership in creating innovative bicycle policies and its focus on renewable energy development will play a strong part in making viable alternative transportation a reality for this region and beyond.”
Katja Dillman, Mayor Adams’ Transportation Policy Manager, says their new Eneloop bike will be added to the City’s bicycle fleet, “allowing city staff to get to and from meetings with greater ease and less sweat – while staying true to Portland’s love affair with bicycles.”
Watch a video of Sanyo’s visit to City Hall (and yes, Mayor Adams takes a spin on the bike):