Chatsworth, Calif. – September 10, 2012 – Currie Technologies®, in partnership with Denmark’s electric bike innovators Protanium, today announced they are adding three Diavelo branded urban electric bicycles to their North American product offerings, the Au2Bahn, Karden Shaft Drive Motor prototype and Fixie Lite.
All three bikes will be shown at the Interbike tradeshow in Las Vegas, September 19-21.
Two of the urban-inspired ebikes, the Au2Bahn and Karden, were awarded IF Innovation Awards at the Eurobike show in Freidrichshafen, Germany last month, the Au2Bahn for its lightweight and the Karden for its unique and efficient shaft drive system.
“The idea was to create powerful electric bikes with the cool, simple look urban riders want,” said Currie Technologies President Larry Pizzi. “These three bikes have very different personalities, but they all have strong appeal in the urban landscape for a variety of uses.”
The Fixie Lite is built for short rides across town with torque, power, and ultra-lightweight convenience, while the Au2Bahn is a multi-speed bike featuring an exclusive 36-volt Protanium drive system with a powerful 500 watt brushless motor, and a removable, downtube-mounted, high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack.
Diavelo Fixie Lite electric bike.
Diavelo Fixie Lite e-bike.
Diavelo Fixie Lite battery pack near cranks.
The trio of Diavelo E-bikes complement Currie’s expanding ranges of unique, function-specific electric bike offerings, which features bikes under the IZIP, eZip and eFlow brands.
Protanium was founded in 2006 by two Danes, industrial designer Brian Hoehl – the creator of the Diavelo brand – and inventor Lars Munksoe. Protanium was one of the first companies to use lithium batteries for ebikes in mass production and remains on the forefront developing unique electric bicycles for the rapidly expanding market worldwide.
Diavelo Karden electric bike with Protanium shaft drive.
Diavelo Karden Protanium shaft drive electric bike.
The Fixie Lite and Au2Bahn will begin shipping to dealers in March 2013 with MSRPs of $1,649 and $3,695, respectively. Shipping and MSRP information for the Karden will be announced soon.
About Currie Technologies
Currie Technologies and our line of IZIP™ are renowned for their large selection of stylish, premium quality and technologically advanced electric bicycles. Since 1997, Currie has been one of the oldest and most established US developers and distributors of E-Bikes with a network of dealers nationwide, offering a selection of models to meet every riders need for cost-effective transportation alternatives, recreation, exercise and just plain fun.
IZIP electric bicycles are perfect for anyone interested in the joyful experience of cycling without the worry of hills, headwinds and traveling longer distances. Currie Technologies of Southern California holds various patents on its products including their Electro-Drive™ Propulsion Systems, unique electric drive systems that provide superior performance and durability at a reasonable price.