Chatsworth, Calif. – September 4, 2012 – Transportation just got easier with the IZIP E3 Compact™, a new folding electric bicycle by Currie Technologies® in partnership with Dahon Bicycles.
This urban inspired bike allows you to bring your E-Bike with you wherever you go, leaving the hassles of traveling with a full sized bike behind. It’s perfect for those on the go; fitting easily into the trunk of your car, onto the bus or train, or anywhere else you want to take it.
The E3 Compact will debut next month at the Interbike tradeshow in Las Vegas, the company announced today.
The IZIP E3 Compact is the first of its kind in this Currie-Dahon collaboration, merging the world of one of the best E-Bikes with that of one of the finest folding bikes. Unfold the Compact and discover the future of modern urban mobility.
Currie Technologies, one of the oldest and most established E-Bike companies, has partnered with Dahon through a licensing agreement that allows Currie to use Dahon’s proprietary folding bike technologies to create what we are proud to call the IZIP E3 Compact.
Dahon, the world leader in folding bicycles for more than 30 years, was founded by Dr. David Hon, a former physicist at Hughes Aircraft Corporation. In 1982 he introduced his first model of the folding bike, which received award after award for its state of the art design, and essentially paving the way for folding bicycles.
Having mastered folding bike technology, Dahon bikes are sold in over 30 countries, however, this is their first time collaborating with Currie Technologies on an electrified folding bike.
“The IZIP E3 Compact has everything you could ask for when it comes to personal mobility; we’ve combined strength, power, and lightweight convenience all into one bike. The idea was to create an electric bike that’s very easy to travel with, and the E3 Compact is it,” said Larry Pizzi, President of Currie Technologies.
Currie Technologies IZIP E3 Compact folding electric bike.
Featuring a Dahon aluminum folding frameset, an exclusive 36 volt Currie Electro-Drive® system, with a powerful brushless motor, a high-capacity Samsung lithium-ion battery pack and Currie’s PAS/TAG System that allows the rider to choose pedal assist or power on demand modes.
This E-bike maintains all the portable convenience of a top quality folding bike, yet rides like any fast and powerful IZIP. Take the E3 Compact wherever you go and let it take you into the world of modern personal mobility.
The Compact will begin shipping to dealers early next year and retails for $1,899.
About Currie Technologies
Currie Technologies® and 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.
To learn more about Currie Technologies® product lines, please visit: www.currietech.com.