The ultimate E-Bike from SCOTT

Danny Schneider is the owner and founder of Hardnine Choppers, and is the most well known custom motorcycle builder in Switzerland. SCOTT sports is probably one of the best known names in the sports world. It is a leader in the development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of high end performance products.

The two forces have combined their particular talents to make what they are sure will be the ultimate E-Bike. “We gave Danny a SCOTT Voltage E-Bike to see what he could come up with” said Jochen Haar for SCOTT bikes, “and the result is going to give a whole new meaning to E-Bikes.” Danny and SCOTT will release the H9C-Project in a series of three webisodes.

Do you know much about E-Bikes?

They are an efficient and convenient mode of transportation that help riders save energy so they can go farther, for longer. At least that is the principle behind the bikes. As well as the cleaner carbon footprint, eco-friendly transport etc etc etc! And SCOTT’s multiple award winning E-Venture series provides riders with exactly these qualities coupled with a slick design and a long battery life.

This is not a new and inspired invention. E-bikes have actually been around for a very long time. There are US patents dating back to the 1890’s for an electrically powered bicycle. Production has steadily increased throughout the years and by 2001 e-bikes were being produced that could travel at up to 80 kms/h and today China is the world’s leading producer of electric bicycles. By 2007, electric bicycles were thought to make up 10 to 20 percent of all two-wheeled vehicles on the streets of many major cities, a typical unit requiring 8 hours to charge, which then provides a range of  40 to 48 km (25 to 30 miles) at an average speed of around 20 km/h.

The appearance of e-bikes has not been without its inherent problems and some countries have even considered banning them from bicycle lanes considering them too fast and dangerous to be able to ride alongside traditional bikes. Despite this, they gain yearly in popularity. Sales of e-bikes in Germany increased almost threefold between 2007 and 2010 – from 70,000 to 200,000 units per year and in the United States there were already about 200,000 by the end of 2009 and they are finding a niche market with small businesses such as food delivery vehicles.

PikeResearch, a for-profit market research firm, released a report in 2010 which included market analysis and forecasts for electric two-wheel vehicles. They concluded that “The worldwide electric two-wheel vehicle market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 9% through 2016.”  They also forecasted that worldwide sales of e-bikes, e-motorcycles, and e-scooters will reach more than 466 million between 2010 to 2016, and that China will continue to dominate the world market with 95% of sales during this period. E-bikes sales are expected to be the largest share of this market with at least 56% of the market.

And now SCOTT has entered the fray.

There is no doubt that E-Bikes are efficient and convenient modes of transportation and they improve a  riders’ carbon footprint as well as save energy so they can go farther, for longer. SCOTT’s multiple award winning E-Venture series will provide riders with exactly these qualities coupled with a slick design and a long battery life. They are working on 3 models; the urban bike, the women’s bike and the mountain bike.

E-bikes are still pedal bikes, but they offer the rider an extra push via a rechargable, electric assist motor. The E-Aspect makes charging your local trail for example a little faster and a lot more fun!

The combination of SCOTT and Danny Schneider will definitely give a whole new spin to E-Bikes! So stay tuned, the third and last episode of this rocking venture will follow soon and reveal that E-Bike!

The prototype is coming along nicely…




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