Electric Bicycle Factoids

-There are two types of assist featured on electric bicycles- pedal assist, and power-on-demand. Bicycles from the Minneapolis Electric Bicycle Company are equipped with both.

-The popularity of electric bicycles in China was in part fueled by the SARS outbreak, when the population was reluctant to ride public transportation due to risk of exposure.

-The heart of an electric bicycle is the battery technology. Modern lithium-ion technology will ensure a longer life and better performance.

-An electric bicycle offers the same health benefits as traditional cycling, only it allows the rider to choose the level of exertion.


Motor Type: DC Brushless Integral Gear Motor
Motor Power: 250 watt continuous, 400W peak power

Battery: Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4), 36V 10Ah
Input voltage: AC110V=230V, 1 phase, 50/60Hz
Charge Time: 5 hours
Battery Life: 500+ cycles (3-5 years)

Controller: Digital, Pedal Assist System and Power On Demand

Range: 40 miles
Speed: 20 mph under motor power

Frame: Aluminum alloy
Total Weight: 50 pounds
Gears: Six-speed rear cassette
Brakes: Front disc, rear v-brake
Suspension: Front fork.