Pedego Interceptor Balloon Special Edition Electric Bicycle
Originally designed for use by police departments, the Pedego Interceptor is a high performance electric bicycle that fuses the cool, comfortable designs of the Comfort Cruiser with the power of a 48 volt / 500 watt propulsion system that includes a lithium battery, a proprietary electromagnetic motor and a heavy duty controller. What does that mean for your? Increased torque and power for those individuals who desire extra help getting up hills or want added acceleration.
The Pedego Interceptor delivers faster acceleration while still meeting the government standard of 20 mph top speed and still providing up to 20 miles of travel distance per charge. For those who demand the fastest and the most powerful electric bicycle that Pedego makes, choose the Interceptor.
All Pedego Interceptor models include industry leading brushless and gearless 500 watt motor, 12 gauge spoked wheels and Schwalbe Balloon tires to efficiently move riders over any surface.
The Pedego Interceptor Balloon Edition is distinguished by hand-stitched, padded hand grips; a padded suspension seat; and Schwalbe "Fat Frank" tires in either black, grey, cream or brown color. The tires have Schwalbe Kevlar Guard built in to help prevent flats. So the Balloon Tire Package gives you incredible looks and superior performance as well.
*All Pedego Bikes come 99% Assembled.
Pedego Interceptor Special Edition Electric Bike
Brushless Gearless Hub Motor on Rear Wheel
Gears & Speeds
6 Speed Shimano Gears
Lightweight Lithium in a Removable Pack
Shimano SIS Index® Shifter
Smart Charger Included
10 AMP Hour
Schwalbe Balloon Suspension Tires with Kevlar
20 MPH Using Motor Power Only / Off-Road Mode is 25-30 MPH
15 - 30 miles per charge (Depending on rider weight & terrain)
Twist Throttle Variable Speed Control
6061 Light Weight Aluminum
Cruiser Style with Promax Stem
Avid BB-7 Front Disc Brakes and Dia-Compe Rear Hub Brake
Rear Hub Motor (Motor is in rear wheel)
Wheelbase 46 in. L x 13 in. W x 39 in. H
Padded Adjustable Seat Height from 33 in. to 39 in.
PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES warrants to the original purchaser that the battery is free of defects in material and workmanship for 3 Years. The warranty period for a battery is calculated from the original battery purchase date. The original receipt of purchase is required to establish proof of purchase and warranty date, and must be provided to Pedego for all warranty claims.
The warranty for replacement batteries will be based on the original battery purchase date, as identified on the original battery purchase sale receipt. Under no circumstance will a replacement battery have a warranty date different than the original battery purchase date. If a replacement is necessary due to a defect in materials and/or workmanship, then upon return to PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES: The battery will be replaced free of charge, within the free replacement period from date of original purchase for one year. After 1 year, we will contact you with the pro-rated cost, asking for your credit card before making shipment of a pro-rata battery pack. Please supply a daytime phone number. The pro-rata cost will be based on the list price at the time of replacement. Shipping costs are additional.
The original battery sale receipt must be maintained for any further claims. All replacement batteries will be warranted for the balance of the original warranty period. PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES will have no obligation under this limited warranty in the event the battery is damaged or destroyed as a result of any of the following events: use on a non Pedego bike, damage or destruction by abusive overcharging; collision; theft; improper maintenance or mishandling of the battery; natural forces such as wind, lightning, hail, etc.; any willful or negligent act; penetration, or opening of the battery case in any manner. Replacement will be honored only by PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES. You are responsible for paying all of the following costs associated with the replacement: labor for removal or installation; applicable taxes; and any shipping or transportation costs incurred in returning the battery to PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES for evaluation.
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What is an Electric Bike / Eco-Friendly E-Bikes?
An electric bicycle simply defined is a standard bicycle with a motor attached (usually in the front or rear hub) and powered by a battery. In this economy, many people are considering alternate forms of transportation due to stress on finances and concerns regarding the environment. Electric bikes sales are growing rapidly in many countries due fuel and environmental concerns. Electric bikes do not require a driver's license to ride.
Since the Pedego electric bike is powered by a lithium ion battery, (the same battery type used in laptops) there aren’t any poisonous gases released into the atmosphere. The Pedego lithium ion battery is friendly to the environment and uses a small amount of electricity to recharge. The average battery life is approximately 3-5 years with 500-1,000 charges which will power the Pedego electric bicycle for 10,000-20,000 miles.
The average commuter will save time and money by commuting to work, avoiding traffic jams and still arrive to work without needing a shower. With the time saved from traffic jams, the electric bike cyclist can sometimes arrive to work before those choosing to drive.
Bicycles are now outselling automobiles in the U.S. In 2008, new automobile sales in the U.S. totaled 10.8 million vehicles and sales of adult bicycles were 12 million. In Europe where high gas prices and and eco-friendly attitude among conumers became prevalent about 5 years ago, 10% of all adult bikes sold in 2008 were electric. As Americans continue their quest toward becoming more eco-friendly and gas prices continue to rise, electric bikes are becoming more prevelant.
Pedego Electric Bikes are leading the way in eco-friendly electric bike transportation, comfort, style, quality and technology.
As you discover all the advantages of riding an electric bicycle, you will be simultaneously saving money and helping to improve the air quality of the world. As a bonus, you will have fun and get in better shape!
What are the different types of electric batteries? How do they compare to the Lithium-ion manganese (LiMh) battery that Pedego uses in their electric bikes?
Nickel-cadmium (NiCAD) - mature but has moderate energy density. Nickel-cadmium is used where long life, high discharge rate and extended temperature range is important. Main applications are two-way radios, biomedical equipment and power tools. Nickel-cadmium contains toxic metals.
Nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) - has a higher energy density compared to nickel-cadmium at the expense of reduced cycle life. There are no toxic metals. Applications include mobile phones and laptop computers. NiMH is viewed as steppingstone to lithium-based systems.
Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) invented in 1859 are the oldest type of recharge battery and are most economical for larger power applications where weight is of little concern. Lead-acid is the preferred choice for hospital equipment, wheelchairs, emergency lighting and UPS systems. Lead acid is inexpensive. Very short life in ebike applications since they were not designed for high discharge. NOT environmentally friendly - highly toxic.
Lithium-ion manganese (LiMh) - the saferst and fastest growing battery system for electric vehicle applications; offers high-energy density and low weight. Protection circuits needed to limit voltage and current. Applications include notebook computers, cell phones, cars and ebikes. High current versions are available for power tools and medical devices. Easy to recycle and reuse. Be careful with other types of lithium as some types are untested and have the potential for fires.
What is the difference between a 36 volt vs. 24 volt battery
36 volt systems boast faster speeds, quicker acceleration, greater range and better hill climbing capability than 24 volt systems. 24 volt systems are typically used on slower models that require pedal assistance to operate.
What is the difference between a 15 amp vs. 10 amp battery?
The rule of thumb is that you get approximately 2 miles range/distance per volt. Therefore a 15 amp battery will give you approximately 50% more range/distance than a 10 volt battery
How do the recharging battery pack work?
Simply plug your battery pack into any standard 110 volt wall outlet. You can leave the battery pack on your ebike or take it off on most models. Charging takes about four hours and costs just pennies per charge. Safety circuitry guarantees that the battery pack cannot be overcharged.
Do I have to wait until the battery is fully discharged before re-charging?
You can plug in your battery pack after every use. Lithium batteries are memory-free batteries and do not require a full discharge before recharging.
How long does the battery take to charge?
36 volt batteries take approximately 4 hours and 48 volt batteries take approximately 5 hours to fully charge.
What is the life expectancy of the battery pack?
Lithium-ion manganese batteries typically can be fully charged and fully discharged 500 to 1000 times which translates to 10,000 to 20,000 miles with average usage. Lead Acid packs are only good for about 100 full charges.
What is VOLTAGE and which Voltage is best?
Voltage can be thought of as the pressure or strength of electric power. All things being equal (see AMPS below), the higher the voltage the better, because high voltages pass more efficiently through wires and motors. Very high voltages (100+ volts) can give you a nasty shock because they also travel through people rather well, but the sort of voltages found on electric bicycles (12 - 36 volts) are quite safe. As a rule, a 12 volt system is fine for low-powered motors, but more powerful machines work better with 36 volts.
What are AMPS?
Amps can be thought of as the volume or quantity of electric power. To aid this analogy, the flow of amps is called the current, as in the flow of a river. Unlike a river, though, the speed of the current is fixed - only the volume varies.
The maximum flow of amps in a bicycle drive system can vary from 10 to 60 or more. A current of 60 amps requires thick wiring and quite substantial switchgear.
What are WATTS?
Once we know the voltage (or pressure) and current (or volume), we can calculate the power, or wattage by multiplying the two figures together. The number of watts in a system is the most important figure of all, because it defines the power output.
How many watts do I need?
As a general rule, a cyclist can produce several hundred watts briefly, and one hundred watts for a reasonable length of time. To be really useful, a motor needs to produce another 100 Watts on a continuous basis, with peak power of at least 400 watts. Just to confuse things, our measurements are of power consumption - losses in the motor and drive system mean that the power output to the wheel can be much lower.
If you expect the motor to do most of the work, especially in a hilly area, you'll want a peak consumption of 600 watts or more. On the other hand, if you prefer gentle assistance, a peak of 200 watts may be enough.
How big a battery do I need?
The capacity of the battery is usually measured as the amount of current it can supply over time (defined as amp/hours). However, this is useless on its own, because you'll need to know the voltage too. By multiplying the two figures together, we get watt/hours - a measure of the energy content of the battery. Unfortunately, it isn't that simple... but you didn't think it would be, did you? In practice, you're unlikely to get results that match the stated capacity of a battery, because battery capacity varies according to the temperature, battery condition, and the rate that current is taken from it.
Sealed Lead Aacid (SLA) batteries are tested at the '20-Hour' rate. This is the number of amps that can be continuously drawn from the battery over a period of 20 hours. However, an electric bicycle will usually exhaust its battery in an hour or two, and at this higher load, the battery will be much less efficient. So the figures for lead/acid batteries tend to look overly optimistic.
It's best to choose a package that will provide twice your normal daily mileage. It's difficult to guess the mileage from the watt/hour capacity, because actual performance depends on the bicycle and motor efficiency, battery type, road conditions, and your weight and level of fitness.
Do electric bicycles recharge when you go downhill?
The answer is generally NO. Taking into account wind-resistance, road friction and so on, there's surprisingly little energy left over for recharging the battery, even before generator and battery losses are taken into account. In most systems the motor coasts when you ride downhill, but those that don't (mainly electric scooters) are capable of putting back only about 5% of the power absorbed climbing the hill. Regenerative systems are typically over-hyped and not worth the cost.
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