The Pedego Classic Comfort Cruiser
The Pedego Classic Comfort Cruiser pictured above is modelled after the bikes that were prevalent in the 1930’s with one small but important difference, these bikes have discreet electric motors built into the rear hub and a small lithium-ion battery pack mounted on the rear luggage tray. Preferring to use balloon tires instead of suspension the PCCC (that name is just too long to keep writing) offers a smooth ride and the lithium-ion battery can keep propelling you along for 30 miles at 20 miles an hour, which means this bike is actually a potential daily transport option for people who live within 20-30 miles of the office, school or university – especially if they encounter traffic jams and road-related delays on a regular basis (electric bikes zip past traffic jams with glorious impunity).
The bike features a number of brand name parts including Shimano SIS Index Shifters and Dia-Compe Brakes. The 6 speed transmission mated to the brushless electric hub motor will have no trouble scooting you around town and up obnoxious hills even if you aren’t in the mood for pedalling. The PCCC currently sells for $1,695 USD which makes it a surprisingly affordable electric vehicle (less than 5% the cost of a Nissan Leaf) and the perfect zero-emissions neighbourhood cruiser.
Pedego Classic Comfort Cruiser SpecificationsPower: 500 wattsGearing: 6 SpeedMotor Control: ThrottleMaximum Speed: 20 mphRange: 30 milesBattery Type: LFPMotor Type: Brushless Gearless Hub MotorFoldable: No