Touted as being one of the easiest to ride, the Eneloop brand SANYO Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle is also one of the greenest forms of personal transportation – in terms of energy use. While the company has been making electric bikes for quite some time, the past couple of years have seen a growing interest in the United States. SANYO has also responded by including a variety of upgrades and new features.
Features of the Eneloop
You don't purchase the Eneloop because you're looking to get a good workout on the busy city streets, as the SANYO Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle is to provide efficient transportation with minimal effort. Using an innovative function called 'loop charging,' the bike actually charges a battery as a user rides. With the help of 'two-wheel drive,' the bike offers smooth traveling on hills and slopes, as well as provides an overall steady trip along the way.
The SANYO bike takes advantage of this loop-charging feature to circulate energy for a more efficient use of the battery. Even the braking system is built to charge the battery. When the rear brake lever is depressed, the motor becomes a sort of generator that has the capacity to charge the battery. Called 'Create Energy' charging, the system is activated whenever the rear brakes are applied during a ride.
In Auto Mode, the bike automatically adjusts itself to the riding conditions – providing a comfortable ride based on the terrain – whether it's uphill, downhill, or on flat ground. In the Power-up Mode, enjoy assistance for a more comfortable ride. The built-in Power-up Mode increases the output ratio of the power assistance motor for a comfortable uphill ride that requires very little energy from the person pedaling.
More and more people have been taking notice to the bike's capabilities. For example, the Eneloop bike has earned a 2010 Best of Innovations Award at CES with the highest overall score in the Eco-Design & Sustainable Technology category. To purchase your own Eneloop bike, expect prices of more than $2,000.
Other Sanyo Eco-Friendly Initiatives
The Eneloop bike from Sanyo is not the first time the company has supported eco-friendly initiatives. The following products and systems are created to outfit homes, business, and schools with advanced green technology:
In a marketplace striving to enhance products that embrace renewable energy, SANYO is playing a role in improving the global climate, as SANYO are the largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries in the world.
From solar power designs to efficient HVAC units, SANYO also produces products for commercial use that not only helps create green buildings, but also increases the overall health and safety benefits of a workplace.
On the home front, SANYO works towards creating a sustainable environment that also conserves energy. If you're looking to move towards building a green home for yourself, perhaps you'd like to consider SANYO Air Purification Systems or energy-efficient HVAC systems, which limit the amount of allergens, molds and germs that hamper air quality. SANYO solar powered homes also have the potential to reduce up to 40% of your current energy consumption.
By Yona Williams