Vegas E.A.: Bridgestone develops new electric bike

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There are more and more electric bikes coming out of Japan in the last few months. Bridgestone Cycle, which is based out of Tokyo (yes, the tire company), has developed a new model [JP] that’s boasts an assisted travel range of up to 30km with a single charge. Bridgestone claims this is 30% more than what their previous electric bike reached.

The so-called Vegas E.A. features 20-inch wheels and a 2.9Ah lithium ion battery. Frame colors available will include beige, red/beige and black. If only the designers could have spent more time and energy on coming up with a sexier look (Bridgestone wants to sell 2,000 bikes yearly – good luck with that).

The Vegas E.A. goes on sale in Japan only on May 20. I wonder when Japanese companies will start exporting these bikes to overseas markets. Bridgestone’s MSRP is $900, which is considerably lower than most other electric bikes out there.

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