The lightweight e-Bikes can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to a GenZe companion smartphone app
Personal transportation company GenZe is introducing a new connected electric bicycle that allows riders to plan routes, measure physical effort, map distances covered and connect with other riders.
The Silicon Valley-based company wants to revolutionise transportation in cities with clean, zero-emissions power. Its motto is: ‘Two Wheels. One Planet. Zero Emissions.’
The lightweight GenZe 200-Series e-Bikes with integrated battery and LCD can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to a GenZe companion smartphone app. This allows riders to measure their physical effort level while pedalling, map distances covered, plan riding routes and even connect with other users to track and gamify performance.
“Living with daily gridlock has unfortunately become the norm for many people,” said Tom Valasek, chief marketing officer for GenZe. “e-Bikes are the perfect solution to easily get around town – and they can even be your main vehicle – but you shouldn’t have to compromise technology, convenience and other benefits in your daily commute.
“To prove this, we developed these e-Bikes with innovative features, and intentionally made this technology affordable to encourage e-Bikes as a daily transportation option.”
Much of the 200-Series’ connected technology was first pioneered by GenZe with the brand’s innovative 2.OS electric scooter, which debuted in 2015 as one of the world’s first smartphone-paired electric two-wheel vehicles.
“Our goal with these e-Bikes is providing a practical solution to traffic that is effective and fun,” said Valasek. “Since an e-Bike allows you to control your physical input better than a conventional bike, you can comfortably ride long distances and compete with friends via our smartphone app – even while commuting to work or running errands.”
In most US cities, e-Bikes can go anywhere a conventional bicycle can go, including shared lanes, cycling paths and other dedicated bikeways. Since GenZe e-Bikes are also designed to be taken on public transportation, they offer a convenient long-distance solution for commuters who need to cover the first mile/last mile of their trip.
GenZe is a division of the globally-expanding $19 billion Mahindra Group, which focuses on enabling people to rise through new and better solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. The Mahindra Group is a worldwide leader in aerospace, automotive, utility vehicles, tractors, motorcycles, clean energy, and more.
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