Pedego Introduces the Industry’s Most Innovative Folding Electric Bike: the Latch!
February 10, 2016
Comfort and craftsmanship that folds to fit your lifestyle
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 — Pedego® Electric Bikes has released a new model that is sure to fit the needs of adventurers as well as commuters: the Latch folding electric bike. Made of durable, rust-resistant 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, this lightweight and compact model makes travel more fun than ever. Now riders can carry or roll their Pedego electric bikes onto a bus or train, into a motor home or aboard a boat or private plane — then unfold it quickly and ride away. Whether it’s for the last mile of a commute or transportation from a recreational vehicle, rides are more fun and practical with the Latch folding electric bike.
Engineered to fold in less than 60 seconds, the Latch stores easily in small spaces. Quickly unfolded, it is ready for action when you’re ready to ride. This marvel of engineering weighs just 43 pounds — 50 with the battery. The rider sits comfortably upright, enjoying the feel of a full-sized Pedego electric bike. The adjustable handlebar can be set to a comfortable height and pitch for most riders. It comes complete with front and rear lights for visibility and safety. See how easy the Latch is to fold and unfold in this short video.
The bike’s power really impresses. The twist-and-go throttle and Pedal Assist computer offer choices in ways to unleash the Latch’s power. Pedal Assist allows riders to feel like a kid again as they pedal with automatic power. The Latch boasts a rugged electric motor that helps riders conquer hills and zip through headwinds — spectacularly responsive to its powerful 36-volt battery. The Latch uses a full-sized Pedego lithium ion battery that gives it the torque and range of all other Pedego models. As well, the battery can be interchanged with other Pedego models, making it a welcome addition to the Pedego collection.
Its belt drive system provides a seamless, quiet ride with no messy chain grease. The bike’s internally geared hub allows riders to enjoy smooth shifting — even at a complete stop. Riders can pedal or not and have fun while controlling their exercise.
“The Latch’s cutting-edge design will thrill even the most discriminating riders while giving them the best of a full-size Pedego electric bike in a stylish and practical folding model,” said Don DiCostanzo, CEO, Pedego Electric Bikes.
The Latch ranges in price from $2,595 to $2,895 depending on the battery selection. The Latch comes in three color choices: sleek Black, sporty Lime Green, and the aptly named Space Blue.
With such versatility, power, styling and design, Latch riders will hold onto their lifestyles whenever they grab the grips. And as they twist that throttle, they’ll grin and shout, “Hello, Fun!”
Pedego® Electric Bikes, the world’s premier electric bicycle brand, transforms people’s lives with fun and an abundance of delightful moments. Pedego’s stylish, colorful bikes boast the latest in electric bicycle technology and deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation. Riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds! Pedego “pedal or not” models include the Comfort Cruiser, City Commuter and Trail Tracker. Hailing from Orange County, Calif., Pedego is the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the world. Pedego electric bikes are sold in more than 800 stores in 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.pedegoelectricbikes.com.