Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Salem First U.S. City to Receive SANYO Hybrid Bicycle

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2008 at 12:30 p.m., in Salem’s Riverfront Park Pavilion, SANYO will unveil its hybrid electric Eneloop Bicycle and gift one to the City of Salem and one to the State of Oregon.

The new Eneloop bike concept stresses ‘looping energy’ or a lifestyle of reusing and recycling. With this new product, clean and reusable energy is “generated, recharged, and conserved” simultaneously. Energy is generated by the rider, recharging the auxiliary battery, and conserving the energy both from the main battery and the rider.

A brief acceptance ceremony will be followed by an inaugural ride in Riverfront Park and a chance for the public to see the Eneloop bicycle.

Tim McCabe, Oregon Economic & Community Development Department Director and Salem Mayor Janet Taylor will accept the bicycles and make the inaugural rides.

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