The king of palm trees, Tommy Bahama, has partnered with Pedego to produce an electric bike just in time for the holiday gift season. The product is debuting Sept. 22-24 at the Interbike International Trade Expo at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
The lightweight aluminum electric bikes comes in the classic cruiser and step-thru styles. It has a manual six-speed gear box, allowing for better grade navigation or you can simply to switch to the 36-volt lithium battery and let the bike do the work for you. The bike, which comes in vibrant orange, features custom-padded handgrips and an adjustable contoured seat. It travels at a top speed of 20 mph and gets about 40 miles per charge, depending on the rider's weight and the terrain.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $2,575.
Tommy Bahama, best known for its tropical living styled sportswear and home furnishings, sees this as a natural extension of its outdoor living branding. Electric bikes are being promoted as a green alternative for gas-powered transportation, a good forem of exercise and a hip style of recreation.