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01-12-2010, 04:18 PM
Another reason that this is an historic presidential term.
Found this link on a mountain bike forum.
Bike Europe - News: Obama Receives e-Bikes from China (http://www.bike-eu.com/news/3816/oba...januari%202010)

Obama Receives e-Bikes from China
WASHINGTON, US - China’s Science and Technology Minister, Wan Gang (right) has presented two e-Bikes as a state present to US President Barack Obama and his Minister Steven Chu (left) of the US Department of Energy. As a symbol of

their competitive products, China has decided to present a lithium battery-powered e-Bike as state present to Barack Obama when he paid a visit to China, holding the Sino-American Clean Energy Technology Co-operation Committee.

Both bikes are equipped with lithium batteries made by Suzhou Phylion. As one of the leading lithium battery suppliers Phylion’s sales volume has exceeded 400,000 units for e-Bikes only. In a statement Phylion says: “we enjoy a rapid growth and we are awarded by the Chinese government as one of 21 stars of the future.”

“Being selected as part of the “State Present” is not only an honour for us, but also a recognition for the whole lithium-ion battery industry. It will surely give more momentum to the development of Phylion as well as the lithium-ion battery industry.”

The e-Bike is one of China’s most competitive industries with a volume of nearly 20 million units. It has become an important means of transport and has made an important contribution to energy saving.

Desert Rat
01-16-2010, 05:08 PM
Someone told me about that WheelBender, Thank You for the link. Maybe we should all pitch in and send the President a gas powered motor assisted bicycle. Just think what it would do for us to have the president buzzing around the White House on a MAB.

07-02-2010, 11:41 PM
Good going China! I'm sure the President and his family will get a lot of fun from this gift.

07-07-2010, 06:37 AM
cool. i added the article to your post wheelbender hope you do not mind. my first motorized bicycle was electric. i had a blast with it. we get our top political figures using alternative energy sources for different things it will provide an example for others to follow and i beleive they will