PARK CITY, Utah — Park City has launched one of the country’s first fully electric bike-share programs.
City officials say the first phase of the program will support 88 new pedal-assisted e-bikes.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2uNYKHl) the bikes will initially be available at nine charging stations throughout Park City and the Snyderville Basin.
The bikes feature a pedal-assisted lithium battery that feels like the cruise-control on a car going up a hill, adding the powered assistance with each rotation of the pedals.
The assistance is enough to keep the roughly 80-pound bikes and their riders going at a top-speed of 14 mph for about 60 miles between charges.
The launch of the new bike fleet fulfills the plan of a Summit County ballot initiative passed last November calling for an electric bike fleet.
Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com