Panasonic introduces lithium ion-powered bicycle

On this site Panasonic has mostly received attention for their relationship with Toyota as a supplier of batteries. In particular, we've discussed their difficulties with lithium ion batteries. While the company may be struggling to create automotive-class lithium ion batteries, they are moving forward with batteries for smaller vehicles.
Panasonic has been producing electric bicycles for several years including several folding models. Their latest entry is the Titanium Flat Road EB. This racing bike is equipped with a lithium ion battery that has enough capacity to move the bike about six miles. The bike is equipped with Panasonic's Smart Lithium-Ion Integrated Management System (SLIM) that can provide information to the rider about the battery state of charge and range. So far their is no information on price or availability.

[Source: Akhibara News]

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