Interbike 2012 Energie/Reeves Bicycles

Another Electric bike??? Yes.

Their slogan? “Exercise on your own terms.”

The company is very new having made its first bicycle to be sold in May of this year.

Energie is for the U.S. market and Reeves is for the Mexican market. They’re very similar bikes but some of the specs have been downgraded on the Reeves to make it more affordable.

Energie is based out in Las Vegas, Nevada. MSRP varies between $1500-$2400 with dealer prices receiving a discount.

When I asked why Energie was created when there are plenty of electric bike companies that exist, the spokesperson shared that the company was bridging the gap between the battery company with a bike company. It was at the end of the day so I wasn’t able to get much information from the spokespeople there. So I went to their website and got their press release. According to their website,

“There are only a handful of e-bike manufacturers that offer more than the bare minimum rechargeable power capacity. What’s more besides us there are absolutely “0” bike distributors that are directly connected to a leading lithium cell manufacturer and have access to their own top battery pack engineers.

Ours have managed to fit a massive 36 volt 16 amp hour LiCoMn rechargeable Lithium pack inside the same space normally used by a 10Ah battery. This combination of super high quality cells and additional power adds both distance and hill-climbing torque.

The team also designed and built our own battery management system and charge protection circuitry.

Besides our primary battery pack, we have developed one of the most advanced secondary external battery packs built on the famous Tubus rack from Germany that include sensing intelligence that first knows when the second pack is connected and when the primary pack is low enough to make the switch. No more carrying a duplicate battery in a backpack just to go longer and get home.”

  • 36 volt
  • 16 amp
  • Can travel 30 miles on one charge
  • 20 mph w/out pedaling

Interesting take on why to start a company. I wonder if their bikes will be better than other electric bike companies because of the in-house relationship between the battery manufacturer and the bike manufacturer.

Company site: Energie

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *