In a collaboration, Schwinn will use Toshiba’s Super Charge ion Battery (SCiB) in their new Tailwind eBike. Ã‚Â The SCiB allows you to charge your bike’s battery in as little as 30 minutes with a standard charger, versus several hours for standard batteries on other electric bikes.
The technology also has a lifespan of 2,000 charge cycles, which they claim is twice as many as standard rechargeable batteries. Ã‚Â The Tailwind comes with a 20,000 mile / 2 year warranty. Ã‚Â A bigger story about this is here or on Schwinn’s website. The bike was unveiled at Interbike and will retail for $3,199 when it hits stores in early 2009.