Thursday, August 13, 2009

Orange County Choppers Goes Green With Custom Electric Bike

Siemens has teamed up with Orange County Choppers to build the first custom electric motorcycle.

Photo Credit: Marc Bauer

According to Siemens, the "Siemens Smart Chopper "will be featured on the hit TV show American Chopper and was unveiled yesterday in an event at the Time Warner Center.

"If energy or energy efficiency is involved--Siemens is involved," said Randy Zwirn, CEO of Siemens Energy, Inc. "Our technologies are helping to more efficiently and cleanly produce, deliver, consume and conserve energy. And these technologies are here today. This bike represents the spirit of innovation and passion we have for seeking sustainable solutions for our planet."

Photo Credit: Marc Bauer
Orange County Choppers built the Siemens Smart Chopper over the course of a month. Siemens also developed a compatible Smart Grid-ready charger which communicates with the utility to enable charging when the electricity is most affordable.

Fox News Channel has uploaded video to YouTube of the bike.

Source: Siemens, Marc Bauer, and Fox News