Ford E-Bike


WELL, FORD IS THINKING OUTSIDE THE AUTOMOBILE. A LOOK AT THE COMPANY’S NEW ELECTRIC BIKE. HOW COOL THIS? HERE IS THE E-BIKE. AND ALL YOU DO IS [ INAUDIBLE ] AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO PEDAL. NOW, OCCASIONALLY, I STILL LIKE TO PEDAL. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I’M MORE ACCUSTOMED TO. BUT AGAIN, SHOW YOU ONE MORE TIME. HANDLE, CLOSE TOWARD YOU. YOU CAN COMMUTE TO WORK IN STYLE. THIS THING CAN GO UP TO 20 MILES PER HOUR. AND HERE TO TALK ABOUT IT THIS MORNING AND MAKING HIS DEBUT. I’M GOING TO HAND THIS OVER TO WILL. THERE YOU GO, WILL. WILL IS GOING TO KEEP DEMONSTRATING THIS. THE HANDLE MAKES THIS SO IT’S ELECTRIC. WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START USING SOMETHING LIKE THIS, HERE IN SACRAMENTO? WELL, THIS IS ACTUALLY PART OF A LARGER PROCESS BEFORE IT IS TRYING TO BE NOT ONLY AN AUTOMAKER, BUT ALSO A MOBILITY COMPANY. AND WE’RE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT WAYS PEOPLE GET AROUND MAJOR URBAN CITIES. AND PART OF IT IS BIKES AND WE’RE COMING OUT WITH AN ELECTRIC BIKE. Reporter: THIS IS NOT SAYING MAYBE THIS IS THE ONLY WAY PEOPLE GO. BUT IT COULD BE SOMETHING HAND IN HAND THAT IS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. YOU CHARGE THE LITTLE BACK PART THERE. AND THENAULT YOU HAVE TO — THEN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PULL THE HANDLE TOWARD YOU. IT GOES 20 MILES AN HOUR. AND HOW FAR CAN IT GO? DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS, HILLS, YOU CAN GO 20 MILES. AND IT’S NOT LIKE YOU’RE STRANDED IF YOU HAVE TO GO MORE THAN 20 MILES. BUT YOU HAVE TO DO THIS EXERCISE THING CALLED PEDALING. WE HAVE NOT JUST ONE BUT TWO PEOPLE AT WORK WHO HAVE THIS. WHY IS THIS THE ELECTRIC CAR PEOPLE ARE DRAWN TOWARDS RIGHT NOW. THIS IS A PLUG-IN HYBRID. SO WHAT THAT MEANS. JUST LIKE THE ELECTRIC BIKE. YOU HAVE THE OPTION. CANYOU CAN USE ELECTRIC OR GAS. AND ON THE BIKE YOU CAN PEDAL OR USE ELECTRIC AS WELL. THIS IS PART OF OUR OVERALL STRATEGY. WE WANT TO HAVE OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE TO GET AROUND AND BE ABLE TO MOVE IN A CITY LIKE SACRAMENTO, WHERE THEY WORK, LIVE AND PLAY. HOW MUCH COULD THIS SAVE PEOPLE? IF THEY’RE USING BOTH OF THESE COMBINED? WELL, IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR POCKET BOOK, IF YOU CARE ABOUT NOT USING GAS, THIS IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE, WHERE YOU CAN USE NOT ONLY THE EBIKE AND THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE BUT ALSO PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRANSPORTATION AS WELL. WHEN WE’RE LOOKING AT THE EBIKE. HOW MUCH IS THAT? ABOUT $3700 OR SO? THE FORD EBIKE. IT’S OUR SUPER CRUISER, RETAILS FOR $3695. AND WHAT ABOUT THE FORD FUSION? $32,995. OR YOU CAN LEASE IT LIKE ONE OF OUR COWORKERS AND HE LOVES IT. BUT HE HAS PROBLEMS WITH THE CHARGER. I TEXTED HIM. HE NEEDS A NEW CHARGER AT HIS HOUSE. DON’T WORRY, SNAKE. I’M GOING TO TALK TO DAN ABOUT IT AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU OUT. I DON’T WANT YOU TO NOT GET TO WORK BECAUSE YOU DID NOT CHARGE YOUR CAR. THAT COULD BE A PROBLEM. [ LAUGHTER ] I LOVE THAT THING. THE ELECTRIC BIKE IS PRETTY COOL.