A hybrid bike by Currie Technologies is part Schwinn, part Prius.
Pedal to the office without getting too sweaty on the Izip Express by Currie Technologies. It's part Schwinn, part Prius. The 27-speed hybrid bike has a 750-watt electric motor that kicks in when a hill steepens or you need a boost. The bike uses technology that detects pedaling speed and adds the right amount of extra juice. The bike's removable battery, which fully charges in a wall outlet in six hours to eight hours, lasts for 30 miles to 50 miles at roughly 20 miles per hour, depending on rider and terrain. COST: $3,500