Aventon, an eBike manufacturer, recently donated a batch of electric bicycles to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. Although this donation may seem like a counterintuitive gift, there are big plans in the work to utilize the e bikes. Find out how and a bit more about Aventon e bicycles down below.
Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation
According to Shirley Anne Smith, the Executive Director for Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation, “Saving lives is a matter of time so the eBikes allows us to get there faster and further” and that “…engines and firetrucks can’t get through the paths and the beltline.”
To expand on the aforementioned statement, here are a few examples where firefighters can use the donated ebikes during emergencies.
- Transfer lightweight equipment from the station to a designated area
- Bring hooked up hoses from far away fire hydrants to a burn site
- Call in reinforcements as needed
- Access hard to reach areas where medical emergencies often unfold at outdoor events
Needless to say, even cheap ebikes can be used to address common gaps in fire and medical emergency coverage. That said, based on the price range of Aventon e bikes it is safe to say the donated e bicycles were not cheap.
As for which electric bikes were actually gifted, CBS46 did not disclose the name of the Aventon e bicycle model. Due to this, citizens may be wondering which electric bikes were donated to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, or AFRD. To unearth a few likely candidates, let’s review the most and least expensive electric bike from Aventon.
With an asking price of $1,300, it is clear this step-through e bike model is not a cheap electric bicycle. However, after reviewing the following features, cyclists may be wondering how Aventon can afford to sell the Pace 350 at such a low price.
- Available in small and medium sizes
- Top speed of 20 mph
- Gets about 35 miles per charge on average
- Wide saddle for extra comfort
- Five levels of pedal assist
- Throttle function
- Weighs 46 lbs
- LCD display with backlight
- 350W brushless rear hub motor
- 36V lithium-ion battery
Taking this into consideration, if Pace 350s were donated to the AFRD then residents in the area may be able to anticipate a faster response time in the near future.
Fat tire e bikes are capable of traversing almost any terrain in a safe, speedy manner. Since this feat can be really handy for emergency responders, most citizens in Atlanta may find themselves hoping Aventon donated Aventure fat tire e bikes to the AFRD.
As for cyclists hoping to procure an Aventure for themselves, here is a quick glimpse of what this fat tire ebike has to offer.
- Possible max speed of 28 mph
- Gets an average of 45 miles per charge
- USB port
- Bluetooth compatible
- Integrated lights
- 750W brushless rear hub motor
- 48V lithium-ion battery
- Pedal assist
- LCD display with backlight
- Weighs 73 lbs
- Maximum load capacity of 300 lbs
- 8 speed derailleur
To find out more about this $2,000 e bicycle, check out the Aventon website here.
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