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Panasonic Automotive and Totem USA Bring Zen Rider EBike to CES 2022



Panasonic Automotive Systems of America a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, announced its collaboration with Totem USA to bring Totem’s first UL-certified eBike to the U.S. market, “Zen Rider”. In 2019, Panasonic received the industry’s first e-Bike safety standard certification from UL (UL2849), a not for-profit safety standards development organization and leading safety science company.

Powered by Panasonic, the Totem USA eBike “Zen Rider” provides consumers with an affordable, family-friendly option to meet growing demands of the eBike market. Research from NDP indicated a growth rate for electric bicycles of 240% in the 12 months leading up to July 2021, with sustained interest expected after the dramatic growth seen in cycling and sporting equipment amidst consumer pandemic spending.

“We’re proud to announce Totem USA’s first eBike, with a UL-certified Panasonic system, to expand mobility transformation in the United States. With a low step through mounting on the Zen Rider, the bike design and motor/battery system are especially suited to urban areas,” said Derek Arciniaga, senior manager of business development at Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America.

Panasonic’s second UL 2849 certified motor & battery system features include:

  • 2-Axle motor + battery eBike System
  • 75 Nm of max torque, and a 404 Wh battery
  • Pedal assistance up to 15mph (perfect for city/local ordinances with 15mph speed limitations)

Totem USA, in collaboration with Panasonic, is prepared to design, develop and produce custom eBike offerings for companies interested in UL certified eBikes. The Panasonic drive system is suitable for two-wheel and three-wheel city, touring or cargo eBike variants.

Visit Panasonic at CES 2022 at Main Hall LVCC Booth #16419.