SANYO 'eneloop bike' Honored as CES Best of Innovations 2010 in Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology Category
Waterproof HD Dual Camera VPC-WH1 named as honoree in Digital Imaging Category
CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America
Corporation (SANYO), is pleased to announce that two SANYO products
have received International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering
Awards. The SANYO "Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle", CY-SPA600NA, model of
the eneloop bike, a pedal-assist electric hybrid, was honored as Best
of Innovations having received the highest overall score in the
Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology category. The high-definition
waterproof Dual Camera Xacti, VPC-WH1, was selected as an honoree in
the Digital Imaging category.
SANYO, as a "Leading Company for Energy and Environment" has created
a number of products that are designed with the intent of promoting
sustainable technology, based on its brand vision "Think GAIA." The
eneloop bike embodies SANYO's strengths, combining both its
rechargeable battery and battery systems' technologies with its concept
of preserving and promoting a sustainable environment, whether at work
The eneloop bike "Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle" model is a part of the
SANYO 'eneloop universe,' a series of products that are based on the
concept of reusing resources such as "energy" by "looping" it in a
sustainable cycle. The concept was first shown as SANYO announced the
'eneloop' rechargeable battery in 2005 and has grown to include a
number of award-winning products.
Now in its 33rd year, the CES Innovations Awards gives consumer
technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their
newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial
designers, engineers and journalists.
"We are extremely honored to be recognized with such high accolades
by the Consumer Electronics Association and the panel of well-respected
judges," said Mr. Masami Murata, President of SANYO North America. "As
an innovative product, the eneloop bike was designed and engineered to
help conserve the earth's resources by allowing consumers to use their
own power combined with looping energy from its regenerative
capabilities as an alternative means of transportation."
The SANYO eneloop bike is a 26-inch, three-speed regenerative,
pedal-assist hybrid electric bicycle. As such, riders can propel the
eneloop bike under their own power or can engage the bike's motor and
electrical system to pedal in one of three assist modes - standard,
power-up or auto - where the front hub-based motor helps the bicycle
and rider travel forward.
It employs a unique Torque-sensing Power Management Controller
within the regenerative electrical system. The bicycle automatically
adjusts to differences in terrain uphill/downhill slopes, applying the
perfect amount of assisted power when needed and engaging the
regenerative properties of the "energy looping" (ene+loop) eneloop
"Loop Charging" system when coasting or braking. As a result, eneloop
bike owners can ride further and longer than traditional pedal-assist
Products like the eneloop bike and the Waterproof HD Dual Camera
have been chosen as Innovations honorees because they reflect
innovative design and engineering in their appeal to consumers. The
SANYO eneloop bike provides a unique synergistic experience between the
autonomy of cycling and the assistance of technology, creating an
enjoyable, one-of-a-kind riding experience. The VPC-WH1, with the
highest waterproof rating of IPX8, allows high-definition video and
stills to be taken underwater to a depth of 10 feet, providing the
preservation of memories in any weather and in any sport.
The eneloop bike and VPC-WH1 will be displayed at the Innovations
Design and Engineering Showcase in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas
Convention Center at the 2010 International CES.
For more information about the SANYO eneloop bike and the VPC-WH1 please visit http://us.sanyo.com/.
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion dollar, leading company
for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy
and lifestyle applications with its brand vision 'Think GAIA.' SANYO
North America (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.) is based in
San Diego, California, and is comprised of service and sales divisions
that market consumer and commercial products such as digital imaging
products like projectors, cameras and security video equipment, audio
systems, portable and mobile electronics, home appliances, solar
modules, rechargeable batteries, HVAC systems and biomedical equipment.
For more information on SANYO, please visit http://us.sanyo.com/.
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