euteVancouver, August 28: Some of you may have seen the 1st prototype of the E-Ute last year. Although it was fairly crude, it worked and we tested it over the winter to test the battery system and refine the design.

On Friday we finally got the G2 Electric Ute built and ran it through some test rides before packing it up in the show crates for Expocycle Montreal (September 7-10). We’ll send it along to Interbike in Vegas (September 23-25). This is actually G2 E-Ute #2, the first is at Eurobike in Germany (September 2-5) on Kona Europe’s stand. There’s also a couple of more conventional Kona E-Bikes showing in Europe – the Token and the Ticket, the first in Kona’s SimpliCity range. The one you see here will retail somewhere in the $2500 range with a single battery. You can see from the test bike in the photo that the bike is two battery-ready for long distance haulers. Come and check it out – the future of cycling has a power-assist!

– Jake