- JackRabbit offers two models, the OG and the XG. The OG is great for city commutes, priced at $999, while the XG, priced at $1,749, is perfect for longer rides and hills, with a range of over 20 miles thanks to its dual batteries.
- JackRabbit’s batteries are FAA-compliant, allowing travelers to carry two batteries between 100 and 160 watt-hours on a plane. This feature makes it convenient for exploring new destinations.
- The company prioritizes quality, using premium materials and high-quality battery cells. They also emphasize collaboration within the e-bike industry, highlighting the benefits of partnerships with events like Electrify Expo in promoting micromobility.
In this week’s episode of the Electrify Podcast, host Jarod DeAnda caught up with Jason Kenagy, the Co-Founder and CEO of JackRabbit Mobility. This engaging dialogue centered on the global phenomenon known as JackRabbit, a micro electric bike (e-bike) that’s been making waves worldwide. Jason Kenagy sheds light on the origins of the name “JackRabbit.” He explains, “We make this little peppy thing, a micro e-bike, and it got named for us as a micro e-bike. We coined that term, and it’s stuck. It’s kind of like a jackrabbit; you know, it looks like a bike, it quacks like a duck.”
The JackRabbit OG vs. JackRabbit XG
JackRabbit comes in two flavors: the OG and the XG. The OG, priced at $999, is compact and nimble, perfect for zipping around town. The XG, at $1,749, offers even more power and range, making it ideal for tackling hills and longer rides.
Jason adds, “The XG has two batteries, so you get 20+ miles with that. If you’re a mellow rider, you’ll get well into the 20s with it. It’s designed to conquer hills and looks more like a traditional bike.”
Taking Flight with JackRabbit
One of the most exciting features of JackRabbit is its FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) friendliness. Jason shares his experience: “Our batteries are FAA-compliant. You can bring two batteries between 100 and 160 watt-hours on a plane. The battery pops out of the top of JackRabbit, so you put the batteries in your backpack and check the bike just like the OG.”
This means you can travel with your JackRabbit hassle-free, opening up possibilities for exploring new cities or even islands.
When it comes to JackRabbit, quality is non-negotiable. Jason emphasizes, “We’re serious about quality, engineering, and testing. Our frame is made of 6061 T6 heat-treated aluminum, and our battery cells are from Moli Energy. These cells are among the best, ensuring safety, longevity, and performance.”
Finding Allies in the E-Bike Space
JackRabbit isn’t just an e-bike; it’s a community. Jason highlights the importance of unity in the e-bike industry, saying, “We all succeed together. There’s room for many good brands. Partnerships like Electrify Expo have been great for us. We love what they’re doing, and we think they love what we’re doing.”
In addition to Electrify Expo, JackRabbit collaborates with other events and press outlets, forming alliances that help promote micromobility.
JackRabbit is making waves in the world of electric bikes, and its commitment to quality, innovation, and community engagement sets it apart. With models catering to various needs and a focus on user experience, JackRabbit is indeed the Swiss Army Knife of e-bikes, ready to conquer your urban adventures. So, hop on and zip around!
And don’t forget to check out their website at jackrabbit.bike to find dealers, book test rides, and explore the exciting world of JackRabbit. Happy riding!
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