SANYO North America donates its award-winning eneloop bike 全ynergetic Hybrid Bicycle' to CCSE

SANYO's eneloop bike donation to CCSE further demonstrates company's commitment to the adoption of sustainable transportation and lifestyle choices.

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 3, 2010 - SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), a subsidiary of and the North American regional headquarters of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., based in San Diego, announces that it has donated its award-winning eneloop bike 全ynergetic Hybrid Bicycle' to the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that helps residents, businesses and public agencies save energy, reduce grid demand and generate their own power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs.


"SANYO's eneloop bike serves as a valuable educational tool for helping CCSE demonstrate to the public different ways to adopt clean and efficient energy technologies and practices," said Irene Stillings, executive director of CCSE.

Through SANYO North America's continued partnership with CCSE since 2008, both organizations aim to help create a more sustainable future through public education, awareness and use of renewable energy sources, such as SANYO's environmental solutions, including its eneloop bike 全ynergetic Hybrid Bicycle', eneloop rechargeable batteries, and HIT® solar panels and photovoltaic systems. This announcement comes shortly after SANYO's recent collaboration with CCSE to replace all dry cell battery supplies at the CCSE headquarters in San Diego with SANYO's eneloop rechargeable batteries, demonstrating the use of rechargeable batteries as a viable, alternative electricity source.

"SANYO's donation of the eneloop bike 全ynergetic Hybrid Bicycle' is an important example of how electric-hybrid transportation can be used and is being used to help reduce our dependence on depleting natural resources, such as oil and natural gas," said Mr. Masami Murata, President of SANYO North America Corporation. "Based on our eneloop rechargeable battery technology, the eneloop bike 全ynergetic Hybrid Bicycle' embodies SANYO's commitment to both sustainable business and the environment and is a true representation of the next generation of sustainable transportation."

Officially introduced to the U.S. market in September 2009, the eneloop bike 全ynergetic Hybrid Bicycle' is a hybrid pedal assist electric bicycle utilizing rechargeable battery power and human pedal power to transport the rider efficiently and effectively with minimal effort. With innovative features such as \"loop charging,\" which recharges the battery while riding, and \"two-wheel drive\" which maintains a steadier, smoother ride on diverse terrains, the SANYO eneloop bike sets new standards of enjoyable and powerful bicycle riding. The eneloop bike 全ynergetic Hybrid Bicycle' is available at SANYOStore.com and retailers nationwide (MSRP: $2,299.99). SANYO is also proud to announce that the eneloop bike recently won the 2010 Best of Innovations award at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the category of Eco-Design & Sustainable Technology.

About SANYO
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion dollar, leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and lifestyle applications, based on its brand vision 禅hink GAIA'. SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric, markets and sells energy- and environment-related products in North America including a variety of commercial and consumer solutions such as rechargeable batteries, digital imaging devices, biomedical and health-related equipment, HVAC equipment, home appliances, etc. For further information on SANYO, please visit http://us.sanyo.com/.

About The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)
The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that helps residents, businesses and public agencies save energy, reduce grid demand and generate their own power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs. CCSE also provides the community with objective information, research, analysis and long-term planning on energy issues and technologies. CCSE is dedicated to promoting change for a clean energy future. For additional information, please visit http://energycenter.org/.

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