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Schneider partners with American Chopper for hybrid motorcycle

Schneider Electric will partner with custom motorcycle manufacturer and stars of US television show American Chopper, Orange County Choppers (OCC), to design and build OCC’s first hybrid motorcycle.

The custom motorcycle will be an example of Schneider Electric’s commitment to ‘green’ energy solutions and was designed through a collaboration between Schneider Electric employees and the OCC design team.

The new hybrid motorcycle will incorporate a safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green energy solution, according to a statement from Schneider Electric.

“Schneider Electric is challenging Orange County Choppers to build a custom motorcycle that will support our company mission of helping people make the most of their energy,” said Schneider Electric US president, Amelia Huntington.

“This hybrid motorcycle will employ a built-in intelligent energy management system that will allow it to be more efficient and productive by considering multiple variables to select the best energy source available.

“Schneider Electric employs the same management methodology to help our customers do more while using less energy in buildings, data centers, industry and residential markets. As one of the premier builders of custom motorcycles, Orange County Choppers will bring an unprecedented level of expertise and creativity to showcasing our mission through their design.”

According to a spokesperson from OCC, the Schneider Electric hybrid will be capable of traveling farther, without refueling or recharging, than any other OCC bike in history.

“The ability to help design and build a hybrid motorcycle of this caliber is a unique opportunity and our team is up to the challenge,” said Orange County Choppers’ worker, Paul Teutul, Sr.

Once the Schneider Electric custom motorcycle is complete, Schneider Electric, along with Teutul, will kick-off a road show that will give Schneider Electric electrical contractor partners a sneak preview of the theme bike.

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