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Smart to Put Electric Bicycle Into Production

Pedelec will be equipped with 400Wh lithium-ion battery giving range up to 100 km.

Published: 16-Aug-2011

There is a choice of four power levels with the fourth and highest level providing maximum pushing power. Depending on the power level selected and the manner of cycling a battery charge can last for more than 100 kilometres. With more than 400 Wh the lithium-ion battery is one of the most powerful batteries in the competitive environment.

The two-material and two-colour concept is also typically smart. The plastic battery housing forms a striking contrast to the aluminium frame of the smart ebike and the dynamic look is rounded off by 26 inch wheels. The headlamp and rear light feature LED technology. What’s more the bike also features an infotainment system with USB port. There are even plans to develop a special app for the iPhone which would allow smart ebike riders to use their iPhone as an information centre, for example to call up information on the charging status and range.

All these clever stuff are brilliant. But they sure come at a price. Bicycles used to be a mean of transport for those who couldn’t afford a car. Not anymore though! This ebike will certainly cost more than lots of good second-hand cars.

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