Saturday, June 27, 2020

CityQ Car-eBike

electrek reports: [edited]

[There is] a significant downside to bikes, which is that riders aren’t protected from the weather. That’s a problem that CityQ is hoping to solve with the CityQ Car-eBike.

The CityQ Car-eBike features doors and a cargo space for carrying luggage, groceries, and other necessities. The doors and windows can be set up for either fully enclosed or semi-enclosed riding. The micro EV has seating for either two adults or one adult and two children.

The CityQ Car-eBike’s pedals aren’t connected to any gears or chains. There’s no direct drive — only software to enable a drive-by-wire system that powers the vehicle’s 250W electric motor up to its Euro-spec top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph).

The bike is designed to fit into the EU’s cargo and four-wheeled e-bike laws, meaning it could theoretically share the bike lane, at least legally speaking.

The CityQ Car-eBike measures 87 cm (34 inches) wide, which isn’t that much wider than a mountain bike. Though at 70 kg, it weighs more than even the heaviest of electric mountain bikes.

With a pair of batteries, the Car-eBike can travel around 70-100 km (43-62 miles) per charge.

After three years of development, the CityQ Car-eBike is now available for pre-order. The purchase price is expected to be north of €6,000.

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