Vanmoof 10: The Intelligent Commuter Bike
Dutch manufacturer Vanmoof has introduced an electric bike aimed at city commuters. The design takes its lead from the automotive industry, with an in-built dashboard and GPS.
The integrated computer monitors cycling behaviour, adjusting the strength of electric power according to how hard the cyclist pedals. Vanmoof reckons the electric mode allows a cyclist’s own power to be increased by up to an estimated 80%.
The bike is lightweight with an anodised aluminium frame and compact 209Wh battery. Dependent on weather and road conditions, the battery takes three hours to recharge and can last for 30 to 60 miles. Available for pre-order now, the bike will go on general sale in April 2014.
Due to the increasing appetite for more sustainable and city-friendly transport options, the e-bike has grown in popularity over the past few years. Read more about this in the Stylus report The Rise of E-Bikes.