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‘World’s Lightest, Most Compact Electric Bike’ Goes Fast On Tiny Wheels
By Dorothy Tan, 17 Jul 2015
Designed in the UK by a team led by British inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, the ‘A-Bike Electric’ is “the world’s lightest, most compact electric bike”, according to its creators.
Folding up—and down—in less than 10 seconds, it is a great option for commuting around a city, eliminating the need for public transport—the A-Bike’s quick charge 24V battery can last for up to 15 miles, or 24 kilometers, and you can ride it like a normal bicycle even after its power runs out.
While its wheels may appear tiny, users do not have to worry that more effort would be required to ride it—its “dual chain drive has been optimized so that the rate of pedalling matches the rate the wheels turn, and this makes riding A-Bike Electric feel like riding any other bike”.
In addition, the A-Bike has sensors that would detect when you are slowing down—for instance, when you are going up a hill—and provide power assistance when you need it. You can also rest assured that you won’t become a sweaty mess on a hot day as all you have to do is to start pedalling and the power assistance would automatically kick in to do the hard work for you.
With its space-saving size, you can also stow it easily, whether it is on a car, public transport, at home or in the office.
Read more about the innovative A-Bike Electric, and pledge for its Kickstarter campaign, here. It reached its funding goal in just a day—prices now start from £589.
[via A-Bike Electric]
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