The electric two-wheeler startup founded by designer Erik Buell together with Frederic Vasseur (Spark Racing), has been renamed Fuell and has started pre-sales for its first products.
The models released by former VanGuard Spark are the electric Motorcycle Flow and the e-bike Fluid. But first to the Flow: The electric motorbike is available in 11 and 35 kW power and is expected to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds. The top speed is around 90 km/h or – on request – up to 140 km/h, so that the model, which is designed for urban use, can also compete on motorways. There is also a 10 kWh battery on board which, according to the manufacturer, guarantees a range of 240 km and which can also be recharged quickly.
In price terms, the flow will be 10,995 dollars (just under 10,000 euros). Advance orders are now possible with a down payment of 500 dollars, but the electric motorcycle should not be ready for production until the end of 2020.
Meanwhile, the electric Bike Fluid comes with a middle drive motor, which is nominally designed for 100 Nm torque and 500 W power, whereas in the European version only 250 W is to be expected. Otherwise, Fuell offers the bike in two versions with different top speeds: The model Fluid-1 reaches 25 km/h in Europe and 20 mph in the USA, the Fluid-1S 45 km/h and 28 mph respectively. The 48 V battery duo with 1,008 Wh installed in the e-bike is sufficient for 200 km. If you can cope with less, you can also order only one battery.
The manufacturer went to extra lengths to emphasize the high quality of the components used. For instance, the fluid has a carbon belt instead of a chain drive. The recommended retail price for the electric bicycle is between 3,300 and 3,700 dollars (about 2940 and 3295 euros), depending on the version. However, Fuell is granting a discount of 30 percent during the pre-order period.