The Dutch e-bike manufacturer VanMoof has presented a new model, the VanMoof V, which is said to be able to reach speeds of up to 50 km/h when equipped with two electric motors.
The “hyper bike” can already be reserved, with a purchase price of 3,498 euros. VanMoof will offer the electric bicycle in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Great Britain, the USA and Japan. Deliveries are expected to start at the end of 2022.
With the VanMoof V, the Dutch company says they have presented a bike optimised they say is optimal for long commutes. The pictures provided are still “artistic representations of the VanMoof V” but already show how futuristic the design is for series models from VanMoof.
VanMoof says that the power system consists of two electric motors with up to 1 kW. The integrated battery has an energy content of 700 Wh. The VanMoof V is supposed to be able to reach a top speed of up to 50 km/h. With this top speed, the VanMoof V would be able to reach a maximum speed of 50 km/h. With this top speed, VanMoof would exceed the legal limits for classification as an S-pedelec in Germany. But the Dutch company already have a solution for this: the VanMoof V is said to have integrated speed settings that would be adaptable to the respective local guidelines.
The VanMoof V is currently still in the development phase. However, the e-bike can already be reserved. For this, interested parties have to be put on a waiting list. The Dutch company will then gradually send out access codes. Only with these codes can a reservation be made. The price is supposed to be 3,498 euros. The first deliveries are expected at the end of 2022.
VanMoof is a bit of a fast rider when it comes to electric micromobility, notably collecting $128 million in financing last month. In April, VanMoof announced several new products. This year, for example, the Dutch e-bike manufacturer launched a detachable powerbank that is supposed to give riders up to 100 kilometres of additional range on VanMoof bikes and can be easily charged indoors.
Not lacking in courage, the Dutch company got into trouble in France last year with an advertisement that was prohibited from broadcast on French television because of the ad’s depiction of a melting car. The self-regulating body responsible, the ARPP, argued that aspects of the film “discredit the automobile sector […] while creating a climate of anxiety.” Nevertheless, the company rides ahead at increasing speeds.
Including reporting by Carrie Hampel
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