Torrot launches electric trail bike Movak
Torrot is working on an all-electric motorbike. The Movak performs at 5 kW with a battery that lasts for 120 km riding both on the trail and on the road. The firm is accepting pre-orders for a deposit of 600 euros, less than a tenth of the estimated price of 7,900 euros.
Elpedal introduces new prototype Podbike
Elpedal of Norway has introduced a prototype pedelec with a twist. The so-called Podbike features four wheels, pedals, a drivers’ cab and a removable battery. Moreover, it has a dual-motor chainless setup, which has also been dubbed a rolling chassis.
Uber considering e-bike sharing model
The ride share conglomerate is reportedly considering expanding into electric bicycles. In San Francisco a pilot project is to start offering the rental and sharing of ebikes in cooperation with the bike-sharing company Jump Bikes, whose 250 Pedelec electric bicycles can be rented through the Uber app.