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Audi e-Bike Concept

Audi has unveiled a prototype of an electric-powered bike that can be also used as a regular pedal bike.

May 16, 2012 | By Luxuo

Audi e-bike Worthersee

Audi will unveil a prototype of an electric-powered bike that can be also used as a regular pedal bike in Carinthia, Austria next week.

The Audi e-bike Wörthersee has been created to investigate what is possible for a bike in terms of design, lightweight construction, networking and electric mobility.

Made from carbon fibre-reinforced polymer, the Audi e-bike weighs a mere 24lbs and takes only 2.5 hours to fully charge the lithium-ion battery.

The bike uses three different modes that can be switched via the touchscreen controls. The ‘Pure’ mode turns off electric motor and turns the Wörthersee e-bike into a pedal one.

The ‘eGrip’ mode turns on the electric motor making the bike function like a scooter that can reach a top speed of 31mph. Drivers can control momentum with a grip shift built into the handle bars.

The ‘Pedelec’ mode allows drivers to use both the electric motor and the cyclists pedalling power to reach speeds of up to 50 mph.

The Italian auto-maker claims that this is the most powerful e-bike ever made and has a 2.3kW of power (3.1bhp) with a 184lb/ft of torque at the rear wheel.

Source: popsop

Audi e-bike


 
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