Peugeot premieres the eF01 electric folding bike image

Future mobility solutions are a wide range discussion, and everyone is doing their bit in bid to transition to a better world – for example the French automaker premiered an electric folding bike.

Peugeot actually has a longer history with bicycles than other automakers, because it started out as a bike manufacturer before turning its attention to cars – the penny farthing-type bike production started back in 1882. And the business has remained successful ever since – with the electrically-assisted range being unveiled seven years ago. There are ten available models and now another one has been added to the mix – the eF01 folding electric bike. Power is delivered via a lithium-ion battery with a range of approximately 18 miles (30 kilometers) and a top speed of 12 miles-per-hour (20 kilometers-per-hour). Peugeot says the folding and unfolding process needs just three steps and the bike is 37 pounds (17 kilograms) heavy, with a built-in carrying handle.

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The eF01 was not introduced alone, but next to the second generation 5008 SUV, and when folded the bike can be carried and charged in Dockstation mounted in the trunk – or be hooked to any car with a 12 volt outlet. Charging takes two hours and a Bluetooth connection will advise riders of the status via the Mypeugeot app.