Future mobility solutions are a wide range discussion, no rx 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.
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.