Electric bikes may be the wave of the future - but German design studio Ding3000’s latest e-bike is a blast from the past! Working with BASF, Ding300 developed the E-Velocipede "Concept 1865", which is an electric update to the world’s first pedal-powered cycle. Ding3000 modernized the 148-year-old bike, otherwise known as a Velocipede, by introducing an electric powered drive and cutting-edge carbon fiber construction.
E-Velocipede “Concept 1865” bicycle is propelled by a 250W electric drive integrated within the rear wheel. A rechargeable battery is integrated into the saddle, and at the end of the day riders can detach the entire seat to keep it safe and recharge it at home.
The bike is designed to be made from carbon fiber, and it features bearingless pedals made of Ultrason. The tires are made of a light and puncture-proof expanded thermoplastic polyurethane called Infinergy that is durable and very elastic. For a bit of added safety and flair, the rear wheel would also have an integrated LED strip that lights up the bike at night.
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