Gallery: Volkswagen Unveils Folding Electric Bike

 

In an unexpected twist, Volkswagen recently unveiled a two-wheeled electric bicycle at this year’s Auto China Show. Dubbed the bik.e (yes, that’s how it’s spelled), the sleek portable cycle is capable of folding down to the size of a spare tire and has range of 12.5 miles and a top speed of 12.5 mph (the fastest speed allowed by electric vehicles for passengers to go without helmets in Germany). Volkswagen has announced plans to actually roll out the bike as a “mobility enhancer” option on their autos, as the bike can be replenished by a vehicle’s DC current.

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Via Fast Company and Good

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  1. maxman September 17, 2010 at 3:53 am

    @The bystander,I agree that its a great idea to include a crank like traditional peddles to charge the batteries,and maybe use M2E technology too.otherwise it is a lovely way to get the wife in shape!lol!!

  2. eco-box May 30, 2010 at 10:57 am
  3. the bystander May 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

    range of 12.5 miles, top speed 12.5 mph… 1 hr use at top speed.
    Got to time your use otherwise might have to walk back to your car!
    (maybe include a crank like traditional peddles to generate electricity for emergency)

  4. nancy May 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

    a Folding Electric Bike so a lot of area in the garage would be saved

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