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E-bike That Doesn’t Look Like It’s Electric

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Posted March 30, 2017

The Volta is an electric bike that doesn’t look it’s electric and offers up to 65 km of electric assist for every 2 hour charge of the Li-ion battery that is hidden away in the top tube of the aluminum frame. That battery feeds a 36 V/250 W rear wheel hub motor, with riders able to choose from four power modes to help pedal their way up to 32 km/h.

When the rider hits the disc brakes, the taillight activates and the motor assist is disabled. Regen braking system charges battery and help get a few more kilometers of assist and if the bike does run out of power during a trip, the rider can use leg power to get home. Speed and battery information is displayed on a touch-enabled LED screen up front. A built-in lights to the front and rear automatically illuminate when daylight starts to fade. It also features a GPS tracking device, with location and tamper alerts pushed to a mobile device running the companion apps, that include ride and health tracking capabilities and power level controls. To see it in action watch a video below.

Source: Kickstarter

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