Qoros eBIQE Concept Debuts in Geneva (w/videos)
On the Qoros stand at the Geneva Motor Show we found an EV – but not what we are normally accustomed to.
The Qoros eBIQE Concept bike is based on Greyp G12, which we covered half a year ago. The new version (seen above) has a different design in the style of the Qoros brand, as well as new connectivity solutions.
“Qoros, the new international car brand, is today staging the premiere of its eBIQE Concept at the 84th Geneva Motor Show. The eBIQE Concept is created for the modern metropolitan consumer, with exceptional performance that can be used for commuting, leisurely rides or exploratory off-road adventures. It is a concept of a cloud-connected electric bike and showcases numerous Qoros design cues carried over from its production cars, as well as innovative technology and impressive performance.”
“The body is hand-laminated carbon-fibre, based on the steel frame of the G12 electric bike from Greyp. The team applied clean horizontal lines, a forward-leaning wedge profile and a hockey stick-shaped spoiler– all typical Qoros design traits.”
Several driving modes are available – from no assist to 250 W, and from 4 kW up to 12 kW of power (without pedaling).
In Street mode, when just 250 W are available, Qoros eBIQE Concept can go up to 25 km/h up to 120 km (75 miles). In Eco mode 60 km/h is possible but range drops to 100 km (62 miles) and when Power mode is engaged then even 65 km/h is possible with range up to 80 km/h.
The concept bike is connected via QorosQloud platform:
“The connected technology used in the eBIQE Concept is based on the innovative QorosQloud platform (which is standard on most Qoros cars) and adapts its functionality for application to the electric bike to ensure it delivers highly relevant features and services for the rider. With a permanent 3G connection it is operated through an advanced five-inch touchscreen mounted on the handlebars (a downsized version of the eight-inch Qoros MMHTM screen seen on all Qoros cars), or in the cloud via the user’s smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac using the dedicated website (www.qorosqloud.com) or app.”
“The cloud-connected system will be able to offer many industry-leading functions, such as advanced route planning, intelligent navigation, the ability to remotely check the eBIQE Concept’s condition (tyre pressures, battery charge and range), and networking capabilities through social media, with the ability to share favourite routes and points of interest or arrange impromptu meet-ups with fellow riders.”
“Similar to the system already available in Qoros’ cars, thanks to its permanent 3G connection, QorosQloud will provide navigation that incorporates real-time updates for incidents, travel times, weather and charging points. And its cloud connectivity means that the system’s enhanced mapping data is especially valuable when riders head off-road. With a satellite overlay map view it could display topographical information so he or she can make better informed decisions about what direction to take. Alternatively because QorosQloud synchronises with the user’s smartphone, tablet or computer, rides can be planned ahead from inside the home or office.”
Stefano Villanti, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Qoros stated:
“The intent is to adapt the QorosQloud platform that is already being enjoyed by drivers of our cars so that it would deliver the same level of powerful functionality, convenience and social networking services to enhance the eBIQE Concept rider’s experience. Even the Eco-drive monitoring service that helps Qoros drivers to increase their driving efficiency is considered in the eBIQE Concept, with the ride behaviour analysis feature conceptually developed to enable users to assess their riding style.”
“QorosQloud can allow riders of the eBIQE Concept to integrate like never before with the physical and digital world while making their lives easier and more enjoyable.”
Other features are a fingerprint recognition system with memory for multiple users. Regen is very strong at up to 2 kW thanks to the A123 battery, which easily accepts such an amount.
Gert Hildebrand, Executive Director of Design at Qoros, remarked:
“We designed the eBIQE Concept with our modern metropolitan customers in mind. It embodies some of our key philosophies – simple and elegant design, cutting-edge technology and the desire to make our customers lives easier and more enjoyable. As with our cars we delivered all this while creating a product with uncompromising standards of high quality.”
“There are over 130 million e-bikes in China, where several major cities have already restricted the use of gasoline motorbikes or have banned them completely. Chinese e-bikes are primarily used for commuting, but the Qoros eBIQE Concept was conceived to go further – it performs superbly as a commuter and is fun and highly-capable in an off-road situation as well.”
|‘Power’ mode||‘Street’ mode||‘Eco’ mode|
|Power output:||12 kW||0.25 kW||4 kW|
|Torque:||200 Nm||60 Nm||100 Nm|
|Max. speed||65 km/h||25 km/h||60 km/h|
|Acceleration 0 – 65km/h||8.5 secs||–||–|
*(Motor only, no pedalling assistance)
|Regen braking power:||2 kW|
|Recharge time:||80 minutes|