Video: MIT-Backed Copenhagen Wheel On Sale Now – Gives Your Bike 31 Miles Of Range
The Copenhagen Wheel project has been a long time coming. In fact many bike enthusiasts may have even forgotten the concept debuted 4 years ago at the UN Climate Change Conference.
Now engadget reports the project has been completed and you can now turn your bicycle into a extended range/power assisted EV for only $699.
The concept is simple and the tech is designed to “snap onto a standard 26-inch bicycle wheel, converting your ordinary bike into a powerful hybrid electric version that can cruise along at 20 miles per hour.”
The company says that Copenhagen Wheel’s 48-volt battery has a range of up to 31 miles. As it is self-contained, there is no throttle, but rather you just increased pedal speed (as you would with no battery on board) and the motor will compensate with additional power.
|Motor||US: 350W / EU: 250W||Size||26″ or 700c rim|
|Battery||Removable 48Volt Lithium||Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery Life||1000 cycles||Smartphone OS||iOS, Android|
|Charge Time||4 hours||Compatibility||Single Speed or 9/10 Speed Free|
|Top Speed||US: 20 mph|
EU: 25 km/h
|Brake Type||Rim brake and regenerative braking (downhill and back-pedal)|
|Range||Up to 50 km / 31 mi|
|Weight||5.9 kg / 13 lbs||Dropout||135 mm|