Tuesday, September 8, 2009
An increasing number of people are enjoying riding around urban areas with electric bicycles, and designers have offering up a number of new creations to meet that growing demand.
The latest is named "The Mosquito," from German designers Tom Mudra and Hans-Tobias Schicktanz.
According to the two men, the idea “... was to create a lightweight and attractive E- Bike suitable for urban places. The motor is powered by lithium batteries which cost about 50p to charge. The Mosquito has got a range of about 60 km (37 miles) with a maximum Speed of 50 km/h (31 miles).”
A couple features of the bike are with the consumer in mind, and they'll appreciate it. First, the center section you see in the photo can be removed, making it easier to get on and off the electric bike, while not interfering with the stability of the ride itself.
The rider can also easily find the majority of the electric bike components at a bike shop, making it easy to deal with parts that need to be replaced.
Overall a nice urban, electric bicycle.