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Desert Rat
08-18-2011, 04:14 PM
Smart Bike to be released in 2012

Daimler-owned city car brand Smart is to launch an electric bike next year, it confirmed August 16.

The producer of the iconic Smart Fortwo will make its first venture on two wheels during the first half of 2012 in cooperation with German electric bike manufacturer Grace, Daimler said.

The electrically-assisted Smart ebike will initially be marketed in Europe and North America and is billed as "typically smart," with designers choosing to accentuate the electric additions to the bike instead of attempting to obfuscate them.

Although the bike can be powered by muscle alone, pressing a button brings a 250-watt electric motor to life, with a choice of four power levels to help propel the bike forward.

Daimler says that the 400 Wh lithium-ion battery is one of the most powerful used for bikes and can last for over 100 kilometers, depending on the power level selected and the manner of cycling.

Although the battery can be recharged using an outlet, riding also provides charge, and brake energy from the Magura MT4 disc brakes is recuperated when the rider slows down.

American Solar
08-20-2011, 12:20 AM
Pretty futuristic looking bike. Incredible to think it can go over 100km on a single charge.

Dilipkumar007
07-18-2013, 08:53 AM
Thanks for the information, I was looking for a electric bicycle. I think this will be suitable for my brothers children.

paul
07-18-2013, 11:29 AM
i ride an electric bicycle and actually have 2 of them. one on a cruiser bicycle and the other on a mountain bike. here are some pictures. any questions please ask

Dilipkumar007
08-24-2013, 08:03 AM
Dear how these bicycle run? I can't seen the battery or electric source.

paul
08-28-2013, 11:52 AM
the bikes run around 28 mph or 48 kph. the battery on the green and black mountain bike is a lifepo4 48v 10ah battery and is mounted on the rear rack of the bicycle. i painted the battery to match the bicycle. on the gray cruiser bike the battery is in the black back behind the seat. that one is a little bigger 48v 15ah. the actual motor is in the rear hub of the bicycle. comes in a nice kit easy to set up.