French automaker Peugeot has unveiled its new electric bike dubbed the EM01 FS PowerTube.
The model was officially presented at the leading international exhibition of mountain bikes Roc d'Azur, which gathered about 150,000 enthusiasts from all over the world in the French city of Frejus last week.
According to the company, the "E" in the name means "electric", "M" - "mountain", "01" - "upscale", "FS" - "Two-suspension", that is, a system with two depreciation forks. Finally, the prefix "PowerTube" characterizes the bicycle as a mode of transport with a battery fully integrated into the frame.
Peugeot notes that the latest models on the market are more than just recreational vehicles - an electric bike can be used for daily commuting, allowing long distances to be covered without traffic jams and helping to fight air pollution.
The EM01 FS PowerTube will enter mass production in early 2020. In total, five different modifications of the electric bike will be produced. The model received a Bosch Performance CX engine, which develops a torque of 75 Nm. The manufacturer promises "explosive" acceleration, as well as the almost complete absence of friction at speeds over 25 km / h.
The 62 Wh battery built into the frame of the bike is capable of providing the vehicle with a range of up to 140 km, which surpasses even individual models of electric vehicles on the market, the manufacturer notes. The lightweight frame of the new bike, previously developed by the design bureau Antidote Solutions, has already been used in other models.
High performance rear and front suspension systems have been engineered by Rockshox. The bike's ground clearance has been improved thanks to the use of 29-inch wheels. The cost of the new model has not yet been announced. The previously unveiled Peugeot eM02 Powertube is now available from €3,199.