A Bike Or A Car? Meet Podbike!

Posted on: Tue, 2018-02-13 - 10:26 By: admin

A Bike Or A Car? Meet Podbike!

Chief engineer and founder of Podbike Per Hassel Sørensen assures us that this is a bike, even if it looks like a car. He says it’s a 4-wheel electric bike with features not found in any other bike. Most electric bicycles have 1 motor. Podbike has 3, but one is used only as a generator. Each rear wheel has a built-in motor and the front wheels used for steering are connected to a generator. Thus, the bike has no mechanical transmission for propulsion.

A standard Podbike at a price of $6,300 has 4 battery modules that are connected for a total capacity of 400 Wh.

The bike is tested to consume an average of 5 Wh/km (8 Wh/mile). So the standard version will get you a range of 80 km (50 miles). The chassis should accommodate up to 18 battery modules, giving an electrical range of at least 300 km (186 miles).

Since launching the concept online, 600 orders have been placed from people around the world. Currently, Podbike is produced in Norway.

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A Bike Or A Car? Meet Podbike! | CleanTechnica
Chief engineer and founder of Podbike Per Hassel Sørensen assures us that this is a bike, even if it looks like a car. He says it's a 4-wheel electric bike with features not found in any other bike.