VanMoof teases new high-speed electric bike – TechCrunch


E-bike producer VanMoof just lately raised a $128 million funding round. And the corporate is already utilizing a few of that money to develop a model new product — the VanMoof V. This is a new product within the VanMoof lineup, a high-speed bike.

The VanMoof V isn’t out there simply but. Instead, the corporate teased the new bike in a live YouTube video. The firm plans to launch the VanMoof V by the tip of 2022. It ought to value roughly $3,598, €3,498 or £2,998 based on the touchdown pages on VanMoof’s web site.

What you get for that worth is an electric bike with two motors — one within the entrance wheel and one within the rear wheel. There are two suspension techniques on the entrance and behind the automobile that will help you with uneven streets. The VanMoof V additionally options thick tires for elevated security.

Image Credits: VanMoof

According to the YouTube video, the bike can attain a prime velocity of 60 km/h (37 mph). But in case you have an e-bike already, you realize that there are rules with regards to motor help for bikes. In Europe, an e-bike can’t journey sooner than 25 km/h (15.5 mph). In the U.S., that limitation relies on each state however remains to be decrease than the VanMoof V prime velocity.

It doesn’t imply which you can’t experience sooner than that. It signifies that the motor will cease helping you in case you attain the highest velocity of your jurisdiction. The firm is already saying that the VanMoof V received’t assist you break the legislation.

“When we first started imagining what the V could become, we very soon agreed it’s about a whole new approach to how we use the roads. The VanMoof V will have integrated speed settings to match your country’s regulations. However, this bike has the technology and capacity to hit speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour or 37 miles per hour. As it stands, local regulations across the world cap the top speed of this category. But in the long term, we need much bigger thinking,” VanMoof co-founder and CEO Ties Carlier stated through the announcement.

“In our vision, current policy is limiting the adoption of this type of transportation. We’re calling for policies designed for people instead of cars. That’s why we will work with city governments to explore geofencing and push for modernized speed regulations,” he added.

In different phrases, the VanMoof V needs to be thought of as an idea bike to share VanMoof’s imaginative and prescient, in addition to a lobbying automobile for policymakers world wide. The firm needed to share its plans prematurely since you don’t want a two-wheel drive to succeed in 25 km/h.

Having stated that, VanMoof is sending invites to a gaggle of VanMoof prospects and crowdfunders. These invites allow you to reserve a VanMoof V with a $20 reservation deposit. Reservations begin right this moment with a possible launch date of late 2022.

Image Credits: VanMoof