Jeep is the newest automobile firm making an attempt to money in on booming electrical bicycle gross sales by bringing a Jeep e-bike to market. The corporate has simply introduced that pre-orders are going stay at the moment for the Jeep electrical bicycle.
However wait till you see the worth.
Jeep is asking for a whopping $5,899 for its fats tire, all-terrain electrical bicycle.
Jeep e-bike goes on sale at the moment
After all the Jeep electrical bicycle is much more e-bike than most others, to be honest.
Marketed below a partnership with North American firm QuietKat, the Jeep e-bike places out an astounding 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque, because of its massively powerful Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor.
That motor is well-known to place out over 1.5kW of energy, although QuietKat and Jeep market the e-bike as offering 750W of energy. They could possibly be detuning the motor, or extra probably utilizing a decrease determine to keep away from operating afoul of e-bike rules in lots of US states that restrict energy to 750W.
I’ve hit up to 37 mph (59 km/h) on e-bikes sporting that motor, although Jeep and QuietKat could restrict the velocity of the motor electronically.
The bike additionally options high-end suspension. Actually, I occur to already be fairly accustomed to the bike’s suspension design as a result of I do know the corporate that builds it. It’s designed by FREY Bike, a Jinhua, China-based e-bike firm that invited me to tour their factory last year.
I’ve spent some serious saddle time on FREY’s e-bikes and have come away with a powerful appreciation for his or her setup and the standard of their bikes. And so whereas I haven’t but examined the Jeep e-bike, I’ve ridden the bikes it’s based mostly on (a modified FREY M600 reworked for fats tires and the bigger M620 motor). And people bikes can ship on their guarantees.
QuietKat and Jeep have made the Jeep e-bike out there for pre-order beginning at the moment through a dedicated website for the bike.
Now that the corporate has begun taking gross sales, Jeep has joined the likes of other large car manufacturers which are providing electrical bicycles and scooters. GM began selling its own electric bicycle last year, and Skoda has launched a novel e-bike/scooter hybrid.
Spanish automaker SEAT has also gotten in on the two-wheeled EV game with its personal seated and standing electrical scooters.
Even ridesharing corporations like Uber and Lyft have their very own micromobility options with electrical bicycles and e-scooters.
So whereas this can be Jeep’s first electrical bike, it’s simply one in every of many at present being supplied by automobile producers hoping to scoop up their very own slice of the private mobility pie. The larger query now’s, “When will we lastly see a real four-wheeled electric Jeep?”
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