Sodium Cycles Xubaka, a 50 mph mild electrical bike with a sodium-ion battery
Sodium Cycles, a French producer of motorcycles, has confirmed off the newest model of their mild electrical bike, “the Xubaka,” at CES 2021. A automobile that they’ve been growing since 2018 may be very totally different from its opponents each inside and outside.
As an alternative of utilizing a typical scooter or small bike design, its creators have opted for a tubular body much like a bicycle with out pedals. As defined by the model, “Classic and pure, XUBAKA’s distinctive design evokes the legendary bikes of the 70s as a lot because the futuristic traces of the Bauhaus for furnishings and structure.”
The body is fabricated from Chromoly metal and features a conventional entrance suspension fork. With thick tires, a comparatively easy physique, and a double seat, the Xubaka carries suspension programs for snug driving with disc brakes on the entrance and rear.
The passenger seat doesn’t have any kind of cushioning. Sodium Cycles has a number of equipment to switch that rear seat – for instance, a baggage rack or a small picket cargo area.
The Xubaka’s engine is situated on the rear with a 4 kW steady and 5.5 kW peak energy, which propels the bike to a prime pace of 80 km/h (50 mph). Nonetheless, this electric motorcycle is restricted to simply 50 km/h (31 mph) within the European Union, protecting it road authorized within the 50cc class with out a full bike license. A really fascinating reality about this bike is that it solely weighs 50 kg; that’s, it has a weight nicely beneath many of the comparable gasoline or electrical scooters.
Its 1.34 kWh battery provides it a variety of between 60-80 km (37-50 miles). Till their official launch, the primary Xubaka items might be geared up with a tailor-made lithium-ion battery like nearly all electrical bikes and bikes available on the market at this time. However Sodium Cycles takes its identify from its bold plan to equip the bike with new sodium-ion batteries. Sodium-ion batteries are a quickly growing know-how that would current many benefits as a substitute for standard lithium-ion batteries.
Sodium Cycles intends to make use of sodium-ion batteries developed by the French firm TIAMAT, which has obtained authorities backing from the CNRS (French Nationwide Middle for Scientific Analysis).
The Sodium Cycles Xubaka is slated for an preliminary launch within the EU in 2021 with a price ticket of €5,900 (roughly US$7,170). The company additionally plans to introduce the bike to the American market.