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Feddz electric bike to launch in Europe

The first ever electro-scooter is set to hit our streets in the next few weeks
The first ever electro-scooter is set to hit our streets in the next few weeks
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by Norah Lindsay

Electric bikes have become increasingly popular around the world and judging by the look of this eco-friendly ride, it's no wonder electric bikes are seen as a good alternative to petrol-powered motorbikes.

German-based manufacturer, Feddz, has created a half-bicycle, half-motorcycle, which is described as being a resourceful electro-cruiser with exchangeable batteries and clever cargo room storage for any of the rider's possessions.

They suggest that you can use the storage space for a variety of items, ranging from sports materials to a briefcase.

The exact release dates are still yet to be confirmed, but in the next three weeks "there will be a new form of e-mobility driving fun" taking on the streets around Europe, Feddz claims.

The Feddz model is designed and built by a German firm called Emo-Bike and the bike is available in two variants, the Eco and the Premium.

Both types of Feddz bikes contain a nifty 23-litre cargo storage room, fitted with two belts with quick release closures.

The clever compartment is described as giving you more than enough room to transport what you need, while simultaneously recharging your mobile phone with the included USB connection. These bikes are also Bluetooth ready.

Other interesting features included on the urban lifestyle cruiser are the energy-saving LED head lamp from Phillips, LED rear lamp and brake lamps.

Talking tech

The Feddz bike is powered by a 2kW rear wheel hub motor that delivers 60 NM of torque and comes with three acceleration modes, which can be selected by the rider via the handle bar switch.

The electric bikes are built on an aluminium frame and both variants of the electric bike sport disc brakes at both the front and the rear.

The frame and wheels weigh in at just 73lbs (33kg) and can be loaded onto a conventional bike rack once the 25lb (12kg) battery is removed.

The height of the rider's seat can be adjusted to allow riders to choose between a comfortable upright position and a lower, sportier posture.

The Eco model has a range of 43miles (70km) and a capped speed of 16mph (25kph).

This Feddz version is powered by a Lithium-ion 48V battery, which has the capacity to run for 70km on a single charge of four hours, and also has a top speed of 16mph.

The Premium variant is also powered by a by a Lithium-Ion 48V battery, which is capable of running for 110km and has a top speed of 45Km/h (28mph). However a driving license is required to ride this version.

Feddz is expected to price these electric bikes in the range of ?6,000 and ?7,000 (£4960-£5770).

An exact date is still yet to be confirmed detailing when the bikes are going to be ready for purchase, but we will keep you informed for any further details when all is confirmed.

In the meantime, enjoy a video of the Feddz electric bike below:

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