Switzerland-based Eric Collobmin created Voltitude, an ultra-light two-wheeler – a sort of bicycle-scooter hybrid – that can be driven on Swiss and EU roads without a licence, plate nor helmet. The simplicity with which it folds is impressive. Its powerful electric motor and latest generation lithium battery allow you to cover over 18 miles on a single charge. Effortlessly.
They called the product Voltitude — a fusion of Volt and Attitude — because, as they say, time has come to change our attitude towards urban mobility and because electric technology is now mature enough to enable us to do it.
Needless to say I’d love a Voltitude for here in Brooklyn.
(Thank you Firas)
It’s actually quite heavy for a portable e-bike altough I must say it folds nicely.
A friend of mine is selling a different variant of these, weighing in at under 15 kg with batteries installed and 15km range. He’s designed it for carrying it up the stairs and such.
Take a look: http://www.ecat.si
and maybe you can persuade him to ship you one ;-)
Best regards and keep on blogging!
Mar 7th, 2011 / 10:58 am
Without a helmet? That’s just stupid…
Mar 7th, 2011 / 2:34 pm