Automaker Audi has turned its attention from four wheels to two with the unveiling of the Wörthersee e-bike, apparently, is fast enough to be caught out by a speed camera.
The company claims the bike, featuring a lightweight 3.53-pound (1,600 grams) carbon fiber construction, has been crafted with “sport, fun, and tricks” in mind. Being so light, it’s a wonder the thing doesn’t take off when it hits its top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h), or by relying solely on the electric motor, wherein speeds top out around 31 mph.
The new Audi eBike Worthersee, built on motor racing design principles, has a swappable 530Wh lithium-ion battery pack, which takes approximately 2.5 hours to charge according to Audi. It’s also fitted with homogeneous LED light strips that create the immediately recognizable Audi light signature. The prototype can also connect to smartphones over WLAN, letting users unlock its security system with their handsets, for instance.
The new e-bike bicycle also has five cycling modes to choose from, including one that relies purely on muscle power, while the other extreme would be to have the electric motor bear the brunt of the work. Alternatively, you can always have a mixture of both, which should benefit the bicycle as well as the rider.
The entire bike is made of polymer reinforced with carbon fiber, making it incredibly light and adding to the speed. Oh, and making stunts more than possible:
Source – AUDI