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Published on January 19th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

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Production Smart Bicycle Debuts at NAIAS



One of the more pleasant surprises of the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was the introduction of the Smart bicycle. In short, it’s a pedal/electric bicycle made from high-quality components that Mercedes’ Smart brand will begin selling later this year. When it does, it will carry a $2950 price tag and pit itself against competitors like Local Motors’ Cruiser and Derringer’s board-tracker in a battle for gear head love.

You can find out more about the new Smart electric bicycle in this article, below, which was originally posted to Gas 2. Enjoy!

 


Production Smart Bicycle Launched at Detroit Auto Show (via Gas 2.0)

The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the…

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  • Dt Dave

    The *NEW* Copenhagen Wheel http://www.SuperPedestrian.com designed by M.I.T. Graduate Students seems a Better Choice at $800 for a Self-contained Replacement Smart Rear Wheel Assembly. :)

  • Benjamin Nead

    OK, not bad . . . but at $50 shy of $3K, it is a bit pricy. If you’re willing to pick/choose various electrical components on your own, I think you could come up with a fairy nice e-bike for substantially less money. Also . . . if it was truly “smart,” the folks at Smart would have designed their new e-bike to fold and fit into the back of their two-seater cars (my Montague mountain bike can do that.)

    The recently written-up e-bikes mentioned in the article as potential competition (ie.: Local Motors and Derringer) really seemed to be directed toward a different market, as they appear to mimic motorcycles of a century ago. This one from Smart looks decidedly modern and non-nostalgic.

    As for newer e-bike trends, though, I’m anxiously awaiting a user review of the pop-in Copenhagen Wheel . . .

    http://cleantechnica.com/2013/12/06/copenhagen-wheel-goes-sale-700/

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