Published on August 30th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill8
Vespa Style Comes to the Electric Bike — Jetson E-Bike
August 30th, 2012 by Joshua S Hill
Electric bikes are a great way to get around the city when you don’t want to deal with expensive taxis and long lines of traffic, but is turning an electric bike into a Vespa-looking electric bike really what people want?
I guess we’ll be finding out with the release of the Jetson E-bike.
Starting at $1,799 USD, the Jetson E-bike can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour and has a 40-mile range per individual charge. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the 500W electric motor will only take you four hours to recharge on a standard 110V outlet, and if you want to actually pedal the bike — and completely ruin the image of riding a Vespa — then you can do that too and charge the battery at the same time.
The battery is removable to help ease charging, and the bike is fitted with rear wheel motor and disc brakes, an LCD enhanced display, and multiple locking points so you can ensure no one will be making off with your shiny new Vespa-like contraption.
The E-bike will come in several colours, including eight subtle colours and another four neon colours to really ensure you cause that 18-car pile up you’ve bee hoping for.