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Published on July 17th, 2015 | by James Ayre

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Greyp G12 — High-Perfomance Electric Bike From Rimac

July 17th, 2015 by  



Originally published on EV Obsession.

Those that are wealthy and in the lookout for an electric bicycle may want to check out the Greyp G12 — a high-performance offering that can reach speeds of up to 44 miles per hour (70 kilometers an hour). The bike is retailing for €6,500 ($7,200) currently.

Interestingly, the bike (which we actually caught word of back in 2013) is the offering of the creator of the Concept_One electric supercar, the Croatian company Rimac Automobili.

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The electric bike features a 1.3 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack that allows for up to 75 miles (120 kilometers) of electric propulsion. The Greyp G12 is apparently the result of “knowledge acquired during the conception of Rimac’s $1 million electric supercar.”

Here’s more information coming via Electrek: “There are 3 use-cases for the Greyp G12: pedal only, pedal-assist and throttle only. There’s no need to switch mode between the roles of the pedals. If you want to only pedal, you use the pedals and if you want the electric motor to assist your pedaling, you use the throttle while pedaling, and finally you can stop pedaling and only use the throttle.”

Of course, the bike has to have some nifty features to justify the high price, and it does, including fingerprint activation! “The G12 can save up to 50 users, and every user can save up to 5 fingers. You can choose that a certain finger starts the bike in a certain mode. Your thumb can lead you the Street Mode, while your middle-finger will activate the Power-mode.”

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Regenerative braking that sends up to 2 kW of power back to the battery is also included.

Here are the exact specs for those considering a purchase:

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Image Credit: Rimac 
 





 

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About the Author

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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