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Those on the lookout for an electric bicycle may want to keep an eye on the new "Volta" Kickstarter campaign by the Burbank, California-based firm Pure Cycles. The Volta electric bike looks to be a fairly "high tech" offering, with a variety of interesting features ... but with an (early bird) price tag of "only" $1,499.

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Volta e-Bike (From Pure Cycles) Hits Kickstarter

Those on the lookout for an electric bicycle may want to keep an eye on the new “Volta” Kickstarter campaign by the Burbank, California-based firm Pure Cycles. The Volta electric bike looks to be a fairly “high tech” offering, with a variety of interesting features … but with an (early bird) price tag of “only” $1,499.

Those on the lookout for an electric bicycle may want to keep an eye on the new “Volta” Kickstarter campaign by the Burbank, California-based firm Pure Cycles. The Volta electric bike looks to be a fairly “high tech” offering, with a variety of interesting features … but with an (early bird) price tag of “only” $1,499.

So, it’s not the most expensive electric bike model out there, but not the cheapest either.


The Volta reportedly can travel up to 40 miles on a charge and can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The lights are integrated and activate automatically when ambient light levels are low, and they “intelligently signal braking.” Charge level and speed can apparently be monitored quite easily via an integrated display. Recharge times are up to 2 hours and the bike weighs 35 lbs.

The Verge provides more:

“The Volta also has some smart bike tech integrated, too. It’s got a hidden GPS tracker that the company claims provides 24-hour tracking, with push notifications to your smartphone in case your bike gets stolen (although the Kickstarter page notes that the GPS tracking will only be offered until December 31st, 2017). It’s also got built-in fitness tracking for monitoring things like how many calories you’ve burned and how many miles you’ve traveled through a companion smartphone app.

“When it comes down to actual cycling hardware, Pure Cycles has been around for a while and is generally known for making cheap-ish bikes that are good for the price, but frowned upon by the biking elite. You probably won’t be getting a top-tier bike with the Volta, but it should probably be fine for casual biking and commuting.”

I haven’t used the company’s bikes, so I can’t comment on the veracity of that statement, but the offering looks to be pretty solid. You can take a look for yourself at the Kickstarter page linked to above.

The Volta will reportedly begin shipping around August to early-bird backers.

 
 
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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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