There are a lot of electric bicycles (e-bikes) on the market today — from off-road adventure beasts to fat-tire bikes with folding frames. Some can’t even be legally ridden on streets. If you own a UBCO 2×2 e-bike, you know what we’re talking about, but here’s some good news: the new UBCO 2×2 utility e-bike solves that problem.
UBCO 2×2 Utility Electric Bike Is Now Legal
The New Zealand e-bike company UBCO, which makes “utility electric vehicles” (UEV), finally has a road-legal 2×2 utility e-bike. Previously only licensed for off-road use, the 2×2 utility e-bike is ready to roll. Of course, check to see if your state and city allow for e-bikes on roads and/or sidewalks. New York state and New York City differ on the use of e-bikes. Hopefully, the success of e-bikes will force an overall legalization of e-bikes across the country.
Back to the new UBCO 2×2 utility e-bike, the e-bike is hailed as a dual-environment vehicle. This means it’s good for on-road use and off-road use. The company upgraded the e-bike with brake lights, indicators, reflectors, a speedometer, an odometer, and a LED headlight with a high and low beam for street use. It now also includes a motor cut-off switch, a steering lock system, and a Bluetooth app.
The e-bike uses a 52.2Ah (48Ah rated), 50V, removable UBCO lithium-ion battery pack that can be used to power tools or simply charge your phone. The e-bike has two USB chargers (1A & 2.5A) and one 12V outlet (10A max).
It also has two electric motors, one in the front and one in the back. And to get you to tackle almost any environment you throw at it, it sports two powerful 1 kilowatt peak brushless DC Flux Drive electric motors (2.4 kWh peak) that are air cooled. It sports two high power density controllers with overheating protection.
The price is $6,999, which means you can now take your surfboard to the beach with it.
UBCO 2×2 Utility E-Bike Conclusion
Is the UBCO 2×2 utility e-bike blurring the lines between an e-bike and an electric scooter? It definitely looks like it fits neatly in between both worlds. It is aimed at a utilitarian market and looks mighty comfortable off-road as well as on. The company offers custom bags and cargo decks, with an option to fit onto its sturdy frame anything you can fit.
You have lean and fit e-bikes, daily commuters, and even cool retro-looking e-bikes, and now you also have the SUV of e-bikes, the UBCO 2×2 utility e-bike.
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