Creating next generation e-bikes The Obree’s lower centre of gravity offers a stable, agile ride to navigate increasingly congested urban environments in style. Featuring regenerative braking and pedalling enabling recharging of the battery on-the-go, a revolutionary German propulsion system that provides up to 114km range, a quiet high torque motor and smaller wheels for maximum comfort and manoeuvrability. With its stylish, distinctive Y-frame design with Hydroform manufacture the Obree achieved a “Gut” rating by ExtraEnergy.org
Two (motorised) wheels better. The Economist September 21st 2013
BICYCLE fairs come thick and fast at the end of summer in Europe. Eurobike closed on August 31st in Friedrichshafen, Germany; the Salon du Cycle in Paris on September 16th. And how the market is changing: for all the hype over the latest rugged mountain bike, the whirr of electrically assisted wheels is clearly audible. Although electric cars have struggled to gain purchase (their sticker price is unalluring and they stop dead if not recharged), sales of cycles using batteries to augment a rider’s own efforts are growing quickly. Faster ones with more sophisticated electronic controls, a bit like those popular in China, may also be gaining ground.