Check out these short films featuring the Audi Electric Bike…
It is an extraordinary piece of kit, however being capable of 50mph it does not qualify as an Electric Bicycle as far as the law in the UK and anywhere else in the Europe is concerned!
It does though showcase what Electric Bikes are capable of when money is no object; things such as a wheelie mode where the riders balance is maintained automatically, while the carbon frame of the bike weighs only 1.6kg. Perhaps this Audi might best be regarded as a Concept Bicycle, but if there was such a thing as an off road Electric Bike Championship this bike would in all likelihood be a contender, and an awful lot of fun!
Meanwhile Audi have apparently scrapped their plans for an Electric Car – who knows perhaps Audi foresee a more bicycle based future? Though industry commentators suggest that Audi have been put off by the current low demand and high prices. I guess we’ll see, but in the meantime I’m happy with my Heinzmann electric bike! See my previous post on My Route Into Electric Cycling: www.letsgetenergized.co.uk/archives/2012/03/09/my-route-into-electric-cycling/.