THE ELECTRIC BIKE IN SEARCH OF MONEY

Brief details are given of the Pedelec, an electric bicycle designed by Felice Campopiano. Both the pedals and the motor drive the rear wheel by two chains. The rear wheel has an ordinary three-speed hub gear; this system ensures that the drive wheels and the slave cog on the rear wheel are always in line. The Pedelec's range is approximately 40 kilometres under power. The motor is rated at 160 watts and has a maximum speed of 2500 rev/minute. The bicycle weighs 36 kilogrammes, of which 10 kilogrammes is the battery. The latter can be charged without removing it from the bicycle. The pedelec will be launched in March at a price of 325 pounds sterling. (TRRL)

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    IPC Magazine Limited

    King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LS,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1985-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 21
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 105
    • Issue Number: 1444
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM