SKODA Reveals Brand’s First Electric Cycle
ŠKODA has unveiled its first ever electric cycle. The new Green E Line has an electric range of up to 105 km and has been created in cooperation with KTM.
”Electric power is playing a growing role especially in bicycles,” says Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA board member for sales and marketing. “The new ŠKODA Green E Line offers cutting-edge technology and guarantees sporty mobility. It is the perfect complement to the broadest bicycle collection that has ever been available from ŠKODA,” adds Eichhorn.
The Green E Line was designed as a so-called “pedelec” (short for pedal electric cycle). In this sort of electric cycle, the motor will only switch on if the rider turns the pedals (limited pedalling support). Motor support is limited to speeds below 25 km/h for regulatory and insurance reasons.
The motor’s range is up to 105 km. Once the lithium-ion battery’s capacity has been fully used, it can be recharged in a maximum of four hours. The motor from BionX brand is integrated into the rear axle and puts out 250 watt. It is powered by a battery attached to the frame with a capacity of 423 watt-hours and a weight of just 2.6 kg. The entire bike weighs a mere 21.7 kg.
To ensure the motor can support a rider’s effort in the most optimum way, sensors continuously monitor parameters such as speed, cadence and torque. Depending on settings, the motor will provide support of 35, 75, 150 or 300 per cent of a rider’s own effort. The motor also features a recuperation function which feeds back power generated when braking or running downhill. In addition, the Green E Line can easily be turned into a standard trekking bike simply by replacing the rear wheel. The battery can be easily removed for this purpose.
The bike is available effective immediately from ŠKODA dealers for a price of 65,990 CZK.