Electrified S Bicycle

Electrified S Bicycle

Posted On: April 13, 2016
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Dutch company Vanmoof understands that many obstacles have hindered widespread adoption of electric bicycles. The ’Electrified S’ neither looks nor sounds like one, and features smartphone connectivity that allows owners to change speed settings and tracks the bike’s location using built-in GSM.

“In reinventing the e-bike, we were determined to build a bike that is beautiful inside and out, but with brains to match,” said Ties Carlier, a co-founder of Vanmoof. “We’re confident we’ve built the smartest and most connected e-bike on the market, and one that advances Vanmoof’s mission of breaking down barriers to commuting, empowering more people to get from point A to point B in cities around the globe.”

Vanmoof’s first iteration of it ‘electrified’ model in 2014 garnered praise from across Amsterdam. With the updated, they have rebuilt the e-bike from the ground-up, further integrating electronics within the frame and adding a full suit of technological enhancements. The ‘Electrified S’ also offers 2.5 times the range, which is an ideal solution for riders traveling from the urban sprawl.

The keyless lock component uses integrated bluetooth technology to confirm the owner and automatically unlocks the bike. A digital touchpad display visualizes the details of the integrated system like speed, distance travelled, power level and battery life. The Vanhoof ‘Electrified S’ is available in grey, black or a limited-edition white.

“Until now, e-bikes have been most popular among baby boomers, despite their potential to radically improve everyone’s commute,” added Carlier. “We believe this unique integration of smart technologies will attract a much wider audience and inspire many more people to commute by bike – especially those for whom distance was a barrier, but who can now reach their destination faster and fitter with the Electrified S.”