Swiss Bicycle Goes Electric
Leave it to the Swiss to come up with a folding electric bike.
Called the Voltitude (which is also the name of the company), it's an electric bicycle , rather than an electric motorcycle, so it is legal for bike lanes. It has a range of up to 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) and is powered by a combination of pedals and a battery, rather similar to a moped. The added bonus: it folds up small and light enough to be carried (or rolled) into a typical office.
Top speeds are modest -- about 25 km/h (that's about 15 miles per hour) unless the rider provides more power to the pedals, though the company doesn't say how fast a fit rider might go. Recharging takes about four hours. The company is taking pre-orders and hasn't released a price yet.
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