Pure Cycles is funding its first electric bike, the Volta, on Kickstarter

Posted on Aug 25 2017 - 5:41pm by Collin Peterson

Those looking for an electric bicycle can also want to maintain a eye on the new “Volta” Kickstarter campaign by the Burbank, California-primarily based company Pure Cycles. The Volta electric bike seems to be a fairly “excessive tech” presenting, with a ramification of exciting features … but with an (early bird) rate tag of “just” $1,499.

Pure Cycles’ Volta electric bike is described as being “greater than your common” electric bike, and while it would not have the longest range ever (but simply enough for most bike commutes), and it doesn’t fold up, it’s miles stated to offer electric bike overall performance in a lightweight bundle, with out being apparent that it is an electric powered motorbike. The 35-pound Volta does have a distinct shape, and rolls on smaller (22 inch) tires, but it hides it5.8Ah lithium ion battery % in the body itself and its 250W rear hub motor is stated to supply a natural stability and performance to the bike (rather than mid-installed crank-force cars).

Volta

The Volta gives a rear wheel-based motor, which the company claims gets as much as 40 miles on a single fee (in “Eco” mode) and might attain a top speed of 20 mph. The included lighting, which switch on routinely while it’s dark out, additionally intelligently sign braking. And a small included show can show both the present day speed and price stage (the enterprise claims that recharging the battery takes two hours).

Volta comes in black and white finishes and is available with both belt or chain driven options. It sports activities 4 extraordinary riding modes, so in case you need to be someplace in a hurry, or want to stretch the battery life, Volta has you protected. It additionally supports integrated health monitoring for tracking what number of calories you’ve burned, or what number of miles you’ve traveled. And with anti-robbery GPS monitoring, you’ll never need to worry approximately losing your ride. Volta is to be had to again now on Kickstarter on the beginning fee of $1,499. while it has met its investment purpose, there’s still 38 days till the marketing campaign ends. If all is going well, the motorcycle will be delivery sometime of may later this year, but that’s “Kickstarter time”.