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Opel introduces e-bike concept “RAD e”

Opel is presenting an e-bike urban design concept at the Geneva Motor show. The RAD e is aimed primarily at urban people at a time when e-bikes are predicted to play an increasing role in future integrated urban transport concepts.

The RAD e name takes its inspiration from “Rad”—the German word for bicycle and wheel. RAD e incorporates boomerang design cues that also appear in the Ampera and the RAK e experimental electric vehicle.

Opel RAD e. Click to enlarge.

It is the first e-bike concept to be designed around automotive manufacturing mass production methods. The RAD e’s pedelec propulsion system is based on a 250 watt electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. At an average speed of 20 kilometers an hour (12 mph) and depending on the electric assist and terrain, the e-bike achieves an electrically supported range of between 60 and 145 kilometers (37 to 90 miles). In a maximum time of two-and-a-half hours, the battery can be fully charged.

The e-bike can also be transported on Opel’s FlexFix bicycle carrier and be charged while driving.



We've seen these "concept" bikes that never get built before....nothing to see here - move on.


One has to go to China to see hundreds of millions of those actually being built, sold and used at an extremely fast growing rate. Those may be the most efficient clean quiet e-vehicles to move people from A to Z.

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Concept bikes from car manufacturers are nothing new but what is new is the continous flow of electric bicycles lately from other car makers including BMW, Mercedes and Ford. Doubtful any will ever go into production but there are choices available now from companies like Pedego.


I would leave the bikes to the bike companies, and the e-bikes to ebike companies.

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