Whereas we’re used to seeing electrical bikes (e-bikes) with huge battery packs, the 2020 Novus e-bike strives for a minimalist, virtually nothing-is-there design. The brainchild of founder and chief government officer René Renger, beforehand a designer at Volkswagen, Novus hails from Germany and is priced at 44,047 Euros (RM214,852) and pre-orders at the moment are being taken with a totally refundable deposit of 1,000 Euros (RM4,880).
Comprised of carbon-fibre sculpted in a trapezoidal body weighing 7 kg with an all-up weight of 75 kg together with the battery, the Novus is designed as light-weight private transport in an city setting. A a single-seater with a most rider weight of 125 kg, the Novus – which means ‘new’ in Latin – delivers a most energy of 18 kW (24hp) from its hub-mounted electrical motor with a most of 200 Nm of torque and a ruled prime pace of 120 km/h .
Energy supply is managed through an app on the rider’s smartphone, which additionally permits locking of the Novus through NFC for true keyless operation. Three energy modes can be found for buy – ‘Base’, which limits energy to a most of 40 p.c of motor capability, ‘Energy’, delivering 70 p.c and ‘God’, which unleashes most energy.
The body homes all the key elements on the Novus, together with the battery pack and numerous controllers, with the hub motor situated within the carbon-fibre rear wheel, held in place by a carbon-fibre swing arm. A carbon-fibre girder fork mounts the carbon-fibre entrance wheel, with 90 mm of suspension journey.
A monoshock holds up the rear finish of the Novus, tucked away in a body recess, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound and offering 110 mm of journey. Braking is completed with a single disc on the entrance wheel, stopped by a hydraulic calliper.
No vary numbers or charging instances have been offered by Novus, however a great guess can be 120 km of vary and about 4 hours charging time, as is typical of most e-bikes on this section. What do you assume? Are e-bikes such because the Novus viable within the coming pattern in direction of two-wheel electrification?