Kia K-velo Electric Bicycles - Teaser - Geneva

Not contented with just showing new and facelifted car models, Korean manufacturer, Kia, will also be featuring a couple of new K-velo electric bicycles, releasing a teaser image for them before their Geneva debut.

The two bikes, a City and an MTB variant, is designed and engineered at Kia’s Namyang R&D centre in Korea, featuring ultra-high strength steel monocoque metal frame produced by advanced stamping technology and robotic automated welding process to give it automotive-industry levels of production and quality control.

The City is said to feature a step-through frame, rear-mounted battery, 28-inch wheels and mud-flaps, while the MTB, designed for off-road use, gets RockShox 100 mm front forks, a mid-mounted battery and 27.5-inch wheels with all-terrain tyres. Both gets Shimano brakes and gear components.

Both the K-velo bikes gets a Bosch 250 Watt electric motor that pushes 45 Nm of torque. It uses a 36 volt, 10 amp/hour lithium-ion polymer battery pack that gives the City a range of up to 70 km and, for the MTB, gets around 50 km. The battery pack can be easily detached for recharging which is said to take about four hours.

 



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