English Press / Presse anglaise
Ok, so it’s a bike, or rather an eBIQE, in Qoros-speaq.
There is a certain amount of artifice in the concept, as it’s a Qoros-reworked version of young Croatian company Greyp’s G-12 electric bicycle, and the hand-laminated carbon fibre “body”, appears to be built over a steel frame.
The Greyp connection goes deeper than a supplier relationship. G-12 design team member Adriano Mudri, heads the Qoros eBIQE project, is also an exterior designer for the company and remains Greyp’s Head of Design.
Apart from the styling, which picks up features of the cars’ design vocabulary, the Qoros contribution is a cycling-optimised adaptation of the QorosQloud “digital ecosystem”, which provides navigation and network connectivity, and monitors tyre pressures, battery charge and range.
For those of the old-fashioned “what’ll it do” mindset, I can report that in “power mode” the eBIQE is good for 65km/h, and 0-65 km/h acceleration 8.5 seconds. The 49kg machine’s 12kW output is high enough to put it over the UK threshold for a 125cc “learner legal” motorbike. Like electric cars, electric bikes – and China has 130 million of the things – are starting to get interesting.
If the eBIQE moves beyond concept stage, expect it to be very much at the top of the electric bike scale, as the Greyp G-12 costs upwards of 6000 Euros.
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