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Is Ford Joining E-Bike Competition? Shows Off a Concept Model



Ford Motor Company presented an electric bicycle concept at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show.

Ford says the futuristic-looking, electric-powered bicycle was designed to commemorate Ford’s new automotive design language, and also show the how the latest advancements in automotive technology can be applied to the humble two-wheeler.

The frame, which is made from aluminum and carbon fiber, weighs just 5.5 pounds and provides on-board storage for a lithium-ion battery pack. Its two pedals drive a Shimano belt-drive 11-speed gear system and, in turn, the rear wheel. Up front, a hub-mounted electric motor sports a magnetostriction sensor, allowing it to cut power when it senses the rider is pedaling. As such, the motor’s operation is allegedly seamless and completely automatic. Ford also says the E-Bike can operate in multiple assist modes (i.e. economy, comfort, and sport), and has an electric range of 53 miles on a single charge.

The E-Bike concept isn't destined for production, at least for now. Ford says the concept is simply part of a study of “other future mobility solutions.”

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