THE French car manufacturer Peugeot has attempted to solve commuters’ so-called ‘last mile’ issues by introducing an all-electric folding bicycle capable of integrating into the boot of its 5008 SUV.
The bike is fitted with a battery and a motor capable of powering it for between 18 and 25 miles, at speeds of up to 12.5mph.
It can easily be stowed away in the boot space of Peugeot’s new 5008, allowing those commuting into congested urban areas to cycle the last mile or so of their journey – therefore avoiding any potential parking problems.
Gilles Vidal, Director of Peugeot Design, said: ‘Peugeot is the only brand that offers two- wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel mobility solutions which are manually powered, electrically assisted, hybrid, fully electric or equipped with an internal combustion engine.
‘Thanks to this enormous flexibility in our range, we can offer a mobility solution for every requirement. Together, the 5008 SUV and eF01 electric bike combine two modes of transport to create a complete door-to-door solution, no matter what your destination might be.’
The EF01 can be recharged in just an hour, and also features its own mobile charging dock giving riders a more flexible way of topping up the bike’s battery. It can be folded or unfolded in just 10 seconds.
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