What to Expect from Audi’s Latest Concept, the Audi E-bike
At the Worthersee Festival this year Audi will showcase a new concept, the Audi e-bike. Inspired by motor racing design dubbed as “an extremely emotion-inspiring sports machine”, the e-bike is built almost entirely of carbon-fiber- reinforced-polymer. The bike is designed to have a low center of gravity and uses swappable lithium-ion batteries to boost the range.
In the words of design head Wolfgang Egger, the e-bike Worthersee features the “Audi core competences of design, ultra e-torn and connect.” A full recharge for takes just 2.5 hours, and the bike can deliver a range of up to 44 miles in “Pedelec” mode, with the rider supplementing the 2.3 kW (3 horsepower) electric motor. In full electric mode, the bike can accelerate to a top speed of 31 mph and in Pedelec mode to 50 mph, at least with an experienced rider on the pedals. To highlight the e-bike’s capability, Audi will use trials rider Julien Dupont and downhill racer Petra Bernhard to demonstrate it before the Wörthersee crowd.