Peugeot’s New Electric Mountain Bike Has Better Range Than Some EVs

Bicycles are not just leisure activity vehicles, as people have been using them for their daily commutes for years, beating rush-hour traffic and helping lower air pollution in the process. The advent of electrification has made them even more appealing, and Peugeot has just launched its latest product, the eM01 FS PowerTube.

Presented at Roc d’Azur, the leading mountain bike show that gathered nearly 150,000 enthusiasts between October 9 and 13, in Frejus, France, it will launch early next year in five versions.

The eM01 FS PowerTube, where ‘e’ stands for ‘electric’, ‘M’ for ‘mountain’, ‘01’ for ‘high-end’, ‘FS’ for ‘full suspension’ and ‘PowerTube’ for ‘battery integrated in frame’, is powered by Bosch’s new Performance CX electric motor that pushes out 75 Nm (55 lb-ft) of torque. Peugeot Cycles described the acceleration as being “explosive”, adding that it offers almost zero friction at speeds over 25 km/h (16 mph).

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Built into the frame, the 62 Wh battery gives the bicycle a range of up to 140 km (87 miles), which is better than some electric vehicles currently on the market. For example, the new MAN eTGE Combi, as well as the panel van variant, offers only 114 km (71 miles) on a single charge in the WLTP test cycle.

“The lighter-weight frame of the new bike is specific to Peugeot Cycles, which developed it with the expertize of Antidote Solutions design office”, said Peugeot Cycles’ Team Manager, Vincent Ancelin. “Our supplier, Rockshox, developed the high-performance front and rear suspension systems. The 29-inch wheels improve the clearance abilities of the bike, which hugs the ground.”

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  • ThatGuy

    Do i have to change the chain tensioner LOL

  • Six_Tymes

    my balls hurt just looking at that seat.

    • john1168

      LOL… Yeah, I’m getting hemmoroids just looking at it 😀

    • db

      Is was specifically designed by the World Population Control Board…

    • Mr. EP9

      It’s going to hurt more when making big jumps and speeding down perilous terrain.

  • carmatt

    It’s a 620 Wh battery I suppose

  • Donald Ducko

    If you think switching millions of people over to electric is a good thing you need your head examined. If you think you’re going to produce all that electricity with windmills and solar you definitely need your head examined. If you’d pay for a bicycle what they’ll charge for this thing you should be…

  • EyalN

    This is better than the Harley-Davidson LiveWire.
    You don’t need license, insurance and it’s much cheaper

    • db

      Might even be more reliable.

  • Dennis James

    Such articles are not complete without mentioning weight. In this case it is 23kg, which seems quite reasonable but does pose some issues if using it for commute.

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