E-Bike concept From Audi
With a carbon fiber body, top speeds of 50MPH, built-in Wi-Fi,
This year Audi used its presence at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour to debut off this sleek electric bike concept — named the e-bike Wörthersee. The company states that the E-bike, featuring a lightweight 3.53-pound carbon fiber construction, iscrafted with “sport, fun, and tricks” in mind. It’s one of the most advanced designs we’ve seen in terms of on-board technology, as the bike has a built-in computer complete with a touchscreen that displays the rider’s road speed, distance, slope angle, and even lets the rider record trick sequences.
The Audi e-bike can be powered in three ways: through manual pedaling, a combination of footwork and electric power (with speeds up to 50 miles per hour), or by relying completely on the electric motor. This animal even tops out at 31mph. Audi has even thought to implement two “Wheelie” modes that allow riders to cruise arround on just the rear wheel. There is even a swappable 530Wh lithium-ion battery pack, which takes approximately 2.5 hours to charge according to Audi “for those who just want to ride without the peddling.
The prototype of this bike can also connect to smartphones over WLAN, thus letting its users unlock the security system with their handsets. With all these features its hard to believe this bike even has Integrated Facebook support allowing riders to engage in trick challenges. Audi is boasting that the e-bike can post stunt data to your feed and provide worldwide rankings via its display. We now live in a world where you can soon be keeping tabs on social networks from a bicycle seat.