Veloce (Electric Sports Bike) by Brian Hoehl
2017 - 2018, Platinum A' Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award Winner
We are inspired by true market research. The motivation is to make a product where the audience for instance can drive to work having the electric motor engaged. Arrive at work with no sweat because of the support from the electric motor. In the afternoon the motor can be in off mode and the user can use his electric bike as a normal race bike for work out and race. This is the premium of electric bikes and is seen as a complete new category.
This electric bike is a totally new category in electric bikes. Our market research has found a need for electric race and sports bike. In order to reach the research target we found that the this specific electric bike needs to be extra ordinary light. The motor must be hidden as much as possible - but yet visible. The bike has to have real racing bike geometry. We realised this concept by using the newest carbon materials available. A wind tunnel has been used to optimise the aero dynamics.
Design Challenges
The most critical challenge was to get the weight down to a record breaking level. The electric bicycle has a race bike dna and must therefor be light. But having the added weight of a battery and a motor was the most difficult challenge. The way we have solved the challenges is by using untraditional materials for an electric bike such as carbon and kevlar instead of metal and alloy
Production Technology
Carbon fiber frame. A light motor is build into the frame. The frame is made as a monocoque frame in autoclave carbon.
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