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Electric Bicycles And Cars: Retro Models

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Does your heart skip a beat when you spot a vintage car, for example, a Volkswagen Beetle or a Fiat 500? Or do you like riding your traditional bike? Good news for the retro fanatic: with an e-bike conversion kit, you can quickly transform your retro two-wheeler into a high-performance power-assisted bike. The next step? More and more environmentally friendly classical cars are being made. In this article, we tell you all about the most recent developments around electric transport – retro style.

Electric-Bikes: Increasingly Popular

E-bikes are becoming increasingly popular all over the globe. If you look at Europe alone, electric bicycles account for almost half of all bicycle sales. For some time now, the number of e-bike manufacturers has exploded to satisfy every customer demand and to propose a model adapted to all possible tastes and uses – like the love for retro transport.

Recommended: Electric Bike Conversion Kits: Best In 2020

We get why the Europeans are so enthusiastic about the e-bike: cycling on an e-bike is comfortable and well suited for long distances. You can move very quickly with minimal effort. An e-bike can easily sustainably replace a car or scooter. Even the traditional manufacturers of scooters, motorcycles, or vehicles such as Lamborghini, Peugeot, and BMW have started to propose their models of e-bikes. Today, anyone can buy a brand new e-bike: the prices start around 1.000 euros. In different cities all over the world, an e-bike can also be rented via various sharing services.

Recommended: Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals

Turn Your Traditional Two-Wheeler Into An Electric-Bike

Are you just too attached to your old and trusted two-wheeler? The purchase of a brand new electric bicycle is no longer necessary: with an e-bike conversion kit, you can transform your bike into an e-bike. And not just an e-bike: a high-performance power-assisted bike connected to your smartphone. Cool! When you are done with installing the conversion kit, your traditional bike will work the same as a ´normal´ e-bike, the engine is activated by pedaling and will stop when the brakes are activated or if the pedaling stops.

cruz 1 retro bike
Without too much effort, the newly made e-bike will be able to reach 25 km per hour - even with the most basic setup. There are also conversion kits that can allow exceeding 80 km per hour. Before ordering those, it makes good sense to pay close attention to the legislation in your country to necessary insurance coverage to be prepared in case of an accident or a fall. In most cases, the e-bike should have a maximum continuous rated power of 0.25 kW, of which “the output is progressively reduced and finally cut off as the vehicle reaches a speed of 25km/h (15.5mph) or if the cyclist stops pedaling."



Motorized wheels or a motor in the pedal block

The simplest for these electric-bike transformations is to replace one of the wheels with a new wheel, equipped with a motor and a battery. The French start-up Rool' in, for example, offers these motorized wheels. The provided battery recharges in four hours via a standard electrical outlet and will provide power for a range of 50 to 60 kilometers. Since 2015, Rool' in sells motorized wheels of all sizes that fit all types of bicycles. The pricetag? A 26-inch wheel costs around 400 euros, the price for a 28-inch wheel is 800 euros. If you want to connect your self-converted electric bicycle to your smartphone, the best choice is the VeloKit. This wheel, which will cost you 900 euro, comes with five gears that you can operate via your telephone.

A famous brand that offers these kinds of models for city bikes, mountain biking, cross-country, or racing bikes is Befang. Some of the models are compatible with different types of smartphones. Several riding modes of driving are available. These include a pedestrian mode to circulate at low speed without pedaling or to advance at full speed without pedaling, and to vary the gears according to the road. Give your familiar traditional bike an electric upgrade with these conversion kits!

Rechargeable classic rides

What´s next? Well, if you just fitted your retro classical bicycle with an E-bike conversion kit, you could start thinking about the next step: an environment-friendly and groovy electric classical car. You are lucky - more and more classic electric cars are turned electric. Many manufacturers are working on an environmentally friendly version of classics. Fiat, for example, has already promised an electric Fiat 500 in 2020. Also, Volkswagen has been working on an electric VW Beetle. Curious which of the coolest electric retro cars you can take out for a sustainable drive shortly?

Recommended: Electric Iconic I.D. Buzz From Volkswagen: US, Europe, China


Nobe 100: beautiful three-wheeled electric "car" with retro soul
Nobe 100: a beautiful retro three-wheeled electric "car." 

The electric Luka EV will take you to the sixties.

Like the 1960s? This is the electric car for you. The Luka EV by MV Motors was influenced by the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and the Volvo P1800. The retro-style takes you right to the sixties. A combination of a lightweight car and the battery pack means up to 300km (186 miles) driving range - and the battery can also charge up to 80 percent in around an hour. 

Recommended: Electric Car Technology In The Retro Luka EV

Electric black Luca EV
Electric Carice Mk1: the perfect electric car for a sporty ride

Inspired by the 50's vintage Porsche models, this electric car is cooler than cool. And also unique. Initially, only ten are being made (but more will roll off the production line if demand is there). We can already see ourselves drive this two-seater sports car!

Electric Blue MK1 with 2 people

This cool E-Type Jaguar is Electric


Jaguar has also brought an electric car on the market: the stylish E-Type Jaguar. This electric Jaguar has a driving range up to 170 miles using a 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which will be fully recharged in around six or seven hours. Note that you can choose from various options, like a modern or a vintage interior. That is why there is no list price for this car.

Recommended: The Vintage Teardrop: Camping With A Nod To The Past


E-Type Jaguar E-electric

WhatsOrb embraces innovations. Electric bicycles are a ‘transit innovation’ from which the battery is still a hazard for the environment. With mining lithium and cobalt is often child labor involved. Currently, a conventional bicycle without motor and battery is still the most environmental way of transportation. WhatsOrb.

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Electric Bicycles And Cars: Retro Models

Does your heart skip a beat when you spot a vintage car, for example, a Volkswagen Beetle or a Fiat 500? Or do you like riding your traditional bike? Good news for the retro fanatic: with an e-bike conversion kit, you can quickly transform your retro two-wheeler into a high-performance power-assisted bike. The next step? More and more environmentally friendly classical cars are being made. In this article, we tell you all about the most recent developments around electric transport – retro style. Electric-Bikes: Increasingly Popular E-bikes are becoming increasingly popular all over the globe. If you look at Europe alone, electric bicycles account for almost half of all bicycle sales. For some time now, the number of e-bike manufacturers has exploded to satisfy every customer demand and to propose a model adapted to all possible tastes and uses – like the love for retro transport. 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And not just an e-bike: a high-performance power-assisted bike connected to your smartphone. Cool! When you are done with installing the conversion kit, your traditional bike will work the same as a ´normal´ e-bike, the engine is activated by pedaling and will stop when the brakes are activated or if the pedaling stops. Without too much effort, the newly made e-bike will be able to reach 25 km per hour - even with the most basic setup. There are also conversion kits that can allow exceeding 80 km per hour. Before ordering those, it makes good sense to pay close attention to the legislation in your country to necessary insurance coverage to be prepared in case of an accident or a fall. 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