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Electric Pedal Hybrid High Speed: The Kronfeld Motors RAHT

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by: Moon Apple
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I'm a big fan of the Organic Transit ELF—a pedal electric hybrid that Lloyd believes could replace a car for a lot of people. But every time we write about it, somebody comments that it's simply too expensive and, or it shouldn't be allowed on bike lanes. I can only imagine what people are going to say about Kronfeld Motors' RAHT racer.

Commuting to work and getting a workout at the same time. Here's the basics

  • It's primarily an electric vehicle, but with a pedal function that you can use to get a  workout and/or recharge the battery (a bit!) and/or get a workout.
  • The makers claim it can hit 140 kmh, and once it hits production will be highway legal.
  • It has a range of 190 km city driving, and 115 km at highway speeds.
  • About the pedal aspect. It's likely to add 5-10% in terms of range if you're working hard.
  • The production version will have room for a passenger and/or luggage, and significant improvements in terms of safety.
  • It's currently listed at $24,000, and you can pre-order it with a $500 deposit.

Let the fighting in the comments begin

Alright, let the fighting in the comments begin. But wait-before we all get into the usual 'rich man's toy' versus 'best idea ever debate, let's remember something: Just because it's not a vehicle that you would drive doesn't mean there isn't a sensible market for it. While it's true that you could now get a 350-km range, four seat electric car for not that much more. And folks have been waiting a long time for their not-dissimilar-looking gas-powered Elios. But this is clearly being marketed to people who enjoy the experience of cycling but need to get places faster and/or like the idea of commuting to work and getting a workout at the same time. And I can see the appeal in that.
I, for one, can't imagine myself springing for something like this. I've already established that I can get pretty far, pretty fast on a regular e-bike, and I can go far further than I ever really should have in my used Nissan Leaf. But I do think this would be a blast to ride in. And I can think of people who would totally prefer this over either a motorcycle commute or stooping to the conventionality of a regular car.

I wish Kronfeld Motors all the luck in the world. Who knows, with rising gas prices they may not even need it.

Now, please be nice in the comments.

By: Sami Grover

https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation

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I'm interested in everything that has to do with sustainability. My house is solar powered and I have my own water supply and filtering system.  I grow my own vegetables and fruit. Most of the time I go on the road by bicycle and for long distances I use public transport.  

I'm interested in everything that has to do with sustainability. My house is solar powered and I have my own water supply and filtering system.  I grow my own vegetables and fruit. Most of the time I go on the road by bicycle and for long distances I use public transport.  

Electric Pedal Hybrid High Speed: The Kronfeld Motors RAHT

I'm a big fan of the Organic Transit ELF—a pedal electric hybrid that Lloyd believes could replace a car for a lot of people. But every time we write about it, somebody comments that it's simply too expensive and, or it shouldn't be allowed on bike lanes. I can only imagine what people are going to say about Kronfeld Motors' RAHT racer. Commuting to work and getting a workout at the same time. Here's the basics It's primarily an electric vehicle, but with a pedal function that you can use to get a  workout and/or recharge the battery (a bit!) and/or get a workout. The makers claim it can hit 140 kmh, and once it hits production will be highway legal. It has a range of 190 km city driving, and 115 km at highway speeds. About the pedal aspect. It's likely to add 5-10% in terms of range if you're working hard. The production version will have room for a passenger and/or luggage, and significant improvements in terms of safety. It's currently listed at $24,000, and you can pre-order it with a $500 deposit. Let the fighting in the comments begin Alright, let the fighting in the comments begin. But wait-before we all get into the usual 'rich man's toy' versus 'best idea ever debate, let's remember something: Just because it's not a vehicle that you would drive doesn't mean there isn't a sensible market for it. While it's true that you could now get a 350-km range, four seat electric car for not that much more. And folks have been waiting a long time for their not-dissimilar-looking gas-powered Elios. But this is clearly being marketed to people who enjoy the experience of cycling but need to get places faster and/or like the idea of commuting to work and getting a workout at the same time. And I can see the appeal in that. I, for one, can't imagine myself springing for something like this. I've already established that I can get pretty far, pretty fast on a regular e-bike , and I can go far further than I ever really should have in my used Nissan Leaf. But I do think this would be a blast to ride in. And I can think of people who would totally prefer this over either a motorcycle commute or stooping to the conventionality of a regular car. I wish Kronfeld Motors all the luck in the world. Who knows, with rising gas prices they may not even need it. Now, please be nice in the comments. By: Sami Grover https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation
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