Debuting next week at Worthersee in Carinthia, Austria, Audi e-bike will be demonstrated by cyclist Julien Dupont and specialist Petra Bernhard to showcase the prototype’s capability and performance. Bearing the German automaker’s core competencies of connect, e-tron, ultra, and design, the e-bike is designed to give high performance in trick cycling and in sports.
Audi’s e-bike is weighed at 24 pounds and has a compact carbon fiber-reinforced polymer frame with a low gravity center to provide superb agility. The carbon fiber-reinforced polymer 26-inch wheel of Audi has an “Audi ultra blade” feature and capable of getting an optimized pedal power transmission by its broad flat spokes. The e-bike’s 2.3 kW electric motor can send up to a total of 184 lb-ft. of torque to its rear wheel through a lithium-ion battery which can be fully charged in a span of 2.5 hours charging time.
For those who are into taking long rides, the e-bike is an ideal companion as its battery can be easily swapped for a charged extra battery. What actually makes this e-bike unique and special is that it comes with a smartphone which is used as the bike’s electronic control system. Apparently, it can operate five cycling modes namely: Balanced Wheelie, Power Wheelie, eGrip, Pedelec, and Pure.
Audi is yet to announce the e-bike’s price and availability.