20 Sep '11, 9pm

Ford Rides into Frankfurt with E-Bike

Ford Rides into Frankfurt with E-Bike

Ford Motor unveils its E-Bike in Europe -- where else? Image courtesy Ford. Joining Daimler's smart car, BMW, Audi, and Land Rover, Ford Motor has joined the E-Bike world with a two-wheeled concept vehicle the automaker debuted at the current Frankfort Auto Show. Recognizing the growing electric bicycle market (30 million sold worldwide last year), Ford is on board the bikewagon(?) along with making electric 4-wheeled vehicles. At a recent visit to headquarters, its e-bike was not revealed but the behind-the-scenes tour said a lot about what's coming next. But more on those details another time, Ford's E-Bike idea is the latest news. The trapezoidal frame is targeted for both men and women and the lightweight lithium-ion battery of aluminum and carbon fiber weighs just 5.5 lbs and is concealed within the frame. With a range of 53 miles (85 km) per charge, the design will o...

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