This Electric Bike With Hub-Less Wheel Looks Straight Out Of A Science Fiction Movie

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As the world embraces more and more electric vehicles, automobile startups have started making a space for themselves in the industry, coming up with unique offerings with electric drivetrains. A recent example of this is the Finnish motorcycle startup RMK, which has now unveiled an all electric motorcycle with a clever wheel design.

The E2, as the motorcycle is called, looks nothing like any conventional motorcycle. At the least, it has the appearance of a present-day street naked motorcycle coupled to a futuristic two-wheeler like the one seen in Tron: Legacy.

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  • Publisher: indiatimes.com
  • Date: 2019-02-13T12:54:54+05:30
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Quite a lot has been going on:

This street-legal electric motorcycle is Swedish minimalism on two wheels

Cake, a Swedish company focused on developing light, electric motorbikes, has revealed its first-ever street-legal machine called the Kalk& (and). It debuted at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, a fitting location considering Cake’s downhill and enduro mountain bike influences.

This is just an introductory launch however. The full sales launch with final sales price, complete specs and estimated availability will be in March of this year.

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The Kalk& (and) looks extremely similar to the Kalk OR, but Cake stresses that the components of the new street-legal version were ‘developed from scratch to support the category.’ That includes changes to the chassis, suspension, drive train, wheels, and tires among other elements. It also carries a faster top speed, providing a claimed 100 kph (62 mph). The Kalk OR only reaches an estimated 46 mph, for reference.

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Is this the Rivian rally-inspired electric car?

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First Look: Every Upcoming Small VW Electric Vehicle

For those familiar with modern battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), there’s nothing radical here: The battery pack is under the floor, the mechanical bits are ahead of the firewall, and the control hardware is spread throughout the chassis. With no need to support an internal-combustion powertrain, the MEB platform features short overhangs, no driveline/exhaust tunnel, and a low cargo-area floor.

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During the presentation, Volkswagen touted the benefits of a dedicated EV architecture versus making a BEV out of the MQB platform that underpins the e-Golf’primarily that there’s no need to stuff batteries and other equipment into whichever nook or cranny will fit them. Volkswagen blames the petrol-first layout for the electric Golf’s 125-mile range, and while we’re a bit skeptical’Hyundai gets 258 miles out of the Kona Electric, which shares its structure with variants that have internal-combustion engines’it’s obvious MEB has plenty of space for a large battery. We have no reason to doubt VW’s estimate of 200 to 300 miles of range, and with the rapid advances being made in battery chemistry, we’d hope those numbers are conservative.

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  • Publisher: Automobile Magazine
  • Date: 2019-02-11T15:22:58-08:00
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