Erik Buell's new electric bike start-up has had a strong start to its crowdfunding campaign, achieving over 388% of its target in the first five days. All 40 higher-speed Fuell Fluid 1S models made available have been claimed at a special early bird price of $2649 (about £2050).
The Fuell Fluid is an e-bike with a range of up to 125 miles that comes in 20mph or 28mph versions and produces almost 74ftlb of torque from two 500Wh, removable batteries.
The batteries have been designed to be removable so that they can be taken inside and charged easily at home or at work, and if the technology moves on, they can be easily upgraded.
The Fluid also uses a virtually maintenance-free carbon belt drive system and eight internal hub gears.
A pin-protected, colour dash displays your speed, distance and battery level and can also charge your phone via a USB port.
Delivery for the Fluid is quoted on the Indiegogo campaign page as August, 2019 and delivery can be made worldwide.
Buell has teamed up with Frederic Vasseur of Formula E and F1 fame and entrepreneur, Francois Terny to launch the Fuell brand, and they have also released plans for a more full-blooded electric motorcycle called the Flow.
The Fuell Flow comes in 11kW (125cc-equivalent) or 35kW (A2-licence equivalent) versions and uses a hub motor on the rear wheel to leave space for 50 litres of integrated storage.
Fuell are claiming a city range of 125 miles for the Flow (which needs charging at a public charger), and an American price of $10,995. Financing options for both bikes that ‘favour usage over ownership (credit, leasing, battery leasing)’ have also also been suggested by the manufacturer.
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