The VanMoof Electrified X is a Compact Bike for a Compact Metropolis

By: Joey Haar - May 18, 2017
References: theverge
Urban morphology is a crucial aspect of every city, and indeed every city has its own unique peccadilloes for everything from buildings to transportations, so the VanMoof Electrified X is designed with that concept in mind. Rather than working to design an electric bike that could apply to as broad of a consumer base as possible (while sacrificing the particularities inherent in each rider's experience,) VanMoof opted for a hyperfocused ride. The VanMoof Electrified X is designed specifically for the urban environment in Tokyo.

Tokyo is a massive city -- one of the biggest metropolises in the world by population -- but it nonetheless has a tight, small feel. Apartments are miniature, cars are compact, and roadways are narrow. The compact VanMoof Electrified X is designed to roam these streets comfortably while still folding up to fit into the tiny apartments at night.