With the SSIKE Folding Bike, electric bicycle technology is available to a larger consumer base. Usually, power-assisted two wheelers cost more than the average European might be able to justify spending, but thanks to a tiny frame and an energy-efficient motor, an extra boost for your commute is within reach.
Asen Innovacio estimates that one would spend roughly 5 cents to travel 40 kilometers with this electric scooter. Even more impressive is that the compact conveyance can cover that much ground in just one hour. You can get two hours of use on one full charge of the 40-Volt battery and the 250-Watt motor needs no maintenance otherwise. Best of all, once you've reached your destination, collapse the SSIKE Folding Bike in just 5 seconds and carry it easily up the stairs.
The SSIKE Folding Bike is Light on Weight and on the Wallet
Amelia Roblin — February 1, 2013 — Autos