The Anonymous Widower

Brompton’s Electric Bicycle

Brompton were promoting their new electric bicycle at Kings Cross.

It looks a neat front wheel drive, pedal-assisted design.

At nearly £3,000, it would only be a bike for a serious commuter. Although, I suspect many will buy one to potter around their local area.

What I found interesting was that the battery weighs three kilograms and has a capacity of 0.3 kWh.

This energy density is very much in line with the most efficient, large traction batteries in road vehicles, trains and trams.

 

August 17, 2018 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Well I suppose it folds up, but with a large unsprung weight over the small front wheels it is going to be a rough ride on anything but the smoothest roads. Surprised it does not have hub gears at the back. Then there is the price – £3k is three to five times the price of alternatives from Raleigh and others.

    Comment by Mark Clayton | August 17, 2018 | Reply


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