MICROMOBILITY E-Bike meets car - Canyon designs the mobility of the future
The German bicycle manufacturer Canyon has collaborated up with the Technical University of Aachen to design a new and innovative solution for the urban city concept. The resulting concept study shows a mixture of e-bike and car.
Supported by an electric motor, the so-called 'future mobility concept' is driven primarily by the rider himself, just like a bicycle. The rider lies in a similar position to a recumbent bike and steers the vehicle by means of an intuitive side stick steering with two joysticks right and left of the hip. The vehicle has a turning radius of seven meters.
Thanks to an innovative panorama capsule, the driver is protected from wind and weather at all times - or can use the car as a convertible. But it is not only the panorama capsule that makes the vehicle suitable for everyday use. According to the WLTP test cycle, a range of 150 km is possible with around 2000Wh.
A further plus point: in addition to the driver, the capsule can also be used for shopping or even a child.
"Designed to seamlessly jump from the street to the bike lane, this low-emission vehicle merges the best parts of cars and e-bikes into one to make it the ultimate daily commuter.", as Canyon reports.
Although this concept seems to have a lot of potential, there are no plans for series production at present.