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With the 'future mobility concept' Canyon wants to represents a revolutionary alternative to both the car and the bicycle.
With the 'future mobility concept' Canyon wants to represents a revolutionary alternative to both the car and the bicycle.
( Source: Canyon)

MICROMOBILITY E-Bike meets car - Canyon designs the mobility of the future

| Editor: Isabell Page

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.

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