Comments on: E-bikes from Lexus and VW http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/ The blog about industrial design in the bike industry Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:39:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anu http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-38399 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:39:31 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-38399 What is the price of Lexus bike

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By: einas http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-33222 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:10:51 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-33222 I am a resident of Sweden and I want to know how much of the cost money

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By: Alasdair Baxter http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-25613 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:36:45 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-25613 The problem here in the UK with the VW Bik.e is that it is not road legal since electric bikes have to have pedals as well as an electric motor. Otherwise they are classed as full mopeds and the riders have to wear helmets and have a moped driving licence and the bikes have to be taxed and insured. Personally, I hope VW lobby the Department of Transport to remove the requirement for pedals since a pedal-less bike is a lot easier to store in the boot.

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By: bicycle.com - E-bike from Lexus and VW http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-21726 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 00:15:11 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-21726 […] read post from>> […]

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By: E-Bike 101 | Commute by Bike http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-4646 Wed, 19 May 2010 15:31:26 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-4646 […] up in greater numbers at the various bike tradeshows, and electric bikes from companies like Lexus and Volkswagen have been getting a lot of attention from the mainstream press.  As the category continues to grow […]

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By: (This Week In Design) ICFF Begins, Design For Two Wheels - PSFK http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-4510 Fri, 14 May 2010 12:21:43 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-4510 […] E-bike from Lexus […]

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By: frosty http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-4337 Tue, 04 May 2010 11:32:55 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-4337 Both concepts look to be mini-velos… an understandable need for the VW folder, but more interesting on the Lexus.

Part of a greater trend?

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By: olivia http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-4336 Tue, 04 May 2010 11:25:32 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-4336 I like the design of the VW’s

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By: mommus http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-4335 Tue, 04 May 2010 10:24:14 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-4335 What happens if it’s dark, snowing and -10 centigrade? If you’re too incompetent to change a tyre, how will you be able to set out on the VW ‘bike’ to get help. How will you know where to go? What if you’re in a suit and it’s raining? Most people just call a breakdown service or carry a can of tyre weld.

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By: James Harness http://bicycledesign.net/2010/04/e-bikes-from-lexus-and-vw/comment-page-1/#comment-4314 Sat, 01 May 2010 17:24:41 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=1053#comment-4314 In response to the VW concept:

Nice idea with regard to the integration in existing vehicles. Falls short for those vehicles that mount the spare wheel on the cars underside.

Personally I would feel like a bit of a lazy toad riding that around a city while everyone else pedals. I am a motorist and a cyclist btw. I feel it would’ve been more socially acceptable if it had been visually closer to a scooter than a bicycle though I understand this is more challenging in terms of space efficiency.

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