Piaggio launches smart electric bicycle at EICMA 2014

Piaggio’s first electric bike was unveiled at EICMA 2014. As part of the Piaggio Electric Bike project, the new electric bike of the Italian car company is equipped with modern technology. Products have a modern design, personality, but also quite classic. This is reflected in the color of the product, the profile is trimmed and the curved handle is the same as the classic bike.
Piaggio Electric Bike owns a very light aluminum frame, just behind the sprocket is a compact electric motor developed by genuine Piaggio. The battery pack of this electric bike is under its saddle, this is a 400Wh lithium-ion battery with IP65 water resistance. With this battery, Piaggio Electric Bike can operate in the range of 60-120 km depending on the running conditions.
Technology is the highlight of the Piaggio electric bike. It has full integration of mobile connections like Bluetooth, NFC, USB. In there, the USB port can charge the mobile device and update the software.
In addition, the Piaggio Electric Bike is an electric bike with high security. The control panel, battery and motor only work when they are connected smoothly. If one of these three components is “locked” your electric bicycle will become completely useless. In addition, the built-in GPS/GSM battery functions as a positioning and status indication of the battery.
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Completely developed by Piaggio, the electric bicycle project uses the Multimedia structure of Piaggio to alert users about battery condition. In addition, the ability to connect and share information through a network connection.
The appearance of the electric bike Piaggio impresses with its modern and elegant appearance. Symmetrical development around pedal axis. The engine is hidden in the chain plate to reduce the negative impact on aesthetics. Vehicles using 180 mm front disc brakes and 160 mm rear disc brakes with hydraulic brake pads.
The electric motor control system was also developed by Piaggio. The USB connector is also used to charge smartphones and software updates. Both the control system, the battery and the electric motor will only work if they are connected to each other. That means if you remove the dashboard, the car will become useless.
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A battery-based GPS / GSM module functions as a satellite-based anti-theft device as well as an element to transmit data from / to the battery. This way, the charging status will be checked with a smartphone and the car owner will receive a warning if there is an abnormality. The 400 Wh Li-ion battery located in the middle of the vehicle helps to reach the distance of 60 to 120 km depending on the usage mode and surrounding conditions. The battery is also waterproof.