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Peugeot has launched an integrated car and folding electric bike to make that daily commute a little bit easier.
The aluminium-framed eF01 electric folding bike weighs just 18.6kg, is fitted with a battery and a motor with enough charge for up to 25 miles at a top speed of 12.5mph.
New Peugeot comes with folding electric bike
The electric folding bike comes with the all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV and aims to address a recent survey that showed 36% of UK motorists commute to work, but parking difficulties mean many still have to find another way to complete the last mile of their journey.
The issue is even more of a problem in London, with 46% of the capital’s drivers concerned about parking.
Peugeot’s fold-away electric bicycle integrates neatly into the boot space of the all-new 5008 SUV with a mobile charging dock.
The electric bike has been put through its paces by no less than BMX star, Kriss Kyle and 2016 Ladies FIA European Rally Champion, Catie Munnings, who took to the streets of London to try it out.
eF01 folding electric bike provides “door to door” solution
Gilles Vidal, Director of Peugeot Design, said: “The all-new 5008 SUV has been a huge success – selling 42,000 in Europe since launch in 2017 and almost 3,000 vehicles in the UK since launch in January 2018.
“Spacious, versatile and packed with the latest technology, we felt the Peugeot 5008 SUV was the perfect vehicle to pair with our first electrically assisted folding bike.
“Together, the 5008 SUV and eF01 electric bike combine two modes of transport to create a complete door-to-door solution, no matter what your destination might be.”
BMX champion Kriss Kyle: “The eF01 is a fantastic bike to ride”
Kriss Kyle, BMX champion, said: “The eF01 is a fantastic bike to ride – it’s great fun and practical.
“I was delighted to be a part of this project and I think it’s brilliant that Peugeot has created a solution for the last mile, which means people have the option to drive their car and cycle their bike.”
The eF01 electric bike can be charged on a mobile docking station in just 60 minutes and can be folded and unfolded in less than 10 seconds.
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