Ford unveils E-bike concept with Formula 1 car techPublished On: Mon, Oct 3rd, 2011 | Transportation Science | By BioNews
American automaker Ford has unveiled its E-bike concept, which is based on the technology used in Formula One cars.
According to Ford, the concept conveys that their “design language” can translate into the S-bike market, even though they do not have any current of producing them, Discovery News reported.
The bike is composed of aluminium and carbon fibre with 11-speed gears and disk brakes and electricity is supplied by the lithium ion battery that powers the 350w motor.
Magnetostriction sensor technology, which is also used in Formula 1 cars, allows the wheel to detect turning and gauge the amount of power that should be released by how hard the rider is pedalling.
Even though there are no plans to mass-produce the electric bike yet, the company has invested in developing applications for Android to monitor speed, distance and deliver service reminders.