IKEA FOLKVÄNLIG Electric Bicycle Unveiled


The Swedish furniture company IKEA is now launching its own affordable and beautifully designed e-bike FOLKVÄNLIG on the market. The FOLKVÄNLIG e-bike costs 749 Euros or around 1,000 USD and will initially be rolled out to a few IKEA stores in Vienna, Austria.

Here are the details:

  • The frame, which holds the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, is aluminum; the front fork is steel.
  • The electronic “pedal assist,” which gives riders a boost when they start to run out of gas, er, steam, is powered by a 250-watt motor with a range of 37 to 45 miles. (Not bad at all.)
  • A Shimano transmission provides six different “driving” modes.
  • It’s 60 pounds, which is typical for e-assist bikes.
  • All of the bike’s parts (including the mysterious extra piece that will inevitably be left over after you’ve assembled it) come with a two-year warranty.
  • There are models for men and women.
  • IKEA Family members get a $150 discount.

View more images of IKEA’s first electric bike below.

Source: IKEA

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