Kia Presents Two Electric Bikes In 2014 Geneva Auto Show

Kia Electric Bike

South Korean automotive manufacturer Kia has unveiled two prototype electric bikes at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. This is the Dutch branch of the brand that has decided to propose two pedelecs, a version city and all terrain and the Korean R&D team developed the bikes.

The all-new Kia Electric Bicycle (KEB) is a “pedelec” electric bike – being shown in both “City” and “MTB” (Mountain Bike) versions – which promises lively performance from its powerful electric motor, while incorporating a host of technical innovations in its design, specification and manufacture.

Both the City and MTB models feature the same drivetrain and power pack, weigh around 20 kg in total, and have a top speed of 25 kph (15.5 mph) thus complying with EU regulations.

The City is intended as a universal design with its step-through frame, rear-mounted battery, 28-inch wheels and mud-flaps for the broadest appeal. The MTB has RockShox 100 mm front forks, a mid-mounted battery and 26-inch wheels fitted with all-terrain tyres – creating a sporty and youthful image.

The two prototype KEB models were made using a frame, electric motor and power pack manufactured in Korea, together with brake and gear components from Shimano in Japan. Final assembly was carried out in Germany.

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