Pure Cycle’s latest creation, Volta, hopes to be the “smartest eBike ever.” Recently launching on Kickstarter, Volta delivers an eBike in a sleek and budget-friendly design. It only weighs 35 lbs, which helps it provide 40 miles per charge along with a variety of features.
Volta comes in black and white finishes and is available with either belt or chain driven options. It sports four different riding modes, so if you need to be somewhere in a hurry, or want to stretch the battery life, Volta has you covered. It also supports built-in fitness tracking for monitoring how many calories you’ve burned, or how many miles you’ve traveled. And with anti-theft GPS tracking, you’ll never have to worry about losing your ride. Volta is available to back now on Kickstarter at the starting price of $1,499. While it has met its funding goal, there’s still 38 days until the campaign ends. If all goes well, the bike will be shipping sometime of May later this year, but that’s “Kickstarter time”.
Here’s Volta’s own description of the bike:
The smartest e-bike ever. 40 miles of power in a sleek, budget-friendly package that doesn’t scream e-bike, it just delivers. Fly home fast and tackle the toughest hills without breaking a sweat. No complicated crank-drive, no clunky-transmission, just effortless power right where you need it. First we built a crank-drive motor, but weren’t happy with the bike’s performance. We test rode some front wheel motors currently on the market and couldn’t stand the way it affected steering and traction. Our rear-mounted motor keeps the bike balanced and delivers performance directly to the rear wheel, so it’s all “grip” and “go”, no hiccups or falsestarts.
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