May 25, 2010
After Peugeot's recent foray into the concept bike market, Volkswagen now has thrown its hat into the ring recently unveiling a concept electric folding bike. At the recent Auto China show, VW research and development chief Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg introduced the world to the VW bik.e in a move that extends the company's "focus on mobility" beyond just automobiles.
With most of the automobile companies realising that the dawn of electric vehicles is now upon us, the VW bik.e is just the latest addition to it's fleet of electric vehicles. The bik.e resembles a normal bike but without the pedals. It has a 12.5 mile range, a top speed of 12.5 mph, and most impressively, the bike can easily fold into a disc that fits in a car's spare tire compartment.