The Smart eBike is a new bicycle idea produced by Daimler
Mg the same company that owns Mercedes Benz and makes the
smart cars. It is designed very similarly to the smart car
and it operates using a 250 watt hub motor.
As an award winning bike, this ebike is much better looking
than most of the ebikes that have already been produced to
date despite the fact that it doesn't completely look bicycle.
This is attributed mostly to the fact that the current technology
used makes it difficult to manufacture them in a different
The battery that operates the bike is a 423 Wh lithium-ion
battery, it is considered one of the most powerful batteries
that are used to operate this kind of products. This makes
it very energy efficient. The battery is smartly hidden behind
the back wheel so it is not completely visible to the outside
making this line of ebikes look distinctly different from
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According to the producers, this ebike is designed to be
dynamic and fun to ride while ensuring that they keep safety
in mind. The hydraulic breaks are fixed on both rear and front
wheels for additional safety and the tires are of the Continental
EcoContact Plus type which makes it very difficult to get
a flat tire, all for additional safety.
Furthermore, this ebike is equipped with LED lights that
adjust during the day time to save energy. Finally, it does
not have a conventional oil chain, instead it is operated
by a carbon toothed chain that is almost maintenance free.
All of these features make this bike very desirable and it
is considered an improvement from previously produced ebikes
that were not deemed as very successful.
Despite all of these benefits that make this ebike rather
desirable, it still has its critiques. The hybrid design makes
it operate with as little or as much power as the user wants
to give it, however, that means that the bike could be very
slow and those safety features prevents it from going at a
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When it was first released in May 2012, Smart ebike was selling
for almost 3000 euros in Germany and it came in two colors,
smartly coordinated with the smart car, crystal white with
electric green and grey matt with flame orange.
Currently, it is selling in Canada and the United States
for over $3000.