By Jelor Gallego
These electric bikes can get you to and from work for under $0.03 per day.
Those savings may take quite a long time to add up to the hefty $9,400 price tag of previous models.
Tesla and electric vehicles are certainly the most popular in terms of transport options that run on electricity, but they are far from the only options available. Everything from electric motorcycles to electric trikes are on the market and are only getting better, faster, and more energy efficient.
One such e-bike has recently been unveiled. Rimac, an automobile manufacturer out of Croatia, has announced the latest iteration of its “Greyp” electric bikes, the G12H, which boasts the longest range for any e-bike.
Its older brother, the G12S, already has impressive specs, a 1.5 kWh battery pack and a range of 120 km (75 miles). Its 70 km/h (44 mph) engine also makes it one of the faster e-bikes around.
The G12H model does trade some of that power for range. It has a more modest speed of 45 km/h (28 mph), but can run an impressive 240 km (150 miles) on a single charge of its 3kWh battery pack. Charging the bike takes around 80 minutes, according to New Atlas.
Rapid development in making electric bikes better signals a new era in transportation. Likely fueled by the re-urbanization of the world’s cities, people are looking for cheaper, greener, and more convenient ways of getting around.
However, the upfront cost is still quite daunting. While energy consumption may only cost you pennies per day, the current model (the Grep G12S) retails around $9,400, which is about the cost of a decent used car. Prices of the new models have yet to be released but will depend on the battery power of a given model.