Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Delfast Prime 2.0: An electric bike with a full range of 392 km

It seems that electric bikes could overcome electric vehicles in the range. This is true, at least with the new Delfast Prime 2.0, which easily outperforms most electric cars.

Already in 2017, the company broke the record set in the Guinness Book of the commercially sold bicycle with the longest range, which was then 367 km. Now, the Ukrainian company has unveiled new versions of their high power and extreme range electric bikes called Delfast Prime 2.0 and Partner 2.0.

Nearly 400 km of range for the Prime 2.0

Designed on the basis of an enduro frame, the new Prime 2.0 now includes a 48V 3500 mAh Samsung battery that gives it an impressive autonomy of 392 km (245 miles) on a single charge. This range is only valid in ECO mode, which also means speed limit to 14-21 km/h (9-13 mph), with the least assistance while driving.

Delfast prime 2.0
Delfast Prime 2.0

Powered by a 1.5 kW motor placed in the rear hub, the Prime 2.0 offers the maximum speed of up to 45 km/h (28 mph) in its standard version. The higher speed, of course, reduces its range to a range between 160-240 km (100-150 miles) depending on the terrain and driving conditions.

The Prime 2.0 weighs only 58 kg, thanks to the light frame. The bike has advanced suspension systems, lighting and mirror systems, and many different customizations. The electric bicycle, which can transfer to full 60 km/h (37 mph) for speed lovers, uses disc brakes at the front and rear for safe and short distance stopping at this speed.

The Partner 2.0 is more slender

Delfast Partner 2.0
Delfast Partner 2.0

In addition to the Delfast Prime 2.0 model, the company has also launched the upgraded Partner 2.0 model. With a strictly identical look, the Partner 2.0 is more slender. It weighs only 50 kg, which is 8 kg less than the Prime 2.0. Much of this weight saving comes from the smaller 2 kWh battery, which allows approximately 120 km (74 miles) of autonomy. Despite a reduced range, Partner 2.0 has the same engine as well as design as the Prime 2.0.

In terms of availability, both bicycles can be pre-ordered now, with shipping expected to start in July this year. Prices start at $5,199 for Prime 2.0 and $4,199 for Partner 2.0. Price tags look quite high.