Tesla Model B, a futuristic electric bicycle concept by Kendall Toerner

Tesla is a specialist company in electric and high-tech vehicles that is always innovating, going one step ahead of its competitors. The American company has now presented its new concept of an electric bicycle, which comes from the American designer Kendall Toerner. The Tesla Model B concept brings Tesla’s advanced approach to the category of bicycles.

The electric bicycle concept is brand’s response to the great current market demand for electric bicycles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many customers are looking for alternatives to public transport in order to practice social distancing, and electric bicycles, as well as electric motorcycles, are considered a perfect alternative since they require little outlay for maintenance.

The concept forms a bridge between conventional bicycles and road-vehicles.
The concept forms a bridge between conventional bicycles and road-vehicles. Credit: Kendall Toerner

Kendall Toerner’s Tesla Model B may look too good to be true, but the future of sustainable urban mobility will not differ much from the ambitious designer’s futuristic image. The concept forms a bridge between conventional bicycles and road-vehicles, with a design that, like cars, is designed to be safer, more efficient, and less energy-intensive.

This electric bicycle from Tesla is equipped with electronic components to offer a higher safety level while offering some autopilot functions. The steering fork houses an artificial intelligence system combined with ultrasonic sensors, radars, and cameras distributed throughout the bicycle. Thanks to this, it would detect objects in the vicinity via sensors and ensure the bike’s safe turning.

Wheel turns independently based on handle force input and autopilot sensor data.
Wheel turns independently based on handle force input and autopilot sensor data. Credit: Kendall Toerner

So-called LiDAR sensors would scan the surroundings and warn the driver of potential dangers. This would ensure a higher level of safety while driving. There would be one control motor on each wheel, which together would form a dual drive of the B system. This would allow the best possible grip on the ground, regardless of its type and inclination. The suspensions are integrated into the same wheels; the spokes have been replaced by shock absorbers that absorb the road’s irregularities.

An integrated display makes it easy to navigate, control, and customize the bike.
An integrated display makes it easy to navigate, control, and customize the bike. Credit: Kendall Toerner

Toerner shifts the Tesla Model B in white, which gives the vehicle an extra touch of elegance. An integrated display makes it easy to navigate, control, and customize the bike. The force detecting solid-state handlebars and footrests fold out from the body.

For now, it is only a concept, but such a bike could really come on the market in the future.

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