Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Mokumono Polder, a 100% European-made ebike with up to 120 km range

A Dutch ebike brand Mokumono has launched its latest ebike, the Polder. The model is an important step in the company’s goal of bringing bicycle production back to the Netherlands. In the future, the intention is to use 100% European-made components manufactured in the most sustainable way possible.

According to the company, the ebike has a much less carbon footprint thanks to the use of 90% of the locally sourced bike parts. Like its predecessors, the new ebikes’ frame is produced by pressing aluminum sheets into forms using conventional automotive industry techniques and then robotically welded together. The Polder is modular and contains a trunk that can be opened to allow the battery to be removed and replaced, and upgraded with third-party batteries.

The battery integrated in the housing can be removed and replaced and upgraded with third-party batteries.
The battery integrated in the housing can be removed and replaced and upgraded with third-party batteries. Credit: Mokumono

The Mokumono Polder is powered by a small and powerful rear-wheel motor with an integrated torque sensor for a smooth and natural driving experience. The electric bike weighs around 20 kg and offers pedal assistance of up to 25 km/h (15.5 mph). It is available with two battery options – a 360Wh removable battery will get you 80 km (50 miles) of range. If not enough, you can choose the 540 Wh battery instead and extend your range to a whopping 120 km (75 miles). The innovative frame is suitable for people starting at 165 cm all the way up to 195 cm.

The smartphone can be mounted on the frame using a special holder and charged via the battery of the e-bike. The Mokumono app offers everything that can be expected from a modern e-bike app. Other features include hydraulic brakes, integrated LED lights to ensure visibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and options to mount a child seat or easily carry belongings in paniers.

Mokumono's newest addition is solid and practical, with options to mount a child seat or easily carry belongings in paniers.
Mokumono’s newest addition is solid and practical, with options to mount a child seat or easily carry belongings in paniers. Credit: Mokumono

With the Polder, the company also introduces its’ right to ride’ principle: it commits to keeping all parts of the bike available and in stock for ten years. If a repair is required, a Mokumono technician will come to the client to fix the bike on location.

The Polder ebike can now be pre-ordered in 40 different colors directly from the company’s website at the introductory price of €2,590 (around $2,810). The bike will be delivered to customers starting in September of this year.

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