Monday, July 22, 2024

Vvolt Utility Series models help users ride more and drive less

Electric bikes are increasing in markets vastly. The e-bikes are futuristic, and they have many advantages over cars, such as moving door-to-door efficiently, spending less time in traffic jams, and increasing health benefits.

Targeting to reduce the number of cars on the street in favor of a mix of electric and human-powered mobility vehicles- Portland, Oregon-based Vvolt company has unveiled their series of e-bikes named Slice Lite, PIE, and Slice DLX.

All three bikes are different from each other’s and targeted for different goals.

Slice Lite is an e-bike for lite work, such as riding around and bringing groceries from markets. It is powered by a rear hub 350W motor and 500 Wh battery, providing this e-bike with a maximum speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) and a maximum range of up to 55 miles (88.5 km). This bike weighs only 60 lbs (27 kg) and carries maximum 300 lbs (136 kg) weight.

Vvolt PIE
Image of Vvolt PIE. Credit: Vvolt

PIE is a Fun, reliable, and massively capable bike made for replacing a need for a family car. It is powered by a mid-drive 500W motor and more than 1000 Wh battery, giving this bike a maximum range of 80 miles (128 km) and 28 mph (45 km/h) speed. Even with this massive battery, this bike weighs only 80 lbs (36 kg) and can carry a maximum weight of up to 440 lbs (199 kg).

Slice DLX is very similar to the PIE in a compact package. The same motor hub powers it and has the same speed and range as PIE. The bike has a more than 600 Wh battery. This bike weighs 65 lbs (30 kg) and carries maximum 300 lbs (136 kg) weight.

Vvolt Slice DLX
Image of Vvolt Slice DLX. Credit: Vvolt

PIE and Slice DLX both the bikes have more advanced features, such as a boost button, smart module with GPS, and LTE connectivity that pairs with the Vvolt Rider app, enabling a range of features.

The Slice Lite is integrated with a hydraulic disc of 2 pistons, and the PIE and Slice DLX got a hydraulic disc of 4 pistons.

All three bikes have the same wheel size of 24 inches rear and 20 inches front, that are 3 inches puncture-resistant tires. Also, these bikes are integrated with torque, cadence, and speed sensors. The e-bikes are available for a rider’s height of 4 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 4 inches.

Vvolt’s e-bikes Slice Lite and Slice DLX are available at starting price of $2,049 for Lite and $3,999 for DLX. You can pre-order PIE for $200, available from late 2023.