the world-renowned company mobike launches electric bike-sharing developed in collaboration with amsterdam-based design firm springtime. the moped-like ‘mobike e-bike’ uses both hybrid power and full electric drive, and is meant for rides up to 5 kilometers. just like the brand’s regular bikes, the electric ones are stationless and can be left anywhere in the street.

mobike's electric bike springtime designboom

 

 

the new vehicle’s moped-like full electric drive allows an easy transition for people with moped experience rather than cycling experience. mobike and springtime’s two-wheeler offers a 70 km range and a top speed of 20 km/h, addressing long rides up to 5 km, while traditional bikes are commonly used for only 3 km distances.

mobike's electric bike springtime designboom

 

 

the final result embodies mobike’s quality manufacturing, the sharing product experience, and smart technologies, along with springtime’s knowledge in urban mobility, user-centric product design, electric vehicle systems and visual design. all features on the bike are designed with a user-first approach — for example, the one-hand adjustable seat allows you to easily match your height, and the secure phone holder facilitates navigation.

 

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visually, the two companies sought a clear expression that supports mobike’s innovative and service-oriented character. colored in various compositions of white, orange, and black, the bike has an inviting appeal, with an intuitive user experience. the space around the rider is accentuated with a soft inner lining, keeping you away from mechanic and electric systems. the mobike e-bike will first be introduced in china, followed by key international markets.

mobike's electric bike springtime designboom
handlebar cockpit

 

mobike's electric bike springtime designboom
cockpit with phone holder

 

mobike's electric bike springtime designboom

mobike's electric bike springtime designboom

 

mobike's electric bike springtime designboom

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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