CES 2019: coleen connected electric bicycle inspired by jean prouvé
 

CES 2019: coleen connected electric bicycle inspired by jean prouvé

designed to reinvent the pleasure of urban travel, the coleen electric bicycle rolls on stage at CES 2019 with an array of connected, performance features. this is all housed within a bold, elegant yet vintage design, which was inspired by the work of iconic french designer jean prouvé.


all images courtesy of coleen

 

 

the frame geometry takes its inspirations from that of the first dandy-horses invented near the avenue de montaigne in paris in 1861. it was the same geometry that in 1941 would inspire jean prouvé to create a bike designed for the workers of france,explains designers audrey lefort and thibault halm. although launching in the summer of 2019, the coleen bike already appears as a timeless design icon. for all people – cyclists or not, and design purists or not – the two-wheeler warms with a self-confident, characterful appeal.

 

 

coleen’s distinctive design is matched by its technical performance. with a claimed efficiency of 94%, the battery – composed of 42 cells – provides an average range of 100km (62 miles) and recharges from 0% to 100% in only two and a half hours. the 2.5kg silent motor itself delivers 50nm of torque. each bike is fitted with a keyless ignition system that can be controlled via smartphones. as well, it features a screen that communicates only the essential information, such as mileage covered, battery level and speed.

 

 

the bicycle is not only designed but also manufactured in france. this ensures it unites a lightweight construction with premium style and quality. for example, the leather saddle is made by voltaire whilst the carbon fiber frame itself does not have any visible reinforcements. many of its own technical components were developed in order to deliver sustainable, safe and stylish urban mobility.

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: coleen

available: summer 2019

price: €4,700

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