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the CityQ is 4-wheel electric bicycle with car-like functions and comfort

as cities continue to tackle traffic problems, the idea to restrict car movement has resulted in a need for good alternatives to over-crowded streets and public transport. bicycling is definitely the preferred alternative, but bad weather and lack of transport capabilities are major obstacles — it is known that 70% of cyclists do not cycle in rain and frost. with this in mind, oslo-based CityQ presents a front-runner in weather-protected bicycles, a car-eBike.

the CityQ is 4-wheel electric bicycle with car-like functions and comfort
images courtesy of CityQ

 

 

CityQ has been developed to make bicycling more comfortable for everyone, even in the winter season, and in bad weather. it has a window, roof and rotating side doors with the ability to be semi or fully enclosed. it measures only 87 centimeters and weights around 70 kilograms. it is aligned with european regulations for ebikes and 3-4 wheel cargo ebikes. the driver has to pedal, and motors are limited to 250W and the max speed is 25kmh. with two batteries, it has a range of 70-100km.

the CityQ is 4-wheel electric bicycle with car-like functions and comfort

 

 

‘CityQ is an ebike with the comfort and technology of a car and with the benefits of a bicycle,’ comments morten rynning, founder of CityQ. ‘you can cycle two children and luggage door to door without having to worry about bad weather, car traffic or parking issues. nor do you have to worry about hassle with mechanical gears and chains – as these have been replaced with a software-managed drivetrain – like you find in electric cars. that is why we call CityQ a car-eBike.’

the CityQ is 4-wheel electric bicycle with car-like functions and comfort

 

 

CityQ has no chain or gears. like an electric car – these mechanical parts have been replaced by software. this enables programming a range of convenient drive modes like reverse, cruise control, regenerating breaks, heavy cargo mode, and automatic gearing. as part of this software platform, CityQ includes an app to open/lock, track and even rent the car-eBike.

the CityQ is 4-wheel electric bicycle with car-like functions and comfort

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the CityQ is 4-wheel electric bicycle with car-like functions and comfort

the CityQ is 4-wheel electric bicycle with car-like functions and comfort

the CityQ is 4-wheel electric bicycle with car-like functions and comfort

 

 

project info:

 

name: CityQ

type: car e-Bike

motors: limited to 250W

max speed: 25kmh

range: 70-100km

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