Skoda has unveiled a new concept electric bike named the Klement which has been created to pay homage to the origins of the company, which started manufacturing bicycles and motorcycles in 1895. The electric bike is equipped with a 4kW rear hub motor that is capable of providing a top speed of 45 km/h, and a range of 62 km from a single charge thanks to the inclusion of 1,250 Wh Li-ion batteries.
Guido Haak from Skoda explains more about the concept electric bike. “The Klement is a state-of-the-art, dynamic and easy-to-use vehicle, and allows the Skoda brand to further appeal to a younger target group with a heightened sense of environmental awareness. The concept is perfectly aligned with our customers and our eMobility Strategy. We are therefore assessing whether, and how, this exciting, new mobility concept can be added to our portfolio in the future.”
The electric bike frame is constructed from aluminium and includes single-sided swing arm suspension that helps Skoda achieve a 25kg weight. The bike is also equipped with hydraulic disc brake with ABS to the front and regenerative braking at the rear. While the crossbar is equipped with a a smartphone cradle with inductive charging facility to help keep your mobile devices topped up while you cycle.
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Skoda, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always. In the meantime jump over to the official Skoda website for more details by following the link below. “The KLEMENT also traces an arc back to the company’s roots – back to 124 years ago when the story of ŠKODA began with the manufacturing of bicycles under founding fathers Laurin & Klement.”