Caterham Electric Bicycle is So Cool in So Many Ways

Jeff Perez
January 29, 2014

British automaker Caterham is quite the ambitious outfit. While their track cars are superb, the group is now talking about an SUV, a closed-top coupe, and a few other crazy ideas. But the first to actually take fruition is this electric bike — and it’s so freakin’ cool.

Like the ICON E-Flyer, the Caterhman trio of bicycles feature electric motors alongside standard bicycle pedals. Power comes in the form of a 36v, 250-watt brushless motor with a 36v lithium battery. The Carbon E-Bike (pictured below), also comes with an 8-speed Shinamo Nexus internally geared hub.

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Caterham Carbon E-Bike
Caterham Carbon E-Bike

Alongside the Carbon E-Bike sits the Classic E-Bike — a more retro take on the electric bicycle. Putting to use the same electric technology, the Classic sports a 250w motor and a 3-speed internal hub. It also travels a distance of 50 miles from a single charge.

Both of these E-Bikes come with an LED dashboard, which reads out battery status, speedometer, trip computer and range indicator. Pricing has yet to be announced.

Caterham Classic E-Bike
Caterham Classic E-Bike

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