Rimac, an automobile manufacturer from Croatia, has announced the latest iteration of its “Greyp” electric bikes, the G12H.
Its older brother, the G12S, already has impressive specs, a 1.5 kWh battery pack and a range of 120 km (75 miles). Its 70 km/h (44 mph) engine also makes it one of the faster e-bikes around.
The G12H model does trade some of that power for range. It has a more modest speed of 45 km/h (28 mph), but can run an impressive 240 km (150 miles) on a single charge of its 3kWh battery pack. Charging the bike takes around 80 minutes.
Rapid development in making electric bikes better signals a new era in transportation. Likely fueled by the urbanization of the world’s cities, people are looking for cheaper, greener, and more convenient ways of getting around.
While energy consumption may only cost you pennies per day, the current model (the Grep G12S) retails around $9,400, which is about the cost of a decent used car. Prices of the new models have yet to be released but will depend on the battery power of a given model.