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Vello Bike+ im Test: Faltbares E-Bike lädt sich selbst

@ Thomas Prenner

 

 

Das faltbare E-Bike Vello Bike+ kommt aus Österreich und verspricht theoretisch unendliche Reichweite. Wir haben es getestet.

Tobias Prenner | 16.07.2020

 

Die Zeiten, in denen man E-Bikes auf den ersten Blick als solche erkannt hat, sind vorbei. Räder mit elektrischer Unterstützung kommen heute in zahlreichen verschiedenen Formen und sind dabei leichter und kompakter denn je.

Besonders klein und handlich sind Falträder. Die Vorteile liegen auf der Hand: Mit ein paar Handgriffen kann man sie zusammenklappen, bekommt sie in fast jeden Lift oder kann sie im Kofferraum verstauen. Auch in den Öffis kann (und darf) man sie so zu jeder Tageszeit mitnehmen.

Das Vello Bike+ ist ein Rad aus Österreich mit elektrischem Motor. Neben dem Faltmechanismus ist eine Besonderheit, dass es sich dank Rekuperation während der Fahrt in bestimmten Situationen auch selbst lädt. Die futurezone konnte das Pedelec im Alltag testen.

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dezeen: Vello showcases three folding bicycles at VDF products fair

Lizzie Crook | 13 May 2020

Vello is showing three of its folding bicycles at Virtual Design Festival's products fair, including Vello Bike+, which is "the first bike to combine electric, self-charging and folding features" according to the Austrian brand.

In addition, the Vienna-based company is spotlighting its original lightweight folding Vello Bike and a model with racing-bike handlebars designed for a speedy commute.

The bicycles are now live at the VDF products fair, which has been developed as an affordable way for designers and brands to launch products.

Vello Bike for VDF products fair
Vello is showcasing three of its bicycles at VDF including the original Vello Bike (above) and electric Vello Bike+ (top)

Led by industrial designer Valentin Vodev, Vello develops bicycles specifically for city dwellers to offer solutions for the challenges of cycling in urban environments.

The brand is showcasing its original Vello Bike at the products fair, which features its signature ultra-light bicycle frame, which can be folded into a portable body in five seconds.

Speedster by Vello for VDF products fair
The Speedster model for road racing is also on show at the fair

The electric edition, named Vello Bike+, is also on show, which is the "first bike to combine electric, self-charging and folding features" according to the brand.

Speedster is the final model on show at the fair, which has been developed specifically for people who prefer a quick commute and features racing-bike style handlebars to put the rider in a more aerodynamic position.

 

 

 

dezeen: Vello Bike by Valentin Vodev for Vello

Dezeen staff | 13 May 2020
VDF products fair: Vello Bike is an ultra-light bicycle developed by Valentin Vodev, which can be folded into a portable size in seconds.

 

Vello Bike was developed by Austrian product designer Vodev for his bike brand Vello, which specialises in bicycles suited to the needs of city dwellers.

Its key features include 50-centimetre-wide wheels and a folding mechanism that is hinge-free, and instead reliant on a magnetic connection that doubles as the bicycle's suspension.

This design ensures that the bike is lightweight and that it can be easily folded into a "small portable companion" within five seconds.

"The bicycle combines innovative technologies and a unique design to offer solutions to known urban challenges, for example, problems switching between bike riding, car and public transportation, and theft protection," explained Vello.

"In just a couple of seconds, it can be carried into public transportation, loaded in the car, or taken on an airplane, and folded for storage in the apartment and office."

 

Product: Vello Bike
Brand: Vello
Designer: Valentin Vodev
Contact address: valerie@vello.bike