Product description based on information via v2com*
“With its patented lightweight 1.9 kg full-titanium VELLO frame and 8-seconds-folding mechanism, we have managed to push the boundaries for lightweight folding electric bikes. It weighs 9.9 kg, while using off-the-shelve standard component parts. This sets a huge milestone in the bike industry,” says Industrial designer and VELLO company founder, Valentin Vodev. “Furthermore, with our folding bike models, VELLO has already successfully established itself as an innovative folding bike brand in Germany and Austria. The next logical step for us is to expand into France”.
- Lightweight starting at 9,9 kg electric (6,5 kg non-electric)
- Fast folding in 8 seconds
- Large 20-inch wheels with small folding size (57x79x29 cm)
- Energy recuperation
- All-in-one electric motor with built-in battery
- Connectivity via app
- Electronic motor lock
- Theft location
- Optional external remote control with boost function
With its 4 built-in sensors and unique KERS technology (kinetic energy recovery system), known from Formula-1 cars, the battery can recharge while braking or going downhill. VELLO folding electric bikes have a wide operating range – when fully charged, the battery lasts up to 50 km at maximum engine power, and is nearly unlimited when used in full recuperation mode.
The additional slope sensor, integrated into the electric motor, functions similar to a gear shift in that it adjusts the motor assistance automatically for optimal cadence.
Optionally, the VELLO bikes can be equipped with the Schlumpf Drive gear system: Speed Drive for urban settings or Mountain Drive for rural ascends. With the planetary gearing Speed-Drive, speeds well beyond the 25 km/h limit for electric motors are possible with a comfortable cadence. With the Mountain-Drive, on the other hand, steeper climbs of up to 17% can be tackled easily.