The Model E is about simplicity and fun. There is no external battery, no greasy chain, no complicated gearing-- and it's extremely lightweight. It feels like magic, you just hop on and go.
Burlington, Vermont (PRWEB) September 28, 2016
Budnitz Bicycles introduced the Model E this month, a titanium frame electric bike with 15MPH of electric assist and a range of up to 100 miles, meaning riders can cruise up hills without breaking a sweat. Unlike early e-bikes with bulky external batteries, the entire motor on the Model E is concealed within the rear hub, and it charges while you ride, virtually eliminating the need to plug-in.
“The Model E is about simplicity and fun,” said founder, Paul Budnitz. “There is no external battery, no greasy chain, no complicated gearing—and it’s extremely lightweight. It feels like magic, you just hop on and go.”
Innovations in technology and design are making e-bikes an increasingly viable and attractive alternative for commuters. Globally, electric bicycles are the highest selling electric vehicle, with nearly 35 million unit sales forecast for 2016. With population density and traffic congestion on the rise worldwide, Navigant Research projects global sales of electric bicycles to increase by nearly 60%, reaching $24.3B in annual revenue by 2025.
About the Model E
The Budnitz Model E features a ZeHus Bike+ all in one, single speed rear hub capable of electric assist up to 15MPH along an incredible range as high as 100 miles. All in a package weighing less than 30 pounds.
The Bike+ rear hub was designed by Italian engineering partner, ZeHus, based on research begun at the Technical University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano). A polished aluminum enclosure includes 250W electric motor, 30V L-ion 160Wh battery and an array of smart sensors. Algorithms monitor effort and environment, delivering an electric boost up to 15MPH over a range of 20-100 miles.
Paired with the Gates Carbon Drive belt, the entire drivetrain is grease-free, virtually maintenance-free and protected from weather and road debris.
Signature Budnitz Design
Model E includes the signature Budnitz twin-tube cantilever frame. Engineered to flex in just the right places, it absorbs road shock without suspension. Geometry is tuned for exceptional lateral stability, delivering optimal power to the pedals. Crafted from 3AL 2.5V titanium alloy, it will never rust, corrode or crack – and weighs just 3.6lbs. Also available in classic chromoly steel.
Like every Budnitz Bicycle, Model E is built fully custom, one at a time, in our Burlington, Vermont studio. Custom options include racks, fenders, lighting, tires, leather and more. Available in natural brushed metal or any color imaginable, using a high-quality electrostatic powdercoat.
About Budnitz Bicycles
Budnitz Bicycles (http://budnitzbicycles.com) designs some of fastest and lightest high performance bicycles in the world. Trademark cantilever frames, carbon belt drives and internal gear hubs create the perfect riding experience, remain virtually maintenance-free and last a lifetime. Budnitz Bicycles are custom built for every client using top-end components, developed for bike racing by the best small boutique fabricators around the globe.