Opel is presenting a stylish and environmentally-friendly urban design concept at the Geneva Motor show: the RAD e bike. The RAD e is aimed primarily at urban people at a time when e-bikes are predicted to play an increasing role in future integrated urban transport concepts. It follows Opel's design philosophy "sculptural artistry meets German precision" and incorporates boomerang design cues that also appear in the award-winning Ampera and the RAK e experimental electric vehicle. The RAD e name takes its inspiration from "Rad"- the German word for bicycle and wheel. It is the first e-bike concept to be designed around automotive manufacturing mass production methods. The RAD e's pedelec propulsion system is based on a state-of-the art 250 watt electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. At an average speed of 20 kilometers an hour and depending on the electric assist and terrain, the e-bike achieves an electrically supported range of between 60 and 145 kilometers. In a maximum time of two-and-a-half hours, the battery can be fully charged. The e-bike can also be transported on Opel's unique FlexFix bicycle carrier and be charged while driving.
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