Evolve Motorcycles is set to premiere its two-wheeled 100% electric vehicles on October 6 in New York, NY. The company, founded by Benjamin Plum and Lex Kendall, saw the need for a stylish, sustainable and affordable solution to urban transportation. The result was Evolve electric motorcycles.
Everything about evolve is different: from the way it looks, the technology behind the power, to its mobile community and even how much it costs. The designers behind evolve challenged old problems and solved them with new technologies, smart but simple design and understanding their consumer, says the company.
Meanwhile, general use car rental brand Hertz Corporation has announced a new electric bicycle offering in Spain following the launch in London earlier this year. (Read: Hertz Offers Electric Bicycles for Rental)[ Also Read: Electric Cars to Pick Up Speed with New Tie-up ]
The company’s fall launch will feature three models: titanium, neon and helium as well as a preview of two of its upcoming designs. The bikes are capable of speeds up to 60 mph and offer the highest battery ranges in the industry, it claims.
The company says its motorcycles feature the latest electrical and charging technologies, sleek design, an active social media community, 24/7 roadside assistance, and competitive pricing – the top of the line model is priced at about a 1/2 the cost of competitors, it claims.
All models use lithium ion battery technology for easy charging (the same technology that powers the cell phone) and feature an ultra-efficient battery management system to take the worry out of operating and maintaining the electrical components.
A free Evolve mobile app will allow riders to connect and share on the road. Through the app, riders can find one another’s real time locations, locate charging stations, share their photos, videos, updates and even call for emergency assistance. All Evolve motorcycles are made in the USA.