Piaggio, Italian purveyor of motorized scooters, have cracked the electric bike space with the introduction of the Piaggio E-Bike. The project draws from the company’s experience in developing variable transmissions, as power is delivered via a compact Samsung 250W lithium-ion battery. Housed within the powertrain is a GPS module that serves as both an anti-theft system and data transmission device. Users are able to access data by tethering their smartphone to the bike, giving them the option to map out routes, check on the charge status of the bike, and create training programs.
The Piaggio E-Bike is expected to hit market soon in a range of four models.