Ever heard of electric micro bikes? It's okay, not many people have. This is a fairly new (and largely undefined) class of miniature mobile vehicles, but it's growing thanks to several interesting additions to the market.
While technically not a "bicycle" in the traditional sense at all due to the lack of functional pedals, electric microbikes offer a similar ride to traditional e-bikes, but are generally smaller and lighter for added convenience. This convenience is key, as the most common use case for electric microbikes is short-range urban commuting vehicles. It serves a similar purpose to a folding e-bike, but without the added complexity of a pedal drivetrain.
Like Windgoo B3. This humorous-looking e-bike and e-scooter roll on 12-inch wheels that look like they've come off a folding bike or BMX. But its size and minimalist design allow it to weigh just 32 lbs (14.7 kg). Despite its small size, it can still reach a top speed of 15 mph (25 km/h), making it as fast as any other Class 2 e-bike in Europe. There aren't any pedals, so you'll be using the gas purely to get around, but that's part of the charm of this quirky little EV. Considering the recent price drop to €419, it's a much cheaper EV than anything you'll find on a car!
Windgoo B3 is the epitome of a simple and easy-to-use electric microbike. Everything is hidden inside a plastic cover in the center of the frame, giving the little scooter a clean look. The pegs don’t take up much space when parked, but still provide plenty of room for the rider’s feet.
The lower top speed matches the other models at just 15 mph (25 km/h), but the small wheels aren't suitable for super high speeds anyway. After testing, I can confirm that 15 mph is fast enough for a small model like this. At just €419.99, it's a great value for those who are looking for a super simple, small, foldable electric microbike or a ride-on electric scooter.
Windgoo B3 represents the most entry-level product in the electric microbike market.
As the popularity of this minimalist electric vehicle continues to grow, more are sure to hit the market. Can you see yourself on an electric mini bike? Or do you need to know that you have the confidence to have a foot pedal as a backup? Or maybe you just prefer to stand on a scooter? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Electric ‘micro-bikes’ are growing in popularity, combining e-scooter ease with e-bike comfort--From electrek
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