Urban Transport

New e-bike and scooter sure don't look retro

New e-bike and scooter sure do...
The Raker looks like nothing else
The Raker looks like nothing else
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The Trayser has an assisted top speed of 15.5 mph (25 km/h)
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The Trayser has an assisted top speed of 15.5 mph (25 km/h)
One 5-hour charge of the Trayser's battery should be good for a range of about 50 miles (80 km) of urban use
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One 5-hour charge of the Trayser's battery should be good for a range of about 50 miles (80 km) of urban use
Powered by a 25-Ah lithium-ion battery pack, the Raker's brushless 2,000W motor can take it up to a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h)
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Powered by a 25-Ah lithium-ion battery pack, the Raker's brushless 2,000W motor can take it up to a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h)
The Raker looks like nothing else
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The Raker looks like nothing else

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the design of electric vehicles. On the one hand, there are people who think that in order to gain mainstream acceptance, the vehicles should look as normal as possible. On the other, some people believe that such innovative technology should be reflected with unconventional looks. Falling firmly in the latter category are ETT Industries' new Raker electric scooter and Trayser e-bike.

Both bikes feature a laser-cut monocoque aluminum frame, which won each of them an IF Design Award. Additionally, it's possible for owners to 3D print some of the individual plastic components (should they need replacing), such as rear mudguards.

Powered by a 25-Ah lithium-ion battery pack, the Raker's brushless 2,000W motor can take it up to a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h). One 5-hour charge from a standard outlet should be good for a range of about 50 miles (80 km) of urban use.

Other features include front and rear suspension (120 and 27 mm, respectively), 12 x 3-inch wheels, a full lighting kit, and a total weight of 75 kg (165 lb). It's available for pre-order in a choice of four colors, priced at £2,700 (about US$3,855).

One 5-hour charge of the Trayser's battery should be good for a range of about 50 miles (80 km) of urban use
One 5-hour charge of the Trayser's battery should be good for a range of about 50 miles (80 km) of urban use

For riders who prefer to do some pedalling, the Trayser's 250W rear hub motor takes it to an assisted top speed of 15.5 mph (25 km/h). Depending on the amount of rider input, the bike's 42V/20-Ah lithium-ion battery pack should be good for a range of up to 60 miles (97 km) – as with the Raker, a full recharge takes five hours.

Other features include a belt drive and Tektro disc brakes, but no suspension. It tips the scales at 27 kg (60 lb), comes in four colors, and can be pre-ordered for £1,700 (US$2,428).

Both bikes can be seen in action, in the video below.

Source: ETT Industries via 3ders

Introducing Raker and Trayser / Electric bikes for 2016

7 comments
Daishi
I kind of like the different look but for me the best looking electric I have seen so far is probably Yamaha's PES1 concept http://i.imgur.com/Lprr7kN.jpg You guys covered it in 2014 here: http://www.gizmag.com/yamaha-electric-bikes-release-2015/31983/
swaan
Wow, looks a lot like early Exo Bike designs! Interesting price!
telocity
2000w motor and 28mph... I assume that is some political limitation. Jetson Electric Bike with 500w motor can push a bike 20+ mph and up to 30 mph with pedaling. So they must be nerfing the top speed. As for 60 miles on the 250w bicycle version, that distance is probably achieved due to the low 15 mph assist as you will be riding faster than that most of time and not using its power as it will have cut out. (recently I was surprised to find on my old, worn out, poor condition road bike, that I still managed a 18-20mph average speed on flat and 16 mph on slight incline.) I do like the design as I've often wondered why we limit ourselves to tube frames mostly. But I will not be buying one of these as it seems over priced for capabilities.
spiked
These numbers don't add up - no way this bike has a 25kWh battery. Such a battery would weigh several hundred pounds. The whole bike is claimed to weigh 165 pounds. Perhaps 25 amp-hour... That would indicate a 25ah x 72v = 1.8 kWh battery. On the other hand, they claim it can be charged in 3 hours with a 1.2kW charger, which would indicate no more than 3 to 4 kWh capacity for the battery. It would take 20+ hours to charge a 25kWh battery with that charger! Hard to see how they can expect to be taken seriously when the specs/numbers are obviously out of whack...
unklmurray
The capabilities of either of these bikes leave a lot to be desired,If I'm paying out that much cash for a scooter that requires me to get a motorcycle permit,The scooter is gonna go 2-3 X,faster than this paltry 28mph.......The ebike is no better than any other ebike for less that half that price.......I'm gonna hold out for a "Stealth 52 bomber'' And if I only wanted to go slower for a longer period....I'd buy a ''Rad Rover''by Rad Bikes,in Seattle,Wa.
Calson
The Chinese do it better and as a result there are thousands of electric scooters that have been in daily use in major cities for a decade.
VincentWolf
That thing is god awful ugly with an unusually high seat height for a scooter and tiny wheels that will make the rider feel every pothole times ten.