Bicycles

VanMoof announces faster, lighter, farther-going e-bike

The Electrified S is available now for preorder
The Electrified S is available now for preorder
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An app allows Electrified S users to change the bike's settings
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An app allows Electrified S users to change the bike's settings
A built-in touchscreen display on the Electrified S' top tube provides basic info such as battery life, power level and distance travelled
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A built-in touchscreen display on the Electrified S' top tube provides basic info such as battery life, power level and distance travelled
Another new feature on the Electrified S is an electronic locking system
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Another new feature on the Electrified S is an electronic locking system
The Electrified S has an automatic transmission
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The Electrified S has an automatic transmission
The Electrified S is available now for preorder
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The Electrified S is available now for preorder
The Electrified S features an anodized aluminum frame
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The Electrified S features an anodized aluminum frame
The Electrified S has a 250W front hub motor
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The Electrified S has a 250W front hub motor

It was three years ago that Dutch manufacturer VanMoof announced its 10 Electrified e-bike, which it described as being the world's first intelligent commuter bike. Now, the company has unveiled the new-and-improved Electrified S – the S stands for "smart."

Like the 10 Electrified, the Electrified S augments the rider's pedalling power using a 250W front hub motor. This time around, however, there's a Boost feature – at the push of a button, it provides an extra bit of acceleration. As a company rep explained to us, it's particularly useful when getting started while going into a headwind or facing uphill.

Its top speed is an electronically-limited 20 mph (32 km/h) in the US, and it has a range of up to 75 miles (120 km) depending on settings – that's two and a half times more than the range of the 10, thanks to a higher-capacity battery located in the downtube. Other improvements include a quieter motor, and a lighter weight of just 18.4 kg (40.5 lb).

Another new feature is an electronic locking system. This allows users to lock and unlock an integrated hardened steel cable lock, using either their smartphone or an included Bluetooth remote. An app on the phone can also be used to adjust speed settings on the bike, while a built-in touchscreen display on the top tube provides basic info such as battery life, power level and distance travelled.

A built-in touchscreen display on the Electrified S' top tube provides basic info such as battery life, power level and distance travelled
A built-in touchscreen display on the Electrified S' top tube provides basic info such as battery life, power level and distance travelled

Returning features from the 10 include integrated head- and tail-lights, an automatic transmission, and the ability to track the bike's GPS coordinates on one's phone, should it get stolen.

The Electrfied S is available for preorder now, priced at €2,298 (about US$2,615). The retail price will be €2,998. It can be seen in action, in the following video.

Source: VanMoof

VanMoof Electrified S

2 comments
unklmurray
I see this as another piece of expensive junk.....Looks like you have to have a cell phone,to control it that is outrageous , at $3,407.99 for the bike + $100.00 per month for the phone,that is about $5,000.00 for the first year+Insurance I would rather buy a ''Fat Cat Tad Crawler,,,recumbent Trike from Utah Trikes for $2500 and add a ''BeFang,8Fun,''mid Edrive from Amazon for $599......And have a lot more fun!!..........LOL :-)
TechieAnnie
You don't need the app, as the Electrified S rides perfectly without the use of a smart phone. The bike can also be unlocked with the included remote key, and the settings can be changed through the online dashboard. 75 miles on a charge with all the features this bike includes for the pre-sale price is a fine deal. To each their own.
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