Volta BCN City, the Stylish Electric Motorcycle [Photo Gallery]
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The price of this baby is unknown yet, but we must admit the design is truly refined, and the BCN City is probably one of the best-looking EVs we saw during the last 12 month or more.
On the inside, this fashionable electric motorcycle comes with a 3kWh Lithium-Polymer battery pack feeding a 34 HP engine, capable to produce up to a no-nonsense 67Nm (just under 50 ft-lbs) torque.
Given the direct transmission and absence of clutch, gears and all, the Volta BCN City is easy to operate and most likely, fun to ride. The belt final drive reduces maintenance efforts and can send you darting forward at 120 km/h (74.5 mph), for an average range of 70 km (43.5 miles). The rage of the Volta BCN City (and the name) renders it as a city/ commuter bike.
Volta BCN City comes with a storage compartment capable to hold a full-face helmet and rich instrumentation for critical riding data, such as charge and remaining range. Wirelessly connected to any smartphone, the BCN City can fully recharge in 2 hours on a standard 220V outlet, cable included.
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comments written so far
On 15 November 2012 at 11:03 UTC, Sergio Cobo said:
Volta is from Catalonia in Spain, not french
On 15 November 2012 at 11:06 UTC, florin tibu said:
You're right, Spain it is (now) :) Thanks for spotting the mistake.
On 16 November 2012 at 09:50 UTC, David Ewert said:
It looks nice, but a 3 KWh battery seems a bit small. My first electric bike had a 3 KWh battery and only took me about 30 miles (riding slowly). The trend is pushing the battery pack to greater than 10 KWh to make the bike a more practical vehicle.
On 16 November 2012 at 09:52 UTC, florin tibu said:
Yes, it's a small one, and maybe this will make the bike a bit more affordable. I'm curious about the price for such performance, though.
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