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Rimac's New Greyp G12H Electric Bike Has a 150-Mile (240 Km) Maximum Range

Even though the Greyp G12H is the third generation of Rimac's electric bike, the name of the company might sound more familiar when placed next to the one-million dollar electric supercar called Concept_One that the Croatians are preparing to build.
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But that's probably why this exciting startup thought about building the car in the first place. Nothing will get your name in the press faster than a really fast and expensive exotic car, and the Concept_One ticks all the right boxes. It also looks quite good, and as we've seen already, the interior is brimming with features that let you customize everything there is about the vehicle.

But Rimac has been involved in making electric bikes ever since 2013. Last year, they released the most outrageous model so far, the G12S, which was capable of reaching speeds of up to 44 mph (70 km/h). Bear in mind we're talking about bicycles here, which are vehicles where you don't normally have to wear any protective equipment other than a helmet.

Despite its impressive top speed, the Greyp G12S also had a very useful maximum range. The 1.5 kWh battery pack built onto the bike's frame could take its owner for a 75-mile ride (120 km), which is more than any other e-bike we can think of. The new one, however, the G12H, comes with a battery pack that's double the capacity of the old one, meaning the range will also increase by 100 percent. That means the G12H can go 150-miles (240 km) between charges, which is almost more than anyone would ever need.

There is a slight drawback to this, but it's also what keeps the Greyp G12H from needing registration: its top speed is limited to 28 mph (45 km/h), which, on a bike, will feel like 100 mph in a car. The new bike will be available soon for a yet undisclosed price. Expect it to be quite expensive, though, as the G12S was nearly $10,000. Yup, that's a lot of money for a bicycle, but find somebody handy with electronics to hack the speed limiter, and you could end up with a two-wheeled electric vehicle capable of decent commuting speeds and with more than enough range. It doesn't sound so expensive now, does it?

 
 
 
 
 

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