Pakistan is an aptitude and ability rich country. Pakistanis are competing and making a name for themselves in every walk of life. Pakistan has also achieved unlimited milestones in research and development and product development. Another recent addition to this list is the development of electric-bicycle by Pakistani engineers. This electric bicycle not only meets international standards but also is an excellent addition in transportation.
This bike is made from high quality material which ensures comfort and durability. Makers claim a difficulty free use for up to 15 years. Bike is introduced in three models
- Full electric ( 100 km range)
- Pedal assist ( 165 km range)
- Manual (unlimited range)
This electric bike is equipped with enough battery cycles, which when charged daily can last up to 15 years. It takes 130 minutes to full charge and45 minutes to 80% charge of the bike. Coming to the speed of the bike, top speed is around 35-40 km/ hour which again depends upon the amount of weight placed. Electricity consumption is estimated to be 0.7 units for a full charge, which costs around PKR 0.2 / km. Total weight of the bike is around 18 kg.
Other attractive features include
- Digital dash board
- Front and back lights
- High quality motor
- Shimano gears
- Safety features to prevent battery burn
- Auto cut off with breaks
With all the mentioned attractive features this bike is coming with a heavy price tag. The initial proposed price for this bike is $ 600- 700 which is way higher than its Chinese competitors in the market. Another hassle in sale of this bike is
Some experts are of the opinion that this product is worth buying if the price drops to half of the current one, around $300 – 350. Others say its should be sold around $ 500.
Another expert according to his past experience noted:
“ with the biking culture totally out of vogue among about segments that will be able to afford it, the price point is way off the mark for large quantity sales”