Cars are working on it, and now a former Tesla engineer and Deliveroo operations manager have built a team to create a network of e-bike battery stations to fuel all-day riding. The project, called Pushme, is based in the UK and aimed at messengers and delivery cyclists who need to keep going all day, long after a single battery would have ran outta juice.
The kit includes a rear wheel with hub motor that replaces your standard rear wheel (choose from disc or rim brake versions in 26″, 27.5″ or 700c), plus a battery kit that mounts to the downtube. A controller, USB connection cable, and home charger round out the package.
The 250watt motor is small, which helps keep the system reasonably light (about 4.7kg) and assists up to 25km/h. A full charge should get you about 20km worth of riding. The level of assist and other settings are set by the iOS or Android app. Preorder now for £521, then add a recharge plan ranging from £30-£66 per month based on anticipated weekly mileage (kilometerage?). More on the company’s financing and plans at BikeBiz.