Spero Electric Bike From Milltex Engineers
In the world that we live in today, we are expected to behave responsibly as global citizens. One of our major responsibilities in that regard is towards our environment. Keeping environment friendliness in mind and with an aim to reduce carbon footprint, Coimbatore based Milltex Engineers has come up with a smart alternative for urban commute – Spero electric bike.
Spero weighs anywhere between 24 and 30 kg depending on the variant. Having mentioned that, Spero is available in 3 variants:
E-30 – This variant is capable of running 30 km on a single charge
E-60 – This variant can run for 60 km on a single charge
E-100 – This one can run for 100 km on one full charge
Being touted as India’s first crowd-funded bike, Spero is promising to deliver amazingly economic travel at 9 paisa per kilometre and that would add up to about 11 km in under a rupee! Milltex had listed this project on a crowd sourcing platform called FuelADream to gather INR 30 lakh. With excellent acceleration, it can move from 0 to 25 km/hr in 10 seconds.
There are five speed digital gears in the electric mode. The bike is powered by a 48V Li-ion detachable battery from Samsung which comes with a one-year warranty and can get charged from 20 to 80 percent in 6 hours from any regular 5AMP socket. Interestingly, the battery can also get charged while pedaling on a manual mode when power runs out.
The tyres of Spero are imported from Korea and the bike has advanced features like pedal assist, regeneration, cruise control, front shocks and disc brakes. Spero is equipped with a digital display which is password protected and comprises of speedometer, battery charge indicator, temperature sensor, TRIP meter and push assist.
The bike can perform well on uphill terrains as well. However, that would also depend on the gradient of the slope and the weight on the bike. Use of both the pedal and motor can help go uphill a little easily. Spero has been tested with up to 120 kg weight and can function properly in that range. The frame size of the bike is 44” from axle to axle and 68” tire to tire.
You can now buy the three versions of Spero. The first 50 bikes of each of e30, e60 and e100 will cost you Rs. 55,500, Rs. 64,800 and Rs. 84,900 respectively, inclusive of delivery costs.
Picture courtesy – techgyani.in and fueladream.com
by techtalks @TechTalks August 3, 2016 5:53 AM UTC