Porsche has become the latest car manufacturer to experiment with making and selling electric scooters, and the result is very expensive.
Porsche is expanding its range of e-mobility products by introducing electric scooters to the market that reflect design, distinct technical features and the Porsche brand.
And theAnnounced The Volkswagen-owned company is starting this spring selling full-suspension electric bikes.
There are two models of Porsche electric bikes:
- Sport: Perfect for day trips with a carbon fiber frame, whether in town or country, it has full suspension, Shimano electronic gear shifting, headlights and taillights, at $ 10,700.
- Cross: An off-road bike with Shimano engine, carbon fiber frame, full suspension, plus Magura-MT Trail’s extra-large heat-resistant hydraulic disc brakes at $ 8,549.
The company said: Both models are inspired by the sporty character of the Porsche Taycan, the wheels are inspired by the carbon frame of the natural shape of the car’s flight line, while the elaborate design ensures the optimal reflection of light.
Both models were developed in cooperation with the experienced company in Rotwild electric bicycles, and were manufactured in Deburg, Germany.
Bikes with a carbon fiber frame are more expensive than other bikes, and a Porsche badge increases the price.
Porsche describes the Shimano EP8 engine on both bikes as being extremely small, providing up to 25 kilometers per hour of pedal assist.
Porsche is the latest company specializing in combustion engines to enter the world of two-wheeled electric cars.
Porsche bikes are sure to find an audience of the same people who love the Porsche 911 or the Porsche Taycan, and both bikes will be available for purchase starting in the spring of 2021.
Porsche has developed a heavy-duty rear carrier for the new Taycan Cross Turismo that can be easily installed and is ideally designed for transporting electric bikes.
Thanks to the long wheel rails and high load-bearing capacity of 50kg, up to two electric scooters can be fitted and the tailgate can still be opened during loading.
The carrier can also be used for different types of bikes and can be upgraded with an additional bar for a third bike if desired.