That’s it, there is an electric bike with more range than a Tesla!

News hardware That’s it, there is an electric bike with more range than a Tesla!

Travel nearly 500 kilometers on a single charge, climb Everest or connect Paris to London by electric bike, do you think mission impossible? Well no, that’s what the American brand Optibike offers with its R22 Everest model. However, under certain conditions.

“The only e-bike capable of climbing Everest on a single charge…

… If there was a road”. When you see big announcements, you always have to go to the end of the sentence or the little asterisks

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That’s it, there is an electric bike with more range than a Tesla! Never mind, the bomb being dropped, let’s take a closer look at this VAE of excess. Are you more seaside or countryside? So what might interest you are its300 miles of autonomy (482 km approximately)

. Enough to connect Paris to London… Again, if there was a bridge or a tunnel equipped with a cycle path… To return to more realistic performance, it’s pretty much

the distance between Paris and Lyon by roads open to bicycles, but also La Rochelle, Strasbourg, Cologne or Rotterdam if you fancy weekends abroad.

Autonomy superior to most electric cars for a price… titanic

That’s it, there is an electric bike with more range than a Tesla!

  • As you can imagine, to really take advantage of these famous 300 miles of autonomy, there are a few conditions to meet:
  • Weigh less than 72.5 kg
  • Drive at a maximum of 25 km/h (perfect for the clamping in force with us)

Use low assist482 km, for an idea, it is substantially the autonomy of the last Tesla Model 3 (491 km) and much more than the 2019 model which capped at 409 km

.  That's equivalent to a Hyundai Kona (484 km), 25 km more than a Kia e-Niro (455 km), 90 km more than a Renault Zoe (395 km) and more than twice as much as a Dacia Spring (224 km).

That’s it, there is an electric bike with more range than a Tesla!

Optibike specifies that the autonomy will drop to 354 km for a constant speed of 32 km/h, 161 km at 45 km/h and finally 89 km at 58 km/h. Stunning numbers! This feat is made possible by the presence of an Optibike PowerStorm MBB motor of 1700 W and a torque of… 190 Nm! Mind-blowing we tell you.

What is no less amazing is its ability to swallow slopes of more than 40%, its weight of 42 kg (including 16 kg just for the batteries) and of course its price which is displayed at 17,900 $ (approximately €16,659). Again, that’s more than some entry-level cars.

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