Vello launches new electric Smart Utility Bike with 155-mile range
There will be two versions - a titanium and chromoly steel model, with deliveries expected from autumn next year
Specialist folding bike firm Vello has launched a new Smart Utility Bike (SUB).
It comes in two versions: a titanium model weighing 24kg, or a chromoly steel unit, coming in at 28kg.
Both models support a total system capacity of 210kg, enabling it to accommodate two passengers as well as a cargo bag up front.
Child seats and cargo baskets can also be altered and removed without the need for an allen key, making them ‘tool-free’ accessories.
The bikes also come equipped with a Bosch Cargo Performance Line motor, which is claimed to deliver up to 85 Nm of torque. It is powered by a 500Wh Bosch battery which is said to ‘potentially’ provide up to 155 miles of range.
Vello have also chosen to opt for a grease-free Gates Carbon belt drive and a Envilo hub for easy maintenance.
Both ride on 20-inch wheels wrapped in ultra-wide tyres from Schwalbe.
As to be expected from a Vello bike, these new SUBs feature folding capabilities, but are limited to the handlebars and pedals.
Despite being a cargo bike, its length resembles that of a normal bike, measuring 180cm.
Both versions of the SUB are available to pre-order from Indiegogo, with deliveries expected to commence from autumn 2023. Single speed bikes will be priced from £2,999, though will be increased to £3,499 following the pre-order period.
Meanwhile, bikes with gears will have a pre-order price from £3,749, and £4,249 when the pre-orders end.