Author Topic: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle  (Read 915 times)

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Re: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 06:20:29 pm »
Website here http://www.electrom.ca/

It says up to 40 mph so more a low power electric motorbike.  But far better than cars etc. Upto 200km range, so good for touring , but long wheel base so not so perfect for UK lanes but fine in Canada.

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Re: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 11:11:41 am »
Fabrizio Cross was on The Laid Back Bike Report a couple of months ago to talk about The Electrom: what preceded it, and how it was conceived.  The drivetrain is quite interesting because it's pedal assisted at the low end and motor assisted at all points above, and so you effectively pedal at a standard cadence all the time.  I'm not sure how it would fare in the conservative world of 15.5mph and 250W, but I like the machine a lot.

https://youtu.be/ZjjeX6dYgc0
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Re: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 11:34:00 am »
That's lovely bit of engineering. It sounds like it's been designed to comply with Euro S-Pedelec law. I'm not sure how  that works in the UK. I read a post by Kinetics which seemed to suggest that S-Pedelecs are not legal on UK roads.

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Re: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 12:08:51 pm »
It could be legal, if you registered it as a motorbike/moped. Would need type approval, and a number plate etc. Then would need insurance, and a driving licence / CBT, and have to wear a helmet.

Re: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 12:34:27 pm »
|How  difficult for an individual to get type approval? If that's needed then it suggests S-pedelecs are not recognised in the uk. I can understand the registration, insurance and helmet thing but if S-pedelecs were recognised as a vehicle category then would type approval still be required?

EDIT: found  this https://www.cycleassociation.uk/e-bikes/selling/s-pedelecs/

so yes, needs all the same things that importing a motorbke personally requires.

Re: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2020, 12:53:50 pm »
And a good article on S-Pedelec law here https://ebiketips.road.cc/content/advice/advice/buying-and-riding-an-s-pedelec-in-the-uk-1637

Basically, there isn't any. It's a moped.

Re: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2020, 07:32:56 pm »
It looks like an electric moped version of an FF, style Malcolm Newell and Royce Creasey of a few decades ago. They were well before their time!

Re: Electrom Light Electric Vehicle
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2020, 09:53:35 pm »
It looks like an electric moped version of an FF, style Malcolm Newell and Royce Creasey of a few decades ago. They were well before their time!

I remember Royce Creasey in Motorcycle Sport, I think. A promoter of feet forward as I recall.
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