The EQ Formula-E Team eBike is sleek and smart, is offered in three trims, and doesn’t look bulky with those external-mounted batteriesby Sidd Dhimaan, on
N+ Bikes and Mercedes-Benz teamed up and came up with a new EQ Formula E Team eBike. Although battery-powered, it looks like a smart, classic road cycle without those humongous frames or external batteries that would give it a bulky look. The eBike is offered in three trims, and in its best avatar, can offer a range of up to 62 miles. The EQ Formula E Team eBike starts at $1,990 and tops out at $4,500.
The EQ Formula E Team eBike Looks Sexy
The EQ Formula E Team eBike is offered in three trims: City Racer, eBike, and Silver Arrows. Yeah, the mid-trim doesn’t have a name so we’ll just call it the “eBike”. The frames and the forks on all three models are made of aluminum. The base City Racer trim is finished in EQ Blue and Gloss Black shade, the mid eBike trim in Black, and the top-of-the-line Silver Arrows in Hand Polished Brushed Aluminum.
All the models ride on 700c*35c stainless steel wheels wrapped in Kenda Puncture Resistance tires. N+ and Mercedes-Benz have noted that the base trim is optimized for riders between 150-185 cm tall, and the mid- and top-trims for riders between 165-200 cm tall.
How Much Power And Range Do These eBikes Offer?
All three EQ Formula E Team eBike models come with a Gates CDX Carbon Belt Drive that can go maintenance-free for up to 30,000 kms (approximately 18,600 miles). The base City Racer features a 250W rear-drive motor that makes 33.2 pound-feet of torque. The other two trims also feature a 250W motor, but with a mid-drive setup. The eBike trim makes 48 pound-feet of torque, whereas the top Silver Arrows makes 55.3 pound-feet of torque.
The top speed is limited to 15.5 mph (25 kmph) in most countries, whereas in North America, it is limited to 19.9 mph (32 kmph). The braking duties are taken over by Tektro Hydraulic Disc brakes. The eBike also comes with Pedal Assist Technology that senses the torque and power input of the rider and matches it with the electric motor assistance.
N+ and Mercedes-Benz have equipped a Panasonic-sourced 36v/7ah Cell 252wh battery pack in here. The base and the mid trims feature a single battery setup, whereas the top trim comes with a dual battery setup. The base trim offers a range of up to 45 km (30 miles), the mid-trim up to 60 km (37 miles), and the top trim up to 100 km (62 miles).
The eBikes come with a 36V/2A universal charger that helps the battery recuperate from 0 to 100-percent in 3.5 hours. You can either plug it in directly, or remove the battery via the quick release clamp on the seat and then charge it. As for the weight, the base and mid trims weigh just 18 kilos (39.7 pounds), whereas the top trim weighs 20 kilos (44.1 pounds) including the batteries.
How Much Does It Cost?
The EQ Formula E Team eBike is priced as follows:
- * EQ Formula E Team eBike City Racer: $1,990
- * EQ Formula E Team eBike: $3,200
- * EQ Formula E Team eBike Silver Arrows: $4,500
All the eBikes come with a two-year comprehensive warranty. What are your thoughts on it? Share them with us in the comments section below.