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EF01 folding electric bike aims to solve commuters’ problems

Peugeot has launched this integrated car and electric bike mobility solution which they believe will appeal widely to the thousands of commuters

Peugeot has tried to solve the problem of ‘the last mile’ on a commute by integrating their eF01 Electric Bike into the boot space of the all-new 5008 SUV, thereby offering what they say is “a complete transport solution for the city commute”.

In the UK, 36 per cent of motorists commute to work, but many are unable to park within a mile of their workplace – the ‘last mile’ – so Peugeot has launched this integrated car and electric bike mobility solution which they believe will appeal widely to the thousands of commuters who encounter parking problem in many of Europe’s big cities.

The aluminium-framed bike weighs just 18.6kg, is fitted with a battery and a motor with enough charge for up to 18-25 miles in range and it will propel riders at a top speed of 12.5mph.

It fits neatly into the boot space of the all-new 5008 SUV with a mobile charging dock, giving commuters an on-board solution to conquer the final part of their journey.

The 5008 SUV also features a range of advanced safety technologies, while the two separate, removable, folding seats in the third row allow for flexibility, which enables a load space of 952 litres as well as extra leg room.

Gilles Vidal, Director of Peugeot Design, said: “The all-new 5008 SUV has been a huge success – selling 42,000 in Europe since launch in 2017 and almost 3,000 vehicles in the UK since launch in January 2018.

“Spacious, versatile and packed with the latest technology, we felt the Peugeot 5008 SUV was the perfect vehicle to pair with our first electrically assisted folding bike” he adds.

“Peugeot is the only brand that offers two-wheel, three wheel and four-wheel mobility solutions which are manually powered, electrically assisted, hybrid, fully electric or equipped with an internal combustion engine. Thanks to this enormous flexibility in our range we can offer a mobility solution for every requirement.

“Together, the 5008 SUV and eF01 electric bike combine two modes of transport to create a complete door-to-door solution, no matter what your destination might be.”

The eF01 electric bike can be charged on a mobile docking station in just 60 minutes and can be folded and unfolded in less than 10 seconds.

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