Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof has announced the VanMoof V, the brand’s first high-speed e-bike. With integrated speed settings to match country regulations, the VanMoof V will be capable of hitting speeds up to 50 km/h or 31 mp/h.
Featuring two-wheel drive, front and rear suspension, thicker tires and a new iconic frame design, the company says the e-bike will be optimised for smoother and longer-distance riding.
The bike’s dual motors will provide more powerful acceleration, while intelligent motor control will enhance traction for safety and performance.
It will feature the latest signature VanMoof tech including Turbo Boost, Kick Lock for keyless locking, automatic gear shifting, and Theft Defense.
The expected price is £3498 (€3498/$3498).
During the development of the VanMoof V, VanMoof intends to work with city governments to explore solutions from geofencing to revised speed regulations.
Ties Carlier, Co-Founder of VanMoof, says: “The VanMoof V is our first hyperbike, an e-bike dedicated to higher speed and longer distance. I believe this new type of high-speed e-bike can fully replace scooters and cars in the city by 2025.”
He adds: “We’re calling for policies designed around people, rethinking how public spaces can be used if not occupied by cars. I am getting very excited thinking about what a city could look like in the near future, and we are very proud to be part of the change by building the right tools for the transition.”
Currently in the engineering stage, the VanMoof V is available for invite-only reservations from today, with first deliveries expected by the end of 2022. The VanMoof V is a new addition to VanMoof’s e-bike line-up and will sit alongside the popular S3 & X3 series.
VanMoof was founded in 2009 by Taco and Ties Carlier.